Re-examining Selfishness

Posted by Sean Oakley, LCSW on Jun 11, 2019 10:30:02 AM

Selfish (adj) - concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself : seeking or concentrating on one's own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others.

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Topics: Mental Health, Mindfulness, Relationship Struggles, Anxiety in Women, Anxiety in Men, Self Care, Mom Stress, Clergy, Young Adult Mental Health, Family Therapy

No Boundaries

Posted by Leah Payne, LPE-I, LPC on May 22, 2019 11:49:00 AM

What you think is important.

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Topics: Mental Health, Relationship Struggles, Self Care, Mom Stress, Young Adult Mental Health, Family Therapy

Fill Your Cup

Posted by Leah Payne, LPE-I, LPC on May 17, 2019 1:05:36 PM

“You cannot pour from an empty cup. You must fill your own cup first.”

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Topics: Mental Health, Mindfulness, Anxiety in Women, Anxiety in Men, Self Care, Mom Stress, Clergy, Child Mental Health, Young Adult Mental Health, Family Therapy

May: Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted by Leah Payne, LPE-I, LPC on May 10, 2019 2:39:14 PM

May is mental health awareness month. Did you know such a thing existed? I’ll say it again in case it didn’t get through the first time: May is mental health awareness month.

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Topics: Religious Abuse, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Relationship Struggles, Anxiety in Women, Anxiety in Men, LGBT Anxiety, Self Care, Mom Stress, Clergy, Child Mental Health, Young Adult Mental Health, Grief, Family Therapy

ConGRADuation

Posted by Leah Payne, LPE-I, LPC on Apr 24, 2019 11:31:00 AM

You cross the stage, ceremoniously receive a diploma, switch your tassel to the opposite side, and smile bright. As a parent, you both dread and anticipate this time for years. As a teenager, you look forward to ‘being an adult’ or ‘being on your own’. Graduation is rolling near. Within a few short weeks, high school seniors around the state (and the country) will be bidding farewell to that required school agenda and, with it, childhood as well.

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Topics: Mental Health, Mindfulness, Relationship Struggles, Anxiety in Women, Anxiety in Men, LGBT Anxiety, Self Care, Mom Stress, Young Adult Mental Health, Family Therapy

Be the Change

Posted by Leah Payne, LPE-I, LPC on Apr 5, 2019 8:55:00 AM

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi

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Topics: Mental Health, Relationship Struggles, Anxiety in Women, Anxiety in Men, Self Care, Mom Stress, Young Adult Mental Health, Grief, Family Therapy

Mom-ing is Hard

Posted by Leah Payne, LPE-I, LPC on Apr 1, 2019 11:38:44 AM

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one.” - Jill Churchill

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Topics: Mental Health, Relationship Struggles, Anxiety in Women, Self Care, Mom Stress, Family Therapy

The "F" Word

Posted by Leah Payne, LPE-I, LPC on Mar 23, 2019 9:24:00 AM

Forgive and forget. Okay, so that’s two “Fwords, but I have your attention now. Alexander Pope has been famously quoted as having said, “To err is human; to forgive divine.” While I can see where he was going with this, I would venture to modify by adding that perhaps to forget is divine. In my experience, both personally and professionally, sometimes it is easier to forgive than to forget.

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Topics: Mental Health, Relationship Struggles, Anxiety in Women, Anxiety in Men, LGBT Anxiety, Self Care, Mom Stress, Young Adult Mental Health, Family Therapy

Counseling 201

Posted by Leah Payne, LPE-I, LPC on Feb 25, 2019 9:29:00 AM

“The mind is like an iceberg. It floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.” - Sigmund Freud.

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Topics: Religious Abuse, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Relationship Struggles, Anxiety in Women, Anxiety in Men, LGBT Anxiety, Self Care, Mom Stress, Clergy, Child Mental Health, Young Adult Mental Health, Grief, Family Therapy

Counseling 101

Posted by Leah Payne, LPE-I, LPC on Jan 24, 2019 1:00:39 PM

“Only crazy people go to therapy.” If that statement were true, then as a mental health clinician, I would almost never talk to anyone. The stigma around mental health is real. Unfortunately, we live in a world that has perpetuated the idea of mental health, mental illness, therapy, and counseling as something you do only if you’re one step away from jumping off a bridge, talking to imaginary people, or licking paint off the walls. As a mental health professional, I want you to know that this is not the truth.

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Topics: Religious Abuse, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Relationship Struggles, Anxiety in Women, Anxiety in Men, LGBT Anxiety, Self Care, Mom Stress, Clergy, Child Mental Health, Young Adult Mental Health, Grief, Family Therapy

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