I've heard clients say, "I don't really have a reason to be depressed" or "my family doesn't think I have anything to be depressed about". I've heard family utter "they can't be depressed, they have everything they need" or "they can't be depressed about that, that was so long ago". I have even heard "they… Continue reading Depressed For No Reason
To all my people who struggle with exercise, this talk is for you and me. Exercising is something I have struggled with all of my life. I've had periods where I engage in a great exercise routine 4-6 days a week for an 1 hour or more for weight loss. I've also had times where… Continue reading Struggles With Exercise
Sometimes people who experience depression feel more depressed at night; so much so, they fear nights and dread the night coming. But why? Think about it. At night we are normally alone, tired, and engaging in less activity. There are not as many distractions, so it easy for the mind to ruminate. Rumination is when… Continue reading Fearing Night Depression
Short answer “you can’t”. If you want to live a happy life, you have to change the way you think about yourself, your circumstances, and your outlook on life. In the counseling field, we have something called “changing your narrative”. It’s basically you changing your story. Not into something that is fake or a lie,… Continue reading How can you live a happy life if you think you don’t deserve one?
It seems that nothing can be more scary than having health issues and needing to go to the doctor for a checkup, but what about having mental health issues and needing a counselor or psychiatrist? That can be even more scary for some people. No one wants people to think they are “crazy” or “not… Continue reading Self-Care: Are You Good, Mentally?