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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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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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Friday Five: Kids and Teens

Elevate Counseling: Supporting Kids and Teens Mental Health In The Greater Phoenix Area

Here’s What We’ve Been Reading To Support Your Family’s Mental Health This Edition: The perils of pushing kids too hard, how Apple plans to help parents dial back phone use (no pun intended!), the parent/child mental health connection, and age-appropriate tips for screen use. As a therapist that specializes in gifted and high-achieving kids, this…

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Fear Of Flying Have You Grounded? 10 Tips For Flying Anxiety

Tips For Flying Anxiety: Elevate Counseling

How great is it that we live in a world where we can travel across the country and connect with loved ones or experience the true-blue ocean in the Caribbean simply by hopping on a plane?  If you don’t have anxiety about flying, the biggest drawback may be removing your shoes at the airport.  But…

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