When Is It Time to See a Counselor?

Posted By: on August 27, 2018
Counseling can yield positive, life-affirming results. Talk therapy has distinct benefits that last over time. In fact, seeing a counselor allows you to work through your problems effectively and develop the skills needed to deal with future issues with greater ease. If you’ve considered individual or couples counseling, know that you’re in good company. Many successful personalities see a counselor on a regular basis as part of their own self-care routine. Go With Your Gut So, when is

The Importance of Getting What You Want and the Importance of Valuing What You Have

Posted By: on August 13, 2018
Developing a sense of gratitude helps you see the gifts that you already have. Your wants and needs change. That’s because you’re growing as a person. As new opportunities and experiences present themselves, you’re faced with decisions about what to do next. How to Get What You Want There will be times that you’ll need to ask for the things that you want. This may be the case with, for example, salary raises or workplace promotions. According to Psychology Today author Susan Krauss Wh

How Being Gentle with Yourself Changes You (And How You Feel About Yourself)

Posted By: on July 30, 2018
Self-compassion is among the greatest gifts you can give yourself. Being harsh with yourself is, well, hard on yourself: It hinders growth and causes self-esteem issues. When you’re constantly belittling your progress or comparing yourself to the other people around you, there is little to no satisfaction or joy. You’ll struggle to move forward because the mistakes of your past imprison you. Here is how being gentle with yourself changes you and the way you feel about yourself: It m

How to Work Through Feelings of Isolation and Loneliness

Posted By: on July 16, 2018
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Isolation occurs when a person feels distanced from others either physically or emotionally. It often sparks feelings of loneliness which can cause anxiety and depression. Sometimes, when social relationships don’t exist in a person’s life, he or she may feel as though they’re not worthy. If feelings persist over an extended length of time, it’s important to have healthy coping mechanisms available to help get past the sadness and disappointment that they may be feeling. If you need a p

How to Find your Calm Place When You Get Angry or Anxious

Posted By: on July 02, 2018
Calm Place When You Get Angry or Anxious
Anger and anxiety sometimes occur when people feel they’re losing control. If left to grow, the feelings can encroach upon a person’s life and negatively affect their ability to function well. Here are some of the things you can do to find a sense of calm when you’re angry or anxious: Sit quietly with your feelings Give them a chance to come up without judgment. Don’t think of a quick-fix solution to getting past them. Instead, remain neutral and observe the physical sensations occu

Heart Centered Counselors Announces the Opening of New Littleton, Colorado Counseling Office

Posted By: on June 22, 2018
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Littleton, United States - Today’s lifestyles are busy and hectic and yet life still goes on filled with challenges, heartbreak, and trying circumstances. As a result, people often need help in coping with all life’s complications and crises. Whether facing depression, grief, anxiety, or any type of emotional distress, the professional, caring counselors at Heart Centered Counseling are available to help their clients navigate life’s overwhelming and often seemingly out of control circumst

The Emergence of Tele-therapy Through Video Conferencing

Posted By: on June 11, 2018
Is This New Form of Counseling Right for You and Your Life? In recent years, the media and the internet have given a lot more attention to a new way for counselors to connect with their patients: tele-therapy. But is video conferencing really an effective way of helping people work through their psychological and emotional troubles? In this article, we present a general overview that you may find useful. Why Therapy is Important A good counselor can help you address the underlying issues t

Tele-Psychiatry and How It Can Help You

Posted By: on May 29, 2018
Remote Psychiatry Services Can Help Patients Overcome Challenges to Healing Technology has changed our world in a wide range of meaningful ways. Our methods of working, playing, and communicating have all been changed by social media, smartphones, email, and mobile apps, for example. These changes have had both positive and negative effects. For example, while they have brought us closer together because of their convenient way of facilitating communication, they have also encouraged people to

The “Silent Crisis” of Men’s Mental Health

Posted By: on April 05, 2018
Why Men’s Mental Health is Often Ignored -- And What You Can Do About It In recent years, there have been healthy discussions about gender stereotypes and the effect that they have on our mental health. One harmful stereotype is how men repress their emotions. Men are told all their lives that expressing emotion and/or asking for help are somehow inherently un-masculine. Far too many guys are missing out on the mental health support that they so badly need. Here are a few steps that you can t

Breaking the Link Between Mental Health Issues and Loneliness

Posted By: on March 21, 2018
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There’s No Need to Be Ashamed of Your Mental Health Problems! If your mental health issues sometimes lead to strong feelings of shame or a desire to isolate yourself from others, you’re not alone. A number of important clinical studies have shown a strong link between mental health trouble and loneliness -- two problems that tend to compound one another. Getting out of your comfort zone and connecting with other people isn’t easy when you’re caught in the midst of depression or anxie