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anxious kids

Anxious Kids

Anxious Kids Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the country, affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older. For kids, anxiety can be especially difficult to

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managing difficult emotions

Managing Difficult Emotions

How to manage difficult emotions Difficult emotions are an inevitable part of life. We all experience them, and we all have to learn how to deal with them. However, many of us don’t know how to deal with our difficult emotions. You may try to ignore them, or bury them. We might even try to

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How to Become More Patient

How to Become More Patient

How to Become More Patient Adults, adolescents, and children all suffer at one time or another from a lack of patience. Some have what therapists would call “low frustration tolerance.” Adults often come to therapy for help with their anger, impatience, and more. You may recognize some of these things in yourself. Do you have

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New Art Therapy Website

New Art Therapy Website

We have a new Art Therapy Website! In addition to Counseling and Psychotherapy services we offer at Holistic Health Counseling Center (HHCC), we also offer Art Therapy. While information about Art Therapy is contained here on our main website, we thought a separate website that provided in depth information about Art Therapy would be helpful

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Therapy for Children

Therapy for Children

Therapy for Children Is your child having difficulty in social situations, or have you noticed more behavioral issues? Children often have trouble articulating their feelings, so instead, their feelings come out in their behavior. Therapy for children can be very helpful to both your child as well as you, the parent. Psychotherapy We offer both

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6 tips to avoid fighting on a family vacation

6 Tips to Avoid Fighting on a Family Vacation

6 Tips to Avoid Fights While on a Family Vacation Going on vacation with your family is supposed to be a time of relaxation and fun, but it can become stressful if you don’t know how to avoid arguing and fighting while on a family vacation. In this article, we’ll give you 6 tips for

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How to Reduce Stress

How to Reduce Stress

How to Reduce Stress It’s no secret that stress can take a toll on your mental and physical health. According to the American Psychological Association, stress is the “number one psychological problem in the country.” While there are many things we can’t control, there are also many ways we can  learn how to reduce stress

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Mood Issues in Children

Mood Issues in Children

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder Overview Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) is a childhood condition of extreme irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts. DMDD symptoms go beyond a being a “moody” child—children with DMDD experience severe impairment that requires clinical attention. DMDD is a fairly new diagnosis, appearing for the first time in the Diagnostic and

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Social Anxiety 101

Social Anxiety 101

Social Anxiety 101 Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a mental disorder characterized by intense fear of social interaction and scrutiny. It’s the most common type of anxiety disorder, affecting around 15 million adults in the United States. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to cope with social anxiety disorder. In this

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Do You Have OCD?

Do you have OCD?

Do you have OCD? People who are distressed by recurring, unwanted, and uncontrollable thoughts or who feel driven to repeat specific behaviors may have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). OCD is a common, long-lasting disorder characterized by uncontrollable, recurring thoughts (obsessions) that can lead people to engage in repetitive behaviors (compulsions).The thoughts and behaviors that characterize OCD

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Body Image Issues

Body Image Issues?

Body Image Issues If you are struggling with your body image, Summer is likely a very difficult time for you. The weather is nice and people tend to spend more time outside wearing more less clothing, including bathing suits.  Summer can make those of us with body image problems feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. But you

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Depressed?

Depressed?

Depressed? Feeling down? You’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 1 in 5 adults in the US experiences a mental health condition in a given year. If you are depressed, it is important to learn how to help yourself feel better. If you continue to struggle or have been struggling,

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