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8 Signs You Should Visit a Therapist
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Nearly all of us struggle with mental health issues from time to time. But how do you know whether or not your problem are serious enough to visit a therapist? Here are 8 sure signs that you might need psychological help.
Arguing Is An Intimate Act
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Dr. Jasmine Davis, Psy.D shares her blog on how Arguing Is An Intimate Act

Not too long ago, a woman gave a play-by-play via Twitter posts of a couple’s break up. They were all passengers of a plane, and she was a stranger to the couple. The spectator tweeted the couple’s entire exchange of the man breaking up with his girlfriend and also provided visuals of the woman sobbing. The most comical thing for people watching, probably the most embarrassing thing for the couple, is that after the conflict, they started making out.
What To Expect When Seeing A Therapist For The First Time
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Is your first appointment with your new therapist fast-approaching? It's normal to feel anxious before your first visit, especially if you've never seen a therapist before. Here's everything you need to know about what you can expect while seeing a therapist for the first time.
Men's Health Awareness
 
June is Men’s Health Month, a time used across our nation to raise awareness about health care for men and to encourage young boys, men and families to implement healthy living practices, such as exercise and healthy eating, as well as regular screenings and prevention measures related to men’s health issues.
10 Ways Everyone Can Benefit from Counseling (Even if You Don't Think You Need it)
 
Lots of people feel nervous about going to therapy or think that they don't really need it. But, there are so many benefits of counseling that everyone can enjoy. Read on to learn how therapy can help you.
FAMILY THERAPY
 
My dear mother once told me that “children don’t come with a set of instructions; we do the best we can to raise them.” She was incredibly right! Parents do the best they can to raise their children, frequently with the parenting skills that were modelled to them by their own parents...
JUNE IS PTSD AWARENESS MONTH
 
After experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, most people have painful memories. For many, the effects of the event fade as time progresses...
MEDITATION AND STRESS AWARENESS
 
For most people, stress is a part of every day life- a fact of life we learn to live with. However, you should not feel powerless in the face of stress...
SUICIDE PREVENTION AND COPING WITH DEPRESSION...TALKING HELPS!
 
Talking is hard, but it helps save lives. If you or a loved one are feeling down, depressed, or considering suicide, please reach out for help...
NAVIGATING CHALLENGING TIMES
 
Lotus Counseling Center invites you to consider these helpful tips when faced with the stress of today’s uncertainty and discord...
RECOGNIZING EMOTIONAL ABUSE
 
Emotional abuse is characterized by a pattern of behaviors that insults, threatens, rejects, blames, manipulates, isolates, degrades, punishes, humiliates or exerts control over another. Emotional abuse can occur in any significant interpersonal relationship including intimate partnerships, work relationships, and among family and friendships...
MANAGING HOLIDAY STRESS
 
Don't get buried under holiday stress this year! Keep these quick, easy tips in mind to manage stress during the holidays:
 
Stick to your self-care routine. Remember to take care of yourself while "taking care of business" by continuing to do the activities that help you relax...
DEMYSTIFYING EMOTIONAL REGULATION

Stressful thoughts and situations often trigger emotional reactions that can cause you to feel uncomfortable, lost, or out of control. However, regulating your emotions is easier than it seems. Detailed below are straightforward methods for harnessing the power of your emotions and channeling challenging moments into positive learning experiences.

 

  1. Pause.
  2. Ground yourself.
  3. Label your emotions.
  4. Process.
  5. Reflect.

 

The highly competent therapists at Lotus Counseling Center are well-versed in how to practice emotional regulation. Beginning therapy with one of our staff members can provide you with the tools to be able to pause, ground, label, process and reflect. Call us today to learn more about what you can do to demystify emotional regulation...

COUPLES COUNSELING FOR ONE
I sometimes get calls from individuals who want to come in for couples counseling, but their partner is hesitant, or totally unwilling, to make that first appointment.  Oftentimes the partner who is resistant to therapy feels like they will be blamed for everything wrong in the relationship; he or she might feel uncomfortable speaking about personal problems, or may have had negative experiences in therapy in the past.   But, couples counseling is still an option.  As counterintuitive as it may seem, couples counseling for one can be extremely beneficial to creating a healthy, functional relationship...
KEEPING IT TOGETHER WHILE BREAKING UP
A break-up can be one of the most painful and challenging experiences that life throws at you. Fortunately, this transition can be navigated more smoothly by heading a few easy tips. Read on to learn what you can do to ease the distress and turmoil of breaking up...
WHAT TO EXPECT IN COUPLES COUNSELING
Is your relationship going through a rough patch?  Are you feeling disconnected from your partner?  Have you lost that loving feeling?  Whether you have long standing, deep-rooted issues or just want to create a happier, more loving and passionate partnership...Couples counseling can help get your relationship back on the right track...
TOP 20 PROFESSIONALS UNDER FORTY: DR. MARIA DEL PILAR FERNANDEZ
We are proud to announce we have a celebrity in our midst! Lotus Counseling's Dr. Maria del Pilar Fernandez was chosen by Brickell Magazine for the May/June issue feature: Top 20 Professionals Under Forty!...
THE PATH TO MINDFULNESS: MAKING MEDITATION FUN AND EFFECTIVE
If you're finding it difficult to wind down, decompress, or relax, mindfulness and meditation techniques may be right for you! Mindfulness refers to being present in the moment, noticing one’s surroundings and inner experience as the moment is happening. Mindfulness draws you away from anxious thoughts about the past and future, allowing you to be a part of the present more fully....
THIS EMOTIONAL LIFE: DEVELOPING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE THROUGH AWARENESS
How does that make you feel?” All cliché’s about mental health aside, asking yourself this question from time to time can yield meaningful insights into your emotional world. These insights allow you to better navigate the varied terrain, the dips and peaks, of your life experiences. Learning how to explore and comprehend the nuances of your rich emotional world can be downright therapeutic....
HOW THERAPY CAN MAKE YOUR BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS WORK!
Maintaining respectful, relationships with co-workers is key to business success, but work demands compress stress and strain onto these relationships. Use your business savvy by investing in therapy as a tool to mend your working relationships and to ensure the well being of your business. By enlisting the help of our esteemed, competent therapists at Lotus Counseling Center, you can learn skills through therapy that would benefit your business such as...
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