How to Challenge Productivity Mindset to Prevent Burnout
“We are human beings, not human doings.” Living in a capitalist society, we are often exposed to a “work-hard-play-hard” mentality, where exhaustion becomes a badge of honor that signals dedication and success. This mindset centers around productivity, often leading to overfunctioning and significant work-life imbalance.
Working Through Shame Using Parts Language
That pit in your stomach. The muscle tension. The ruminating thoughts in your head that keep you up at night. “I did something wrong.” “I’m a bad person.” These are the heavy feelings of guilt and shame.
The Impact of Body Image Issues on Teen Mental Health + Self-Esteem
Being a teen is hard. Period. Developmentally, teens are working to differentiate themselves from their families, finding where they fit in amongst peers…
When Your Partner Is Struggling with an Eating Disorder: How to Support Yourself to Support Them
Struggling with an eating disorder can be one of the most isolating experiences. At the same time, the disorder not only affects the person struggling with it…
4 Tips to Protect Your Mental Health During the Holidays
If you’re feeling blue this time of year, you’re not alone. Despite a flood of messages to celebrate, be joyful, and participate in the merriment of the season around the winter holidays…
6 Tips For Coping With Holiday Binge Eating
he holidays can trigger all sorts of emotions from anxiety to depression to grief to excitement. Socializing with family may trigger trauma responses which may lead us to fall back into old, unhelpful patterns of coping.
Perfectionism: How Your Type Affecting Your Mental Health
Perfectionism serves a purpose in surviving chaotic environments and protecting ourselves from criticism, shame, and blame. At the same time, it is not sustainable or attainable and can contribute to…
Our Approach To Accessible Eating Disorder Therapy In Texas
Eating disorders can affect anyone. They don’t discriminate based on region or identity, yet accessible eating disorder therapy is not readily available everywhere.
The Benefits Of Seeking Therapy Without Insurance
If you have been searching for a therapist or thinking about starting therapy, you have probably noticed the difficulty of finding someone in-network with…
Fostering Faith In Yourself: Healing From Religious Trauma
While religion and spirituality can be helpful components in one’s mental health and wellbeing, experiencing trauma within a religious or spiritual community…
The Integral Role Of Multicultural Identity In The Counseling Relationship
Whether aware of it or not, we all have a cultural identity. Our cultural identities influence how we view and interact with the world around us and how others view and interact with us.
How To Support A Loved One Struggling With An Eating Disorder
Learning that someone you love has an eating disorder is undoubtedly hard. You might feel scared, worried, sad, angry, uncomfortable, powerless, overwhelmed, or confused.