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How to Safely Leave an Abusive Relationship

How to Safely Leave an Abusive Relationship

Are you struggling to leave your abusive partner?  Are you afraid that your partner will harm you if you leave your abusive relationship?  Being in an abusive relationship is not only detrimental to your physical health, but also your emotional health and overall well-being.  It can have many lasting psychological impacts that can affect your future.  Even ...

Four Benefits of Music on Your Mental Health

Four Benefits of Music on Your Mental Health

Have you ever lost yourself in a really good song?  Have you ever cranked up the radio just a little louder because the song makes you feel really happy?  Music is one way to boost your mental health, especially if you are struggling with issues that are also reflected in songs.  Finding someone that relates to you can be incredibly powerful, and this is often f...

Five Tips on How to Cope With Anxiety Each Morning

Five Tips on How to Cope With Anxiety Each Morning

Do you suffer from anxiety in the morning?  Do you often wake up for the day feeling anxious about what's ahead?  Whether you are struggling to deal with work responsibilities, family tasks, homemaking chores, or even just everyday life, morning anxiety can cripple your start to each and every day.  As specialists in anxiety therapy in Winter Park, we unders...

Three Tips to Successfully Move In With Your Partner

Three Tips to Successfully Move In With Your Partner

Are you considering moving into your partner's place?  Has your partner given you a key to his/her place and asked you to move in?  Moving in with your partner is a big step in your relationship, and this decision shouldn't be made lightly.  However, when you are ready to move in with your significant other, it can be a great step for your relationship.&...

How to Work on Your Relationship during the Pandemic

How to Work on Your Relationship during the Pandemic

Working on your relationship is already difficult, but let's just add a pandemic into the mix.  During the pandemic, we have been restricted to the confines of our own homes and private spaces, instructed to avoid large social gatherings, and even told to work from home until the threat of the virus diminishes.  This has left many of us in the presence of those w...

Learning More About Basic Needs

Learning More About Basic Needs

If you haven’t had a chance to read the blogs on the basic needs, take a moment now and go back and check them out as this blog is meant to be a supplement to the basic needs. This is a personal technique your counselor in Orlando might do with you which allows for you to create a deeper meaning with yourself.  It gives you the opportunity to understand what needs h...

Career Anxiety-Colleagues and Co-workers

Career Anxiety-Colleagues and Co-workers

If you haven’t had a chance to read the blog about career anxiety and how Winter Garden counseling can help, take a moment, and go back for a read. This blog is meant to serve as a subsection of what having anxiety at work feelings like with your current employment or career, but with the tendencies being caused with your coworkers/colleagues and how it is impacting you ...

Career Anxiety

Career Anxiety

Feeling anxiety about work, having trouble finding a work-life balance, and struggling with motivation to work, can all be signs that it is time to seek help through anxiety counseling. Having anxiety about work or finding the right career can be very hard to manage. You may even find yourself with a lack of desire to go to work,  or avoiding your job due to anxiety or st...

Health Anxiety and PTSD

Health Anxiety and PTSD

Winter Garden women's therapy is seeking a dramatic rise in health anxiety issues. This year's health pandemic contributed to the manifestation of health anxiety symptoms for many people that have not become physically ill. So what is health anxiety and how does anxiety counseling in Winter Garden help? Health anxiety for women or men can be a symptom of a la...

Health Anxiety and Depression

Health Anxiety and Depression

Depression and anxiety have connections with each other to where one can cause the other or have similar symptoms to each other. In the mental health field, this is known as comorbidity. Through counseling in Winter Garden, you will learn the underlying reasons why you are suffering from anxiety so that you can eliminate the symptoms. You will begin to understand the relations...

Health Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Health Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Health anxiety can spike the number of panic attacks that an individual can have, especially during a year such as the one we are currently in. Panic attacks can arise from many different things such as trauma, stress, depression, or even generalized panic. Losing Control ...

Which Mind Should You Use?

Which Mind Should You Use?

In Winter Garden counseling settings you will learn more than just how to cope with anxiety symptoms. It may seem like there is only one way to deal with anxiety, health anxiety issues, job stress, or relationship stress. This is one reason many people turn to anti-anxiety medication first. The truth is, when you work with an anxiety counselor in Winter Garden, Florida, you l...

How to Cope with Infidelity in Your Marriage

How to Cope with Infidelity in Your Marriage

Have you or your partner been unfaithful in your marriage?  Are you trying to cope and work things out so that you can rebuild your trust?  Staying in a marriage when infidelity has occurred can be difficult, but the right work can help you to rebuild your relationship.  In fact, you may even be able to come out stronger than ever.  When you first find out ...

Four Signs You Need to Improve Your Self-Care

Four Signs You Need to Improve Your Self-Care

Do you have a difficult time setting time aside to work on yourself?  Are you looking for a way to improve your self-care routine?  Self-care is one of the most important ways that you can improve your mental, physical, social, and emotional well-being.  When you set time aside to work on yourself, you will feel rejuvenated, refreshed, and at peace with who you ...

Six Common Reasons Women Seek Therapy

Six Common Reasons Women Seek Therapy

Are you a woman that is struggling to cope with grief?  Are you looking to personally grow in your career or fulfill personal goals?  Have you been dealing with mood swings, depression, or anxiety?  Women's therapy in Winter Park will help you work through your emotions, combat struggles with your mental health, and provide you with strategies to grow and fu...

Four Benefits of Virtual Counseling in Orlando

Four Benefits of Virtual Counseling in Orlando

Are you looking for ways to cope with your mental health during this time?  Although in-person appointments are now permitted once again, many people are opting for virtual appointments to avoid social gathering and close proximity to others.  However, there are some concerns about virtual health services, like doctor visits and counseling sessions.  Many people...

Three Ways to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety

Three Ways to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety

Are you struggling to understand the new normal?  Does the coronavirus pandemic make it difficult for you to create a routine or find productivity in your day?  Are you anxious about returning to your regular responsibilities during the pandemic?  With the coronavirus still present in our society, we want to be sure to cope with our anxiety in healthy and produc...

Four Dangers of Having Too Much Stress

Four Dangers of Having Too Much Stress

Do you have a high-pressure work life?  Are you struggling to get enough sleep?  Do you have a difficult time making ends meet financially?  All of these factors can cause an extreme amount of stress in your life, which can lead to many dangerous health effects.  Stress is one of the most common complaints among adults, as there are many responsibilities to...

Breaking The Men's Therapy Stigma

Breaking The Men's Therapy Stigma

If you are a guy reading this blog post because you are wondering if counseling is going to be the thing for you to do then you have come to the right place! This blog is just for you, and all the other guys in the world! Men's therapy Orlando can help you break through personal or professional barriers and truly reach the maximum potential you're capable of. ...

Performance Anxiety

Performance Anxiety

School anxiety or test anxiety surrounding school and test/exams can be related to a form of performance anxiety.  This type of anxiety you may be feeling is more situational and environmental as compared to other forms of anxiety. Anxiety therapy works to address this underlying feeling and eliminate the anxiety symptoms so you can perform at your best. The mai...

Relationship Anxiety Tips

Relationship Anxiety Tips

Relationship anxiety therapy in Winter Garden works with individuals that are having problems in a relationship. Relationship anxiety is based solely on the anxiety that persists in the relationships we have with our partners. This form of anxiety manifests from a fear of rejection, overthinking our interactions with our partner/peers, needing acceptance in any form socially, ...

Four Tips to Manage Your Anxiety Over the COVID-19 Pandemic

Four Tips to Manage Your Anxiety Over the COVID-19 Pandemic

Have you been struggling to return to your normal mental state during the COVID-19 pandemic?  Once the coronavirus plagued our country, we were forced to adapt and change our normal routines in order to stay safe.  Even though there have been many lifted regulations in order to restore our normalcy, many are still anxious, nervous, or stressed about the virus.  ...

Five Common Reasons Men Seek Counseling

Five Common Reasons Men Seek Counseling

Many men may feel as if they do not need to speak with a counselor, because it may sound challenging to openly discuss emotions with a stranger.  This myth could not be more inaccurate or disserving for men.  It is critical for every individual to be comfortable when they are discussing issues related to their emotional and mental well-being, and this includes therap...

How You Can Cope With Depression

How You Can Cope With Depression

Many people assume that medications are the only solution to combatting the symptoms of depression, but that is actually untrue.  As a top counselor in Winter Garden, we offer many tips and tricks to help our clients work through their depression and live a better and healthier life.  While medications are efficient and effective in fighting the negative emotions and...

Four Signs that Your Marriage May Be In Trouble

Four Signs that Your Marriage May Be In Trouble

Are you concerned that your marriage is starting to fall apart?  Do you notice that you and your spouse have been drifting apart, fighting more frequently, or acting strangely around one another?  Every relationship has their ups and down, and it's true that marriage is hard work.  However, when you start to feel like your marriage is in jeopardy, it may be ...

How to Build a Better Relationship

How to Build a Better Relationship

Are you looking for ways to strengthen your relationships with your spouse or partner?  Being in a relationship can be difficult, especially when you have a tough time reaching compromises, or if you argue frequently.  Many times, there are solutions and strategies that can help both you and your partner reach resolutions.  Building and strengthening your relati...

Four Great Reasons to Work on Your Self Confidence

Four Great Reasons to Work on Your Self Confidence

Have you ever felt as though you weren't good enough?  Have you ever doubted your abilities to perform a task that you already mastered?  A lack of confidence can cause many people to panic, run away, or avoid certain situations that they may actually be well-suited for.  Confidence is critical in allowing us to be ourselves and to act in ways that make us happy.  When we doubt ourselves by having a lack of self-confidence, we lose the ability to live freely and we hin...

How To Control Anger

Men’s Therapy Orlando Weighs In

How To Control Anger

In Men’s therapy Orlando, men seeking counseling for anger or how to control bad behavior, have often reached out due to conflict within a relationship. Even if you are a man who is seeking help for anger or jealousy and have been nudged by another person, you can learn a lot through men’s therapy. The most obvious point that gets overlooked at times during heated ...

ORLANDO COUNSELING SELF-CARE SERIES

How to Stay Present

ORLANDO COUNSELING SELF-CARE SERIES

In this Orlando counseling self-help series, let’s explore the art of how to stay present. I’m sure you have heard the importance of being mindful, staying present, and being in the here-and-now, but how does one do that? Is it really as easy as people seem to say? As an Orlando counselor working with individuals in anxiety therapy, I wanted to share some easy step...

Cinema Therapy in Individual Counseling

What it is and how we can use it?

Cinema Therapy in Individual Counseling

Movies and film have always played a crucial role in allowing us to experience intense emotions and feelings. In individual counseling, there are many techniques which can elicit growth in a person. Cinema therapy is one of those techniques which can promote self-awareness. In order to use cinema therapy, you look to the actors on screen and envision yourself in thei...

ORLANDO COUNSELING SELF-CARE SERIES

Causes Of Negative Thinking

ORLANDO COUNSELING SELF-CARE SERIES

In this Orlando counseling self-care series let’s explore what might be causing negative feelings and how to think more positively to improve mood during these changing times. Gaining insight into reasons for negative thinking can help. When you begin using self-care daily habits and positive affirmations, you stop self-limiting beliefs that create barriers to ...

ORLANDO COUNSELING SELF-CARE SERIES

Comparing versus Striving: What’s the Difference?

ORLANDO COUNSELING SELF-CARE SERIES

In this Orlando counseling self-care series blog we will be discussions how comparison to others can have a negative impact on good mental health. Comparing yourself to others or even past versions of yourself, can have one of the most detrimental impacts you have not previously considered. What makes comparison so damaging to self-esteem? ...

How to Cope with the Aftermath of Trauma

How to Cope with the Aftermath of Trauma

After overcoming or surviving extremely traumatic experiences, you may find yourself in an unfamiliar and confusing place.  You may have difficult trusting others, finding support, or coping with your experiences.  You also may be suffering from physical or emotional harm.  During the aftermath of a traumatic experience, you want to find ways to cope and try to ...

Strategies to Combat Depression during the COVID-19 Crisis

Strategies to Combat Depression during the COVID-19 Crisis

The novel coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people confused, overworked, jobless, unmotivated, or stuck.  All of these circumstances can have a negative effect on mental health and lead us down negative or even destructive pathways.  If you have been feeling depressed during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is always important to take care of your mental health firs...

Four Great Reasons to Get a Life Coach

Four Great Reasons to Get a Life Coach

Are you a little lost in your life?  Are you looking to discover a new passion, start on a new path, or learn more about yourself?  Life coaching is a great way to talk with a professional to uncover your dreams and set realistic benchmarks to make them come true.  Whether you are searching for professional or personal fulfillment, motivation or encouragement to...

Four Signs You May Have Social Anxiety Disorder

Four Signs You May Have Social Anxiety Disorder

Do you avoid social events because you feel awkward, uncomfortable, or withdrawn in a crowd of people?  Are you constantly searching for excuses to avoid dating, holidays, work events, or parties?  From avoiding social gatherings to feeling out of place or judged, there are many different symptoms of social anxiety disorder.  At anxiety therapy in Orlando, you c...

Coaches: Forty Individuals in One

Coaches: Forty Individuals in One

Coaching in sports is both unique and fluid. Unique because a coach is looked at as a scholar of the sport passing on knowledge. Fluid because there is no standard framework for being a coach. However, if you are a coach, how are you able to coach a group of athletes to work together for a common goal while making sure each individual athlete is receiving the proper care, atte...

HELP FOR LOW SELF-ESTEEM

Validation for Higher Self

HELP FOR LOW SELF-ESTEEM

Getting help for low self-esteem, help for anxiety, or help with confidence, often starts with understanding how important validation is. Validation is crucial for healthy living and also for a healthy mental state of mind. Validation provides us with a sense of confidence in our identity as a person as well as maintains our motivational stature to achieve our best life. In co...

ORLANDO COUNSELING: SELF-HELP SERIES

Quality World: The Power of Quality

ORLANDO COUNSELING: SELF-HELP SERIES

When you start working with an Orlando counselor, finding ways to help with life issues, how to get help for depression, or seeking anxiety counseling…you begin taking the first steps to improve your quality world. The first place that your counselor will often look at will be to ask how your five basic needs are being met. The five basic human needs aid us in the creat...

ORLANDO COUNSELING: SELF-HELP SERIES

Quality World: Survive to Thrive

ORLANDO COUNSELING: SELF-HELP SERIES

Life counseling allows you to explore areas within your life that are causing tension or conflict. When you are trying to find out how to stop anxiety, or how to get over sadness or depression or find ways how to stop thinking negatively, first search for a counselor near me.  This will lead you to a world of resources that can help dealing with life changes. In...

ORLANDO COUNSELING: SELF-HELP SERIES

Quality World: Achieving Love and Belonging

ORLANDO COUNSELING: SELF-HELP SERIES

As we continue to explore the five basic needs in this Orlando Counseling series, it is important to remind yourself that change is always possible. In times of adversity, such as you may be experiencing now, there are still opportunities for you to THRIVE.  You have a choice to limit your vision to what feels like negative circumstances or to open your lens to what lies ...

ORLANDO COUNSELING: SELF-HELP SERIES

Quality World: Are you living your Quality World?

ORLANDO COUNSELING: SELF-HELP SERIES

As society continues to navigate this new world of confusion and adversity, having a resource like Orlando counseling is so beneficial to manage a healthy, happy quality world. This time of coronavirus, job loss, financial unrest and anxiety from the unknown is putting everyone’s quality world to the test. There are many external factors that are beyond your control and ...

ORLANDO COUNSELING: SELF-HELP SERIES

Quality World: The Freedom of Choice

ORLANDO COUNSELING: SELF-HELP SERIES

Orlando counseling has seen a rise in symptoms of anxiety, depression, worthlessness, and feelings of hopelessness since the Coronavirus pandemic. People everywhere have struggled with how to be happy during times of unrest.  What Orlando counselors are finding is that people are questioning their worth, their identity, and their purpose. When humans lose the ability to s...

ORLANDO COUNSELING: SELF-HELP SERIES

Quality World: Having Fun Is Great!

ORLANDO COUNSELING: SELF-HELP SERIES

The five basic human needs aid you in the creation of your quality world. During these confusing times, your quality world and meeting your basic needs is probably being challenged. Through Orlando counseling, there are opportunities to redefine this period of your life in positive ways. Despite the challenges that are presented to you, it is still possible to experience fun, ...

