Mental Wellness and the Impact on Young Adults

Written by: Ashley Miller, MS, LPC, SAC A recent study from American Psychological Association found that “a percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults”. What does this mean in regards to young… Read more

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Happiness Hijackers

Written by: Judy Lemke, MS, LPC, LCSW The decision to enter mental health therapy can be due to a vast number of reasons or circumstances. Common issues may be anxiety, depression, relationship issues, medical concerns, anger issues, mood swings, conflicts with employers or co-workers, eating disorders, gender dysphoria, and more.  … Read more

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Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask Before Assisting Others

Written by: Rachel Eifert, MS, LPC, CSAC, CS-IT The compassion and empathy shown by healthcare, law enforcement and community service professionals can prove to be physically, mentally and economically costly. The term Compassion Fatigue was first coined by Dr. Charles Figley (1995), director of Traumatology Institute at Tulane University and… Read more

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DOES WHAT WE FEED OURSELVES MATTER?

Written by: Rachel Zentner, LPC We all can agree that if we feed ourselves sugar, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol all the time we pretty much know what that will do to our bodies, right?  But what about what we feed our minds?  Does it matter? As our phones get “smarter”… Read more

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The Vast Benefits of Mindfulness

Written by: Harley Stenzel Practicing mindfulness has vast benefits to many areas of life. Mindfulness is being present in the moment and aware of what is going on around you. This includes what you are experiencing in the physical world such as  what you are smelling, tasting, hearing, seeing and… Read more

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THE POWER OF MODELING

By: Kristen Brown, LCSW When you hear the word model do you think of Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, or perhaps, Tyson Beckford, Cindy Crawford or Christie Brinkley come to mind?  Women and men in opulent clothing walking a runway or smiling from the glossy pages of a magazine or… Read more

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a very real condition affecting the lives of more than 3 million individuals each year. But did you know that a large portion of this disorder may be related to light? BHC therapist, Laurie Doepke, has the details as well as her thoughts about light therapy!… Read more

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Attainment of Happiness and Its Relation to Gratitude

Written by: Timothy Freundl, LPC In my last blog, I discussed mental health and the adolescent population. As a person who tries to always emphasize and build upon strengths and positivity (personally and professionally), happiness is an important concept to understand. Fostering a positive and strengths focus is especially important… Read more

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HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

By: Allyson Ende, PsyD With divorce rates at 40-50% according to apa.org, it is clear many people know what an unhealthy relationship looks and feels like. Chances are that you know someone who is divorced. So, what is a healthy relationship? A healthy relationship involves two people who are independent… Read more

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