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I recently watched this short, yet powerful TED Talk by Dylan Marron in which he states, “sometimes the most subversive thing you can do is actually speak with people you disagree with, not simply at them.” This is something we are missing in our interactions both online and in-person today. Some would even go so far to say that our country is divided. We have
Would you tell a friend that they are stupid and worthless for making a mistake? Would you tell them they can’t do something because they aren’t good enough? Then why is it acceptable for you to say those things to yourself? Kristen Neff defines self-compassion as the ability to “act the same way towards yourself as you would a good friend when you are having
If you’re looking for a regular model of addiction treatment, we are not the counselors for you. Check out the video below for a little peek into what we believe causes addiction! Johann Hari has frequently said, “the opposite of addiction is not sobriety – it’s connection.” Research backs this claim as far back as the Vietnam War. Our current societal model of punishment, shame,
We’ve all been there. You’re sitting with a friend, telling them how you are struggling to keep your head above water. You are feeling worried, sad, upset, and hurt. Your friend turns to you and says, quite simply, “just be positive, it will all work out!” And poof! Suddenly all your problems float away and you feel SO MUCH better…right? “Being positive” is a phrase
Five Things to Look for in a Therapist: I compare finding the right counselor to finding a best friend or partner – not everyone is going to be a good match and sometimes you might even deal with a few bad ones! However, this does not mean you give up. One bad apple shouldn’t spoil the whole bunch, right?! With technology today, we have everything

About the Author

Kelsi Rather, LAC, NCC is a licensed associate counselor currently working in Glendale, Arizona. She is passionate about highlighting the necessity of mental health care and focuses on helping those within the community.

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