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STOPP and Take Time for Emotional Regulation

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Wow! The world is emotionally charged lately! Am I right? If you amongst the many who are trying to avoid the hard emotions that the current state of the world is sharing, maybe it’s time to learn how to not just feel the emotions but regulate them. What is…

What the Heck is Self-Care?

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC The phrase, self-care, has been said pretty darn often lately. Every social media post seems to talk about “taking time for self-care.” Heck, even my posts talk about self-care (check out mindfulness: the art of becoming calm, cool, and collected) So I feel it is time to answer that…

Seasonal Affective Disorder: The Reason for the Feeling

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC If you live in the northern hemisphere, you know what time of year it is. That’s right, it’s winter! Cold temperatures, snow, and the lack of sunlight are all Hallmarks of this time of year. Along with fabulous road conditions, cold and flu season, and arguing who’s turn it…

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“Carissa makes sure to speak in a way that everyone is able to understand and if you don’t she is willing to go over it again in a different way. As a person who continues to work through depression and anxiety, Carissa’s articles and posts have opened my eyes to coping and learning instead of putting myself down for struggling.”

– Olivia L, That Darn Amygdala Reader

“The funny thing about mental health is that there’s no cure all. It takes a daily dose of effort and a gentle yet effective guiding hand. ‘That Darn Amygdala’ can help you with a daily dose of not so common sense. Although after a few lessons you’ll wonder why it’s not. Take a step back and look into the tips and tricks to make your mind work for you!”

– Brain F, That Darn Amygdala Reader

Self-Care is how you take the Power Back.

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DISCLAIMER: Although I am a mental health therapist by profession, I am not YOUR therapist. This blog is intended to provide education and information only and does not constitute legal or professional therapy or consultation. I am not liable or responsible for any damages resulting in the use of this information.  If you are actively struggling with suicidal thoughts or a mental health crisis, Contact the nearest crisis center or connect with the national suicide prevention lifeline at 800-273-8255.

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