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Coping Skills and Strategies

Are You An Emotional Hoarder?

Elevate Counseling: Clear out your emotional closet

We recently gave my son’s bedroom a makeover. He had been sleeping for months on a queen-sized mattress. The mattress took up the majority of his bedroom, sitting halfway under his desk. He had an elevated bed accessible by a ladder but refused to sleep on it because the dog couldn’t join him. Cleaning out…

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Brain Need A Reboot? How Mindfulness Can Help

Elevate Counseling Mindfulness

Hyped Up? The Key To Slowing Down May Be Mindfulness We live in a hustle and bustle world.  We make lunches while watching the morning news, texting with a friend and eating breakfast.  Just this morning, my kids caught me listening to 90’s hip hop while scrolling Facebook and drinking my morning coffee on my…

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Guilty Of Phubbing? Stop Salivating To Your Phone!

increase communication by putting down your phone: Elevate Counseling

Are your guilty of “Phubbing” or phone snubbing? This reflexive urge to ignore the person right in front of you in favor of your phone (“Phubbing”) may be hurting your relationships and overall sense of connection. If this is you, you aren’t alone. The app developers took a page right out of the Behavioral Psychology…

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Is Your Teen Battling Anxiety? A-B-C Coping Skills

elevate counseling: How To Help Your Teen Cope With Stress

When was a little girl, I lived in a small, rural town in Indiana.  It was an idyllic childhood in many ways. I spent the majority of my summers playing outdoors and exploring the woods. Unfortunately, these woods were full of poison ivy and I was extremely allergic. One year my hand swelled up to…

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Healing From Trauma: What Works?

Treatment for Trauma

Trauma: The Importance of Treating Lingering Psychological Wounds If you were born before 1995, you likely have a vivid memory of September 11, 2001. I remember waking up and preparing for classes (I was finishing my undergraduate degree in psychology) when I received a phone call from a friend. She told me to turn on…

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