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Home For The Holidays…Whether You Like It Or Not!

Home For The Holidays: Elevate Counseling

There are a lot of demands in the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season. You may have school parties to prepare for. Gifts to Buy. Family gatherings. Financial constraints paired with the unlimited imagination of your kids! It doesn’t take much for the Holiday Stress to pile up. The joys of the Holiday Season also…

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Learned Helplessness: Are You A Prisoner To Your Thoughts?

Elevate Counseling: Overcome Learned Helplessness

🔽🔽🔽 Watch The Video 🔽🔽🔽 Do you ever feel like a prisoner to your own thoughts or circumstances? This week I came across an interesting story. It was about some Red-Tailed Hawks at the Los Angeles Zoo. They had been confiscated from a poacher but remained in captivity. One rebel zookeeper decided to “accidentally” leave…

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The Power Of “Fear Conditioning” On Memory

The Power of Fear Conditioning: Elevate Counseling

Ever wonder why bad memories seem to affect you more than good ones?  This is the power of our Limbic System and “Fear Conditioning.” 🔽🔽🔽 Watch The Video 🔽🔽🔽 The Limbic System Explained When we have an experience where we get anxious, scared, or emotional, we send our limbic system into overdrive.  The limbic system is…

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Are Those Rigid Personality Quirks Actually Anxiety?

Are You mistaking your anxiety for a personality quirk? Elevate Counseling

Is It Me Or My Anxiety Talking? This week I was interviewed by Women’s Magazine, Bustle, about how a person’s “personality quirks” can sometimes mask an underlying anxiety disorder. Clients often say that they’ve “dealt” with these quirks for as long as they could remember. Oftentimes, they see these traits as positive and can point…

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3 Steps To Effective Limit Setting

3 Steps To Limit Setting

“My Daughter is Turning into a Monster and so am I” Watch the Video Below Early in my counseling career, I met with a mother and her teenage daughter who were both at their wits’ end.  “Nothing I do is right. She’s pushing limits and fighting me at every turn,” the mother said. Her daughter,…

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