Types of Counseling: A Bottom Up Approach

Types of Counseling: A Bottom Up Approach

You’re revved, anxious, and feeling out of sorts. You know you need to get some help, but the thought of starting therapy again just seems to add to the stress level. The last time you went to therapy, it didn’t really seem to help. You talked about the problems. You told the deep dark secrets. But nothing seemed to really change. So now what?

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Types of Counseling: Trauma Counseling

Types of Counseling: Trauma Counseling

You’ve been to therapist after therapist and no one seems to be able to help you. You’re still flooded with racing thoughts and emotions. You’ve talked about the difficult things that happened in your life and you’ve shared your deep secrets. Yet, you still aren’t feeling better.

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Anxiety? Use this Quick Tool to Tame the Runaway Train

Anxiety? Use this Quick Tool to Tame the Runaway Train

You’re feeling anxious. Your mind is racing. Your heart is pounding and you’re all revved up. Even though you want to relax, you can’t seem to turn it off. There is a constant nagging feeling that you’re not doing enough, an undercurrent of “go, go, go.” This feeling won’t let you rest. You stop and think about what you’re worrying about, and you can’t even seem to narrow it down to one thing. You just feel all geared up. You start to wonder, “What the heck is wrong with me?!"

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Discerning the Difference between Danger and Discomfort [a tool to calm anxiety]

Discerning the Difference between Danger and Discomfort [a tool to calm anxiety]

Your heart is pounding, your throat feels constricted, and your mouth is dry. Your system is geared up and ready to respond as if you’re actually in danger. You know there is no real threat, but you can’t seem to get your brain to calm down and stop acting like you’re being attacked by mountain lion. You’re exhausted from feeling all revved up and on edge.

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Anxiety Much? Mindfulness to the Rescue

Anxiety Much? Mindfulness to the Rescue

Your heart is pounding. Your mind is racing. Your mouth is dry. You have butterflies in your stomach. You feel pressured and rushed. You are caught up in the tidal wave of anxiety. When you feel it start to come, you think, “Not again!” and then a sense of dread comes over you.

As an anxiety and trauma therapist providing counseling in Orlando, I help my clients calm their anxious feelings using mindfulness. In this post, I will share some super simple mindfulness tools for soothing those overwhelming and uncomfortable feelings of anxiety.

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5 Quick Questions to Ask [when calling about your out-of-network benefits]

5 Quick Questions to Ask [when calling about your out-of-network benefits]

You’ve finally decided that you’ve had enough. You’re tired of feeling this way. You’re ready to reach out for some help. Here at Mindful Living Counseling Services, we understand.

First of all, I want to to acknowledge how difficult this has been. People don’t reach out to a therapist when things are going great. People go through lot of pain and discomfort before actually deciding to call a counselor.

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Boundaries: 3 Reasons You Move the Line

Boundaries: 3 Reasons You Move the Line

You’ve tried to set boundaries in the past, but end up feeling puzzled and perplexed by your own lack of follow through. What was once a strong determination to honor yourself has vanished into thin air. It tends to go a little something like this….

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5 Simple Steps to Setting a Boundary

5 Simple Steps to Setting a Boundary

Do you feel insignificant in your relationship? Does it feel like your partner mows over you and your wishes? After an argument, do you wonder, “What the heck just happened?” If this sounds like you, then this series on boundaries will help clarify what’s happening and help you get your feet back on the ground.

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