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?”

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”

Cognitive Distortions: The worst always happens. Or does it?

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC When we talk about anxiety, cognitive distortions almost always come up. Why is that? Well, for starters, they are easy to identify when our thoughts are racing and intrusive. But did you know cognitive distortions happen with depression, too? It’s true! In this post, were going to explore howContinue reading “Cognitive Distortions: The worst always happens. Or does it?”

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!”

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”

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”

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”

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Part Deux

By Carissa Weber Welcome back to part two of CBT! Cognitive behavioral therapy is such an important way to heal our brain that it warranted two posts. Seriously, even with two posts we may not even be able to go over all the CBT skills and how they work (but I will try). Let’s takeContinue reading “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Part Deux”

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Why it Works

By Carissa Weber On to more of the healthy and healing skills (finally)! These are the posts I bet the majority of you have been waiting for. Now that you have a basic knowledge of how the brain works, what neurotransmitters are responsible for what, and the general idea that practice produces change, we canContinue reading “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Why it Works”