Tips for Fresno families, individuals and married couples on a variety of counseling and therapy related topics.
3 commentsCategory: Depression Counseling
Everyone gets down from time to time, but how do you know if you're depressed or just have the blues? Depression can be different for everyone. If you suspect that you are depressed, here are questions to ask yourself.
Mar 18, 2021
When an unexpected crisis surfaces and shakes up a person's life, it can cause fear and vulnerability. If a person is trying to protect themselves, then they may view their vulnerability as a weakness, which can be frustrating if their partner is trying to comfort them. So, when your partner is going through a painful situation and is pushing you away, there are a few steps that can help.
Mar 11, 2021
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic approach that focuses on the relationship between our thoughts (cognitions) and our behavior. CBT is based on the premise that our thoughts and behaviors are linked, and to elicit meaningful therapeutic change, both thoughts and actions should be addressed.
Mar 04, 2021
0 commentsCategory: Anxiety Therapy
What is Ecotherapy and how can it help you? The feeling of being engulfed by anxiety is something that affects many people today, however, we are fortunate in having something so expansive, beautiful, and consoling all around us. Ecotherapy is the concept of spending time outdoors and utilizing nature to alleviate anxiety and depression.
Feb 25, 2021
Everyone has heard the phrase, "The key to a healthy relationship is communication." Due to improved communication - thanks to couples counseling, each person may become more aware of what their partner's needs are. The reason for this is that in counseling they learn to communicate in a healthy, calm manner.
Feb 18, 2021
0 commentsCategory: PTSD
Abuse? Assault? Combat? No matter the reason, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a very real and very common mental illness. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that does not discriminate by age, gender, or ethnicity. It is something that has been around for centuries, going by different names throughout the decades before psychiatrists were finally able to put a name to the disorder.
Many who seek and begin counseling do not realize the numerous approaches a counselor may use to help them. These approaches include both insight-oriented and action-oriented techniques. There is no "one size fits all" method when it comes to handling mental health and distress. However, a prevailing action-oriented theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, can be a good place to start.
Feb 04, 2021
0 commentsCategory: Anxiety Therapy
If you are suffering from anxiety, you are not alone. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness but rather one of strength. You don't need to go through it alone. Jodi Mitchell is a licensed therapist who can help you work through the emotions, worries, and repercussions that come from anxiety.
Jan 28, 2021
Are you quietly suffering from depression, feel overwhelmed by anxiety, or are allowing fear to keep you out of the driver's seat in life? It is OK. We have all been there at one time or another and I have years of experience with helping people become the best versions of themselves through Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT).
Jan 21, 2021
Communication is key to healthy relationships, but putting it into practice may seem like a nearly impossible task. Let's explore why it can be so difficult to effectively and positively communicate with a partner, and how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) during Couples Counseling can help.