Category Archives: Mental Illness

Meet Amanda Knoll, MA, LPC, Level II Autplay® provider

Amanda found her life’s calling early, somewhat by accident (or one might say, serendipity).  At 14, she volunteered at the Easter Seals camp because it was something to do and a chance to spend time in the mountains. She enjoyed … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Therapist

Making the decision to begin therapy can be a big step. Whether you have a vague underlying sense that something is wrong or you are aware of a specific issue (or somewhere in between), a therapist can help you understand … Continue reading

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How our brains create habits – for better or worse

Habitual behavior can be quite useful, but often we continue habits regardless of whether they are good or bad, whether we want to or not. Science has found that our ability to break a habit has less to do with … Continue reading

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Adults Overcoming Childhood Sexual Abuse Now

Child sexual abuse has been a shameful secret for too long. Children who are sexually abused often carry the pain and shame of the experience into adulthood. The impact of such a grievous violation can manifest in a number of … Continue reading

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Is Anxiety the New Normal? – Mental Health Wellness Week

As we rush around with jobs, kids, keeping up with the Joneses, or even binge-watching the latest hot television series, it’s no wonder more and more of us are asking, Is this all there is? Today’s midlife (or earlier) crises … Continue reading

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3 Reasons You Should Give Yourself a Break

Something happened in September and October that you may have noticed. I stopped posting my blog. Not intentionally, of course. I kept meaning to get to it. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday… but week after week, too many other things were getting … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village

Tribal societies, whose parenting and child-rearing practices have remained essentially the same for… well… ever, offer some interesting insights into the best practices for raising children to be well-adjusted, productive, happy adults. These methods have been rebranded for modern Western … Continue reading

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