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Part 1: Adolescents Self Harm and Social Media

by Tony Martin, MSW Intern In this two-part series, we explore the subject of adolescent self-harm and how social media may serve as both a risk factor for this behavior and a form of social support. The aim of these posts is to offer research-based information on a topic that can be very emotional. TRIGGER WARNING: Some of this might...[ read more ]

How to Set Boundaries During the Holiday Season

by Spencer Lee, LCSWA For most people, or so it seems through movies and social media, the holidays are full of joy, wonder, and family. We’ve all seen those clips of people gathered around a tree or dinner table, laughing, and appearing carefree. But in reality, holidays are often stressful- traveling, taking off from work, managing finances, wrangling kiddos, and...[ read more ]

Reverse Mom Guilt and What To Do About It

by Spencer Lee, LCSWA       Whether you’re a mom or not, you’ve probably heard of the term “mom guilt”. It is most often used to describe the guilty feeling mothers experience when they do things directly outside of being a caretaker. Some activities that might induce mom guilt may include: working, resting, catching up with a friend over...[ read more ]

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 ]

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