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Coping Skills and Strategies

A Brand New Approach To Goal Setting

If you’ve read anything about the traits of first-born children, that’s me. I’m a classic “Type-A” personality. I used a day planner until I purchased my first smartphone, and continue to carry a notebook for “to do” lists with me at all times. In fact, I can be so productive that I WILL NOT write…

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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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Is “Emotional Baggage” Affecting Your Relationships?

Don't let emotional baggage affect your relationship

I don’t want her to go through what I went through” I often meet with concerned parents (mothers in particular) who fear for their daughter’s emotional stability as they move into high school.  The conversation with me often reveals that the mother had her own struggles in high school, be it grades, social pressures, or…

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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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Struggling With Imposter’s Syndrome?

What is Imposter's Syndrome? Elevate Counseling

Do you feel you are undeserving of your successes? I recently sat down with a client whom I hadn’t seen for quite some time.  She had moved to a new area and had started a new job after graduating from college.  She found herself feeling anxious in the transition. “I feel like my boss is…

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