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I've written some blog posts with resources and information for individuals with anxiety or who want to learn more about therapy. I hope it helps!

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How to Decrease College Prep Anxiety

The time is here! Graduation is getting closer and everyone is talking about college. You know that you have to get started with applications soon but it’s SO overwhelming! It just seems like there are so many choices to make and tons of directions you can go. It’s tough to know where to even start. […]

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Anxiety, Teens

Why I Love Being A Mental Health Therapist

When you’re a kid, you fantasize about your job as an adult. Kids want to be astronauts, superheroes, doctors, whatever they’ve recently seen in a movie or show. It takes awhile to figure out what you want to be when you grow up that seems realistic . Some people spend a lot of time trying […]

Mental health therapist

For Therapists, Therapy Tips

Reasons People Seek Therapy

There are a lot of reasons why someone decides to go to therapy. The issues may range from a stressor they are going through to a major issue they have been hospitalized for. No issue is too small to seek help for, so don’t get discouraged if you feel like your current stress isn’t enough […]

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Adults, Anxiety, College Students, Teens

5 Goals for Therapy

Therapy is all about goals. As a licensed anxiety therapist in North Carolina and Virginia, I always ask my clients in the first session what their goals are for therapy. Most people start counseling because they know the they want to change something in their life or about themselves. It’s important to have goals that […]

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Adults, Anxiety, College Students, Teens, Therapy Tips

How to Tell Your Parents/Guardian You Want to Start Therapy as a Teen

Making the decision to start therapy is great! Everyone can benefit from it. The struggle of being a teen wanting therapy is that you need consent from your parents or guardian in order to start it. For some teens, their parental figures are easy to talk to and will completely understand. Other parental figures may […]

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Anxiety, College Students, Teens, Therapy Tips

Tips to Get Better Sleep

When sleep is good, it is amazing. It recharges you, it makes you feel like you can do anything, and your mood is better. When your sleep isn’t good, it can really ruin the entire day. You’re more on edge, kind of grouchy, have less energy, and are more susceptible to feeling more down or […]

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Adults, Anxiety, College Students, Teens

Misconceptions about Therapy

There’s a lot of bad info out there about therapy. Whether it’s from movies, tv shows, fear of starting it, or people who have had bad experiences with it, there are many myths out there about therapy that just aren’t true.  Here’s a few common misconceptions about the therapy process: Myth: Only “crazy people” go […]

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Adults, Anxiety, College Students, Teens, Therapy Tips

What is High Functioning Anxiety?

High functioning anxiety is a specific type of anxiety. Although there are many of the same features as other types of anxiety, individuals who have high functioning anxiety look and feel a little different. Here are some common symptoms of it: Workaholic People with high functioning anxiety are often extremely hardworking. On the outside, they […]

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Adults, Anxiety, College Students, Featured, Teens

How to Find a Therapist

Making the decision to seek therapy is a big step! It can be stressful to sort through all the directory listings and google searches for a therapist that fits your needs. You may not even know what you’re looking for initially and it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the acronyms, specialties, and info out […]

a man in the gray sofa using a laptop to find a therapist for anxiety in North Carolina

Adults, Anxiety, College Students, Teens

The Medical Model versus the Wellness Model for Mental Health

The way that therapy is treated today is COMPLETELY different than what it used to be. It used to be that people who went to therapy were considered crazy or broken or in trouble. As a result, seeking help for mental health was rarely discussed. When it was talked about, it was usually discussed in […]

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Adults, Anxiety, College Students, Teens

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