Psychotherapy

Work Related Stress and Anxiety

A July 2011 web article from the American Psychological Association stated the following: “Americans are known for placing great emphasis on work and career.”  Working hard, however, should not be confused with overworking at the expense of relationships and physical health.  According to a 2007 nationwide poll by the American Psychological Association, “three-quarters of Americans… Continue reading Work Related Stress and Anxiety

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Perfection and The 21st Century College Student

College counseling centers have been recently overwhelmed with a ever increasing number of students seeking mental health services.  Two such issue that appears to be gaining prevalence are increased anxiety and panic related disorders.  Let’s face it, college can be stressful, but have the pressures and demands of higher education really increased that much?  My answer would be… Continue reading Perfection and The 21st Century College Student

Psychotherapy

4 Ways to Cope with Experiential Avoidance

Experiential avoidance is the term we use to describe patterns of behavior that serves to ignore or avoid uncomfortable thoughts, feelings or memories.  How many times have you said to yourself, “I don’t want to think/talk about it right now?” or “Out of sight out of mind?” Avoidance can be practical, but only if it… Continue reading 4 Ways to Cope with Experiential Avoidance