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Cognitive Distortions

Recognizing and Challenging Distorted Thoughts

News Flash: Life is hard. All of the “positive thinking” in the world won’t change the fact that we’re bound to be faced with difficulties that make it hard to feel good at times.  The reality is – that along with life – comes stress, hardship, loss, having to deal with our own limitations/weaknesses, injustice, and being forced to deal with less-than-pleasant people.  It’s hard enough to navigate life without falling into the trap of thinking about yourself and your circumstances in a way that distort your perception of reality and make things seem even worse than they actually are. Read more

Social Situation

Approaching Social Situations from a new Perspective

For this post, I just wanted to share a small tid-bit from a podcast I listened to by Sam Harris this week. Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, a philosopher, and best-selling author who – aside from many other things – puts a large emphasis on the benefits of mindfulness meditation. In his newly released course,“The Waking up Course”, he introduces the practice of mindfulness meditation and mindfulness techniques by guiding the listener through the process.  Throughout the course, he also shares his own philosophy as it relates to reasoning more effectively and understanding yourself and the people around you. Read more

Reasons why People Don’t do Therapy

Issues such as work-related stress, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, conflict with family, and unresolved issues from the past are just a few of the reasons people decide to start therapy.  Therapy involves talking through problems, gaining insight about yourself – and why you do the things you do, exploring effective ways of dealing with problems, and learning new ways to think about the difficulties faced.  Despite the significant amount of relief so many people gain from starting therapy, some people who could benefit, either have a difficult time getting started, or never even consider it as an option. Below is a list of some of the most common reasons why people don’t do therapy. Read more

Getting Started with us

Are you considering starting counseling but unsure where to start?  Perhaps you’re curious about costs involved, how to schedule your first appointment, or what to expect out of the process.  We can walk you through the steps.  We are located in the Carrollwood area in Tampa and provide individual counseling services in a private, relaxed, and non-judgmental setting.  Scheduling availability is flexible. Read more

Resolving Conflict in Relationships

Resolving Conflict in Relationships

This post was a submission by Joseph Rowe - Couples Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. See below for information …

Neurodiversity: Awareness, Advocacy, & Cultivation of Strengths

Neurodiversity represents a population of people who diverge from the typical way we see others process information. Those …

Understanding Anxiety, Treatment for it, and how to Support: A Resource for Family and Friends

If you're reading this it's probably because someone you know and care about has been struggling with some kind of disordered …