Express gratitude This Holiday Season

The holiday season is right around the corner, and for many, it can be full of stress, anxiety, or sadness. This Thanksgiving season, lift spirits and embrace positivity by expressing gratitude.

How to Strengthen Family Relationships

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Maintaining healthy relationships with your children, siblings, parents, or even those close lifelong friends can be challenging. Here are a few tips for strengthening relationships as a parent or as a whole family. ParentsThe family unit takes work. It doesn’t just happen. If you are struggling to connect with your children, focus on providing them […]

Balancing the Mind & Body: How To Improve Your Mental & Physical Health

Health is something that matters to your whole body—including your mind. When things feel off, it’s natural to go to the doctor to treat their symptoms. While this is a healthy choice, many people overlook healing their minds and don’t recognize physical symptoms in their body that might be caused by stress, anxiety, or depression. […]

4 Things You Can Do Every Day to Strengthen Any Relationship

It’s no secret that maintaining strong relationships takes work. Whether it’s your relationship with a spouse or significant other, boss, coworker, friend, or someone else, it takes effort. But what does that look like? How do you know where to begin? If you feel like your relationship with someone is starting to fade, here are […]

How can counseling help you reach your goals in 2021?

As we kick off the 2021 year, it’s important that we set realistic goals for ourselves. But how do we hold ourselves accountable for reaching our goals? Measuring our own personal growth can be challenging, and even feel lonely at times. Meeting with a counselor can offer a sense of accountability to grow and change. […]

Coping With The Holidays: Avoiding Hurt & Blame

The holidays should be a fun time spent celebrating with family and friends. But, with many hands involved in planning, it’s often easy to feel hurt or place blame when things don’t go according to plan. So, when making your holiday plans, get to know the difference between expectations and agreements to avoid hurt and […]

Living with Anxiety – Find Ways To Cope

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By Alicia J. DiGiulio, LMHCA Anxiety can be described as feeling uneasy or being overly concerned about a situation. Those living with anxiety describe having unrealistic fears that increase their worries. Excessive worriers can view almost anything as a potential threat. Although anxiety is a normal reaction to stress, ongoing anxiety may be the result […]

Grief from Suicide: How Your Family Can Move Forward

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Written by: Shannon Brady-McElroy, SYMBIS Specialist/Therapist, M.S., M.H.C. When someone dies by suicide, family and friends are prone to feeling significant bewilderment about the death. They ask questions like, “Why did this happen?” “How did I not see this coming?” The following feelings are normal when dealing with grief from suicide: Overwhelming guilt about what they […]