Coping With The Stressors Of Competition

Anxiety Relief for Athletes

Coping With The Stressors Of Competition

Competition in sport is universal and trademark because there is nothing like it. Putting your hard trained self against another individual who has a work ethic that rivals yours is what the mental framework of an athlete is built on. Athletes are told to work and work and to know that there is someone out there working harder than they are and they have to beat them even befo...

Orlando Couples Counseling Series: The Marriage Circle

Orlando Couples Counseling Series:  The Marriage Circle

Creating a healthy relationship can be hard without the right help. Couples counseling helps people struggling in a marriage that is failing, or a relationship that has suffered trauma. By defining the healthy marriage circle, you can create a safe space that allows healing to occur. How does the ma...

Orlando Couples Counseling Series: The Availability of a Relationship

Orlando Couples Counseling Series: The Availability of a Relationship

Relationships are one of the most stressful, complex, and amazing situations that humans crave and strive to be a part of every day. How do you know which relationships are the best for you? How do you know a potential partner is willing to commit to you and be able to be the second half of your team? Couples counseling teaches individuals to identify their availability for a ...

INSIDE THE ANXIOUS MIND OF AN ATHLETE

INSIDE THE ANXIOUS MIND OF AN ATHLETE

Athletes are one of the most profound and prestigious populations in the country. To be considered an athlete at any level places you in an elite bracket that can transcend you past your peers. While this is a great accolade, it can be hard to manage this lifestyle on one’s own. For an athlete to perform at their best, they have to feel confident in themselves and their ...

How to Find the Best Counselor for Your Needs

How to Find the Best Counselor for Your Needs

Are you looking to find a quality therapist the help you get on the right path in your life?  Finding a therapist that will work for you can be a difficult task.   You trust someone with personal details about your life, which perhaps you may have never divulged to anyone else before.  Also, you want to find someone with knowledge and expertise in the areas...

Four Tips on How to Help a Friend Battling Depression

Four Tips on How to Help a Friend Battling Depression

Does one of your close friends suffer from depression?  If you have a friend that suffers from the negative effects of depression, such as chronic sadness, withdrawn behavior, low self-confidence, and isolation, you will want to become the support system for them.  By being supportive, you can become a trusted shoulder to lean when they are feeling low.  This wi...

Four Tips on How to Improve on Your Relationship after Children

Four Tips on How to Improve on Your Relationship after Children

After you welcome children into your home, it's no secret that your relationship with your spouse will be affected.  Often times, it can be a struggle to maintain your relationship after a baby.  The two of you has now become three, and this can upset the balance that you once had in your relationship.  As a specialist in relationship counseling, we recommen...

Four Strategies to Manage Your Anxiety

Four Strategies to Manage Your Anxiety

Suffering from the symptoms of anxiety can be crippling on your entire lifestyle.  All aspects of your health are affected by anxiety, so understanding your triggers is essential in combating its negative effects.  By working on yourself in anxiety counseling in Orlando, you will be able to recognize the intricacies of your anxiety.  This will then effectively w...

ORLANDO PRIDE MONTH AWARENESS

ORLANDO PRIDE MONTH AWARENESS

The month of June is a time to shine the light on those who are apart of the LGBTQ+. Rainbows would be flying and marches would be planned, but COVID-19 has postponed that until later this year. This is a time of gratitude, for the fighting those within the community have done for decades. However the fight is never over! To celebrate and encourage growth, I will be highlighti...

Five Common Causes of Suicide

Five Common Causes of Suicide

Suicide affects hundreds of thousands of people each year.  Many people attempt suicide and others are even successful at ending their own life.  Unfortunately, these statistics continue to startle society as time passes, despite such awareness and exposure to the underlying causes.  As a company invested in individual counseling in Orlando, we hope to shed more...

Four Types of Anxiety Therapy in Orlando

Four Types of Anxiety Therapy in Orlando

Millions of people suffer from the symptoms of anxiety disorders, such as panic attacks, increased heart rate, withdrawn from social activities, and nervousness.  If you are someone who suffers from anxiety and worried about how it negatively affects your life, you may be looking for anxiety therapy in Orlando.  Counselors and therapists are great support systems tha...

Three Reasons Self-Care is Important to Your Health

Three Reasons Self-Care is Important to Your Health

Taking care of yourself is critical in maintaining not only your physical health, but also your mental health.  Whether you spend your day unwinding in the sun, bathing in a warm bubble bath, or taking a long jog, you are helping both your body and your mind.  As a top expert in individual counseling in Orlando, we recommend that everyone carve out time for themselve...

Four Strategies to Change the Mental Health Stigma

Four Strategies to Change the Mental Health Stigma

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which comes at a critical time in our history.  This is an unprecedented time that has left many of us vulnerable, confused, and scared.  When we are placed in this position, our mental health can suffer from the effects of the unknown.  Those who suffer from mental health concerns on an everyday basis are left even more sus...

Life Counseling Orlando

Social Isolation And Addiction Recovery

Life Counseling Orlando

Life counseling Orlando addiction recovery is a continual work in progress. Most people struggling with an addiction, whether it be to substances, sex, food, gambling, gaming, or any others, have seen how addiction affects all areas of their life.  There are many levels to recovery which work together to support success. One component is that of social support and positiv...

Self-Compassion Daily

Self-Compassion Daily

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”-Buddha Things haven’t been easy. On top of the stress around contracting the Coronavirus, losing work, and homeschooling your kids, you also can’t go out to enjoy the city the way you use to. No coffee shops, shopping malls, or gym memberships. The ac...

The Importance of Play in Your Relationship

The Importance of Play in Your Relationship

Being sheltered in place during this worldwide pandemic has been challenging for most of us, and it has also presented us with unique opportunities. One of those prospects is more creativity and playfulness. How many of you have stopped engaging with this part of yourselves or this part of your relationship? Recall the last time you allowed yourself to truly engage your imagin...

How Counselor Advice Helps Blended Families Cope With Stress

How Counselor Advice Helps Blended Families Cope With Stress

Blended families can be hard to navigate without help. Individual counseling in Orlando helps you develop a healthy support system.  Sometimes talking to friends, family, or other divorcees can lead you to feeling more confused about what to do.  The experience of being married after divorce is unique and a counselor who provides professional support during this time...

3 Marriage Counseling Tips

To Save A Failing Marriage

3 Marriage Counseling Tips

Are you dealing with a spouse who was unfaithful? Do you want to stay together but fight all the time? Is there still love in the relationship but too much hurt to get over? Do you think about leaving your husband but fear being alone or that you will regret ending the relationship? Marriage counseling in Orlando addresses all of these issues and more in with the help of an ex...

What Is Anxiety Counseling Orlando?

Why It Works

What Is Anxiety Counseling Orlando?

Anxiety counseling varies in its approach to regular mental health therapy services because it focuses on how to stop anxiety or panic attacks. There is also an emphasis on managing depression because often anxiety and depression are felt at the same time. Anxiety counseling with an expert that is trained in how to manage anxiety symptoms naturally will provide long-lasting be...

Reasons You May Need Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Reasons You May Need Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Do you struggle with negative thought patterns that lead to unnecessary worry, anxiety, or distorted views on life?  If so, you may want to consider the psychological treatment of cognitive behavior therapy.  This type of therapy targets negative thoughts that are caused by overall beliefs or assumptions that can disrupt the natural thought process and prevent positi...

Five Signs that Your Child May Need Counseling

Five Signs that Your Child May Need Counseling

Have you noticed that your child is struggling but can't offer them the help they need?  As parents, you always want to do the best thing for your child, and this includes worrying about their mental health.  Just like adults, children are also prone to suffer from issues related to tough life situations and mental health.  This means that they may require s...

Four Great Reasons to Go to Individual Counseling in Orlando

Four Great Reasons to Go to Individual Counseling in Orlando

Are you experiencing feelings of isolation or social withdrawal?  Have you been losing control of your mental health?  Whenever people think of counseling, they may assume it is only for those who are having extreme difficulties in their life.  However, there are many reasons why people seek out individual counseling in Orlando.  Some people like to have an...

Four Self Care Tips for When You're Stuck at Home

Four Self Care Tips for When You're Stuck at Home

Are you struggling to stay busy when you are stuck at home?  Are you battling anxiety, depression, or feelings of instability?  Being stuck at home can be tough for many people, because it alters the daily expectations and routine.  This can also cause issues related to mental health, especially for those who already have preexisting mental health issues.  ...

Manage Depression Symptoms Naturally

Daily Habits For Better Mental Health

Manage Depression Symptoms Naturally

Managing depression symptoms naturally should act as a supplement to other depression counseling, therapies, or support. Mental health can decline quite rapidly in the face of a crisis or challenging life event. This could be due to a sudden onset of said event, or because it is difficult or impossible to gain immediate access to resources such as anti-depressant medications, ...

How To Improve Your Mood

Advice From An Orlando Counselor

How To Improve Your Mood

In an attempt to feel better, many of us avoid the circumstances or emotions that feel bad. For example, if you have social anxiety, you probably avoid social situations to lessen that anxiety. You may avoid feelings by watching TV, playing games, sleeping, or using substances. The problem is that avoidance numbs out the pain for now at the cost of increasing that an...

Fear vs Panic

What Is The Difference?

Fear vs Panic

During times like this, it is common to respond with fear or panic. Pandemics aren't something we as humans typically can anticipate, or prepare for adequately without some form of action prompt. However, deciphering the difference between fear and panic is one battle. Another battle is not allowing a fear-based response to become overwhelming and bleed into other parts of...

Orlando Anxiety Counselor Tips For Stress Management

Managing Anxiety Symptoms

Orlando Anxiety Counselor Tips For Stress Management

As an Orlando anxiety counselor, I have had to take time for my own self-care in managing anxiety symptoms. Anytime life changes suddenly there or throws you a curveball, it can take a moment to get your bearings. As humans, we are designed to thrive off of balance and when that balance is threatened managing anxiety symptoms becomes a new norm.  As you near the hopeful end of COVID-...

Anxiety Counseling Techniques for Managing Expectations During Coronavirus

Anxiety Counseling Techniques for Managing Expectations During Coronavirus

Anxiety counseling techniques can be helpful if you are struggling with how to manage your stress during a difficult time. Even I, an expert anxiety counselor in Orlando, am feeling what my clients, my loved ones, and even you are probably going through during this time. Everyone is dealing with difficult feelings these days. Some of the shared feelings I have...

Stay At Home Florida Activities From An Orlando Counselor

Stay At Home Florida Activities From An Orlando Counselor

While social distancing, CDC guidelines and stay at home orders are very serious business, we at Orlando Thrive Therapy are here to remind you that these are times that we can utilize to have some fun, set new goals, and use as a reminder to more often take life a little bit more lightly. I've collected some resources on fun ways that I have been handling the quarantine li...

Orlando Marriage Therapist Gives Advice on Relationship Issues in Quarantine

Orlando Marriage Therapist Gives Advice on Relationship Issues in Quarantine

As any Orlando Marriage Therapist might tell you, being locked inside a house together can undoubtedly cause relationship issues during quarantine. Being locked in together, whether that’s with family, friends, or a romantic partner, poses many challenges. If you’re feeling stressed, alone, angry, or hopeless while locked in together, you’re surely not alone....

Online Therapy Stay At Home Counseling Options

Online Therapy Stay At Home Counseling Options

Teletherapy Orlando has allowed clients to access support during this time of crisis in creative ways. As mental health counseling professionals, we have quickly adapted to the needs of our clients through online therapy, also called teletherapy technology. We understand the impact a pandemic and stay at home order can have on a person and it is our job to be flexible and unde...

Orlando Counselor Shares Personal Self-Care Tips

Orlando Counselor Shares Personal Self-Care Tips

Orlando Thrive Therapy’s licensed mental health counselor, Calena Illan, took some time to share her personal tips for making the most of this time with yourself. It has been a few weeks since the city was issued a stay at home order and a few months since the outbreak of COVID 19. For most of us, the idea of a global virus outbreak was unprecedented and something that we ...

Using Teletherapy For Online Counseling

Using Teletherapy For Online Counseling

Teletherapy can be an effective online counseling option during times that you may not be able to get to an office for mental health therapy services. Using virtual programs such as Zoom or Doxy, which are at no cost to you, you can access your therapist on the go, or in the convenience of your own home. Teletherapy sessions are becoming more widely used. They can be used excl...

Marriage Counseling Tips

For A Better Relationship

Marriage Counseling Tips

Marriage counseling Orlando often finds that couples start with a wildly misrepresented concept of the typical romantic relationship from the media. Love is typically portrayed as fun, effortless, and just “meant to be”, but marriage counselors are the first to tell you that healthy bonds require hard work. Yes, romantic relationships should include fun and joy- ab...

Anxiety Counseling Tips For Living Your Values

Anxiety Counseling Tips For Living Your Values

Anxiety counseling can be a great way for you to take a closer look at what is causing you to feel certain ways. You may discover in your anxiety counseling sessions that you have actually been lacking a sense of purpose or passion. When you work with an anxiety counselor your sessions will uncover aspects of your thought patterns that might be preventing you from having a sen...

Managing Stress During Uncertain Times

Managing Stress During Uncertain Times

It’s undoubtedly a stressful time for most of us, including counselors in Orlando and mental health therapists. The Coronavirus pandemic has created changes in the way we live, work, and interact with one another. Life as we know it has been temporarily uprooted, and it’s very normal to feel an array of emotions, like sadness, stress, anger, frustration, guilt, and...

Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Social Isolation

Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Social Isolation

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, most of us have chosen to, or have been required to bequarantined. Quarantine is vital to ensure the safety of ourselves and our broader communities, but unfortunately it brings with it an inherent socialisolation. Lack of social contact is known to degrade mental health, increasing symptoms of anxiety and depression. In fact, social wi...

Turn Panic Into Power

Turn Panic Into Power

We know that times are tough, and there’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding us and our communities. There has been a strong emphasis on social distancing, quarantine and stay-at-home orders all through out the United States, including orders from our Governor here in Florida.   It has triggered both anxiety and depression symptoms in a lot of people, and ou...

Top 10 At-Home Survival Tips

Top 10 At-Home Survival Tips

In times of uncertainty like today, it is important to pay attention to your mental health. One of the most common triggers for anxiety and depression is the aspect of control, or lack there of. Due to the Coronavirus, many of us are lacking control. You’re not alone in the sea of emotions, lack of mental clarity, and unforeseen next steps. We see people...

Nature Therapy for Depression

Nature Therapy for Depression

Getting outside, in the warming sun and under the bright blue sky, is so healing. There is a peaceful effect that the natural world has on us, which you’ve likely experienced. The expansive green trees, the flowing water, the open sky, and the rich dirt… just the mental images of these alone may provide a sense of calm, and perhaps a feeling of belonging in the wo...

Self-Care Routines That Relieve Stress

Self-Care Routines That Relieve Stress

In a society full of criticism, judgment and unrealistic standards for both men and women - we must remember to check in with what we want for ourselves. We must nurture our minds, our self-respect, our self-esteem, and our self-love. Often when people discuss these concepts, it is paired with “I don’t know where to start”. A good starting place is ...

Journaling For Anxiety Relief

Journaling For Anxiety Relief

If you’ve ever gone to therapy before or know someone who has gone, there’s a good chance that they owned a journal. This is probably one of the most stereotypical moves while you’re in therapy, and while it can be tedious and very vulnerable, I’m here to share the advantages to utilizing one now while we’re dealing with quarantine and COVID-19, b...

Enhance Your Life Through Mindfulness

Enhance Your Life Through Mindfulness

Mindfulness practice has been gaining traction within the past decade, as we have begun to understand more and more about the ways in which it works. Neuroscience and individual experience itself have both given way to a deeper awareness around the benefits of mindfulness in daily life. Mindfulness ...

How To Handle Anxiety During A Pandemic

How To Handle Anxiety During A Pandemic

How do you deal with anxiety from the unknown? There are so many things that can race through your mind when you are faced with anxiety from change, anxiety from job-loss, or anxiety from finances. During times of world or economic crisis or change, it is normal to feel anxious. Anytime something shifts you out of your normal routine, this can create feelings of anxiety, stres...

How to Recognize a Toxic Relationship

How to Recognize a Toxic Relationship

No two relationships are the same, and no relationship is perfect. Many people find comfort, solace, and love with their partner.  However, this may not always be the case.   Issues arise whenever you and your partner start to engage in negative behaviors consistently.  This can cause a toxic relationship, which is a potentially dangerous situation.  R...

