Using Your Anxious Energy for Good

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC If you paid attention to last week’s post, anxiety has a way of screwing with your ability to show up the way you want to. Even in my professional life, my anxiety has aided in multiple distractions, projects, and lack of boundaries that allows my darn amygdala to sayContinue reading “Using Your Anxious Energy for Good”

Amped up or Shut Down: The Many Sides of Anxiety

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC This post was originally published April 28th, 2021. I’m excited to present you a revised version with new science-based information included. We see it all the time in commercials. That one ambitious person working late, always in the office building with every light off except for the ones inContinue reading “Amped up or Shut Down: The Many Sides of Anxiety”

New Year’s Resolutions and how to make them work for you

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC It is that time of year again! The old year is ending and we have aspirations for the upcoming year. Many people decide to use this as a starting point to create change in their life. Even with good intentions, up to 90% of people of people who setContinue reading “New Year’s Resolutions and how to make them work for you”

Mooring Lines: Anchoring Your Darn Amygdala

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC I hate boats. No, like HATE boats. However, I have an extensive knowledge of them thanks to my boat loving, sea-going husband. During our 13 years of wedded bliss (and counting), I have learned a lot about boats. Heck, they have become some of my favorite analogies in sessionContinue reading “Mooring Lines: Anchoring Your Darn Amygdala”

The Healing Power of Crying

By Carissa Weber, MA, LCP, CSAC The last couple of posts I’ve done have been pretty heavy. We’ve talked about the role of grief in our mental health, how we are impacted by burnout, and even got down and personal about my own healing process. I’m going to continue on this train and talk aboutContinue reading “The Healing Power of Crying”

Let’s Get Personal About My Mental Health

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC There is so much going on lately. The holiday season is gearing up, winter is starting to set in, on top of having a sick horse, multiple traumatic (and horrific) client cases at work, and just the rest of life. Needless to say, my mental health is starting toContinue reading “Let’s Get Personal About My Mental Health”

Grief and the Brain: Why it Hurts

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC I’m interrupting our normal blog posts to talk a bit about grief. For those readers who follow me on social media, you will know that this last few months have been filled with anxiety, fear, and loss since a rare (and aggressive) illness was diagnosed in my one horse,Continue reading “Grief and the Brain: Why it Hurts”

Gratitude: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

By Carissa Weber MA, LPC, CSAC If you follow me over at Facebook, you know I’ve been doing a lot of talking about gratitude. For those of you that haven’t been following, you might be wondering why I am doing a post all about gratitude. In all honesty, gratitude is a very important topic toContinue reading “Gratitude: The Gift That Keeps on Giving”

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 thatContinue reading “What the Heck is Self-Care?”

Burnout and Why it is a Big Deal

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC No different than toxic positivity, burnout is one of those words I’m hearing more and more in my private practice. When you look at all the stress going on in the world, it is no wonder the phrase, “feeling burnt to a crisp” is one I hear at leastContinue reading “Burnout and Why it is a Big Deal”