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

COUNSELING/THERAPY

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 ]

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 ]

Finding Freedom Through Narrative Therapy

by Spencer Lee, MSW Intern When we are kids, our parents make the rules. We don’t get any say, and there’s usually a punishment for breaking the rules. As we get a little older, we not only abide by the rules of our parents, but also those of teachers, community leaders, and even the expectations of society as a whole....[ read more ]

A New Year Welcome

By Jessica King   Happy New Year!  The new year seems to be this symbolic time to reflect on the past and look with hope to the future.  I think we all find hope in it, because it seems like we can wash away all the “yuck” from the prior year and start fresh.  Whether this is actually true or...[ read more ]

Exploring Saucha for the New Year

by Beth Lewis, Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher The tradition of setting a new year’s resolution began some 4,000 years ago when the ancient Babylonians crowned their new king and started their crops. For them, mid-march marked a time to begin anew. Their resolutions were promises to return borrowed items and to pay their debts (https://www.history.com/news/the-history-of-new-years-resolutions). Today, common resolutions tend to...[ read more ]

Redefining Anxiety

by Spencer Lee, MSW Intern   When you hear the word “anxiety”, what happens next? Do you feel a sense of dread? Does your heart skip a beat? Do you remember a specific time you experienced anxiety? Do you feel embarrassed from maybe having had anxiety before? Maybe you’re so used to the word or the feeling that you don’t...[ read more ]

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help Anxiety And Self-Esteem

by Spencer Lee, MSW Intern What is CBT and how does it work?   Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a research-backed intervention used to treat a variety of concerns and can be especially helpful working with anxiety and self-esteem.   CBT proposes that our thoughts influence our feelings and actions. The idea behind CBT is that changing a negative...[ read more ]

Play Therapy and Other Expressive Arts

by Jessica King, MSW, LCSW  Play is the language of children.  Play is how they express themselves, how the process the circumstances of their life, and how they often communicate best with others. In play therapy, the therapists primary goal to to allow the child to been seen, heard, and understood in order to enhance their ability to connect with...[ read more ]

Tips for Values Based Living

by Spencer Lee, MSW Intern Personally, one of the worst feelings for me is when I want to do something but just can’t make myself do it. This discomforting feeling is called cognitive dissonance and it occurs when our goals, beliefs, or values do not align with our current behaviors. For example, let’s say I’ve been wanting to start exercising...[ read more ]