Apraxia: Symptoms and Prognosis 

I  by no means claim to be an expert on Apraxia or speech disorders in general. However, I have a younger brother affected by the disorder. As a counselor and as someone who has a sibling with Apraxia, I feel that it is important for professionals in my field to become more familiar with this […]

Self-Injury 

*Trigger Warning: This post may be potentially triggering for some readers.* Self-Injury refers to a set of behaviors that involve a person intentionally inflicting or attempting to inflect physical harm on himself or herself. This includes but is not limited to “cutting”. Other behaviors that fall into this category are scratching, biting, and burning oneself. […]

The 7 Most Frustrating Things About Anxiety Disorders 

1. Overthinking everything. This can include whether you should make plans with a friend, a comment someone said, etc. This also includes overthinking about the what if’s and fears associated with any given senario. 2. Attempting to mind read. This means assuming you know how someone else feels. Example:trying to make a decision, you assume […]

Transition Anxiety & Generalized Anxiety 

It is definitely normal to have a certain amount of anxiety when doing new things. It motivates us to prepare appropriately.  However, anxiety can be problematic if it is excessive or overly pervasive.  While my anxiety level is not extremely high, I do notice some increase in my anxiety, not only about the new transitions […]

Exciting Life Update!

I have had some exciting developments occur in my life, especially professionally. I figured I would use today’s post to share what things are looking like in this counselor’s life. One major development is that I got offered, and accepted, a part time position with a counseling center in a nearby city. Next week, I […]

Stress & “Normal” Anxiety VS. Anxiety Disorder 

In today’s post, I  want to discuss some of the differences between the occasional anxiety that most people experience  when stressed and the anxiety experienced  by those with an anxiety disorder.  One thing that separates an anxiety disorder from stress, situational anxiety, and “normal” anxiety  is that someone who has an anxiety disorder may become […]