Mental Health

Tracy Smith LPC, NCC, ACS
Ouch, What is Misphonia?

Most of us can identify at least one or two people in our lives who have an aversion to a common, everyday sound.  It may be an aunt who cannot

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Tracy Smith LPC, NCC, ACS
Do Rage Rooms Cause More Aggression

Anger is a universal, normal human emotion. Everyone experiences anger and frustration at one time or another.  However, what we do with our anger can vary considerably.  We all have

Michelle Overman LMFT
What Is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy?

People work through personal struggles all the time. Some find different types of treatment helpful anywhere from medication, to therapy, to accountability through friendships. At a certain point, the treatment

Shannon V. McHugh, PsyD
What is Stendhal Syndrome?

Have you ever been to an art museum? If you have, you know that there are many amazing, beautiful works of art that have been created over the history of

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Shannon V. McHugh, PsyD
Should Kids Get Participation Trophies?

Every parent wants their child to succeed and be happy. Seeing children sad, frustrated, or disappointed can tug at our parental heart strings like nothing else and our impulse is

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Michelle Overman LMFT
What Is Apophenia?

Apophenia is to make connections between seemingly unrelated things. It happens in the way people see images in the clouds in the sky or people see Mother Theresa’s face on

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Tracy Smith LPC, NCC, ACS
PTSD Service Dogs

Post traumatic stress disorder may result from a single encounter with trauma or from a series of traumatic episodes.  PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can greatly impact a person’s

locus of control
Michelle Overman LMFT
What Is the Locus of Control?

Locus of control is a person’s perceived amount of control they possess in their daily life. There are two types of control people have: internal and external. Internal locus of

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Shannon V. McHugh, PsyD
Can Culinary Therapy Really Help?

The word “food” can mean many different things to a person, depending on their relationship with it. For some, food is comforting. For others, food is stressful. Similarly, the art

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Michelle Overman LMFT
What Are Brain Zaps and What Causes Them?

The term “brain zaps” refers to a withdrawal symptom common for individuals who cease taking certain medication for depression and anxiety. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) as well as selective