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What Is Alcoholism? Pt. 1

May 22, 2022

Shannon Keating Society seems to have this stereotype of what an “alcoholic” looks and acts like. I cannot count the number of friends and acquaintances that have described a significant abuse of alcohol but laugh off the idea of being an alcoholic. I think we can partially blame Hollywood and the inaccurate and generalized portrayal of alcoholic behaviors on television or in movies.  Examples of alcohol justifications and some challenging responses: “Well, it’s not like I start…

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Why Do I Feel So Drained and What Could Be Causing It?

May 15, 2022

Shannon Keating, LAC A person can feel drained in many ways and the trick is to decipher what is zapping their energy. There is a standard trifecta of categories one can examine for possible answers: emotional, physical, and mental health. Sometimes, a person can be experiencing “leaks of energy” in more than one of these categories. All three are intricately intertwined, so it is important to analyze each one to optimize a person’s health and well-being. A…

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Should I Date Him/Her/Them?

April 23, 2022

Andromeda Peters, LICSW The “Should I’s?” that many of us face in our day-to-day decision making are infinite. The question of should we make for dinner, should we go do a workout, should we go to bed early, or should we finish a Netflix show are questions we may run into on a daily or even hourly basis. Even though we may deliberate, we typically find ourselves at a conclusion quite quickly without needing much advice from…

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Boundaries: Who Are They For & How Are They Enforced?

April 22, 2022

Written by Brittany Lieberman, LGPC Edited by Seth Yavit, LPC Discussing the topic of preferred personal boundaries can have real, lasting, relationship-saving benefits. That being said, do you know how to define a boundary? How about ways to implement them? What about maintaining boundaries? Let’s explore this beneficial and potentially complex topic together.   Who Are Boundaries For?  Anyone who is currently in a relationship can benefit from boundaries, but most importantly, boundaries are for the individual…

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How to Relax After a Nightmare

April 21, 2022

Andromeda Peters, LICSW Nightmares can be disturbing and frightening. Our minds and bodies respond to the dream, as if it is a real-life event. Waking up from a nightmare cannot only make it challenging to fall back asleep, but it can also make it challenging for us to feel safe in the moment. We may wake up from nightmares with perspiration, a racing heart rate, racing thoughts, panic attacks, nausea, dissociation, disorientation to our surroundings and time…

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