6 Benefits of Online Therapy

Many of us have experiences in our lives that leave us feeling overwhelmed, sad, and anxious. Past hurts and current difficulties may make it challenging to manage everyday life and you may struggle with depression or addiction. Often this makes us feel stressed and tired and unable to engage with family and friends in the…

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6 Tips to Help You Manage Anxiety and Stress During a Crisis

Everyone responds differently to stressful situations depending on a person’s experiences and characteristics. Dealing with uncertainty, especially in a time of unusual stress or during a crisis can be a challenge for many people to handle in a healthy way. Whether or not you have dealt with mental illness and anxiety in the past, you…

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How to apply the 5 Love Languages to your self-care

As a society, we are often focused on how we can help and serve those around us. We often put in maximum energy into work, loved ones, family, and friends. It is easy to feel like we give and give trying to meet the needs of those around us and we often end up feeling…

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3 Ways to Know if EMDR is Right for You

Most people that I come in contact with and near Mentor, Ohio want to live a hopeful and peaceful life. People have an innate desire to be happy and to build long-lasting healthy relationships with loved ones and friends. Unfortunately, there are often roadblocks in our lives that stop us from experiencing happiness and having…

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How to Let Go of Your Need to be Perfect and Treat Yourself with Compassion

Each and every person deserves to feel good about themselves. To look in the mirror and wholeheartedly embrace who they are and love everything about what they see. Unfortunately, in a world of constant comparisons, it’s much easier to succumb to self-doubt than it is to stand firm in self-truth. In fact, many people are…

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My Why

As a therapist, it’s an interesting position to be in as I think about what to ‘self disclose’. In the therapy room, it’s all about the client and not at all about me. Sharing about myself in this way feels vulnerable and increases the empathy I feel for my clients who are opening up and…

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