“3 Ways” Therapy Helps You Address Anxiety

If you deal with anxiety you most likely have looked into ways you can help calm your emotional rollercoaster. Perhaps you’ve even tried some self-help techniques in the past. While these methods can provide some relief, it’s often temporary.

BECOMING

A few weeks ago I watched a full interview that Oprah facilitated with our former First Lady, Michele Obama on her newest book "Becoming Michele Obama". I have not read her book yet but it's on my bucket list of books I want to read for sure. This interview truly captured my attention because she was very authentic and transparent as she shared snippets of her book to a very broad audience.

Blackish: Bow Has Post Partum Depression

Last year, the sitcom, “Blackish” had a very heartfelt and the most realistic episode I have seen on T.V. in a while about Post-Partum Depression. I watched the episode twice, once alone and once with my husband, and I cried both times. Even my husband got emotional because it bought back the feeling of helplessness as he watched me suffer as I gave birth to our first child. It brought back so many memories for us.

Trap Therapist Interview

Back in April 2018, I got the opportunity to be interviewed by Mrs. Dylesia Barner, Doctoral Student, LCSW, Business Owner, International Speaker and so many other things 🙂 She is truly making an impact on so many lives and I am so glad that we crossed paths. Check out my interview below.

Hey, New Dads! Need Some Help Embracing Your New Role?

Fatherhood is more than providing food, shelter and enforcing discipline. Fatherhood is the consistent presence of strength, wisdom and love in your child’s life. Many dads struggle to be more involved in their child’s life, confused by old ideas of gender roles that conflict with their desire to connect and bond with their children. And let's face it, being a father or a mother does not come with a manual after the child is born.

4 Signs You Might be Struggling with Depression

It’s natural to feel down or anxious from time to time. What’s not natural, however, is prolonged feelings of hopelessness and despair. When these emotions grab hold, and won’t let go, it is likely you may have depression. Depression makes every day a constant challenge. You no longer enjoy life as you once did. Just getting out of bed can feel overwhelming.

Therapy for Therapists

As a therapist I know firsthand how working in this profession can be taxing to our mental health and self-care. Taking care of yourself is extremely important in order to provide the best care for our clients’ and rejuvenate ourselves. Therapists seek therapy for a number of reasons and I truly believe it is very necessary at some point in our lives to seek professional help.

What is Faith Based Counseling?

A faith based counselor is a counselor who provides psychological support and counseling services to their clients, combining theology and spirituality with therapeutic modalities. Clients who seek faith-based counseling are looking for a counselor who understands the importance of their spiritual beliefs. This style of counseling incorporates biblical scripture and teachings to guide you through challenging life issues. When facing turbulent life events, integrating and strengthening your faith may be the missing piece in finding proper treatment. A Christian counselor can help you to navigate life’s challenges in ways that respect your faith. Christian counseling prioritizes your faith as an important part of the healing process.