Emotion Icebergs

Emotion Icebergs

By Emily Stone When an individual comes to see me for therapy, I often give an assessment that gives us a snapshot of what is going on for him or her internally right at that moment. People experiencing depression usually are surprised to discover that they score high on anger or aggression, or both. I’m […]

How EMDR Works in Treating Anxiety

How EMDR Works in Treating Anxiety

By Diana Schaefer, LCSW Most people suffer from anxiety from time to time. I know I have. We all need some anxiety to function. If you had no anxiety you might not be motivated to do anything! However, too much anxiety can hinder us from being at our best.  Whether it’s situational; such as having […]

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 […]

Minimize Anxiety & Depression by Living in the Now

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 […]

So Much Commotion Over Emotions

So Much Commotion Over Emotion

by Adam Maurer, LPC, LMFT, LGBT Therapist When was the last time you hurled nasty words at your honeybun during a fight?  What vile words did you string together to really zing ’em?  What was it like after all the venom was spewed?  Tense? Quiet? Avoided?  It is a fascinating phenomenon to me. We choose […]