Three Ways to Cope with Grief

Three Ways to Cope with Grief

Are you struggling with the death of a loved one?  Did you recently suffer a loss in your life?  The grieving process is one of the most difficult and challenging aspects of losing someone, and it is almost always something you can't prepare for.  Whenever you are grieving, you may want to reach out for guidance from individual therapy in Orlando.  Our ...

Five Habits that Can Cause Anxiety

Five Habits that Can Cause Anxiety

Many of us have habits that trigger anxiety.  Over time, these habits can worsen and creative negative thought patterns.  It is best to work on curbing these habits before they have devastating effects on your mental health.  Anxiety counseling in Orlando can help you recognize these habits so that you can learn how to decrease these behaviors and cope with your anxiety.&nb...

Five Common Techniques Used in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Five Common Techniques Used in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Are you suffering from negative thought patterns, unproductive thoughts, issues in your daily life, or frequent worrying?  Cognitive behavior therapy is a great way to help turn some of the negative thought patterns into positive messages.  This can improve the quality of your lifestyle by ridding yourself of symptoms such as anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and mo...

Four Long Term Solutions to Alleviate Anxiety

Four Long Term Solutions to Alleviate Anxiety

When you are riddled by anxiety, you may constantly question each decision you make, you may doubt yourself in multiple situations, or you may even avoid certain outings.  Anxiety disorders are common in today's world, and they prevent many people from living to their fullest.  With anxiety counseling in Orlando, you can work on coping strategies to help you live...

Four Ways to Manage Your Stress

Four Ways to Manage Your Stress

Are you constantly trying to manage your stress?  Do you find yourself browsing the internet for stress balls, meditation techniques, and other methods that help relieve your stress?  When stress rules over your life, you may want to consider individual therapy in Orlando to help provide you with coping strategies.  Stress can hinder your ability to perform at y...

Five Signs of Depression

Five Signs of Depression

If you have been chronically unhappy lately, you could be wondering whether you are suffering from depression.  However, it is important to know that being happy is different than being depressed.  Often times, people confuse periods of sadness with depressive disorders.  As a counselor in Orlando, we help many patients cope with mood disorders, such as anxiety,...

Three Ways to Improve Your Self-Care

Three Ways to Improve Your Self-Care

Taking care of yourself is critical in the improvement of your mental and physical health.  Often times, it can be easy to neglect self-care and prioritizing your own needs.  Life is typically busy, between stressful jobs, busy family life, and our consumption of technology.  However, you still need to take care of your needs.  This sometimes involves sacri...

Navigating A Healthy Marriage After Parenthood

Navigating A Healthy Marriage After Parenthood

Becoming a parent for the first time is a very momentous and profound experience that can have a life-changing impact on you as an individual, in your relationship and the entire family. Marriage counseling Orlando sees a rise in couples who seek help after becoming parents. According to a census that was conducted in 2010, an average of 4,247,694 babies are born every year in...

Dealing With Anxiety

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Dealing With Anxiety

What is SFBT? Solution-focused brief therapy is an Orlando counseling approach that can help individuals dealing with anxiety after a life change, relationship sin need of repair, and entire families dealing with a variety of mental health concerns. Overall, SFBT can assist individuals in improving their quality of life by focusing on the organic and natural strengths that...

Healing With DBT

Healing With DBT

DBT is a behavioral activation therapy, similar to CBT and even uses practices and techniques from it, but taps into a different perspective and theory. A DBT trained therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy can help assist you by teaching and educating you about skills of validation, mindfulness, strategies to change ineffective or destructive behaviors, and showing your...

Life Coaching Goal Setting Tips

Life Coaching Goal Setting Tips

Each New Year brings time to reflect on your high points, your achievements, your losses or weaknesses, and your ability to sustain goals you made over the last year. With this reflection, it is important to maintain a positive attitude that will allow for improv...

Overcoming Negative Thinking With CBT

Overcoming Negative Thinking With CBT

CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, focuses on overcoming negative thoughts that prevent you from being your best self. Negative thoughts can lead to limiting behaviors. Behaviors that are based off of fear or anxiety prevent you from achieving personal or prof...

Benefits of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Benefits of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive behavior therapy is a great way to train your brain a new way of processing information, learning new things, and interacting with the world. During your time with a counselor, you will be able to focus on the mindfulness with the intention of better un...

Advantages of Going to Individual Counseling

Advantages of Going to Individual Counseling

Have you been struggling with your self-worth or self-awareness? Have you found yourself suffering from the symptoms of anxiety or depression and avoiding social situations? These are all great reasons why you should consider individual therapy in Orlando. At ind...

Four Ways to Help Prevent Anxiety

Four Ways to Help Prevent Anxiety

Anxiety can be a crippling feeling that leaves many people afraid, immobile, or isolated. This may stop people from living their lives, whether they become intimidated by normal social situations or they underperform in their jobs. The many negative effects of an...

How You Can Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions

How You Can Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions

When you start out each new year, you likely tell yourself that this is the year you are going to meet all of your goals. As time passes, however, it is easier to forget about those resolutions you set out to follow on the first of January. As specialists in indi...

How To Set Relationship Goals This Year

How To Set Relationship Goals This Year

Relationship counseling is a very important goal to add to your resolution list if you are having relationship trouble, but even if you are not. Putting your marriage or relationship goals as a top priority offer many benefits. Relationship counseling is helpful ...

Decluttering Spaces Lead To Happier Places

Decluttering Spaces Lead To Happier Places

Considering seeing a counselor in Orlando for anxiety or stress? There are many things that can have an effect on your mental health while living in central Florida. Talking to a counselor in Orlando about anxiety, depression, and stress can help you determine wh...

Anxiety Counseling Exposes Shame Healing Negative Patterns

Anxiety Counseling Exposes Shame Healing Negative Patterns

Anxiety relates to deeper human emotions than simply feeling anxious. For example, shame is a human emotion we often give very little attention to but which causes a great deal of anxiety. Shame has a very influential role in how we interact with ourselves and th...

How Relationship Counseling Can Improve Your Life with Your Partner

How Relationship Counseling Can Improve Your Life with Your Partner

Relationships are hard work.  When you are committed to make it work with your spouse or significant other, you will likely exhaust every option to make sure you find a way to work.  Relationship counseling has become much more popular and common in recent years, for it aims to help many couples through tough situations.  Relationship counseling can be extremely effective w...

Seven of the Most Common Anxiety Triggers

Seven of the Most Common Anxiety Triggers

When someone suffers from anxiety, they can have a difficult time coping with simple, everyday situations.   Anxiety can not only hinder someone's performance, it may also prevent someone from participating in the first place.  As specialists in anxiety therapy in Orlando, we at Orlando Thrive Therapy help our clients cope with their anxiety so they can have a successfu...

Shame and How To Overcome It. Orlando Counselor Weighs in

Shame and How To Overcome It. Orlando Counselor Weighs in

Shame can be defined as the breaking of an interpersonal bridge or as the belief we are flawed in some way that deems us as unworthy of love. This is an emotion as well as something that happens within our bodies, promoting a physical response. ...

Orlando Counselors Mental Health Resource List

Orlando Counselors Mental Health Resource List

Orlando counselors use a variety of mental health resources to help during the therapy process. These can range from making suggestions that include a specialized therapist or counselor, exercise plans, local support groups, or life coach’s. What happens wh...

Healing Sexual Shame

Healing Sexual Shame

As part of the feeling and experience of shame, we reach the topic of sexual shame. These two things are highly connected due to the concept of vulnerability. Sexual shame is very common in couples in today’s world due to the way in which we connect with ou...

Understanding Mental Illness

Understanding Mental Illness

In the early stages of mental illness, it is hard to both understand and accept the way in which it affects you. In your mind, you’ve been able to cope with your entire life or maybe it hasn’t affected you since you were a child. Everyone’s timeline with mental health is very different. While many theorists agree that it forms in our childhoods, as does the w...

Holiday Stress and How to Deal

Holiday Stress and How to Deal

As 2019 is coming to a close and the holidays are amongst us, it’s important to pay attention to your holiday stress level. As an Orlando counselor, my goal is to help you remember how to take care of yourself when the holidays feel like they bring more stress than joy every year. FAMILY HOLID...

The Ins and Outs of Finding The Best Therapist

The Ins and Outs of Finding The Best Therapist

As mental health therapists, we are trained on how to connect with our clients in counseling, increase comfort, and find way to guide the therapy session based off of your input as the client and your presenting problem. However, each and every therapist has thei...

Words to Live By For Better Mental Health: Your healing and recovery process

Words to Live By For Better Mental Health: Your healing and recovery process

The umbrella of mental illness is filled with various kinds of people, with different diagnoses, and quite possibly opposite ways of coping. Though this may differ from person to person, we do share a mutual understanding of how emotionally and physically taxing ...

Why You Need a Life Coach to Help You Reach Your Goals

Why You Need a Life Coach to Help You Reach Your Goals

Whether you are going through a tough time, faced with a difficult decision, battling low self-confidence, or simply just need a little help to focus, you may benefit from a life coach. Life coaches are experienced and trained therapists that help individuals get...

The Effectiveness of Relationship Counseling

The Effectiveness of Relationship Counseling

Are you and your significant other considering relationship counseling? Are you wondering whether it will be worth your time or whether it will work? Whether you and your significant other are trying to strengthen your relationship, repair damages done, or improv...

Why Am I so Emotional | The Emotional RollerCoaster

Why Am I so Emotional | The Emotional RollerCoaster

I feel happy. I feel sad. I feel anxious. I feel angry. I feel disrespected. I feel empowered. Do you feel any of these things right now? If so, remember your feelings are valid and that they matter. The...

Life Counselor Orlando Services

Life Counselor Orlando Services

Life Counselor Orlando services are taken to another level when you work with experts in anxiety, relationships, or lifestyle coaching. Life Counselor Orlando options are not all the same and spending time finding the right fit is very important. More and more in...

Work Anxiety Help Orlando

Work Anxiety Help Orlando

Work anxiety is a common issue that many young professionals are experiencing today. Emotional problems that young professionals face today are often related to increased work demands or pressure to succeed. Feeling the emotions of anxiety or depression can be sc...

Five Best Anxiety Exercises

Five Best Anxiety Exercises

The simple truth is we all get anxious. Everyone feels anxiety in different ways. One person might feel it in their stomach while another feels it in their head. Feeling anxious about job performance or having anxiety after a recent break-up feels the same in the...

Help! I'm Having Anxiety For No Reason

Help! I'm Having Anxiety For No Reason

Or are you? When you think you are having anxiety for no reason maybe you think your anxiety “came out of the blue.” You may have thought you felt fine, then suddenly got anxious about nothing at all. This is a very common experience! Anxiety therapy ...

Relationship Therapy Near Me

Relationship Therapy Near Me

Relationship therapy near me opens the search for a therapy that is centered around a couple’s interpersonal dynamics. A relationship expert is qualified to help you because not only are they a licensed mental health counselor, but they are also trained spe...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Orlando

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Orlando

Cognitive behavioral therapy Orlando is the most effective therapy for treating anxiety. It is a therapy technique that does more than just highlight problems in your life by “talking” about them. It uses psychotherapy along with mindfulness to create...

Stress vs. Anxiety: Know the Difference and When to Seek Help

Stress vs. Anxiety:  Know the Difference and When to Seek Help

Everyone will experience feelings of stress and anxiety at some point in their life. Whether you are anxious about a deadline at work, or you are stressed about a big life decision. However, there are instances when stress and anxiety can become so severe that th...

Four Reasons to Go to Couples Therapy with Your Spouse

Four Reasons to Go to Couples Therapy with Your Spouse

The stigma surrounding therapy is slowly fading away as more couples are realizing the benefits of therapy for themselves and for their partners. More couples are regularly engaging in relationship counseling sessions to promote growth and empowerment in their re...

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  What is ACT? Acceptance and commitment therapy is a therapeutic approach utilized to help individuals with any range of mental health concer...

Learning To Cope With Change

Learning To Cope With Change

To some this word is more anxiety and stress-provoking than others, but it is something in our lives that is inevitable. To fear change is to fear life itself. As a mental health counselor in Orlando, learning how to cope with change is one area therapy sessions ...

Thinking Traps Counselors Help You Break Free Of

Thinking Traps Counselors Help You Break Free Of

Have you ever noticed a pattern or cycle of the way you think? As a counselor, I see thinking traps my clients get stuck in all the time. My job is to teach them how to break negative thinking habits so they can overcome barriers. Specifically, I am ref...

Individual Counseling Services Orlando

Individual Counseling Services Orlando

Having convenient access to therapy and counseling is a top consideration when looking for help with personal problems. Individual counseling services Orlando are not all created equal. Whether you are trying to find a therapist for help with relationship issues ...

How to Deal with Your Spouse’s Terminal Illness

How to Deal with Your Spouse’s Terminal Illness

Most couples have dreams of the things that they want to accomplish after retirement. While some couples get to live out their dreams, many couples spend the last months or years dealing with a terminal illness. As the spouse watch their dreams fade, and their ba...

Dealing with Empty-nest Syndrome

Dealing with Empty-nest Syndrome

If you have just had your last child leave home, then you may be in for a complete overall of your own life. The days of hauling them from one activity to the next and helping them earn top grades may be over. You can definitely take pride that you raised an indi...

Relationship Therapy Orlando

Three ways it can help

Relationship Therapy Orlando

Relationship Therapy Orlando might be your last “all-in” attempt to save your marriage or relationship. My advice is that you make sure you take this seriously. If your marriage is at risk of divorce or your relationship has had more downs than up’s and you aren’t ready to throw in the towel, then this next step shouldn’t be taken lightly. Finding...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Counseling in Orlando

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dear Diary, If you have ever been In anxiety counseling or have known someone who attended, we are sure a therapist has at some point recommended the utilization of a journal for cognitive behavioral therapy, or for recognizing and keeping track of their symptoms. A journal is a tool with a wide-range of advantages. This is a tool us counselors in Orlando like usin...

4 Acts of Being Grateful

How to Practice Gratitude

4 Acts of Being Grateful

In a world full of madness, pain and suffering surrounding us, it can be very hard to view life and living in a positive manner. Whether the pain is our own, those we care about, or the understanding of pain that isn't our own but impacts people both different and similar to us. The question always arises, "what's the point?", "what can I do to make a di...

Causes of Anger

Causes of Anger

Many people have trouble handling their anger. When it is not dealt with efficiently, it can damage work and home relationships. Being angry most of the time also can damage your physical health. If you are not able to control your anger, then you may end up hurt...

Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Approximately 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care for a person who is 50 or older in the last year. While almost half of those people care for someone with Alzheimer’s, there are many different reasons that a person may find themselves in a car...

The Most Common Drug

The Most Common Drug

Do You Use It Daily? No, not cocaine, not marijuana, we are talking about caffeine. This is the most used, and perhaps abused drug in America. While there are seemingly noticeable positive effects from the use of caffeine there are drawbacks too. Like any other drug, you can become addicted to caffeine. Even the DSM-V, used to diagnose mental disorders, r...

COUNSELING ORLANDO GOALS

OVERCOMING THE EFFECTS OF STRESS

COUNSELING ORLANDO GOALS

Counseling Orlando focuses on helping clients with their mental health issues. This can range from how to stop anxiety attacks, to a couple avoiding divorce by seeking marriage counseling, to helping professionals develop a better work-life balance. The issues can also be more deeply rooted, such as post-traumatic stress, to trouble with self-identity or self-advocacy, to help...

LIFE COUNSELING ORLANDO

TOTAL WELLNESS APPROACH

LIFE COUNSELING ORLANDO

Life Counseling Orlando and using life coaching for health instead of medical interventions. Are you dealing with mental health issues that cause symptoms that are difficult to manage? This could range from anxiety causing panic attacks, depression causing low motivation or lethargy, or stress or work-loads creating physical tension in the body causing pain.&n...

Seeing Into Anxiety

Individual Counseling Orlando

Seeing Into Anxiety

In this two part series, I am educating those new to individual counseling Orlando issues, and new to getting mental health help, on how to better care for and support those suffering from mental illness. In this article I will be focusing on anxiety disorders and those who suffer from them. Consider this a mock Anxiety for Dummies, Mental Health Counselor version. ...

