How to Make the Most of the Holidays with Your Family

How to Make the Most of the Holidays with Your Family

For many people, holiday season is as much of a stressor as it is a stress-reliever. The kids are home from school. There are extra expenses, extra family around, and a long to do list that probably includes things like organizing and cooking meals, sending out this year’s holiday cards, keeping your kids busy, organizing […]

Increasing Connection: Learn How to Fight Right

Increasing Connection: Learn How To Fight Right

By Adam Maurer, LPC, LMFT Conflict is an inevitable part of being in any relationship and research shows that 65% of arguments are unresolvable.  People tend to pick partners who complement their own ways of being, which can lead to difficult challenges as well as great rewards.  You can either learn how to use conflict […]

Parents Who Parent Differently

Parents Who Parent Differently

Loren Lomme, LPC, RPT One of the issues that pops up most frequently when I meet with parents is the concern, and oftentimes disagreement and frustration, that comes with differing styles of parenting. Parents who parent differently happens all the time, partly because we were all raised differently from each other, and parenting style is heavily […]

How to Reduce Anticipatory Anxiety

how to reduce anticipatory anxiety

By Shannon Haragan, LPC By now, you’ve probably heard that people are more afraid of public speaking than they are of death. Or, as Jerry Seinfeld puts it, “If you have to be at a funeral, you would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.” One of the reasons for this irony is […]

Tips for Managing Election Anxiety

Tips for Managing Election Anxiety

“Pre-Election Stress Disorder” can be alleviated with simple techniques AUSTIN – In advance of the next presidential debate, a group of Austin therapists is offering tips for managing “election anxiety”. Just Mind therapists have noticed an increase in clients who report distress related to the election and this is likely to increase as election day gets […]

5 Easy Tips to Manage ADD

Asperger's and Autism Counseling

Growing up with ADD and working as a therapist with clients with ADD, there are a number of things that I have found which help to manage symptoms of ADD for kids, teens, and adults. Below are 5 easy tips to manage ADD. Sleep – This may sound ridiculous but sleep issues are one of the […]

The Therapeutic Fart

i may have over trusted that fart

By William Schroeder When you think of a therapist, what image comes to mind? Likely it’s some middle-aged person sitting in an old chair and they are wearing an ugly sweater, glasses, and they occasionally mumble a response to your questions, correct? Well, I like to think of myself as the antithesis of this. I […]

How to Talk About Sex with Your Son or Daughter

How to talk about sex with your son or daughter

By: Loren Lomme, MA, LPC, RPT As a kids’ counselor and mom of a 4 year old and teenager, I often hear others talking about awkward sex-talk situations with their kids, so I want to weigh in! This is a tricky topic because it has a lot to do with personal comfort level, how you […]

How to Live in the Moment with Anxiety & Depression

Minimize Anxiety & Depression by Living in the Now

How much of your life do you spend in the present moment? How much time do you spend daydreaming, ruminating about the past, or worrying about the future? How much of your life do you miss by getting lost in thought? In his book, The Power of Now, author Eckhart Tolle explains that learning to […]

The Olympics “Booster Shot”: Rooting for Our Team Helps Our Brains

The Olympics “Booster Shot”: Rooting for Our Team Helps Our Brains

Local therapists offer insight from psychological science AUSTIN – Ahead of the Olympic Games, local therapists are reminding Austinites about psychological research that indicates tuning-in can actually help combat depression and anxiety, among other maladies. William Schroeder, licensed therapist and co-founder of Just Mind, said, “There’s a mistaken belief that getting hooked on the Olympics […]

Four Simple Ways to Connect with Your Kids This Summer

Four Simple Ways to Connect with Your Kids This Summer

By: Loren Lomme, MA, LPC, RPT, NCC Now that we’re halfway through summer, you may be running out of ideas for keeping your kids busy. I have a few ideas to share with you that will not only keep your kids (little and big) engaged but will also serve to strengthen your connections with each […]

Why Time Is Important in Relationships

Why Time is Important in Relationships

by Adam Maurer, LPC, LMFT, Couples Therapist One of the simplest things you can do for your relationship is be proactive in managing the time you spend on yourself, being a couple, and being a family. Many times life gets busy and a committed partner slips into becoming a roommate who is also exhausted.  Work, […]