7 Tips for Creating Healthy Boundaries

7 Tips for Creating Healthy Boundaries by Naomi Austin, LPC – Associate “You get what you tolerate.” -Henry Cloud “People only treat you one way…the way you allow them to.” -Unknown Do either of those quotes sound familiar to you? Maybe someone has said one of these [...]

7 Tips for Creating Healthy Boundaries2021-09-25T01:15:57+00:00

Welcome New Hire, Caroline Martinez!

Welcome New Hire, Caroline Martinez! We are thrilled to introduce our newest clinical staff member, Caroline Martinez! Keep reading to hear more about Caroline Martinez, LPC-A. Hello! My name is Caroline Martinez and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. I recently graduated with my Master’s degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake with [...]

Welcome New Hire, Caroline Martinez!2021-09-20T18:45:33+00:00

5 Tips for Practicing Gratitude

5 Tips for Practicing Gratitude By Deidrie Naomi Austin, M.Ed, LPC-Associate Life can bring many day-to-day challenges that can cause us to feel a variety of emotions, such as anxiety, depression, and stress. Some days we just want to find a way to boost our mood and get [...]

5 Tips for Practicing Gratitude2021-06-15T02:44:28+00:00

Commentary on the 5 Stages of Grief Recovery

Commentary on the 5 Stages of Grief Recovery Looking at the 5 Stages of Grief Recovery, Jacqui Bozeman, LPC-A at West Lake Houston Counseling provides commentary on Good Therapy Article regarding grief. I have been doing a lot of reading, training, and personal research on grief recently because of the times that [...]

Commentary on the 5 Stages of Grief Recovery2021-02-26T20:48:44+00:00

5 Tips for Navigating a Distanced Holiday

5 Tips for Navigating a Distanced Holiday The Thanksgiving holiday is associated with contact and fellowship with family and friends. This year, COVID-19 has overshadowed numerous birthdays, life events such as weddings, and other opportunities to come together and celebrate. The recent spike in new COVID-19 cases reminds us that we [...]

5 Tips for Navigating a Distanced Holiday2020-11-24T21:56:09+00:00

Depression in Black Women

Depression in Black Women Depression in Black Women is often overlooked. It can not only impact your mental health but physical health as well. But this is not something we have to 'just deal with'. There is help. Seeking treatment is not a sign of weakness. Saying, “I need help”—and then actually [...]

Depression in Black Women2020-11-01T21:05:11+00:00

Dealing with Depression

Dealing with Depression Dealing with Depression is tough. See the signs and symptoms. "Depressive symptoms typically include loss of interest in things that would normally be enjoyable. If you have difficulty concentrating, fatigue, loss of appetite, increased need for sleep, and more, you might be depressed. Recognizing and helping someone to seek [...]

Dealing with Depression2020-10-21T21:19:19+00:00

Mother’s Struggling with Addiction

Mother’s Struggling with Addiction Life in recovery is a moment-to-moment effort. The journey to recovery is not easy, we applaud your efforts in taking back your life and getting back to your kids. It will be difficult but you do not have to go through it alone. See this article; a firsthand [...]

Mother’s Struggling with Addiction2020-10-15T17:23:22+00:00

20 Effective Communication Techniques

20 Effective Communication Techniques Do you struggle with feeling heard when you communicate with others? Here are some techniques you can use now to improve your skills. Maintain eye contact. This shows active listening. Maintain appropriate body language. Consider whether nonverbal techniques could confuse, promote, or negate the message. Use people’s names. Using someone’s name [...]

20 Effective Communication Techniques2020-10-15T17:13:48+00:00
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