Seeing Into Depression

Individual Counseling Orlando

Seeing Into Depression

In this two part series, I educate those curious about individual counseling Orlando and new to getting mental health help, on how to better care for and support those suffering from mental illness. In this article I will be focusing on anxiety disorders and those who suffer from them. Consider this a mock Depression for Dummies, Mental Health Counselor version. ...

Myths on Love

Orlando Counselor

Myths on Love

As an Orlando counselor I hear from clients quite often who struggle with love. This can vary from a range of trying to navigate relationships or how to act when they feel love. This raises questions for me on what “love” even is. There are so many common quotes associated with the word “love.” We have all heard them before: &quo...

Removing Toxicity From Your Life

Orlando Counselor Advice

Removing Toxicity From Your Life

When you read the title of this article, did someone in particular come to mind? As an Orlando counselor, I often help clients identify the health of the relationships they have in their lives. By weighing out the cost and benefits of friendships, relationships, and family, you can determine if some of those interactions are potentially toxic. Ask yourself these que...

Boosting Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem Exercises You Need To Start Today

Boosting Self-Esteem

The way in which we speak to ourselves and inner voice determine a lot about our mood, our self-image, our confidence, our mental health. If we can't be nice to ourselves, how can we believe it when others are nice to us? In general, we all have flaws. Take away the Instagram posts, the perfect relationship, the corporate job, and what do we have - just you. How do you fee...

The Best Way To Crush Your Goals

The Best Way To Crush Your Goals

In mental health counseling and therapy, one of the main starting points for any counselor at Orlando Thrive Therapy is to formulate goals with our clients. A goal is something that we aim to pursue, derived from ambition, success and value. Goals can be as simple as "I want to get six hours of sleep every night," or as complex as "I want to be a better decision...

Creating A Sense Of Belonging

How To Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Creating A Sense Of Belonging

There comes a time in many of our lives where we crave change. Whether it is a new job, new home, new friendships, new romances. All of these promote a change of scenery which comes at a price. In my personal experience, navigating a life change can be both positive and negative. We approach new experiences sometimes already assuming we are an outcast, which is a harsh feeling...

Fair Fighting

Fair Fighting

Fair fighting, sounds like an oxymoron, right? The truth is that every relationship will have its ups and downs, and every relationship is different. However, establishing ground rules or boundaries in the relationship when handling disagreements is a great way to ensure respect and communication between you. We all have different communication styles, originating from our fam...

Orlando Mens Therapy

Orlando Mens Therapy

Orlando Mens Therapy is the best way for a man to gain professional guidance with any issue. All too often men silently try to handle their problems and shy away from mental health treatment. Being a man and asking for help can be a struggle. Men deal with emotions just like anyone else, but it can be embarrassing to talk to family or friends. A licensed mental health counselo...

Help From A Marriage Counselor In Orlando

Help From A Marriage Counselor In Orlando

Asking for relationship help is hard. Couples may hesitate to seek guidance from a licensed mental health counselor in Orlando. Seeking help for therapy is the first step towards finding out the ways that your marriage can be saved. The second step is knowing where to start to look for help with marriage issues. Finding the best marriage therapist should be based on a few main...

Anxiety Therapy

How To Stop Anxiety

Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety is one of the leading reasons people seek help for mental health or physical issues. Anxiety is a by-product of stress. Most people do not know how to recognize the early signs of stress and become negatively impacted by anxiety. This can range from mental fatigue or irritability to panic attacks. Anxiety therapy and CBT are proven techniques that can help reduce stres...

Offering Sympathy After a Death

Offering Sympathy After a Death

Everyone reacts to the death of a loved one differently. Each time that a loved one passes away is a unique experience. If someone that you know has just suffered a death, then here are some things you might want to keep in mind. ...

Take Time for Yourself

Take Time for Yourself

Almost everyone feels occasionally pressured to do things for someone else that they would prefer not to do. Some people find themselves doing so many things for other people that they never take time for themselves. When they have finally had enough, then they feel guilty for telling someone no. It is vital to take time for yourself, or you will get worn out and be worthless ...

Is Your Thinking Distorted?

Is Your Thinking Distorted?

Almost everyone experiences distorted thinking at one time or another. Simply put, distorted thinking can be defined as negative thought patterns that fuel negative emotions. While they are very common, the trick is to recognize when you are experienced distorted thinking so that you can change the way that you are thinking. Here are some common examples of distorted thinking ...

5 Counseling Theories You May Recognize

5 Counseling Theories You May Recognize

Many people refuse to seek individual counseling when they may really benefit from it because they have tried it in the past and it did not work for them. If you are one of these people, then your counselor may have been trained in a counseling theory that was not right for you. Therefore, you may still benefit from individual counseling in Orlando. Learning to recognize the m...

Finding Meaning in Individual Counseling Orlando

Finding Meaning in Individual Counseling Orlando

Existential Counseling As human beings, we are meaning-making machines. We seek out meaning about our trauma, broken relationships, loss, and inadequacies. Existential counseling in Orlando is a theory utilized by many therapists. It is concerned with the dilemma that humans are meaning-seeking by nature, however, we live in an inherently meaningless worl...

Healing in Individual Counseling

Healing in Individual Counseling

Seeking Mental Health Treatment You know how important it is to look after your physical health. For example, if you break an arm, you’ll probably go to the doctor right away. But what about mental health? Oftentimes, individuals neglect their mental health for various reasons. For one, it may not be as obvious that something is wrong because you can’t ...

Divorce Counseling in Orlando

Conscious Uncoupling

Divorce Counseling in Orlando

Divorce counseling in Orlando is an alternative to the typical break-up and paves way for conscious uncoupling. Going through a divorce or a break-up causes anxiety and sadness like you have never felt before. When you first got married or into a relationship, you probably wished you had a manual for how to navigate things. The same is true for what to do when a relationship e...

5 Tips To Accomplishing Any Goal

Overcoming The Myth Of Willpower

5 Tips To Accomplishing Any Goal

How many times have you started something and then failed? You have the best intentions and you set it all up right, but you just couldn’t stay the course. Maybe it was a diet, sticking to an exercise plan, learning a new language, paying off debt, etc. When you don’t succeed, you question your willpower and think you are a failure. Is it really your fault or are y...

Building Happiness Through Wellness

The 8 Steps It Takes To Find Happy

Building Happiness Through Wellness

Why is happiness so elusive? Happiness is like a flower. You must tend to it with the right amount of water and sunshine for it to grow. It can often be mistaken for an effortless state of contentment, but in actuality- your happiness requires work. Unfortunately, there is no quick-fix. Counseling in Orlando offers support and strategies to help you achieve happine...

5 Types of Stinking Thinking

5 Types of Stinking Thinking

Have you ever walked into your home or apartment and smelled something rotten? You start looking high and low for its cause because you cannot wait to get rid of it. Many people experience stinking thinking. Yet, instead of getting rid of it like finding its source and getting rid of it in their home, they allow it to take root and grow. Here are some examples of stinking thin...

You Are Lovable and Capable

You Are Lovable and Capable

When you were little, you got up each morning with an imaginary sign on your chest that said I am Lovable and Capable. In the beginning, you replaced the sign every day as you tumbled through life. Over time, however, it got harder to replace the sign. Then, slowly, you found it nearly impossible to tape the sign back on every day. Finally, you stopped because you no longer be...

Individual Counseling Orlando

Core Belief Exploration

Individual Counseling Orlando

Individual counseling Orlando brings self-awareness and uncovers mental roadblocks. One way this happens is by examining your core beliefs. You would be surprised how these beliefs impact how you view yourself and affect how you interact with the world around you. Individual counseling helps you identify core beliefs and will help you determine if they are positive or negative...

Couples Therapy Orlando

Couples Therapy Orlando

Couples Therapy Orlando is recommended to be the first place to start before discussing divorce. Sadly, many people struggling in a failing relationship do not seek professional relationship counseling help first. It is true that marriage and dating don’t come with a road map. Even people who think they are completely ready for commitment find it challenging to adapt to ...

Therapy for Anxiety

Long Term Relief for Anxiety

Therapy for Anxiety

Therapy for anxiety in Orlando is a proven, long-term solution for anxiety relief. It has been shown that through anxiety counseling techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, people can avoid medication or eliminate it altogether. This is one reason people choose to seek professional help from an anxiety therapist. Starting anxiety therapy with a mental health counselo...

Yoga for Better Mental Health

Yoga for Better Mental Health

In the mental health field, counselors who specialize in anxiety relief, stress management, or mood regulation, often suggest supplements to individual counseling alone. Many individual counselors that practice holistic wellness suggests clients incorporate strategies that help heal physiological symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, grief, and many others while they are in...

Holistic Counseling and Mental Health Therapy

Improving Mental Health with Diet

Holistic Counseling and Mental Health Therapy

Holistic counseling and mental health therapy incorporate strategies that allow a person seeking help for mental health issues to manage symptoms with the least intervention. This often means that people experiencing anxiety, depression, mood fluctuations, irritability, or other symptoms can find relief without the use of psychiatric medications. There are different ...

Cultivating Self-Compassion

Cultivating Self-Compassion

The Benefits of Self-Compassion Research suggests that people who practice self-compassion have healthier relationships, more compassion for others, and greater well-being. The opposite is true when you are self-critical. Surprisingly, self-compassion and self-criticism share the same goal. Both approaches tend to be utilized to motivate you toward success/safety. ...

Coping with Life’s Difficulties

Coping with Life’s Difficulties

Life is challenging Most of us find that life has many challenges. Road-blocks are common when navigating relationships, responsibilities, physical health, emotions, and the list goes on. Sometimes, these blocks in the road can last a long time, and they can even take over our lives. For example, you may get a divorce, have a baby, or lose your job. Experiencing bi...

Individual Counseling; Learning How To Set Healthy Boundaries

Individual Counseling; Learning How To Set Healthy Boundaries

Individual counseling and learning how to set healthy boundaries first starts with knowing what boundaries are. Boundaries are the limits you set for yourself within relationships. They tell you when to say “no” and when it is safe to be vulnerable. Boundaries are often formed by the relationships you have with your caregivers in early childhood, and there are many...

Setting Goals for Individual Counseling

Setting Goals for Individual Counseling

For many people, the process of seeking out individual counseling in Orlando can be a tough one. They may have been raised in an environment where people did not talk about their problems. Alternatively, they may feel that they do not deserve to get better. Regardless, setting individual goals can help you see why you need to attend your therapy sessions and help you identify ...

Are You Ready to Thrive in Your Relationship?

Are You Ready to Thrive in Your Relationship?

Liberty Hyde Bailey was instrumental in changing American agriculture and the life of farmers in many ways. Born in 1858, he was instrumental in bringing electricity to farms, starting 4-H and the parcel post service. As a college professor, he helped develop many different plants. He also is quoted as saying, “A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not...

The Inner Critic

What Does It Say To You?

The Inner Critic

What Is The Inner Critic? The inner critic is the voice inside your head that beats you up and puts you down.This part of you believes that you are not good enough, talented enough, attractive enough- the list goes on. This often sounds something like, “I should….” For example, “I should be a better friend”, “I should have thoug...

5 Things You Should Do To Live Without Regrets

Let Go & Learn To Move On

5 Things You Should Do To Live Without Regrets

Shouda, Coulda, Woulda’s got you down? Do you find yourself feeling anxious or depressed about mistakes from the past? Have you been living with a case of the regrets? One of the hardest skills to learn can be the art of letting go. When you feel anxiety or feel depressed about past mistakes, you cannot experience joy in the present moment. You are reliving moments that ...

5 Mindfulness Strategies You Can Start Using Now

5 Mindfulness Strategies You Can Start Using Now

Mindfulness has become a huge buzz-word in the mental health space over the past few years, but can it really help? Research suggests that mindfulness, or the non-judgmental awareness of the present moment, when practiced regularly, has lasting positive effects on our mental health. A variety of mindfulness practices exist. For example, you may take a mindful walk, practice se...

Parent Dealing With Teen Anxiety & How To Help

Parent Dealing With Teen Anxiety & How To Help

Parent dealing with teen anxiety and how to help. Parents of teens today see that teens are struggling today more than ever with different demands and pressures than they ever did. These demands and pressures are internal (i.e. low self-esteem) or external (i.e. school performance), causing anxiety or depression for teens. There are constant pressures to do well in school, fit...

Great People in American History who Have had Mental Illnesses

Great People in American History who Have had Mental Illnesses

Historians record that many great Americans have had mental illnesses. Yet, they did not let that stand in their way, but they chose to go on an accomplish new things. Reflecting on their lives gives you the chance to draw strength from them and through hard work in individual counseling in Orlando go on to build your own award-winning life. ...

Teach Your Spouse to do a Better Job of Loving You

Teach Your Spouse to do a Better Job of Loving You

If you seem to want more from your marriage than your spouse is offering, then it may be time to develop a new skillset. Improving certain skills through relationship therapy in Orlando may be the key to developing a stronger marriage. ...

Life Transitions & How To Recognize Them

Life Transitions & How To Recognize Them

Life transitions happen normally in life. These transitions are often expected or planned on, however, might still leave a person feeling off balance. Anxiety, depression or sadness can hit when a person going through a change in life isn’t coping well. Age can be a factor for when life transitions might occur, but other life transitions might happen with less predictabl...

Dealing With Anxiety In Orlando

Dealing With Anxiety In Orlando

Anxiety symptoms can go from manageable to debilitating very quickly if they are not handled with the right care. Anxiety or stress management often goes overlooked until it is too late. The symptoms of anxiety can range from rapid heart rate, racing thoughts, mental fatigue, panic, dry mouth, confusion, irritability, to many others. It can be so overwhelming that you might no...

Mental Health Therapist

Investing In You

Mental Health Therapist

Expense VS Investment Mental health therapist. What do they do and how can one help you? A mental health therapist can be one of the best investments you ever make in yourself. What makes mental health therapy an investment instead of an expense? That’s an easy answer. It is the returns. The returns happen in the same way the law of compounding numbers works ...

Women's Therapy

Women's Therapy

Are you a woman living in Orlando experiencing anxiety, life issues, emotional instability, financial pressure, grief, too much workload, premarital pressure, frustration or overall feeling of dissatisfaction with your life and relationship? Do you need help setting boundaries in your personal and emotional life? Did you suffer a trauma that keeps replaying over and over in yo...

Living with Depression in Orlando?

Living with Depression in Orlando?

Depression has been defined as that constant feeling of been hopeless, sad, confused, lonely, always in pain, disturbed, disoriented or angry. It's classified as a mood disorder which causes a persistent feeling of sadness and the often-profound loss of interest in things that usually please you. It affects how you feel, think, and behave and can interfere with your abilit...

Dealing with Mid-life Crisis

Dealing with Mid-life Crisis

Mid-life crisis is that transition of identity and self-confidence that can occur in middle-aged individuals between the ages of 45-64. The cause of this is usually brought about by events that highlight a person’s growing age, inevitable mortality, and possibly shortcoming of accomplishment in life. It’s thought that aging leads to feelings of depression, remorse,...

Before You Quit Your Relationship, Try to Fix It

Before You Quit Your Relationship, Try to Fix It

It's the rare couple that doesn't run into a few bumps in the road. If you recognize ahead of time, though, what those relationship problems might be, you'll have a much better chance of getting past them. Even though every relationship has its ups and downs, successful couples have learned how to manage the bumps and keep their love life going. They hang...

Relationship Therapy

Relationship Therapy

Relationship Therapy. Does it really work? What are couples saying about relationship therapy in Orlando? Does counseling really help a broken marriage and can it save a failing relationship? Many a couple needing relationship therapy will go into it hoping that the relationship expert will become their referee. This way of thinking couldn’t be furthest from the truth. E...

Recognizing Your Emotions

Recognizing Your Emotions

Not many people pay attention to their emotions all the time. Some people are disconnected from their emotions so much that they find it hard to recognize how they are feeling at a particular time. Learning how to identify your feelings through individual counseling in Orlando can help you be in control of how you react to things, and this will maintain your relationship both ...

Do You Feel Your Partner is Cheating on You?

Do You Feel Your Partner is Cheating on You?

There is always the sweet and sour time in every relationship. The sweet time is a happy time - romantic candlelight dinner, morning jog at the park, watching a movie together to name a few. In a relationship, the sour moments come when suspicions start cooking up, and you begin to have that worrying feeling maybe or just maybe you are being cheated on. Well, if you are in thi...

