Counseling for Depression

Making Every Therapy Session Count for Your Mental Health

Therapy sessions can be a powerful tool in improving your mental health. It can provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. However, it is important to make the most out of each therapy session to truly benefit from it. In this article, we will discuss the key ways to make every therapy session count for your mental health. […]

The Role of Art Therapy in Mental Health

Art therapy is a unique and powerful way to promote mental health, providing an opportunity for individuals to express their feelings in creative ways that can ultimately lead to greater self-awareness, improved coping skills, and positive changes. The therapeutic use of art taps into the subconscious mind with expressive activities such as painting, drawing, clay sculpting and other mixed-media forms. This blog post will discuss how art therapy can be a useful tool in managing emotions and improving behavior while also addressing some common misconceptions about it that may prevent people from taking advantage of its benefits. Continue reading to [...]

Setting Boundaries For Self

Setting Boundaries for Self-Care In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of setting boundaries and prioritizing self-care. Yet, self-care is paramount for maintaining great physical and mental health. But very few people understand that setting boundaries is a form of self-care that can help reduce your stress levels, avoid burn out and improve your overall quality of life. If you’ve been putting yourself last, often sacrificing your well-being to please your peers or to avoid conflicts, you’re not alone. Hopefully, in this article, you’ll understand why setting boundaries is crucial and how it helps protect [...]

How to Beat the Winter Blues: Counseling for Depression

Many of us start to experience a familiar feeling of sadness as the days get shorter and the temperature drops. Previously "low-lift" activities like social gatherings, workouts, and maintaining our multiple inboxes now cause inconvenience and dread. Our motivation and focus have decreased drastically, and we feel unusually tired and foggy. Because it's human nature to numb ourselves, before we know it, we've entered a destructive spiral of anxiety, avoidance, and humiliation. Recognized treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder include psychotherapy, antidepressants and light therapy used in combination or individually (depending on your situation). SAD is a depressive episode that occurs [...]