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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...


May
25
Why Change is Hard...

By: Ginny Vose, Mental Health Counselor with JCAC


Facing & Embracing Change


This morning, as I was getting ready to see a couple of clients, I walked past my newly framed 2020 tassel (I recently graduated my masters program for counseling). I was amazed as I began to contemplate just how much my life had changed over the past few years. My journey to become a counselor started 3 years ago when I realized that the job description for my former career was no longer what I had signed up for. I chose to take a leap, go back to school at age 45 and make another path for myself.



Change is Unavoidable.



I have heard it said that change is the one thing that you can count on in life. For many, dealing ...


Oct
12
Saying NO

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How often do you feel like you give in to others? Do you struggle to say no? You may be lacking assertion skills. Being assertive is different from being aggressive. It's standing up for yourself and holding healthy boundaries. You can love others and still take care of yourself.

The section below of this article really hits home. https://www.positivelypositive.com/2019/08/19/are-you-afraid-to-say-no/

"Do the relationships you have teach you to believe in yourself more? Does it make you grow? Toxic relationships will kill your talent and your spirit. So, ask yourself, “Do I feel better or worse after having spent time with that person?”"

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