8 Ways Your Furry Friend Boosts Your Mental Health

The role that our furry friends play in our daily lives is significant. As a mental health clinician, I find myself speaking about my clients pets quite often. When I reflect on the frequency of conversations regarding our pets and the positive effect on one’s mental health in my practice, it makes complete sense to …

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How ACT Can Inspire You to Find Comfort in Acceptance

Acceptance and commitment therapy is a therapeutic technique that falls under the CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) umbrella. CBT therapy targets a person’s cognitions (or thoughts), behaviors, and feelings. A cognitive behavioral therapist may use a variety of techniques such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to enhance their practice. ACT practitioners use a CBT lens to …

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Q+A with Paisley

Welcome to our clinician spotlight series! Meet our clinicians in a different way and learn more about them beyond their clinical selves.  Get to know Paisley the therapy dog in our fun, light-hearted survey below! Your Hogwarts house Gryffindor Your Zodiac sign Cancer Instagram: @paisleythetherapydog What’s the wallpaper to your cell phone? A picture me …

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Q+A with Nicole

Welcome to our clinician spotlight series! Meet our clinicians in a different way and learn more about them beyond their clinical selves.  Get to know Nicole in our fun, light-hearted survey below! Hogwarts house: Gryffindor Zodiac sign:  Taurus Social media: @nicolerudderow.counseling The wallpaper on your cell phone: My dog What’s in your pockets right now? …

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