Problems that Marriage Counselors can help you fix

Problems that Marriage Counselors can help you fix

Married couples seek counseling in Orlando for various reasons, and some problems are far too common in marriage which a lot of marriage counselors have witnessed. If you have been going through some problems in your marriage and you perhaps think counseling cannot help you, you would be surprised how many marriages counselors have helped get back on track. Check out some comm...

5 Things You Should Never Do If You Catch A Cheating Partner

5 Things You Should Never Do If You Catch A Cheating Partner

Cheating partners eventually get discovered which leads to a whirlwind of emotions. For every cheating partner, there is that revealing day and when one discovers they are being cheated one, the onus of staying or ending the relationship lies on them. Whatever option you choose, here are 4 things you should never do when you find out that your partner has been unfaithful: ...

Marriage Therapy

Marriage Therapy

Marriage therapy can be a lifesaver for a marriage that is heading for divorce. A married couple seeking help for relationship issues has already determined their marriage is in trouble. The issues a couple is facing can be anything from poor communication, or lost connection to something more traumatic such as dealing with an affair in a marriage. Marriage therapy from a lice...

Dealing With Intimacy Issues In Couple Counseling

Dealing With Intimacy Issues In Couple Counseling

In couples counseling, couples having intimacy issues often find that there are more deeply rooted problems that need to be addressed. For a couple that has lost connection with one another, it can be easy to put the blame on many things. A couple’s counselor takes inventory of what has been happening in the past and what is causing problems in the present. Resolving rel...

Moving On After A Breakup

Moving On After A Breakup

Perhaps one of the hardest relationships to navigate is that of an ex. In today’s world it can be nearly impossible to completely cut ties with someone you once loved. Even in the case of divorce, you can no longer expect that you will not have any contact with your ex. Ending any relationship is hard. A break up causing anxiety or depression is a common reason that some...

10 Common Myths about Long-Term Relationships

10 Common Myths about Long-Term Relationships

There are so many long-term relationships in the world today, and people have some misconceptions about the realities of a long-term relationship. A relationship is unpredictable, and anyone who expects that thing will go a certain way in a relationship needs to get a reality check by going for relationship counseling. Before going into a relationship, you should be able to di...

Adjusting to the Single Life

Adjusting to the Single Life

You just got out of a relationship. Your relationship make have lasted for a few months, years, engaged or even married. The feeling that comes with ending a relationship is a combination of different emotions which may include devastation, sadness, joy or relief. After the relationship, you still may have to remain friends with your ex because of children or having mutual fri...

Ways to stay healthy during the holidays

Ways to stay healthy during the holidays

Now that we have gotten into December, we are officially in the holiday season! Hopefully, your Thanksgiving was great, and you have the intention to take advantage of the holidays to the fullest. The celebration of the holidays will continue well into January and this period can be a mix of fun, stressful, draining and exciting. To keep yourself healthy over the next few week...

How Actively Do You Listen to Others?

How Actively Do You Listen to Others?

Imagine listening to someone talk about a topic and minutes into the conversation you realize that you haven’t been paying attention. Most of us must have experienced this before. Your mind might have wandered off, you got bored of what they were talking about, or you were not paying attention due to a lot of reasons. In some cases, the person speaking may even ask a que...

What to expect during a marriage counseling session

What to expect during a marriage counseling session

A marriage counseling session is one that involves a husband, a wife and the marriage counselor. It is aimed at resolving marital issues or conflicts, providing support and therapy needed to strengthen a marriage or as the case may be advising new and young couples about the marriage institution and how to be successful at it. Many issues may arise during the course of one'...

Supporting Your Partner During Trying Times

Supporting Your Partner During Trying Times

Going through trying times alone can be difficult and could lead to extreme despair, especially if it involves a tragic loss, career setbacks, miscarriage, accidents etc. Imagine having a partner undergoing such difficult time, it can be so disheartening to witness such. As a partner in a relationship, you are committed to helping out your partner, especially during trying tim...

Saying No To Suicide

Saying No To Suicide

Suicide is a no-no regardless of the situation you find yourself in. There are many triggers of suicidal thoughts and you have to be deliberate in your actions in order to SAY NO TO SUICIDE! To avoid hurting yourself, you have to deal with suicidal thoughts as well as avoid the triggers. Individual counseling in Orlando from a reputable counselor can help you learn how to say ...

Overcoming your Workplace bully

Overcoming your Workplace bully

Bullying is an act that seems to have evolved over time and has found its way from playgrounds to workplaces, amongst colleagues, in colleges, in the neighborhood etc. Bullying has so many forms and until a stop is put to it, the victims will keep increasing in their folds. A reliable counselor in Orlando can help you deal with bullying issues at your workplace. Work...

Counselor Help

Counselor Help

Counselor help doesn’t just provide support for “mental health issues.” The more common theme, especially in busy cities, is people searching for the best counselor for stress management, anxiety relief, or help for life changes. People who are going through a divorce, a job change, marriage, or parenting issues also seek counseling and don’t necessaril...

The 5 Worst Things A Step-Parent Can Do

The 5 Worst Things A Step-Parent Can Do

How A Step Parent Can Make A Child's Life Miserable There is no denying that being a “step” can be hard. Learning to unconditionally accept another person’s child like your own can seem like an impossible task. Making a commitment to your spouse is the easy part. Making a commitment to becoming the best step-parent you can be is when it gets h...

5-Minute Anxiety Skills

5-Minute Anxiety Skills

We as humans are always on the go, whether we are at work, at school, with friends, with family, running errands, etc. Therapy provides many cognitive related skills and talk related skills in session to aid in our understanding and prevention of anxiety-related symptoms and anxiety-provoking events. However, there are times in our lives where we are unable to do some of these...

Help! Get Me Out Of This Anxiety Loop!

Help! Get Me Out Of This Anxiety Loop!

Life. The never-ending ball of constant change. You may never have thought you were going to need help with anxiety, but here you are. Researching the best anxiety therapy Orlando. What is anxiety and why has it decided to settle in with you? What did you ever do to deserve it? Maybe you aren’t even sure that’s exactly what’s happening yet. You might be think...

How To Forgive & Forget

How To Forgive & Forget

When others hurt us, we have a choice. That choice is whether we forgive them or if it is the end of a friendship, relationship, or something that just simply can’t be forgotten. Before we dive into how to forgive, let’s first dissect what forgiveness is and how talking to a counselor in Orlando can help. Forgiveness is an emotional change in the person t...

Putting an End to the Cycle of Passive-Aggressive Behaviors

Putting an End to the Cycle of Passive-Aggressive Behaviors

In a relationship or marriage, there are times where each party tries to do things for themselves while also trying to meet the needs of their partner. It is a delicate balance that sometimes does not work out and may need the intervention of couples' therapy Orlando, but there are ways to work around this problem. The problem is passive-aggressive behavior, and it is a be...

How to handle competition in Marriage

How to handle competition in Marriage

In some marriages, the couple sometimes looks less than loving partners and more like squabbling siblings when they compete. Healthy competition fosters growth but in marriage, working together as a team in everything makes the marriage work. There are different ways couples compete with one another. It could be to see who is a better parent. For instance, where one person'...

The Dangers and Effects of Negative Thinking

The Dangers and Effects of Negative Thinking

Negative thinking is one of the most overlooked aspects of mental health that a lot of people do not think they need a counselor in Orlando for. Negative thinking is not healthy for both your physical and psychological state, and it can affect a lot of things about you from your mood, physical appearance, work, and even relationships. It is understandable that sometimes, negat...

How to be a Supportive Friend: The Dos and Don'ts

How to be a Supportive Friend: The Dos and Don'ts

Having a friend who needs your support can stir up different feelings in you such as special, flattered, confused, uncomfortable or concerned about why they need your support. It is essential to know, however, that a friend that needs your support is not necessarily looking for advice or ways that you can help them fix their problems. All they need is some to listen to them an...

Life Changes And Therapy Orlando

Life Changes And Therapy Orlando

Life is constantly throwing us curveballs. As a matter of fact, the only constant is change. The ability to deal well with change and move from one curveball to another easily, can be hard. Life changes are normal and being thrown off when things change is normal too. Transitions in life whether that be after a break-up, a career or job change, a move, a marriage, or...

7 Ways To Deal With An Adult Bully

7 Ways To Deal With An Adult Bully

Adult bullies come in many shapes and sizes. They might even be someone close to you who you didn’t think was a bully at all. In any relationship when you feel like a person is using intimidation tactics, emotional or financial extortion, aggressive behavior or communication, or commands, you are probably dealing with a Class Act Bully. Professional counseling from a cou...

7 Things That You Should Know About Difficult People

Why People Aren't Always Easy To Communicate With

7 Things That You Should Know About Difficult People

There are some relationships in one’s life that you just cannot avoid. These relationships include the ones that you have to interact with such as; Family, co-workers, bosses, co-parents, step children, in-laws, or anyone else who you are forced to deal with. These can be the hardest relationships to navigate because they are often people that you normally wouldn’t...

Stress Management | Work-Life Balance

Individual Counseling For Adults

Stress Management | Work-Life Balance

Life just seems to be getting busier and busier these days. There is the constant demand of deadlines, productivity expectations, managing work relationships, and meeting the needs of clients. In individual counseling for adults in Orlando, stress management is a major request. Throughout the years working with professional people, such as therapy for lawyers with anxiety, the...

How To Have Better Communication In Relationships

Individual Therapist Orlando Tips

How To Have Better Communication In Relationships

In this blog series, an individual therapist in Orlando discusses how to have better communication in relationships. This will include sharing therapy techniques and the inner workings of healthy and positive communication. These strategies can be used when communicating and dealing with family, friends, significant others, or co-workers. The focus of individual therapy for ad...

3 Healthy Boundaries to Set In A Relationship For Your Parents

3 Healthy Boundaries to Set In A Relationship For Your Parents

We cannot disregard the impact of parents in our lives and often times; we carry it on into our relationship without setting healthy boundaries. A lot of relationships where the husband or the wife has refused to set boundaries with their parents, have experienced turmoil and strife, and ultimately divorce. Some people cannot be blamed; if they grew up in a home where everyone...

Feeling like Breaking Up? What Can You Do?

Feeling like Breaking Up? What Can You Do?

Sometimes, when the reality of a break-up and all that it entails hit you, you find yourself considering an exit. In our years of experience in helping people trying to avoid a break-up, individual therapy Orlando offers techniques to make that decision easier. Nobody, of course, wants to get out of a great relationship; it is usually the not-so-great, or even toxic relationsh...

Infertility: Are you or your spouse allowed to discuss it with people?

Infertility: Are you or your spouse allowed to discuss it with people?

Infertility, though a medical issue and a private one at that sometimes requires some professional counseling from a counselor in Orlando for couples going through it in their marriage. The support is in most cases needed as it becomes a huge weight on anybody having this problem in their marriage. Couples begin to ask themselves if they should confide in other peopl...

Factors that affect the success of Marriage Counseling in Orlando

Factors that affect the success of Marriage Counseling in Orlando

Some couples go for counseling in Orlando, and it works for them while for some others, things don't work out after counseling. It makes people wonder what went wrong. The truth is, going for counseling is not a guarantee that the relationship will work. Those that counseling worked for played a role in making it work for them because they wanted their relationship to work...

Dealing With Angry People

What's really going on

Dealing With Angry People

Letting go of anger is never easy. But why? For someone to let go of anger they would have to develop some compassion or care for someone. That is a far more vulnerable feeling than anger. So, anger become the default emotion and it makes sense why. But any therapist in Orlando will tell you that anger is a dangerous emotion to carry around. People who choose to stay angry at ...

Life Transition Therapy Orlando

Help For Dealing With Life Change

Life Transition Therapy Orlando

Life Transitions Therapy Orlando is one of the best ways to get the right help for life changes. There are normal changes that happen which cause life transition anxiety and there are some sudden or unexpected changes that can cause it too. The life transitions causing anxiety can send you into a tail spin, disrupting your normal life routine. Life transition therapy Orlando h...

Individual Therapist Orlando Weighs In On Dealing With Relationship Problems

Individual Therapist Orlando Weighs In On Dealing With Relationship Problems

Individual therapist Orlando weighs in on dealing with relationship problems and getting the best therapy help. It might seem like when you are having problems in a relationship, your first step should be to seek a counselor for both of you to see together. This isn’t always the case. As a matter of fact, the best therapy for individuals having trouble in a relationship,...

The Impact Of Social Media

Individual Therapist Weighs In

The Impact Of Social Media

Social media is one of the most addicting behaviors in Orlando and in modern society, with so many outlets we are instantly connected with millions of people. We watch our friends snapchat stories to see their everyday life. We follow our friends and celebrities Instagram accounts to see pictures of their lives. We are friends on Facebook to see memories and major events. We f...

Finding A Therapist In Orlando

The Best Fit For You

Finding A Therapist In Orlando

In the medical field, we meet many doctors, many specialists, and we trust them with our physical and overall health. When looking at mental health, especially therapy in Orlando, finding a psychotherapist of good fit can be tricky. Unlike doctors, you aren’t just looking for experience, certificates, good ratings, etc. When finding a therapist of good fit, you must find...

The Best Therapy & Counseling Practices

Setting & Achieving Goals

The Best Therapy & Counseling Practices

The best therapy and counseling practices make setting and achieving goals easy! To-do lists, vision boards, new year’s resolutions, monthly goals, etc. We are always setting goals for ourselves, hoping to achieve them within a certain time span, this is what drives us for betterment and growth. The hardest part of setting goals is determining what it is we want to work ...

Therapist For Anxiety Orlando

CBT For Anxiety

Therapist For Anxiety Orlando

Therapist for Anxiety Orlando and CBT for Anxiety go hand in hand. Dealing with changes in life causing anxiety can really throw a person off balance. The effects of stress on a body and mind often creep up slowly, but then hit with a huge force. People do not often know what early signs of anxiety look like. They are not paying attention to anxiety symptom...

Individual Therapy Orlando

Relationship Issues

Individual Therapy Orlando

Dealing with relationship issues is hard for anyone. There is no great road map to navigate love. It can be even harder when you feel like relationship issues are on your mind all the time. Have you been in a relationship that is having problems? Have you noticed the same issues in relationships? Individual therapy in Orlando for relationship issues is a place where you can ga...

Stress Counseling In Orlando

Stress Counseling In Orlando

Stress Counseling in Orlando is a very common topic when seeking therapy. There are many professional people who are dealing with high stress or anxiety, dealing with increased work load, or trying to manage work burn- out. It is very common for people in the work place experiencing stress but don’t know how to manage it. A lawyer dealing with anxiety, a doctor having pa...

5 Individual Counseling Tips For Work/Life Balance

5 Individual Counseling Tips For Work/Life Balance

Finding the right balance in life is not always easy. When pressures at work and home pile up, the last thing you have time to do is make time for yourself. You might even be impressing yourself with how well you think you are doing at juggling it all. Maybe you even believe that you are quite skilled at multi-tasking. I wish I could tell you that this is an effective strategy...

Does Counseling Orlando Work?

Does Counseling Orlando Work?

“Does counseling work and should I try it?” If this is a question you are asking yourself, then I would tell you that therapy would be a great option for you. The stigma that has surrounded mental health has changed drastically over the years. People are more self-aware and understand that through professional help, personal goals can be achieved much more quickly....

How To Cope Better With Life Change

Counselor Orlando Tips

How To Cope Better With Life Change

Counseling Orlando tips for how to cope better with change. We have all encountered stressful situations in life at least once, and all find our own means to cope with our responses and feelings to these situations. These means are called coping skills or coping mechanisms. We learn coping skills to deal with various stressors individually and helps us deal with similar situat...

Life Coach vs Life Counselor

Life Counseling

Life Coach vs Life Counselor

Life counseling Orlando offers many strategies to deal with life’s problems. The counseling process is beneficial for anxiety issues, stress, relationship problems, and many other areas of concern. Life coaching is also a wonderful option for tackling life transitions head on. Life is full of trials, life transitions, life changes causing stress, and hardships....

Never Stop Dating

A Therapist Orlando Dating Guide

Never Stop Dating

A therapist Orlando helps couples with advice. Taking them from feeling "bored" to dating again. It is common for many couples get in routines or "ruts." They forget how to date one another. Both partners start to get the perception that the "spark" is gone, or that things have changed, or that things have gotten boring. An important thi...

