The 4 Rs and You. R you ready?

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC As an Amazon Associate, I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. These commissions are put back into That Darn Amygdala so we can continue to bring you evidence-based mental health information. Thank you for supporting my small business! Have you ever substituted an ingredient in a recipe? You know,Continue reading “The 4 Rs and You. R you ready?”

Become a Bad Ass by using Behavioral Activation!

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC As an Amazon Associate, I earn a commission from qualifying purchases. These commissions are put back into That Darn Amygdala so we can continue to bring you evidence-based mental health information. Thank you for supporting my small business! One of the toughest symptoms to challenge with depression is theContinue reading “Become a Bad Ass by using Behavioral Activation!”

Depression and all that Jazz

by Carissa Weber This post originally published on May 12, 2021. It has been updated with the most recent research for your benefit. Enjoy! Every time a depression medication commercial comes on TV, I can’t help but think about the 264 million people worldwide that struggle with depression (which is close to 6% of theContinue reading “Depression and all that Jazz”

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 itContinue reading “Seasonal Affective Disorder: The Reason for the Feeling”

Organization Tools That Work

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC This post contains affiliate links. When you click and purchase something from these links, I earn a commission at no additional cost to you. These commissions are put back into That Darn Amygdala so I can continue to bring you evidence-based mental health information. Thank you for supporting myContinue reading “Organization Tools That Work”

Finding Motivation When There is None

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC This post originally published on July 21, 2021 here at That Darn Amygdala. It has been updated to show the most accurate and up-to-date research Ahhh, motivation. Motivation seems to be something you have, or you don’t. Have you ever wondered why that is? To me, it feels likeContinue reading “Finding Motivation When There is None”

Why Clutter Stresses Us Out

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Have you ever come home and felt stressed the moment you walk in the house? If you are like me, seeing the kid shoes everywhere, being unable to tell what socks on the floor are clean or dirty, and the tumbleweeds of dog hair (I swear I just sweptContinue reading “Why Clutter Stresses Us Out”

Why your Brain Needs a Routine

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC This post was originally published on May 21, 2021. It has been updated to reflect the most up-to-date, science-based information to better help you take control In a world that runs on caffeine and deadlines, we often overlook our routines. Sure, we may establish routines for our kids andContinue reading “Why your Brain Needs a Routine”

Sleeping with Anxiety-Induced Insomnia

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC This post contains affiliate links. When you click and purchase something from these links, I earn a commission at no additional cost to you. These commissions are put back into That Darn Amygdala so we can continue to bring you evidence-based mental health information. Thank you for supporting myContinue reading “Sleeping with Anxiety-Induced Insomnia”

Identifying Anxiety Triggers

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Many of you are familiar with the principle of causation, right? You know, that crazy idea that there is an action that causes another action? We see it everyday in our lives: traffic causing us to be late, a red sock in with the whites in the laundry, makingContinue reading “Identifying Anxiety Triggers”