Free Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Course

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT for short, is a therapeutic approach that addresses a person’s thinking patterns and behavior. It is often used to help promote positive behavior and manage negative thoughts. It is a great tool that many therapists, including myself, utilize on a regular basis. Recently I took out the time to create…

How You Can Use A White Board To Improve Mood and Motivation

There are few tools that have the versatility and ease of use as a white board. Your brain might automatically jump to boring, unbearable office meetings, but do not fret! White boards can be used in a variety of fun, productive ways. Many of these uses can help to improve mood, motivation and even manage…

One Simple Yet Powerful Statement To Help Resolve Conflict Peacefully

Most people are not strangers to arguing with a loved one. Altercations occur between family and friends all of the time, you’ve probably even seen a few unpleasant arguments unfold in public. The reasons vary but they tend to play out the same way. There’s usually some trigger that lights the fuse, it sparks and…

The Most Ironic Phobia Ever

There are a TON of phobias out there because, well, people can be afraid of literally anything. A fear of ants? Myrmecophobia. A fear of chins? Geniophobia. A fear of vampires? Sanguivoriphobia. It is the truth, there is a phobia for anything and everything you can possibly think of. Phobias should not be taken lightly,…

A Technique To Help Children Clean Up After Themselves

Children are messy. They get paint on the walls, their toys all over the floor, crayons on the table, you name it. “How many times do I have to tell you!” you might hear a parent scream after multiple failed attempts to have their child pick up their toy dinosaurs. It can be very frustrating,…

Hey Parents, Video Games Don’t Have To Be Evil

Children attend therapy for all kinds of reasons. I counsel children to help address their traumas, depression, anxiety, social problems, ADHD and the list goes on. Most times, parents have to be involved in the therapy because, obviously, they are a huge component in the child’s mental health, alongside being their physical caretakers. There’s a…

Examining Toxic Masculinity

You’ve heard it, I’ve heard it, we’ve all heard it. The term “toxic masculinity (TM)” has been getting thrown around a bunch in recent years. It is often used to describe negative behavior from men, usually behavior that target women. It is seen as a symptom of the patriarchy, the system of power being implemented…

Why We Should Forgive Even When It’s Difficult

Forgiving someone that has harmed you is never an easy task. Sometimes people refuse to forgive because they feel the other person simply does not deserve it. Sometimes the pain is too severe and forgiveness does not seem like a real option. But why should we choose to forgive? Is it really to let the…

Epiphany

Today is moving in slow motion, very calm and serene. I’m not complaining. So how about a little poetry to go along with the mood. This is an oldie I wrote over 10 years ago… Epiphany Clouds accumulated above our heads today. They were unnatural, swirling into each other like a painting in motion. The lighter tones…