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COVID UPDATE: Continuing Telehealth and Limited Opening of Office

I am so grateful for the STILLPOINT community and feel so much joy in being able to serve Wilmington, North Carolina.  The past several months has presented uncertainty for clients, therapists, and teachers, and I want to thank everyone for their ability to shift and adjust even during challenging times.    When our state mandated that we shelter in place,...[ read more ]

Tips for Strengthening Your Relationship While Self-Isolating

If you and your partner are self-isolating you may be spending a lot more time together than normal, or trying to navigate both of you working from home or simply learning to cohabitate in general. It’s no surprise that some tensions may rise while you both try to navigate this new ‘normal’. Although this is a strange and uncertain time,...[ read more ]

Isolation, Advocacy, and the Transgender Community during COVID

by Kendall Tidey, LCSWA For most of us, social distancing in the wake of COVID-19 has been a dramatic shift from the hyper-connected lives we lead. If you work in an office, travel for business, or are used to a busy social life (or any social life), living in isolation has deleted parts of life you relied on for that...[ read more ]

Are You Having a Panic Attack?

If you suffer from anxiety, chances are you’ve experienced a panic or anxiety attack at least once in your life. Even if you don’t suffer from anxiety, you can still experience panic attacks or anxiety attacks. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, a panic attack is “the abrupt onset of intense fear or discomfort that reaches a...[ read more ]

Dealing With Depression While Self Isolating

Over the last few weeks, life as we know it has changed completely. As we adjust to our new normal, we’re starting to think about and envision how our futures have changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. One of the most profound changes has been social distancing and self isolating to help slow the spread of the virus. We’re currently...[ read more ]

The New Era of Virtual Therapy is Here

Interested in therapy but don’t want to or can’t come into the office for a face to face session? Did you know we offer virtual therapy sessions called Telehealth? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Telehealth as “health care services that use telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities” (World Health Organization, 2020). If...[ read more ]

Stop Procrastinating

We’ve all been there, the deadline is approaching and yet you haven’t even started working on your project or paper. We all do it, and we know when we’re doing it. So why do we do it? Recent research shows there’s an actual scientific reason for why we procrastinate and that we CAN work to grow out of this self-sabotaging...[ read more ]

Five Signs You are in a Toxic Relationship

1) You feel exhausted or drained after spending time with them. Someone who is toxic is typically demanding and self-centered, which can understandably deplete your energy, causing fatigue. Spending quality time with someone you are close with should make you feel energized and leave you looking forward to your next meeting. 2.) You are not able to be vulnerable or...[ read more ]

Ways to Practice Gratitude at the Holidays

The holiday season is often a time when people reflect on the things that they appreciate most in life. Research suggests that gratitude has a variety of benefits including improved mental and physical health as well as more satisfying social relationships. A recent article published by the Greater Good Magazine suggests that gratitude may also help individuals cope with stress...[ read more ]

Self-Care for Kids

This has been on my mind this week- the idea of self-care for younger kids. Typically, when we think of the word "self-care," we think of adults who may need help managing the chaos in their life.  I'd say that this is an accurate definition; self-care is often most applicable to the grown-ups of the world.  However, kids can benefit...[ read more ]