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?”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Toxic Positivity: Why it Matters

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Toxic positivity is a new phrase in the therapy world. I hear it all too often in my office “I’m trying to be positive all the time, but it just doesn’t work.” Have you heard of toxic positivity? Today’s post is going over toxic positivity and how to avoidContinue reading “Toxic Positivity: Why it Matters”

Distress Tolerance and How Wise Mind Helps us Accept What is Going on

Welcome back to the third episode of distress tolerance! I really love talking about distress tolerance skills! They help us increase frustration tolerance, build new connections between our prefrontal cortex and that darn amygdala, and release feel good neurotransmitters to calm down our triple F response. Because of all of those benefits, distress tolerance skills get 3 whole posts!

Distress Tolerance and Learning to ACCEPTS it

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Take a look at my Book Club to find out more. Thank you for supporting my small business! Welcome to distress tolerance episode 3! Last time you read, we talked a lot about what DBT therapy is and some of the distress tolerance skills use. IContinue reading “Distress Tolerance and Learning to ACCEPTS it”