Category: Mental Health

Mental health issues are discussed like anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, etc.

019 Personal Growth: Why I Don't Like Before & After Photos

019 Personal Growth: Why I Don’t Like Before & After Photos

Counselor Laura talks about the harm that Before & After pictures unknowingly do to people. She discusses the subtle way that these pictures distort the Christian reality of our self-image. Click here for Show Notes

016 Personal Growth: Dr. Gregory Jantz Discusses Depression and the Whole Person

016 Personal Growth: Dr. Gregory Jantz Discusses Depression and the Whole Person

Have you been stuck in a rut for a long time?  Eating disorder and depression specialist, Dr. Gregory Jantz discusses how you can get out of that pit and thrive.  He talks about his whole-centered

011 Personal Growth: Anxiety Attack or Panic Attack?

011 Personal Growth: Anxiety Attack or Panic Attack?

Do you know the difference between an anxiety attack and a panic attack?  Learn the physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks.  Learn how to cope with them and how to help a

I Am Worried that I have Anxiety

I’m Worried That I Have Anxiety

  “I don’t have anxiety. I am just a ‘Type A’ personality.” This is what I would tell myself. I have everything taken care of and am doing okay. Everything is normal and healthy for

Why Therapy Doesn't Work

Why Therapy Doesn’t Work

“Inevitably a client who enters into therapy is dealing with pain. This pain can either be buried, in progress, or somewhere in-between.”     The yellow jacket nest that I mowed over was not forgiving. After

How Counseling Can Be Helpful

From Fairy Godmother To Medicine Man: What Is a Counselor?

    Going to a counselor can be helpful, but it can also be disappointing for some. Years of sitting across from struggling and hurting clients have taught me so much about the counseling process.

Panic Attack

Do You Know the Difference Between an Anxiety Attack and a Panic Attack?

     A ton of bricks are sitting on your chest. There is not enough air in the world to fill your lungs. If your heart beats any faster it is going to explode–no your

Five Ways Creativity Restores Mental Health
Faceted glass window in a funeral home in Maryland.

Five Ways That Creativity Restores Mental Health

     In addition to counseling, I am blessed to have a job that allows me to be extremely creative. I design stained glass windows, mainly for churches. Although it is challenging, I enjoy the

What Exercise Has Taught Me About Mental Health

What Exercise Has Taught Me About Mental Health

     Have you ever had fun being awkward? I do, every week. I call cues and stand in front of a group of people on one leg with the other leg, well…it may just

Feelings Junkie

Are You a Feelings Junkie? Three Warning Signs That You Are Being Controlled By Your Emotions

     Many times, we don’t take time to slow down and reflect on what is happening. We just go along blindly letting our emotions take us captive. Take the following feelings and scenarios into

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