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Nov
19
How Can I Cope With Loss?

How Can I Cope With Loss?


Video By: Alice





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The Anxiety Series this week discusses the grief & anxiety associated with loss. In this video, Alice Hammerick Counselor with JCAC, explains how to manage the anxiety that comes with grief. We are all grieving a loss during the pandemic. In this video, Alice can help you understand how even a simple loss can be grief and can help you to slow down and nurture the uncomfortable emotion of grief. After the loss during a pandemic, we also have anxiety about change, anxiety about the future, and anxiety about what is next. Alice gives four tips and coping skills to manage anxiety based grief. We all feel anxious when we are grieving, it is a natura...

Nov
17
Oct
28
Being kind to me

Being Kind To Me


By: Chloe Gabrielle Harper, Clinical intern at JCAC

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Let this blog be a reminder to water yourself throughout the week! Take the time to tune in and become more present with yourself. Sometimes with the hustle and bustle of life, when tend to forget to check-in with ourselves to see if we are doing okay. For some extra help tuning in, I have found a great self-care action plan to help you assess what you need to do. The self-care action plan starts out by asking about what your signs of burnout are. Burnout is a term used to refer to when someone is overall exhausted; symptoms may look like feeling tired, lower immunity, headaches, and muscle pain. Then the worksheet goes into...


Oct
16
Managing Mental Health During The Election


Managing Mental Health During The Election






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By: Chloe G. Harper, Clinical Intern at JCAC



The most stressful season of the year, other than tax season is back; election season. From the heated debates, fights with loved ones, and the obnoxious placement of candidate signs; how can we keep our sanity? The election brings out the ugly in everyone, and sometimes we need a moment to just turn off and getaway.



How is that possible? How can we getaway? The election is in our face, it is on our tv, it is in our homes, front yards, and social media. For some, the election is just a reminder of the sad reality that change seems impossible; even far away at most. The election has torn families ap...


Oct
15
How To Find A Therapist

How To Find A Therapist



By: Chloe Gabrielle Harper, Clinical Intern at JCAC


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A question that is pretty common is “How Do I Find A Therapist?”. You are sitting in your bed and you realize that it is time to make a change, so you talk to your friend and he or she tells you maybe you need a therapist. You do a wild google search and words come up like “mental health counselor”, “clinical counselor”, “mental health technician”, “telehealth mental professional”, “psychiatrist”, and “psychologist”, and the list continues! You have asked you, friends, you have gone through 8 pages of google sites, and side links; a...


Oct
06
How To Teach Your Child Mindfulness



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How To Teach Your Child Mindfulness



By: Chloe Harper



Mindfulness is something that everyone should learn how to do, no matter the age. Mindfulness is a tool that can allow any individual to regulate their own internal functioning and emotions. That sounds practical for an adult to learn, but what about a child? A lot of parents ask what can mindfulness do for their child. David Gelles writes in the New York times about the benefits of mindfulness for children; the simplest practices help a child to learn how to be gentle, accepting, reducing anxiety, increasing happiness, and creating early habits.



When to begin?


Parents can begin as early as infancy when teaching mindfulness to their bab...


Oct
01
Healing Is Not Linear

by: Alice Hamrick, Masters Level Clinical Intern at JCAC



Healing Is Not Linear



This is a reminder to be kind to yourself when the going gets tough. The path toward healing and wellness is a journey, it’s a dance, not a light switch. Don’t let the struggle weigh you down like anchors at sea. We would love to journey along with on your personal road toward healing!






To learn more about our counseling practice visit: www.JCACounseling.com



To schedule a time to talk with Alice visit: https://calendly.com/JCACounseling



Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling (#JCAC) is a warm and family orientated counseling practice in Alpharetta, Ga. We offer online counseling services in the states...


Sep
28
Motherhood and Postpartum During The COVID Crisis

Motherhood and Postpartum During The COVID Crisis



by Chloe Gabrielle Harper, Clinical Intern at JCAC



The United States has seen the most socially changing event, that has shaken the very core of all American's; the COVID epidemic. The epidemic has caused the isolation of many individuals and the halting of every social activity. With the new way of life, the way we socialize and interact in the world has vastly changed. As a result, we have incorporated different ways to not only keep us safe but to also find ways to socialize virtually. However, among the groups of individuals that have been affected by the epidemic, the most overlooked ones are the mothers that are suffering from postpartu...


Sep
26
Kids Screen Time, Finding Balance

By: Erica Gregory, LMFT. Counselor and Owner of Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling



KIDS SCREEN TIME: How To FIND BALANCE





In this video, Erica discusses how to assess what is a healthy amount of screen time, and how to find balance with your kids use of technology. After COVID-1...



In this video, Erica discusses how to assess what is a healthy amount of screen time, and how to find balance with your kids use of technology. After COVID-19, screen time with children is up and it is time to re-assess how we measure what is healthy. This video can help you know the dangers of technology, the benefits of technology, and help you change your perception of screen time from bad to a " useful tool." ...


Sep
18
Is Virtual Learning Causing Strain In Your Parent/Child Relationship?

Virtual learning causing strain in your parent/child relationship?


By Brooke Sanders, Clinical Intern with JCAC



Here’s a fun activity for connection and gaining a different perspective.


Virtual learning has the potential to create new roles for parents to play in their children’s education. For many, this new dynamic within the home can make it seem like parents and children are speaking different languages. If you’ve ever given directions to your child, which were completely misunderstood, you know what I mean. As parents, we feel that our directions are crystal clear. However, I encourage you to take a step back and experiment with a new perspective.


1. Print out a simple dr...


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