So Why Don’t People Go to Therapy?

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Let’s be real. Mental health therapy has been stigmatized for a very long time. There are so many myths, lies, and secrecy shrouding this awesome resource. I think it is time to break those beliefs down. You guys have asked for it, so I’m giving it to you. ThisContinue reading “So Why Don’t People Go to Therapy?”

How Does Therapy Work Anyways?

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month. For therapists, like myself, May is a chance for us to shine. The opportunity to bring mental health to the front and center. Honestly, this is the kind of stuff that I love to do. For this week’s post, IContinue reading “How Does Therapy Work Anyways?”

Plants and Mental Health: Why They Pair Together

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC This post originally published on June 9th, 2021 here at That Darn Amygdala. Since it has been a favorite post here, it has been updated with the most up-to-date research. Enjoy! I absolutely love plants! They are all over my house, my office, my yard, and even in myContinue reading “Plants and Mental Health: Why They Pair Together”

The Science of Laughter

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Stress has a way of zapping a lot in our lives. It can change our appetite, sleep cycles, mood, and even our sense of humor. If you are amongst the millions that report changes in your humor when you are stressed, you may already know the importance of laughter.Continue reading “The Science of Laughter”

Realistic Affirmations: The Hardest Emotional Regulation Tool

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC This post originally published on August 18th, 2021 here at That Darn Amygdala. It has been updated with the most up-to-date research. Enjoy! In the midst of this month being Stress Awareness Month, I want to talk about something important: how you talk to yourself. How you talk toContinue reading “Realistic Affirmations: The Hardest Emotional Regulation Tool”

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!”

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”