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What to Expect From Counseling

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – If you have never been in counseling before, taking that step to reach out and start counseling can be a little scary at first. Knowing what to expect from the counseling process can be helpful. Your very first session is an opportunity for you and Read More

Emotional Self-Regulation: An Important Life Skill

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Emotional self-regulation is an important life skill and plays a significant role in our relationships both at home and at work.  People who possess the ability to manage their emotions and behaviors often have healthier relationships and develop more resilience in managing life stressors. Read More

Questions to Ask a Clinician When Beginning Therapy

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Finding a therapist can be challenging and scary. It can feel personal and vulnerable. Here are some questions to consider when meeting with a therapist for the first time. Do you accept my insurance? What is my copay? At times, you may need to contact Read More

Living Healthy: How We Do It; Why We Don’t

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Living Healthy.  It’s a concept we hear and see everywhere – on local and national news, commercials, break rooms, social media, hundreds of books, and we often talk to friends and family about it, too. There are new superfoods introduced regularly, along with “the Read More

Disconnecting from Work While on Vacation

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Summer vacation season is here!   We all look forward to taking time off work over the summer months to relax and de-stress.  It is important to be able to fully disconnect from work in order to get the maximum benefit from our precious vacation Read More

The Importance of Sleep

This is a guest post provided by Workplace Options (Eliza Redlus). Permission to re-post has been given. The need for sleep is a biological drive, much like eating and breathing. Those for whom it comes easily (and in sufficient quantity) may take it for granted or even resent it as an interruption to the more Read More

What is Self-Care?

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Self-care is anything you do to take care of yourself so you can stay physically, mentally, and emotionally well.  It is a common misconception that self-care is the same as being selfish, but it is not. Maintaining good self-care is actually positive and healthy Read More

Affection: It’s Not Just for Children

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Affection is important; it makes us feel connected to others. The more affection we receive and give to others, the less lonely we feel. Being alone is not the same as being lonely. We can be with others (family, friends, partners, etc.) in the Read More