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?”

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”

April: The Everything Month

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC With Spring here, there seems to be a resurgence in new things. New grass, new allergies, and new things to be stressed about. This post is going to go over all the new and crazy things that are happening in the month of April. Trust me, there is aContinue reading “April: The Everything Month”

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!”