Codependency is a type of dysfunctional relationship wherein one person enables or supports a partner who is under-functioning, addicted, immature, or struggles with their own mental health challenges. It involves a compulsive need from the codependent person to care take of others to an unhealthy degree. Here are some signs of codependency Denial Patterns: … More Codependency: Signs and How to Overcome It
Ever get confused by the many different titles that mental health care providers have? You’re certainly not alone! It’s one of the most commonly asked questions that we get in our office! So here is a quick and, hopefully, easy guide to navigating the mental health titles: Therapist: This is a really broad umbrella … More Psychologist vs Psychiatrist.. What’s the Difference?
“Domestic violence is a rare occurrence and would never happen in my community.” Truth: On average, in the United States, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner. In fact, on a typical day there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines in the US. “People … More 10 Myths About Domestic Violence
From a young age I have been a lover of movies–from the black and white classics with Bogart and Bergman to the new-age sci-fi’s with all of the special effects. I’ve spent a lot of time watching movies. In fact, my high school job was at my local movie theater cleaning the theaters while the … More Happily Ever After?
Working with kids can be so difficult when emotions are elevated. Kids are especially able to “push our buttons” because there is no one in the world that we are more concerned for, or invested in… so the stakes are high and so are our emotions! Whether you have your own kids, watch your family’s … More Seeing Through Behaviors in Children
With the Winter Olympics taking place right now, I have been thinking about how in AWE I am of what people can do with their bodies! It’s inspiring to watch our athletes compete, but it can also be frustrating to compare our bodies to World-Class Athletes…What they are able to achieve, what they look like, … More Learn to Love Your Body
As you probably have already figured out, relationships are not easy. They take a lot of work and dedication to make them last. Often times, the longer we are with someone the more we take them for granted and tend to see less and less of their good qualities. If you are struggling with your … More Healthy Relationships
The process of finding a therapist can be intimidating. There are plenty of factors to consider that are akin to finding a doctor: Does she accept my insurance? Is his office close enough to where I live? Does she have special training in the areas that I need help with? These factors are just as … More Finding a Therapist
Are you struggling with the stress of this holiday season? Does your to do list seem never ending and a little overwhelming? Are you struggling with the cold Idaho weather? If you are like many of us, you have answered yes to at least one of these questions! Making simple everyday changes to your routine … More The Best Medicine
We all have an internal voice that we engage with on a daily basis. In the counseling world we like to call it “Negative Self Talk.” This voice narrates your day from sunrise to sunset (and maybe even while you sleep). At times this voice can highlight your successes and bring encouragement to you when … More Struggling with Self-Talk