Dealing With Life Changes Orlando

Dealing With Life Changes Orlando

Dealing with life changes Orlando is not easy alone. Life changes and life transitions happen to everyone, but not all are as resilient as they should be. Unexpected life changes throw routines, relationships, careers, and mood off without warning. Being able to get through a life change without feeling anxious is hard without the right mindset, resources, or help. When a life...

How Does Counseling Orlando Work

How Does Counseling Orlando Work

How does counseling Orlando work? Seeking counseling for personal issues can be hard. Trying to deal with issues on your own instead of seeking help from therapy is even harder. But how can you fix things if you don’t know what is broken? Trying to feel happier using unhealthy coping skills (drinking, shopping, sleeping too much, avoiding activities) is normal, but doesn...

Keeping It Together This School Year

Keeping It Together This School Year

Whether you’re starting your first day as a college freshman in Orlando, finishing your bachelor’s degree at UCF or Valencia, or starting out your graduate program in Orlando, we can all agree that end of summer blues mixed with new school year anxiety doesn’t make a good combination. Stress accumulates different in everyone and we each have our own individua...

Men's Mental Health Issues

Therapy For Men Orlando

Men's Mental Health Issues

Men’s mental health issues and Therapy for Men Orlando go hand in hand. If you are a man struggling with anxiety, stress, or depression, help is available. You don’t have to brave it alone. For any man suffering with anxiety, low motivation, mental fatigue, or feeling disconnected, the best thing you can do is seek professional therapy for men Orlando. Talking to a...

Help For Life Changes

Therapy In Orlando

Help For Life Changes

Reaching out for therapy in Orlando and getting help for life changes is hard. How will talking to someone you don’t know help get you through difficult times? Most people who try mental health therapy can attest that just having a safe place to talk provides immediate relief. The therapist is a sounding board that does not know you, but immediately has your best interes...

Seven Secrets To Being A Happy Couple

Seven Secrets To Being A Happy Couple

Getting what you need out of a relationship doesn’t have to be hard. There are so many couples that make being in love look so easy. They seem to just “get” each other, laugh a lot, have passion, and even attraction after years of marriage or being together. They still seem to be friends, enjoy each other’s company, and they truly still seem t...

Six Ways To Help A Woman In Her Relationship

Six Ways To Help A Woman In Her Relationship

Feeling insecure and unloved can cause trouble for a woman in her relationships. Trying to convince yourself that you matter, that you're worth it, or that you are desirable can feel fake and phony if you don't truly believe it. Understanding the root causes of why you are feeling these ways is the only way to overcome them. Women tend to struggle with these types of f...

Seven Little Things That Make a Huge Difference in Marriage

Seven Little Things That Make a Huge Difference in Marriage

Making your marriage work as planned is not all about doing the big things. Sometimes, the little things count, and you would be surprised at how much difference these things can make. From how you behave towards your spouse to letting go of certain habits, your marriage will most likely improve when you pay attention to seemingly trivial matters than putting in enormous effor...

Dealing with an Avoidant Partner

Dealing with an Avoidant Partner

A lot of people are frustrated and anxious in their relationships because their partners are emotionally absent and avoid any form of emotional connection. Regardless of how frustrating this is, all of the blame should not be poured on the avoidant partner. A relationship is the product of two people with different personalities and to understand an avoidant partner; it needs ...

How to Maintain Independence in a Relationship

How to Maintain Independence in a Relationship

Some relationships have ended in which one of the partners came out without having a sense of who they are. They are saddled with the burden of trying to find themselves with their new single status. A healthy relationship is a relationship in which the two parties if the relationship ends, can stand on their own. As a counselor in Orlando who has seen a lot of relat...

Why We Fall for People Who Are Not Right for Us and How to Deal with it

Why We Fall for People Who Are Not Right for Us and How to Deal with it

Have you experienced being in a relationship with someone who did not only make a good fit for you, there were completely bad for you. Do you continue to go through this? Do not worry, it happens to the best of us, and this cycle can go on for quite a while. Even if you meet a new person who initially may seem like a breath of fresh air, but they end up being the same as the o...

Dealing With Change

Life Transitions

Dealing With Change

Dealing with change can be hard, but life transitions are unavoidable. There are times when we just don’t feel equipped to deal with change as it is happening to us. Life transitions for women, men, and couples can be brought from happy or stressful events. During a person’s life, it is normal to experience major changes. For parent’s, this change may be from...

Life Transitions & Orlando Counseling

Life Transitions & Orlando Counseling

Life Transitions and Orlando Counseling go hand in hand. Having an objective sounding board will help you get through any circumstances easier. Dealing with a life change (break up, divorce, job change, death, etc) can throw you off and be so sudden you can’t recover. When a person does need help through a life transition, friends and family don’t always know what ...

Losing A Loved One

Dealing With Grief

Losing A Loved One

Losing a loved one affects a person in devastating ways. The road to healing can be long, confusing, and emotionally exhausting. Even when there may have been some warning through sickness, or ill health, a loved one’s death is still the most painful trauma a person can experience. There are many ways that people grieve and comparing yourself to others is not always heal...

Womens Counseling in Orlando

Womens Counseling in Orlando

Are you a female seeking Womens Counseling in Orlando? If you have tried to find ways to help yourself, but have still come up short, maybe partnering with a professional is the next step. Women have come a long way towards increased independence and continue to be resourceful. Teaming up with one more resource that can help them achieve eve...

Therapy Services For Anxiety Orlando

Therapy Services For Anxiety Orlando

Being anxious and stressed all the time is no way to live. There are many “quick fix” solutions you might be tempted to choose, such as anti-anxiety medication, but the truth those solutions don’t really “fix” anxiety. With anxiety issues and panic attacks being one of the most common reasons to seek treatment, it’s clearly an epidemic that ...

Getting the Right Help

How therapy can help you

Getting the Right Help

Waiting too long to get the right help can be the biggest problem counselors see in their therapy practice. It makes sense why you might procrastinate to talk to a professional therapist in Orlando. It can be scary and anxiety producing to imagine talking to a stranger. The issue is that if you don’t know what is going wrong, then why do you keep trying to fix things on ...

Life Coaching in Orlando

Unlock Your Dreams

Life Coaching in Orlando

Life coaching in Orlando provides you with insight, skills, and feedback that is a bit different than traditional mental health therapy sessions. When you team up with a professional life coach Orlando you are giving yourself an opportunity to view your life from a different angle. That angle can provide you with a new sense of purpose, focus, and direction towards your goals....

Relationship Therapy In Orlando

Relationship Therapy In Orlando

Relationships don’t come with a guidebook. Trying to navigate how to fix things on your own isn’t easy. If you have been single for a while or have struggled maintaining or finding the right partners, maybe you are feeling helpless or frustrated. It can be challenging to imagine that there is hope for finding “Mr.” or “Mrs.” Right. Maybe you...

Managing Work Stress

Therapist in Orlando Advice

Managing Work Stress

Therapists in Orlando see all too often the adverse effects of burn out. Work stress and mental fatigue from increasing work-loads can wreak havoc on your anxiety levels. Orlando therapy with a professional can help you navigate the negative emotions surrounding work stress. Even people who love their job or career experience burn out. The signs can be seen in how you begin to...

Caring for yourself and others

How to strike a balance

Caring for yourself and others

As the reliable friend and family member that you are, you have noticed how much people rely on you during their times of need. You are the one who dishes out advice, helps financially, fixes problem, is there for everybody whenever they need someone amongst many other things. Sometimes, you felt overwhelmed and exhausted while trying to keep up with all these things. It does ...

"Parentification":

What to do and how to get over it

"Parentification":

So, you are an adult now, and all the memories of your childhood are marred by the responsibilities you had to take on as a child. You had to play the role of taking care of yourself and your parent(s). The fun experience that other people enjoyed as children was not an option for you and as an adult, the feeling is not pleasant. You wish to get over it but you can't. So, ...

Marriage and Finance: Making it work

Marriage and Finance: Making it work

A lot of relationships and marriages in Orlando have been ruined as a result of fights and financial disputes. These marriages that could have been saved if they went for couples' therapy in Orlando. A happy marriage is one in which the two parties agree about virtually everything including their finances. Five major mistakes that a lot of couples make concerning finances ...

Talking your man into having a child

Talking your man into having a child

Once you have checked the following boxes off your to-do list; college, career and a long-term relationship, starting a family would be the next thing on your mind. So, you got married, you agreed with your husband that there would be no baby for a particular period or you both do not have plans to have a baby any time soon. Things go fine for a couple of years, but suddenly, the urge com...

Three realms of Self-Care

Part 3

Three realms of Self-Care

Self-care and the benefits of taking care of mind, body, and spirit are crucial to overall well-being. When you approach mental health from a holistic mind-set, you bring together all pieces of your health to make yourself whole. Working with a therapist in Orlando gives you the resource you need to start this journey. Orlando Thrive Therapy offers you this three-part blog tha...

Three realms of Self-Care

Part 2

Three realms of Self-Care

Self-care and the benefits of taking care of mind, body, and spirit are crucial to overall well-being. When you approach mental health from a holistic mind-set, you bring together all pieces of your health to make yourself whole. Working with a therapist in Orlando gives you the resource you need to start this journey. Orlando Thrive Therapy offers you this three-part blog tha...

Relationship Therapy Orlando

How Looking Within Can Help

Relationship Therapy Orlando

Relationship therapy Orlando doesn’t just benefit couples. Oftentimes people who are struggling in a relationship with their spouse or partner still receive benefits when they attend relationship therapy sessions alone. Counseling for relationships in Orlando will almost always involve separate sessions, but if you can’t get your partner to participate in therapy, ...

How Psychotherapy Improves Mental Wellness

How Psychotherapy Improves Mental Wellness

Mental fitness techniques you can start doing right now for better mental health. In an ideal world there would never be any depression or anxiety. Big Pharma wouldn’t be Big Business and people would embrace using a therapist in Orlando for the many benefits short-term therapy...

Three realms of Self-Care

Three realms of Self-Care

Self-care and the benefits of taking care of mind, body, and spirit are crucial to overall well-being. When you approach mental health from a holistic mind-set, you bring together all pieces of your health to make yourself whole. Working with a therapist in Orlando gives you the resource you need to start this journey. Orlando Thrive Therapy in Orlando offers you this three-pa...

What a Marriage Therapist Can Do For You

What a Marriage Therapist Can Do For You

A marriage therapist in Orlando is faced with the unique task of working with two separate people at the same time to help each of them with their issues. In addition to this, he has to treat the two people as one unit and help this unit, in technical terms, function more efficiently. Though traditional therapy has usually involved delving into past issues in order to solve pr...

Art of Counseling

Art of Counseling

There are numerous reasons why engaged couples may hope to consider counseling, and it is vital to remember that attending counseling sessions does not point to a bad relationship. In reality, the eagerness to work through problems or examine diverse issues that will strike their marriage shows the level of commitment the couple shares and can help reinforce their tie even bef...

Are You with the Right Counselor?

Are You with the Right Counselor?

The goal of this article is to help clients pick a counselor who will be most effective. As in all cases in life, no one person is the right match for every client or situation. Most counselors in Orlando specialize in certain areas. So that is a good start. Find a counselor who marks themselves as being well versed in your particular area of need. Many counselors offer a free...

Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

A distressed couple may have difficulties from mental, physical or emotional stresses. Further, with differences in terms of personality and circumstances, couples will certainly experience disputes along the way. After all, not all relationships are perfect, and help through couples' therapy these disputes are easier to sort out. When couples attend therapy toge...

Top 5 Tips To Save A Marriage From Divorce

Top 5 Tips To Save A Marriage From Divorce

Just when you think it’s all coming together with the nice house, happy kids, steady job, and a mostly amazing marriage, your world comes crashing down on you. Your spouse tells you they aren’t happy and have been thinking about divorce. Your mind begins to race while you struggle to figure out how to save a marriage from divorce. You couldn’t have been more ...

Work Place Stress Counseling In Orlando Benefits

Work Place Stress Counseling In Orlando Benefits

Work place stress is a major source of anxiety for so many professional people. When clients enter stress counseling in Orlando, they often uncover that work stress and job issues are a main source of anxiety. Clients often find that they benefit greatly after they have found a resource outside of their friends or family to discuss their work issues. It allows them the opportu...

Stress Counseling Tips On How To Manage Stress Better

Stress Counseling Tips On How To Manage Stress Better

Stress. It is something we all can relate to, something we all have felt, but what is stress and how can stress counseling tips help? Stress is defined as a state of emotional or mental strain resulting from demanding circumstances. The first step in overcoming or managing stress is to pin point it's causes. Stress can develop due to school, work, relat...

5 Mistakes to avoid with your children in a Divorce

5 Mistakes to avoid with your children in a Divorce

A lot of marriages that have ended up in divorce could have been saved by a professional Marriage Therapist in Orlando, but unfortunately, the divorce happened nonetheless. If your marriage is about to hit the rocks and you have kids to protect, it is best that you understand the different ways (that you may not know) through which you can hurt your kids. Often, the children f...

Dealing with Domestic Violence

Dealing with Domestic Violence

Domestic violence does not go away. Most of the time, going for couples' therapy Orlando goes a long way in helping the situation. A good number of people in relationships, especially women are in toxic relationships with a violent partner, and the number keeps rising. Then you begin to wonder why exactly this continues to happen or why more women keep making up the number...

All you need to know about Anxiety Counselor in Orlando

All you need to know about Anxiety Counselor in Orlando

At Orlando Thrive Therapy, where we offer our services as an anxiety counsellor in Orlando, counseling and therapy for anxiety is one of the things we specialize in. Every human being goes through stress on a daily basis, and whether we like it or not, we all have things that make us worry and anxious. Although sometimes, anxiety and worry could be the way a lot of cope with d...

Best tips to follow to help a suicidal person

Best tips to follow to help a suicidal person

There are a lot of people who are on the brink of committing suicide who need to go for counseling in Orlando. Suicide is one of the most dreaded topics which people try as much as possible not to talk about. A lot of people have it in mind to put an end to their own lives but are looking for the right time to go through with it. According to the World Health Organization, sui...

Therapy For Anxiety Orlando

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Therapy For Anxiety Orlando

The hardest thing for any professional person to experience is debilitating anxiety, panic attacks, and overwhelming fears. This can get in the way of your confidence to do your job, performing at your best, and make you start second guessing yourself and your abilities. When you have a job that requires you to work with people, meet demanding deadlines, or involves ...

Womens Therapy Orlando

Womens Therapy Orlando

"Behind me is infinite power, before me is endless possibility, around me is boundless opportunity." Tips For Female Empowerment As a woman in today's society it is easy to be set back by the world around you; whether it's career development, education, gender roles, relationships, etc. However, times are changing. Minorities are risin...

Marriage Therapy Or Divorce Counseling?

How Does A Couple Choose The Right Help?

Marriage Therapy Or Divorce Counseling?

Marriage therapy or divorce counseling is often considered as a last resort for a couple that has been trying to salvage a marriage that is failing. When a couple has reached the end of their rope and is considering all their options, a divorce counselor or a trained marriage therapist can help them sort out the emotional issues in a healthy way. Divorce counseling in Orlando ...

Lawyer Stress

Anxiety Therapy Orlando

Lawyer Stress

Are you a lawyer dealing with anxiety in Orlando? Research indicates you aren't alone. Lawyers are one of the most stressed and anxious professions. Orlando lawyer stress anxiety is at an all-time high. Two common personality traits...

Marriage Therapy Orlando For Relationship Solutions

Marriage Therapy Orlando For Relationship Solutions

Relationship issues can wreak havoc on your confidence and happiness. Infidelity, fighting, betrayal, hopelessness, frustration, loss of attraction. All these issues don’t just go away on their own. Marriage therapy Orlando with an expert relationship therapist is highly recommended for anyone that is experiencing relationship issues. The hardest part for any relationshi...

Tips For Finding The Best Relationship Expert In Orlando

Tips For Finding The Best Relationship Expert In Orlando

If you are finding yourself having on-going issues in your relationship, reaching out for professional help from a relationship expert in Orlando can help. When you consult with a relationship expert in Orlando you have the support of someone that is objective. Getting the best help for your relationship issues gives you an opportunity to gain professional advice about how to ...

