Anita Joy Martin

Anita Joy Martin

What prevents you from living the life you want? What frightens you the most? Is it the potential for failure, success, or both? Many times when a person seeks change in their life the fear and anxiety are larger obstacles than lack of skill or capability. And while realistic expectations are necessary, collapsing under the […]

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Anita Joy Martin

Anita Joy Martin

The use of labels in mental health is a necessary part of our healthcare system. Labels are not unlike other issues. They have strengths, weaknesses, and unintended consequences. For some individuals receiving a mental health diagnosis may be a relief. For others a diagnostic label could be potentially troubling in terms of shifting self-perception. In […]

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Anita Joy Martin

Anita Joy Martin

What is living mindfully? How can it help me? I want to explore these questions and offer a touch of insight. Mindfulness is everywhere! Mindfulness can ease depression! Mindfulness can help anxiety! Mindfulness will reduce stress! And, the great news? Mindfulness is effective in helping to reduce or eliminate these issues for many people. Can […]

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Anita Joy Martin

Anita Joy Martin

Many of us have spent a good portion of our lives trying to measure up to the expectations of others. We believe in and live by the mantra to always do and be our best. Although this can be a positive ideal in other areas of life, perfectionism is not consistent with the counseling process. […]

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Anita Joy Martin

Anita Joy Martin

In yesterday’s blog, I discussed what a client might expect from therapy. One suggestion was to make a commitment to yourself. I’d like to expand on this point so you can increase counseling’s effectiveness. If you have been in therapy before, your counselor has possibly referred to self-care or “taking care of you” while you […]

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Anita Joy Martin

Anita Joy Martin

If you’ve found yourself at Find a Therapist, you are most likely considering the potential benefits of counseling. Taking that step can feel intimidating and unsettling-like you are admitting to yourself and the world that something is “wrong” with you. While some may judge a person who uses mental health services negatively, the opposite is […]

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Lisa Warner

Lisa Warner

Next Previous What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. – Plutarch Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. – Nido Qubein It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it. – Amelia Barr You, yourself, as much […]

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Lisa Warner

Lisa Warner

Next Previous The human brain is an incredibly complex and fascinating organ. While it enables us to perform a great many tasks in our everyday life, it also causes some very unusual mental conditions. We are aware of the more common mental health disorders that individuals may suffer with, for example schizophrenia, but there are […]

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Lisa Warner

Lisa Warner

Next Previous Mental and behavioral disorders come in many different packages. Lots of us hold an image in their mind of people wrapped in straight jackets, rocking to and fro. Or running amok acting like a ‘lunatic’. But the truth is, most individuals that suffer with these disorders are not what we typically think of […]

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Lisa Warner

Lisa Warner

Next Previous Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition that can cause real problems for individuals that suffer with it. This is partly because people do not fully understand the symptoms. It is typical for those with BPD to have an unstable sense of self worth, with rapidly changing emotions and difficult personal […]

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Lisa Warner

Lisa Warner

Next Previous Many of our best loved cartoon characters actually display many traits that could be considered as mental health disorders. The quirks in their personality may be what makes them so endearing to us, but if we encountered these individuals in real life, we would probably direct them toward the nearest therapist. Captain Hook […]

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Lisa Warner

Lisa Warner

Next Previous Many films center their storylines around mental illness, or use it as an underlying theme. Here we will look at 20 of the best that have raised awareness of certain disorders, albeit it often in an extreme and occasionally inaccurate way. These movies tend to receive mixed reactions, with some people feeling that […]

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Lisa Warner

Lisa Warner

Next Previous There is a common misconception that serial killers must all be severely mentally ill, but this is not always the case. Most do exhibit a degree of traits that are considered psychopathic on some level. These are not considered to be mental illnesses according the American Psychiatric Association. It is unusual for serial […]

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Lisa Warner

Lisa Warner

Next Previous Did you know that your diet can affect your mood? Not only by reducing your chances of developing depression but also by helping to alleviate the symptoms of this mental illness. Depression can often be overlooked as nothing more than being “down in the dumps” but it is far more than that. It […]

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Find A Therapist

Find A Therapist

Is your marriage is on the rocks? Marriage counseling could be just what you need to help you regain the happiness you both once shared when you first fell in love. In fact, it may well turn out to be the solution you are looking for to prevent a costly and devastating divorce that can […]

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