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“That’s OCD?” Part 1

Types of OCD (that People Don’t Like Talking About) By Taylor Newendorp, M.A., LCPC The most common stereotypes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are that it is characterized by someone being overly concerned with cleanliness (excessively washing hands, cleaning and disinfecting things, etc.), someone liking things very organized, or someone repeatedly checking things like locks. These can be symptoms of ... Read More ...

Two Steps To Self-Compassion

By: Abigail Yeomans LPC People tend to talk about self-esteem when referring to the way they feel about themselves. Today we are going to have a different conversation about something called self-compassion. What’s the difference? You may ask. ...

4 Tips to Help You Transition Home This Summer

By: Abigail Yeomans LPC You may remember how you felt when you left or school in the Fall. There may have been a bit of uncertainty, excitement and anxiety and that makes total sense! Transitioning to college is a big adjustment and one that is only fully realized when you find yourself putting all your belongings into a tiny dorm ... Read More ...

Why Not? 21 Self-Care Ideas You Can Try Today!

By: Abigail Yeomans LPC There are so many articles out there that describe how to take care of yourself. That must mean something, and you guessed it! This constant conversation suggests that self-care is not only important but entirely necessary to lead a satisfying and healthy life. The first step to practicing self-care is to acknowledge that you deserve to ... Read More ...

Depression and a Treatment That Works

By: Abigail Yeomans, LPC Individuals struggling with depression commonly report an overwhelming sense of impairment when it comes to motivation and engaging in activities that once provided a sense of pleasure or joy. If you have ever thought to yourself, “I know what would help me feel better, but I just don’t feel like doing it” you are not alone. ... Read More ...