Couples Therapy In Orlando

Expert Relationship Help

Couples Therapy In Orlando

There are many reasons people seeks couples therapy in Orlando. Oftentimes, one or both partners have discussed getting expert relationship help, but don’t know where to start. It is even common for couples to avoid taking action while they hope things get better on their own. Often relationship therapy is a last resort after a couple has spent months or years trying to ...

How To Cope Better With A Breakup

How To Cope Better With A Breakup

Orlando Therapy Tips Orlando therapy tips for how to cope better with a break-up. A relationship ending can be one of the hardest things to go through. Break-ups of any kind whether it’s divorce, separation, or after dating for some time, the pain you feel is the same. After a break-up, people often experience symptoms like withdrawal from an addict...

Co-Parenting After Divorce

Co-Parenting After Divorce

There’s something about divorce that you never quite recover from. The grief is the same as losing a loved one or having something you valued greatly ripped away from you. Even if you are the one who wants the divorce, you will still feel it hit you at some point. I don’t think anyone truly recovers from the impact. Shattered dreams, broken vows, making a...

The Simple Logic Behind Arguments

The Simple Logic Behind Arguments

Many couples have signed up for marriage counseling in Orlando, and when you ask them what the problem is, they say, "We argue too much" "We can't go a day without arguing." What they do not know is that in every relationship, collaboration or interrelationship among human beings, there is bound to be argument or disagreement. So, getting into arguments...

Overcoming Codependency; Here Are Simple Ways

Overcoming Codependency; Here Are Simple Ways

Different people have different means of coping in relationships, and often, we have seen the selfless ones who put the needs of their partner(s) before theirs. Being selfless is good but in a relationship, being overly selfless could make the relationship toxic to you. This is known as Codependency, and it is a situation in which you tend to always put the needs of your part...

Simple Techniques to Resolve Conflicts

Simple Techniques to Resolve Conflicts

Conflict is an inevitable occurrence in every marriage or relationship, and the outcome of every conflict depends solely on how it is managed. In some relationships, it could be a significant problem while in others resolution happens quietly like nothing ever happened. In the world of marriage therapy, the causes of conflicts in relationships are all too typical, and it coul...

There Is Nothing to Fix About Your Partner

There Is Nothing to Fix About Your Partner

Most of the time when couples come in for marriage counseling, they are both convinced that it is the other person that needs to be fixed. As a marriage counselor in Orlando, from experience, 99 percent of the time, no specific person needs to be fixed; they are often both to blame. There is this saying that, "Point one finger at me, and three fingers point at you in retu...

Investing In You

Couples Therapy Orlando

Investing In You

The most common thing that I hear in Couples Therapy from clients is how “frustrated” and “exhausted” they are at trying to fix things on their own. By the time they have finally decided to make an investment in couple’s therapy by seeking help from a marriage and couples therapist, they have come to the “end of their rope.” ...

7 Tips For Healthy Relationship

Couples Therapy Orlando

7 Tips For Healthy Relationship

Couples Therapy Orlando and seven ways to fix a relationship. Navigating a relationship can feel like hard work sometimes, but when you are in a healthy relationship it can have a positive impact on all areas in your life. A healthy relationship requires good communication, awareness and attention to each other’s needs, and a willingness to change when things need to be adjusted. Th...

Therapy For Women's Issues

Finding the right support

Therapy For Women's Issues

Being a woman comes with its unique set of circumstances. Therapy for women’s issues can be a good place to start if you find yourself struggling. There are many types of things that today’s busy woman can find challenging. Balancing family life, work practices, personal fitness, and social support can be just a few of the ...

7 Tips for Keeping Long Distance Relationships

7 Tips for Keeping Long Distance Relationships

Your counselor in Orlando understands what it takes to be in a long distance relationship. People often find it difficult to build a better relationship when they are apart. The distance can exaggerate small issues and it makes the effort to keep it intact even harder. Of course, you may not have the capacity and every means to do all of these tips. But, as any counselor in Orlando will t...

Taming Your Anger Before It Destroys You

Taming Your Anger Before It Destroys You

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you lost all sense of responsibility, enraged to the point that people around you start resenting you and identifies you with rage? There is something responsible for all that, and it’s called “anger.” And do you know where it lives? It lives in you—right inside your soul. That’s right! The giant co...

Common Fears People Have About Couples Therapy

Common Fears People Have About Couples Therapy

The thought of going for couples’ therapy in Orlando makes a lot of people afraid and fills them with a feeling of failure. A lot of people picture couples therapy as a time where each partner blames the other for what may be wrong with the relationship and some professional offers unrealistic solutions while meddling in their personal business. The reality is far from it ...

Effective Ways to Get Your Partner to Marriage Counseling in Orlando

Effective Ways to Get Your Partner to Marriage Counseling in Orlando

  By sanctity of human right, you cannot force anyone to do anything. Nevertheless, you can learn to understand and share your partner’s fear and worries concerning the marriage or relationship. No matter how difficult, you just have to try and address those under a process that f...

Top Tips to Creating Lasting Change

How to Make a Change Last

Top Tips to Creating Lasting Change

How many times this year have you tried creating a lasting change without success? Too many times to count? Finding ways to make a change last is one of the hardest things to do. But, why? Is it just because we are creatures of habit, or are there deeper reasons to explore? Creating lasting change is a challenge for even the most motivated p...

Top 10 Signs Of Unhealthy Boundaries

Orlando Counselor Weighs In

Top 10 Signs Of Unhealthy Boundaries

Deciding to invest in yourself and speak to a counselor in Orlando for the first time might be the key to unlocking reasons why you are struggling in your life. Relationship issues, career problems, friendships that don’t feel supportive, family issues that you can’t resolve, or any other reasons can be motivation to seek professional help. A counselor in Orlando will offer yo...

How To Set Boundaries & Why They Matter

Orlando Therapist Shares

How To Set Boundaries & Why They Matter

Learning how to set boundaries is an important part of taking care of yourself. As an Orlando therapist, I frequently work with clients that struggle with setting boundaries. Sometimes people aren’t even sure what “boundaries” are or why they matter. When people discover that boundaries are a form of self-care, they begin to understand the value they have on their mental...

Life Transitions & Stress

Life Transition Counseling Orlando

Life Transitions & Stress

Stress can happen from good and bad change. The body doesn’t know the difference between good and bad stress, even if the mind does. Logically you might know that getting married “should be” a happy event, but you can’t understand why you feel so anxious. Other life changes, such as losing a loved one, being let go from a job, or getting divorced can better explain...

Anxiety Therapy Or Medication?

Anxiety Therapist in Orlando Explains The Difference

Anxiety Therapy Or Medication?

Anxiety therapy or anxiety medication? How do you choose what’s right for you? Anyone who has suffered from a panic attack knows that finding relief is the first goal. The most uncomfortable symptoms are associated with anxiety; Loss of control, fear of going crazy, racing heart, difficulty catching your breath…the list goes on and on. These anxiety symptoms can happen unexpe...

Couples Therapy Orlando Or Should We Split Up?

Couples Therapy Orlando Or Should We Split Up?

How do you know if couples therapy Orlando will work for you? How can you tell if you should just split up? When you have invested a lot of time, energy, and love into a relationship, couples therapy is a good option to try before going your separate ways. Couples therapy may not always end in with a successful relationship. If couples therapy or marriage counseling in Orlando helps you g...

Finding Relief For Anxiety Without Medication

Finding Relief For Anxiety Without Medication

Finding relief for anxiety can be a challenging puzzle to piece together. You can’t just deal with the symptoms that are a result of the anxiety. Talking about your anxiety with people who don’t understand anxiety might leave you feeling more frustrated. Anxiety triggers and anxiety symptoms can be managed in alternative ways. Relief for anxiety comes from looking at...

Top Tips On Being A Better Partner

Couples Counselor in Orlando Weighs In

Top Tips On Being A Better Partner

Being a good partner in a relationship doesn’t just mean that you have to “be nice.” So much more goes into a healthy relationship than just that. It can be challenging at times to be a good partner when the relationship might be having problems. Research shows that the most successful couples possess similar traits. No relationship is perfect, but there are specific way...

Treatment for Anxiety Attacks & Panic Attacks

Orlando Counselor Shares Insights

Treatment for Anxiety Attacks & Panic Attacks

Orlando anxiety counselors and therapists hear all too often that the anxiety attack (or panic attack) symptoms come “out of nowhere.” Clients will say that all of a sudden they feel like their heart is racing, they can’t catch their breath and that their anxiety attack symptoms are out of their control. They might feel like they are going to pass out, go crazy, or embar...

4 Important Questions to Ask During Pre-Marriage Counseling

4 Important Questions to Ask During Pre-Marriage Counseling

If you just got engaged, there are many feelings of joy and ecstasy that you will be feeling. In the midst of it all, there will also be niggles of apprehension and uncertainty that you can only lay to rest by asking important questions form your spouse. Marriage is a serious affair and you should not go into marriage without being as sure as you can be that you are making the right decis...

Tips to Finding a Great Marriage Therapist

Tips to Finding a Great Marriage Therapist

When you are having differences with your spouse, securing the services of a marriage therapist in Orlando can help you restore your relationship back to its glory days. Hiring the best marriage therapist in Orlando requires being attentive to your own needs and doing the necessary due diligence to be sure that you are talking to the right person. Here are some of the ways you c...

Top 5 Things Your Marriage Counselor in Orlando Won’t Say to You

Top 5 Things Your Marriage Counselor in Orlando Won’t Say to You

Speaking to a marriage counselor in Orlando for the first time can give you a lot of worry as you are not sure what you will be discussing with a perfect stranger. You may also be wondering how the conversation will go and what topics will come up. What you should however know is that a counselor in Orlando will respect your boundaries and privacy while helping you to find your way, no ma...

Divorce Counseling Orlando

What Is Divorce Counseling

Divorce Counseling Orlando

Divorce counseling offers a couple the benefit of a neutral relationship expert that can help them navigate the waters of a separation or divorce. The financial and emotional impact a divorce has can be overwhelming and leave people with many unanswered questions. A divorce counselor is trained in conflict resolution skills and can help you negotiate the terms of your divorce. The U.S. Ce...

Stress Counseling Orlando

Anxiety Relief Once And For All

Stress Counseling Orlando

Stress counseling Orlando services provide a back drop for you to uncover anxiety issues and deal with them head on. Anxiety displays itself in a variety of ways, most often in extremely uncomfortable physical symptoms. These symptoms could include mental fatigue, inability to concentrate, heart flutters, shortness of breath, and many more. Stress and anxiety can be the by-product of a bu...

Benefits of Couples Therapy in Orlando

Benefits of Couples Therapy in Orlando

Most people are apprehensive about attending couples therapy in Orlando and this is sometimes because of a misconception that therapy is for failed couples. This is wrong most of the times. Think of couples’ therapy as vitamins that help to keep us healthy and prevents us from getting sick. You don’t need to wait till your relationship is about to hit the rocks before thinking...

Marriage Counseling Orlando

Saving Marriage After Affair

Marriage Counseling Orlando

Finding out your partner is having an affair can leave you reeling with all kind of emotions. Marriage counseling can help you find out what went wrong and if the relationship is worth saving. What if you are the one having an affair? Making the decision to tell your partner or deciding if you want to try couples therapy is not an easy one. Relationship infidelity can make you q...

What to Know About Divorce Counseling

What to Know About Divorce Counseling

Divorce counseling is a type of relationship therapy that is specifically for married couples who are either facing divorce or are dealing with the after-effects of a recently concluded divorce. Divorce is never easy on those involved. When a marriage crashes, there is a lot of emotional trauma involved for both parties. Not only do they have to deal with uncoupling from the relationship,...

Dealing with workplace stress and Burnout

Dealing with workplace stress and Burnout

Everyone needs to work and sometimes, work is one of the major contributors of stress in life. Workplace stress can lead to serious health issues. When you love your job, it sometimes is even more difficult to be aware that you are under stress. Work stress is easier identified when there is pressure at a job you don’t like and you are under challenging deadlines Other tim...

Counseling Orlando Therapy Stages

Counseling Orlando Therapy Stages

Counseling Orlando Therapy Information Counseling Orlando sessions are a great option for help with many types of mental health concerns. It is an effective, confidential resource where you can truly express your thoughts and feelings without judgement. You gain insight into yourself from an objective, neutral person that...

Couple Therapy Orlando Tips

Bring Back Romance

Couple Therapy Orlando Tips

Couples Therapy Orlando Couples Therapy Orlando service help Orlando couples therapy for relationship problems. Are you in a relationship that could be better, but you aren’t sure how to fix things? Do you find that you often fall into the same old patterns or routines at home and feel like something is missing from your connection? Hope is not lost...

Couple Therapy Orlando

Is It Ok For Me To Want Alone Time?

Couple Therapy Orlando

Couples Therapy Orlando Couples counseling Orlando helps couples identify core issues that are impacting the relationship negatively. Often couples find that one core issue is the loss of independence in the relationship. Finding ways to preserve your sense of identity and self is important for the health of the relationship as a whole. What often happens is that peo...

Toxic relationship Counseling Orlando

Toxic relationship Counseling Orlando

Toxic Relationship Counseling Orlando Toxic relationship counseling Orlando provides an objective place to discuss what isn’t working in your relationship. Have you been discussing your negative relationship with friends and family so much that they have stopped answering your calls or aren’...

Negative Emotions

How To Let Them Go

Negative Emotions

Individual Counseling Orlando Negative Emotions Having a hard time letting them go? Individual counseling Orlando for adults provides a safe place to talk about difficult things. Why is it so hard for people to talk aboit or handle some feelings? Why do you struggle with being vulnerable or have a hard time expressing emotion positively? Suppressio...

Blended Family Advice

Three Helpful Tips

Blended Family Advice

Blended Family Advice Blended family advice is helpful for all members of a blended family. The biological parent has different concerns than the step parent but all concerns are equally important. The children of the new family has their own set of concerns which shouldn’t be ignored either. Blended family advice relates to each member of the new family dynamic differen...

Counselor in Orlando

How Do I Find The Best One For Me?

Counselor in Orlando

Counselor in Orlando Best Options Counselor in Orlando options can often leave someone feeling overwhelmed. How does someone find the “right” counselor in Orlando? For many people the search is the hardest part. Trying to filter through the profiles and websites, determining who is the best counselor to help for mental health issues, can be a challenge....

Individual Counseling Orlando

Happiness Matters

Individual Counseling Orlando

Individual counseling Orlando supports happiness. Many people lose sight of what truly makes them happy. They spend much of the time in a “fog,” going through motions or activities that don’t actual fulfill their inner selves. Finding happiness can be an on-going quest for many people. Filling days with activities or planned events can become a state of survival. The sea...

Life Counseling Orlando

Get Help Today

Life Counseling Orlando

Life Counseling Orlando Help For Everyone Life counseling Orlando for anyone, all ages, and all walks of life. Have you ever just wanted a place where you can completely be yourself, say anything you want, discover your true self and not be judged, embarrassed or ridiculed for it. Life counseling does just that. You will enter your counseling session wi...

Best Orlando Counselors

Find the Right One

Best Orlando Counselors

Best Orlando Counselors Finding the Right One for You Finding the best Orlando counselors for mental health counseling can begin as a daunting task. All mental health counseling professionals are not created equal. The best Orlando counselors have specialties which might suit your needs better than others. Some Orlando counselors specializ...

Social Media Addiction

Reasons for Use

Social Media Addiction

Social Media Addiction What do we know? Social media addiction has become a growing issue in our culture, negatively impacting the lives of people daily. Today everyone has immediate access to the outside world through smart phones, tablets, and computers. Social media use has risen from 6% in 2005 to over 69% in 2011 (...

Decision Making Skills

How Do Yours Measure Up?

Decision Making Skills

Decision making. Have you ever wondered why things never turn out right for you? You look around and see others getting it, doing it, achieving it, but yet, you keep falling short? Why is that? Recently I was talking to someone that admitted he had exceptionally poor decision making skills. He reported that it took him until he hit rock bottom, at the age of 36, to finally come ...

Short Term Counseling Orlando

Short Term Counseling Orlando

Short term therapy, solution focused counseling Orlando Solution focused counseling Orlando is a short term therapy alternative to long term treatment. Short term therapy is a form of individual counseling that revolves around achieving goals quickly and solving life’s problems faster. What this means is that short term counseling Orlando is centered on goals and outcome...

Best Counselor Orlando

How do I find One?

