LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Category Archives: Popular Psychology

Use This Metacognitive Technique To Change Your Life

Every day there are things we have to do that we don’t feel like doing. For some of us it’s going to work or going to school. We do those things because we know we have to if we want to get paid or graduate. However, when it comes to some other things such as …

Continue reading

Watch “The person you really need to marry | Tracy McMillan | TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen” on YouTube

Continue reading

13 Reasons Why: A Brief Review By A Mental Health Professional

I recently finished watching the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why. I have to say that it is definitely worth watching, especially for those of us who are parents, work with teenagers or are in any helping profession. Last night I was talking with one of my interns who said she recommended that her class watch 13 …

Continue reading

Embracing These 5 Harsh Realties About Life Will Make You Stronger

Life is beautiful. There is no doubt about that, but life can also be hard. Sometimes we make it even harder by refusing to accept its harsh realities. We can even create our own little fantasy worlds to try to protect ourselves, but embracing these five harsh realities about life can make us stronger and help us live …

Continue reading

Finding Purpose: The Difference 5 Years Can Make

When I worked at an inner city high school, my main goals were to prevent teenagers from getting into trouble, dropping out of school, producing children and hopefully to give them tools they can use to become successful adults. It wasn’t always easy. At times it was frustrating and even disappointing, but I showed up …

Continue reading

Check out this TED Talk

I watched this TED Talk and thought you would find it interesting. Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime http://go.ted.com/yW3 Learn more about watching TED Talks on all of your favorite platforms: https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/ted-talks/ways-to-get-ted-talks

Continue reading

8 Bad Habits To Break Right Now

We all have habits that at one time may have served a purpose, but now are likely getting in our way and stopping us from experiencing the life we deserve to live. Here is a list of my top 8 habits to break right now. Procrastinating Most of us have things we want to do …

Continue reading

Article: 23 people talk about the heartbreaking reality of having a parent who is mentally ill

23 people talk about the heartbreaking reality of having a parent who is mentally ill http://flip.it/qQ5867

Continue reading

The Mentally Ill and Incarceration: A Broken System

Working in a jail or prison is like working in a large mental health hospital, without all the necessary trained staff needed to actually run effectively. As a matter of fact, the biggest mental health providers in our nation right now are our jails. The three biggest mental-health providers in the nation today are: the Cook …

Continue reading

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is Human Trafficking Awareness month and believe it or not, it’s a bigger problem than you may think. Around the world sex traffickers make more illegal profit a year than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined. Human trafficking is modern day slavery. People are enslaved through the use of fear, violence, drugs and psychological control. …

Continue reading