Cultivating Mental Health

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC This was a guest blog post I wrote for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. I am excited to share this blog post with you as our world’s agricultural families are facing a mental health crisis amongst new stressors and demands. Even if youContinue reading “Cultivating Mental Health”

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?”

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”

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”

GIVE a bit to Yourself in Relational Effectiveness

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Hello and welcome back to the series of posts on interpersonal effectiveness skills. Today, were talking about a very important part of interpersonal effectiveness: relational effectiveness. What is relational effectiveness? I’m happy you asked! Let’s start exploring how we use relational effectiveness every day in our lives. Missed outContinue reading “GIVE a bit to Yourself in Relational Effectiveness”

DEAR MAN: How I can be Objective with What I Want

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Welcome back to this series of posts on interpersonal effectiveness! I’m so happy you decided to take a deeper look at what interpersonal effectiveness is and how to use it in your daily life. In my last post, Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills, we discussed: Interpersonal effectiveness is how we interactContinue reading “DEAR MAN: How I can be Objective with What I Want”

Why Does the Rain Make Us SAD?

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Ahhh, weather. The love-hate relationship we have with a natural occurrence completely outside of our control. Have you ever noticed how your mood can change just based on what you are seeing happen outside of the window? From sunny days at the beach, to over 5 inches of rainContinue reading “Why Does the Rain Make Us SAD?”