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 to Turn Galaxy Jars into Your Favorite Coping Tool

We hear a lot about mindfulness and meditation as ways to achieve “calm” and lessen anxiety. Mindfulness and meditation are great tools that can be achieved by almost anyone if various options are explored. The Galaxy Jar is a fun DIY idea to children and adults! Creating the jar and watching the swirls flow around, …

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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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