Best Counselor Orlando

How can I find the best counselor Orlando for me? The first steps you take towards finding the right Orlando counselor for you can be the most nerve wracking. Surely, you have spent a little while prior to starting your search trying to decide if you can tackle whatever your obstacle is alone, or if reaching out for help will be a good idea. Psychotherapy is the prac...

Adult Counseling Orlando

Adult Counseling Orlando

What are the benefits for getting professional life counseling? There are many benefits to seeking the right service to help work through any issue you may be having. Perhaps you have been doing a great job on your own so far of handling things or managing life, but are still feeling just a little off. You will find that no matter what your current situation might be, individu...

Orlando Therapist Expert

3 Tips to Get Better Help

Orlando Therapist Expert

Being an Orlando therapist expert requires years of experience, training, and a passion to help others. There is a lot of time and dedication that goes into becoming a good Orlando therapist. Orlando counseling with a trained Orlando therapist offers strategies, insight, and the motivation needed to focus on issues and quicker resolutions. Not everyone has the time or resources to dedicat...

Counseling Orlando

Short Term Therapy | Long Term Results

Counseling Orlando

Counseling Orlando Short Term Therapy Long Term Results. Counseling Orlando provides a holistic approach to traditional life counseling. By directing treatment from a wellness model, Counseling Orlando Thrive Therapy takes all areas of your life into consideration. Counseling Orlando puts the power back into your hands and gives you authority over your life again. With a short-term, solut...

Orlando Marriage Therapist

Expert Tips

Orlando Marriage Therapist

Five Most Important Marriage Tips Orlando Marriage Therapist Marriage Expert Gives Five Most Important Marriage Tips. Marriage is an exciting commitment between two people. Perhaps you’ve been living together for a while. There may not even be much that has changed since you tied knot except now you are officially married. Most people who decide to marry have put a lot o...

CBT Orlando Therapy

Fixing Negative Thoughts

CBT Orlando Therapy

CBT Orlando therapy helps with fixing negative thoughts. CBT Orlando therapy for fixing negative thought pattern stands for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is one of the most common forms of psychotherapy used today. It is a form of Orlando therapy in which negative thought patterns about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behavior patterns or treat m...

Anxiety Counseling Orlando

Stressed Out

Anxiety Counseling Orlando

Anxiety counseling Orlando targets root causes of being stressed out. It focuses on ways to relieve panic, tension, or racing or unwanted thoughts. It is estimated that Anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses affecting American today. Over 40 million people experience daily symptoms of anxiety. That is an astonishing statistic. Anxiety counseling Orlando uses CBT (Cognitive Beh...

Relationship Counseling Orlando

Trust Issues

Relationship Counseling Orlando

Relationship Counseling Orlando trust issues and common complaints among couples. Trust issues create jealousy, insecurities, unhealthy communication and damage imtimacy. Orlando relationship counseling for trust issues can help you rebuild your lost trust. Couples counseling helps minimize resentment or anger over past affairs,...

Job Stress Counseling Orlando

Job Stress Counseling Orlando

Job Stress Counseling Orlando Anxiety Relief Job stress counseling Orlando has proven to offer relief. Anxiety and work related tension is affecting working people daily. Job stress affects Americans now more than ever. Orlando counseling for job stress offers relief to professional people who are experiencing anxiety related to their job or demanding careers. Usin...

Stress Management

Mental Health

Stress Management

Stress management is a critical piece to good mental health. It is all too often neglected and people become anxious and mentally fatigued. Stress can have a negative influence on your mental and your physical health. There are many reasons that people can become overly stressed and they don’t all happen from some type of traumatic event. In today’s society, especially in Orla...

Coping Skills

Natural Ways to Improve Mood!

Coping Skills

Coping skills is a term that Orlando counselors use often! It is a way to describe how people handle situations, moods, and life changes. Coping skills can be one of two things. Coping skills can either be negative (i.e. harmful to your overall health) and not actually help the overall issue long term, or they can be positive. When they are positive they foster longer lasting results and ...

A Healthy Belief System

What Is It & How Can You Get One? Orlando Counseling Can Help.

A Healthy Belief System

What is a healthy belief system and how can you get one? What do therapists mean when they talk to you about having a healthy belief system and how can you get one? What are counselors referring to when they discuss core beliefs and how they might be negatively impacting your behaviors and attitudes? A healthy belief system begins long before you are able to remember. Believe ...

Adult Children of Alcoholics

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Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult children of alcoholics suffer long after they have left home. The lingering impact of the effects alcoholism has on a family can have life-long consequences. Alcoholism is a common issue for many families. It disrupts the healthy functioning of the individual that suffers from it, and the emotional well-being of all those around them. Children who grow up with care givers that abuse...

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Tips to Feel Happier

Orlando Counseling

Orlando counseling advice tips to feel happier now requires more effort than just “thinking happy thoughts.” Trying to force someone who is struggling with low mood or sadness to “think happy” just isn’t realistic or effective. Counseling can be a great tool to help someone sort out negative thoughts or emotions, but also to help them begin working on a good ...

Individual Counseling Orlando

Individual Counseling Orlando

  Orlando Thrive Therapy provides expert individual counseling in Orlando (407)592-8997 Monday-Friday: 8am–8pm Same Day or Week Appointment May Be Available. Located on Orange Avenue, south of Downtown, near I-4 and 408...

Couples Counseling Orlando

Couples Counseling Orlando

Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling offers a variety of services for couples in all stages of their relationships. Couples counseling Orlando Thrive Therapy helps couples in all stages of their relationship to find ways to communicate better, rebuild intimacy and tr...

Couples Counseling Orlando

Marriage Counseling

Couples Counseling Orlando

Couples counseling Orlando helps with improving connections. It is easier than you think when you use a professional counselor for couples counseling to rebuild broken pieces of your relationship. At various times during the year, holidays often bring forced reminders of making sure we acknowledge people we know. While not everyone celebrates Christmas, no matter who...

Men's Counseling Orlando

Men's Counseling Orlando

Men’s counseling Orlando provides coaching and counseling services for men who are seeking professional support for a variety of issues. We have a team of licensed professional Orlando counselors that are ready to help. If you are a man dealing with anxiety, depression, career issues, low motivation, or are having difficulty in relationships, life, or personal or professional growth...

Womens Counseling Orlando

Womens Counseling Orlando

Womens counseling Orlando offers counseling to women of all ages and stages of life. Have you been struggling with issues that aren’t resolving on their own? Do you have problems within your relationships that seem to crop up regularly, but you can’t figure out why? Do you struggle with being a “people pleaser” and then find yourself feeling emotionally e...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidenced based therapy technique proven to provide the best results in counseling. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Orlando counseling has been shown to offer relief for anxiety, stress, emotional trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem and body image disorders, Borderline Personality symptoms, and many other mental health concerns. It is a safe, effective...

Online Counseling Orlando

Benefits to Online Counseling

Online Counseling Orlando

When it comes to counseling, quality of the counselor and the relationship between said counselor and client is the most important factor. This being said, the quality of your counselor, and your relationship with them should not be limited by location and convenience. Online counseling and telecommunication are great alternatives to face-to-face therapy. While face-to-face therapy is ide...

Past Trauma Therapy

Past Trauma Therapy

Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling offers therapy to individuals that want to work through obstacles or trauma from the past. Our counselors offer a variety of services to clients dealing with past sexual abuse, family addictions, catastrophic events, troubling memories of the past, and current negative behaviors associated with trauma. When an individual has expe...

Therapy? Is It Right For You?

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Therapy? Is It Right For You?

What does it mean to seek therapy or counseling? It is very common for people to avoid seeking therapy simply because they do not want to be viewed as flawed. A common stigma that seems to be going around is that people who seek therapy are “crazy”, or that there is something wrong with them; however, that isn’t necessarily the case. In reality, there is no such thing as...

Five Ways To Increase Happiness

Orlando Thrive Therapy Counseling Advice

Five Ways To Increase Happiness

You can increase your happiness by making a few changes in self-care. When it comes to living a happy and healthy life style, it requires you to meet not only your physical needs, but also your mental and emotional needs as well. These three areas of your health all feed off of each other, so when one is down, they all are, and this is why self-care is so important and should be incorpora...

Affairs Don't Have To Mean The End!

Orlando Thrive Therapy Couple Counselor Weighs In.

Affairs Don't Have To Mean The End!

When an affair happens in a marriage, many people assume that is the end. Research indicates that as many as 50% of married women and 60% of married men cheat on their spouse. These numbers imply that having an affair is more common than not. Affairs happen for a variety of reasons, but most counselors would agree they are the symptom of an underlying problem within a relationship, rather...

Like Athletes, Men Can Improve Their Game Too!

Orlando Therapy For Men

Like Athletes, Men Can Improve Their Game Too!

All men can train like athletes in the game of life. Coaches train their athletes to get better. It’s not a weakness to take advice from professionals who are in your court for success! Men are beginning to learn that not only is it okay to talk about their emotions, but it is also extremely helpful and can h...

How Therapy Helps Heal Past Issues

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How Therapy Helps Heal Past Issues

Your past still matters, but why? Oftentimes in counseling, therapists will challenge their clients to think back to their childhood when trying to make connections to why they continue to repeat certain behaviors in their life today. This task can be met with much resistance and we can understand why. Some memories are painful, some are hard to recall, and sometimes its just difficult to...

Paying Privately For Counseling Has Increased Benefits

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Paying Privately For Counseling Has Increased Benefits

When it comes to finding a counselor or therapist in Orlando, it’s important to find the one that is best fit for you—with or without insurance. It’s understandable why an individual would want to explore the most economical methods when researching counselors, however you must then decide what is the price you’re willing to put on your mental health. Finding the r...

Don’t let depression keep you down

Orlando Therapy For Depression

Don’t let depression keep you down

Depression affects 14.8 million Americans. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article in November 2015 which reported that in the span from 1999 to 2012, there has been a nearly double rise in the use by Americans on anti-depressants from 6.8% to 13%. Research isn’t clear whether the impact is due to over-prescribing for symptoms that could be treate...

Get More Job Satisfaction Now!

Career Counseling in Orlando Leads The Way

Get More Job Satisfaction Now!

All through childhood, and even into young adulthood, one of the most commonly asked questions is, “What do you want to be when you grow?” Most children answer with “firefighter” or “veterinarian” but as the years go on we develop a sense of who we are, what we like, and what we truly want to do, and our answers become more complex; “firefighter&r...

Divorce Help Orlando

Family Mediation

Divorce Help Orlando

Divorce help in Orlando with Family Mediation. End your marriage better, on your own terms, and with an agreement you can both be happy with. Looking for divorce help in Orlando? Looking for divorce help in Orlando can be overwhelming. Where do you start and what kind of divorce help will work best for your family? These are just a couple of the questions facing couple...

The Benefits of Counseling!

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The Benefits of Counseling!

What are some benefits from counseling or therapy in Orlando? Is it really only for someone that has mental health “problems?” When a person thinks of counseling or therapy, they are often quick to refer back to the old ideas that only “crazy” people need help with their minds. The reality is that everyone can benefit from using counseling and therapy. Having an im...

What Is Your Inner Voice Telling You?

Orlando Counseling Major Discuss’s Self-Talk

What Is Your Inner Voice Telling You?

It’s theorized that our inner voice, otherwise known as inner critic, develops as young as 12 months old; around the same time a child is first learning to walk and is told “NO” for the first time. The purpose of our inner voice is to act as a sense of right and wrong, and is a process that continues throughout our lifetime. However, our inner voice is often a negative v...

Co-Parenting After Divorce Made Simple

Orlando Counseling Major Sheds Light

Co-Parenting After Divorce Made Simple

It’s theorized that our inner voice, otherwise known as inner critic, develops as young as 12 months old; around the same time a child is first learning to walk and is told “NO” for the first time. The purpose of our inner voice is to act as a sense of right and wrong, and is a process that continues throughout our lifetime. However, our inner voice is often a negative v...

How To Be The Most Real Version Of You!

Orlando Counseling Major Discusses Our False Personas

How To Be The Most Real Version Of You!

How often do you let people see the real you? Do you present a facade to the world and only allow certain people to get to know the authentic you? How often do you find yourself being one way in certain situations or around certain people and another way when you are around people you are comfortable with or in surroundings you know? In 1960, psychoanalyst D. W. Winnicott introduced the c...

Anxiety Counseling — Stop The Panic!

Orlando Counseling Major Relates

Anxiety Counseling — Stop The Panic!

Counseling in Orlando at the office of Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling, can offer you a chance to let go of the anxiety and fears that you have been struggling with for so long. Fear is a very overpowering and overwhelming feeling. Fear can ultimately drive us if we let it. Fear to get up, fear to face the world, fear to go to class or go to work, fear to smile, fear to ...

Stop The “Crazy” Talk & Mental Health Misconceptions

Orlando Counseling Major Discusses Mental Health Stigma

Stop The “Crazy” Talk & Mental Health Misconceptions

The false perceptions and associated stigmas of mental health illness continue to be an on going and reoccurring problem in today’s society. What we know is that despite ongoing information we gain on the topic, mental health disorders are still vastly misunderstood and untreated. When people go uneducated on the topic, we see that treatment for mental health issues does not become ...

Female Body Image. How young does it start?

Orlando Thrive Therapy Counselor Weighs In

Female Body Image. How young does it start?

When does a woman’s body image start to take shape? At what age do girls start to lose self-esteem and how does that carry into adulthood? How many countless females year after year, make a New Year’s resolution that is specific to their weight, their body, their size, their shape, their face? How many girls or women will say they just can’t live their life, they have to...

New Year’s Resolutions Made Easy!

Orlando Psychology Major Gives Advice

New Year’s Resolutions Made Easy!

With any New Year, most people are being more mindful of their flaws and are coming up with resolutions for the new year. Most people choose this time of year to create goals and resolutions to achieve throughout the new year. These resolutions include but are not limited to, losing weight, eating healthier, exercising more often, practicing better time management, being more mindful of o...

Take a break, woman! Four ways to start now!

Orlando Counseling Major Weighs In

Take a break, woman! Four ways to start now!

A woman often seeks counseling in Orlando when she starts to crack under pressure. One goal in counseling women is to help empower them and identify their limits. Women are beautiful and wonderful creatures. We are born with so many gifts such as, our ability to multitask, our beautiful bodies, and our way with emotions. Even though we are blessed with these gifts, sometimes it takes a li...

Couples Counseling Helps Improve Communication

Orlando Therapist Weighs In

Couples Counseling Helps Improve Communication

Are women and men really all that different in their ability to communicate and express themselves? Aside from the obvious physical differences, does the female and the male brain really think or feel differently? Is it true that women experience more feelings than men and that men lack a sensitivity chip? These questions have been researched in numerous studies throughout the years by ne...

Let’s Talk About Anxiety - How Can Therapy Help Anxiety?

Orlando Counselor Weighs In

Let’s Talk About Anxiety - How Can Therapy Help Anxiety?

Counseling in Orlando for anxiety and stress relief are two of the most common symptoms that bring individuals to seek mental health services. People who seek counseling for anxiety or stress actually respond the most successfully to treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). They feel relief of anxiety symptoms in a relatively short period of time with a counselor through gu...

Tips & Tricks To Keeping Joyful This Holiday Season

Orlando Counseling Major Weighs In

Tips & Tricks To Keeping Joyful This Holiday Season

As mentioned in a previous blog post about happiness, this is the time of year that therapists and counselors often see an increase in a need for services. The holidays are a very sentimental time of year, where family gathers, stories are shared, and joy is spread. Although that magic comes easily for some, angst comes for others. Common struggles this time of year come in the way of fin...

Grief. Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One.

Orlando Counselor Shares Thoughts

Grief. Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One.

Grief can be the hardest emotion to navigate without the right help. Counselors and therapists become experts on emotions. The true heart of what counselors do is they learn about and navigate all kinds of emotions. Counselors know emotions, not paperwork, not guidelines, not formulas for how to document the perfect treatment plan. Counselors know about and become experts on s...

The Power of Positive Thinking

ORLANDO COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR WEIGHS IN

The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking Many times, when a client seeks counseling or therapy in Orlando for a mental health problem, they don’t have a specific issue in mind. Oftentimes, their main reason for seeking a counselor for counseling is that they just aren’t happy in their day-to-day life. They can’t quite pinpoint what it is that causes them to be unhappy,...

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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.