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How Can I Actually Practice Self-Care?

by Megan Kovach, LCMHC-A, NCC Do you ever get tired of hearing the word or phrase, “self-care?” What does it mean? Many of us feel like we are already doing the best we can to take care of ourselves and some of us wonder what self-care is actually supposed to look like. Have you ever thought, “I am so sick...[ read more ]

Navigating Eco-Anxiety

by Liz Warren, Stillpoint Admin Earth Day is this week on Friday, April 22nd. This is a day to celebrate Earth and its beauty as our home, but this year I feel much less inclined to “celebrate”. Mainly because there is a lot of negativity and uncertainty surrounding climate change and the future of our planet and people. With that...[ read more ]

Attachment Styles: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

by Spencer Lee, MSW You may have heard the term “anxious attachment style”, or “secure attachment” before. I know I hear those terms floating around on podcasts, Instagram, Tiktok, etc., when discussing relationships. Attachment styles are used to describe and categorize how a person interacts with those around them and how they handle conflict in relationships. The term was first...[ read more ]

Sober Curious: Exploring Your Own Relationship with Substance Use

by Rob Burg, LCMHC, LCAS Have you ever questioned the nature of your substance use? Maybe you have asked questions like “am I drinking too much or too often”, “is this substance really that big of a deal?”, “is this normal use?” etc. There is a new concept floating around in the counseling world called “sober curious”. In a nutshell,...[ read more ]

Bring Your Body to Therapy: An Introduction to Yoga Therapy

by Lillie Hewitt, IAYT Imagine, you’re in the car and a song comes on the radio. It’s a top 40’s track from your middle school days, and if you’re like me, you can imagine exactly where you were when you heard this song for the first time. You inherently begin to sing along, catching all the nuances of the artist’s...[ read more ]

Is This Really Burnout?!

by Amanda Smith LCSW I remember the first time I heard the word "Burn-out." It was this eye-opening and almost magical "aha" moment when I realized that I needed to make a big life change. I needed that word. It perfectly described my ailment and helped me realize that I was, indeed, burnt out. Sometimes words are like that. Sometimes...[ read more ]

What do all those letters mean anyway?!

by Spencer Lee, MSW Intern You may have noticed that all of our therapists here at Stillpoint, or at any other location, have a slew of letters that follow their name. At Stillpoint, we have LCSWs, LCSWAs, MSW interns, MFT interns, LCMHCs, LCMHCAs, and LCASs. So, what do all those letters mean anyway? These letters represent the clinical licensure a...[ read more ]

Managing Expectations with Mindfulness

by Tina Abraham, MSW Intern Every day, at work, at home, we deal with expectations. Our own expectations, and those of the people around us. Expectations are beliefs we have about something as it will be in the future: Sometimes, expectations are based on accurate information and negotiated agreements. Often, they’re not, and sometimes things change. What happens when expectations...[ read more ]

Creating Longer-Lasting Relationships with Authenticity

by Spencer Lee, MSW Intern If you’re anything like me, you might have a tendency to lose yourself when you enter a new relationship. What do I mean by this? Well, maybe you do things that you wouldn’t normally do, for the sake of enhancing the relationship or connection between you and your partner. For example, let’s say your new...[ read more ]

Healing Through Movement

by Heather Lily Lerch Healing through movement is an evidence based, body centered movement and breathing practice that invites you to explore and experience the sensations of your body in your own way. It has its roots in yoga, and pulls from attachment theory and neuroscience to work with your nervous system to repair some of the common aftershocks of...[ read more ]

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