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Relationship Killers

Relationship Killers

In honor of Valentine’s day, I thought devoting a blog to relationships would be in order. It’s important to know what you need in a relationship to make it work, but it’s as equally important to know what to keep out of relationships to keep them healthy. This is...

Therapy and Men

Therapy and Men

Our therapist, Ben has extensive experience working with men from adolescence to later adulthood. He has developed a specialization in Men’s Issues that will be a focus of his clinical work at Evolve Counseling Services in addition to working with clients who are...

Holiday Stress

Holiday Stress

This time of year can be tricky. It’s been labeled “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” but for a lot of people that doesn’t seem to be the case. Many of my clients note increased stress and depression this time of year. Here are a few things you can do to help keep...

Grief in a Nutshell

Grief in a Nutshell

Coincidentally, many of my clients have been dealing with grief recently. This prompted me to learn more about it, so I picked up The Grief Recovery Handbook by John W. James and Russell Friedman to see if there would be anything helpful for my clients contained in...

Good Sleep Practices

Good Sleep Practices

We all know sleep is important, but it’s especially important for good mental health. There is a wealth of research that indicates good sleep practices can improve mood and are part of an overall healthy lifestyle. Average adults need about 7-8 hours of sleep per...

Changes

Changes

Change is all around us. It happens constantly. The Evolve Counseling Services office is moving locations this month, and this transition got me thinking about change. Not to mention, the pumpkin spice latte is back-a sure sign the seasons are changing and summer is...

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

There are numerous theoretical orientations counselors can use to guide therapy. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidenced-based orientation that has been shown to be a very effective treatment for a variety of mental health issues. The Relationship between...

Am I Depressed?

Am I Depressed?

Many people experience clinical depression. In fact, recent studies have shown about 20% of the population in the United States will experience Major Depressive Disorder at some point in their lives. But what is clinical depression? How is that different than just...

What’s Mindfulness?

What’s Mindfulness?

Mindfulness has been gaining attention as this topic is researched further, and the benefits continue to accumulate. Most people have heard the term mindfulness, but what exactly is it? The Basics… One of the leading researchers on this topic, Jon Kabat-Zinn offers a...

Understanding Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety is unpleasant. It nags at us, gets in the way, and can disrupt life to varying degrees. Understanding anxiety can be helpful in facing it. Once you know what you’re dealing with, it doesn’t seem so overwhelming. Anxiety can take different forms, but at it’s...

Getting Through a Breakup

Getting Through a Breakup

Many of my clients seek counseling after a breakup. Let’s face it…breakups can be devastating and leave you feeling like a different person. Your emotions may be all over the place, and you just want to feel better. Here are some important things to keep in mind for...