Phobias

What are phobias? Does being afraid of something like spiders mean you have arachnophobia? Well, let’s clear that up. In the dictionary phobia is defined as “an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation. Also exaggerated fear of and intolerance or aversion of”. I don’t know about […]

October Part Two

Remember when I said there were a few big awareness campaigns? One was Breast Cancer Awareness. The other is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness. This one hits just a little bit closer to home for me. CTOD is actually going to be hosting a Panel this month similar to the one we held last month […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October. Have you checked your calendar? There are a few big awareness campaigns happening this month. First, Breast Cancer Awareness month. Ladies, perform your self-checks and get your mammograms and remind your friends to do so to! That being said you’re thinking, this is a website about therapy and counseling, why are they mentioning Breast […]

Eating Disorders

We’ve all stepped on a scale and thought “Whoa…ok maybe I shouldn’t have had that last donut” Those are normal thoughts. We are our harshest critics and are far more likely to look at our bodies and see those 5 pounds that we need to lose where no one else sees anything. It’s ok to […]

Fear Not

Think for moment about a time when you were afraid. Maybe you saw something violent. Maybe it was a spider or an amphibian that you were scared might bite you. Maybe you narrowly missed getting hit by a car. You probably noticed some changes in your body. Your heart was beating hard and fast. Maybe […]

Anxiety

Anxiety, we’ve all felt it. The knot in your stomach, turning thoughts over and over in your head. Wondering if you said the right thing, offended someone, or if you should have said or done something different to change what did or didn’t happen. Remember when you used the wrong word and your friend got […]

What is Self-Care?

We’ve heard this phrase thrown about a great deal “self-care.” But what is self-care really and how does that apply to our mental wellbeing? Self-care is defined as “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health:” That means prioritizing ourselves and putting an effort into maintaining our emotional and mental state. […]

Is It Okay To Have Jesus And A Therapist Too?

You can have Jesus and a therapist too: Demystifying mental health in the church Some Christians experience a narrative from fellow believers that suggests seeking Mental Health support from health care professionals indicates a lack of faith or rejection of God’s healing power.  This blog clearly argues that it’s okay to love Jesus and seek professional […]