Recognizing burnout: moving from burnout to balance

Are you experiencing burnout? Reach out for help today

Is every day overwhelming? Do you face a constant stream of things to get done and get through? Zoom meetings to attend, kids to get to soccer, household chores, work assignments, family responsibilities, and on and on. Do you feel like there is no space for you? You are not alone. Does your life feel…

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Has your child had difficult experiences? Trauma-informed therapy for children, teens, and young adults can help your child thrive

Trauma therapy for adolescents and kids in Washington

Has your child experienced trauma or adverse events? The effects of trauma on children can be profound. Childhood trauma can impact emotional, intellectual, and even physical development. The consequences of trauma early in life – especially repeated exposure – appears during childhood, adolescence, and throughout the adult years. Depression, anxiety, risky behaviors, substance abuse, and…

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NAMI Statement One Year After the Murder of George Floyd

May 25, 2021 – NAMI Statement Arlington, VA — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr.:   “For many of us, today elicits complicated emotions.   “We are encouraged by the tens of thousands across the country who expressed solidarity with the Black community…

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Enabling

The role of chief enabler, as defined by Sharon Wegscheider Cruse, is to reduce tension and conflict in the family by smoothing things over. This help gives the family a sense of stability and protection. Most people who enable believe they are being helpful and do not realize that their actions are contributing to the…

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When a loved one has coronavirus: self-care during Covid-19

The last year has been uncertain for all of us. The global pandemic has brought financial worries, a decrease in mental health, and many more day-to-day stresses. One aspect of the coronavirus that has been especially difficult to cope with is when someone that we love contracts the illness. With varying degrees of severity, we…

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How to Deal with Stress/Anxiety during Coronavirus Quarantine

By Rachel Larson, LAMFT Stress and its symptoms Amid the Coronavirus outbreak and resulting quarantine, there can be a rising sense of stress and anxiety that a person can experience. Accompanying this stress is the uncertainty of the outcome and duration of this quarantine. In this article, we are going to go over the ways…

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Therapy for essential workers

The job of an essential worker is difficult even under normal conditions. You could even say essential workers are continuously in environments that are almost designed to promote​ Acute Stress Disorder and PTSD. For many​ including medical assisting staff, doctors, nurses, ​therapists, and paramedics,​ EMT’s, LEO’s, and firefighters, the stress built-into the job exacts a…

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Women’s recovery group in Bellevue

In Bellevue we are facilitating a women’s recovery group on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm. All levels of abstinence and recovery welcome. We are using Buddhist teachings to address addiction, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, codependency.  This group teaches mindfulness and wise mind while working to heal relationships starting with the self. #buddhist recovery #alcohol treatment…

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Anxiety Relief Men’s Group

One of the most important realizations I had during my master’s degree was that others suffered with self-doubt and that I was not alone in this.  This problem with self-doubt can lead to problems with anxiety, which can rob you of the good times in relationships.  Anxiety can also negatively impact your self-confidence and keep…

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Communication that Cures Problems

Opposites attract and likes repel. When a couple cannot accommodate their “attractive differences” and tries to act as one person, the second half of magnetic law is set into action. A widening gulf develops as partners start to repel each other and differences become extreme. The first step to bridging this chasm is to become…

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