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Feb 28, 2024
Embracing Vulnerability: The Key to Genuine Connections
In a world where we often equate strength with an impenetrable facade, embracing vulnerability can feel like swimming against the tide. Yet, as Brené Brown, the renowned philosopher, social worker, and public speaker, has illuminated, “Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.”
Feb 21, 2024
A Compassionate Guide to Navigating Suicide Prevention
Suicide is a devastating topic, and many of us have felt the pain of losing a loved one in this way. Talking about suicide isn't easy, but it's an important step in getting the help we need. Suicide is a complex issue that can affect anyone, regardless of age, background, or circumstances. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), I'm here to offer personalized support to help individuals navigate difficult emotions and situations.
Feb 14, 2024
Cultivating Love: Strategies for Strengthening Your Relationship
In the world of Couples Counseling, I often assign a special task – setting aside cherished moments each week to cherish one another. These are moments reserved for discussing none other than the beautiful bond you both share; no talks about friends, chores, or the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It might sound simple, but in reality, it can be a challenging feat.
Feb 7, 2024
Cuffing and Connecting: Unlocking the Magic
Are you feeling the chill in the air as we near the end of cuffing season? Cuffing season, a term that singles use to signify their desire for companionship during the holiday season, can leave many feeling perplexed about how to make meaningful connections that lead to authentic and loving relationships.
Jan 31, 2024
Turning the Tide on Self-Sabotage
If you consistently delay tasks or set impossibly high standards, it’s often rooted in a fear of failure. But why do we subject ourselves to this self-sabotage? Would you believe that our avoidance, denial, numbing, or self-blame are coping mechanisms that serve as short-term protective measures? Therapy can help you replace these restrictive beliefs with more positive and adaptive ones and send you on your healing journey. This article appears in my January Newsletter, Veronica’s Voice. There is also a self-assessment quiz to determine if you self-sabotage, amongst other fun mental health tidbits. If you would like to get on the email list, please contact VSpeaks@VeronicaListens.com. You do not have to be a client to receive this free resource.
Jan 24, 2024
10 Ways To Manage Seasonal Affective Disorder in the Sunshine State
As the days grow shorter and the nights stretch longer, many people find themselves grappling with seasonal depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This condition, often attributed to the lack of sunlight during the winter months, can significantly impact one's mood and well-being. Even in the Sunshine State of Florida, where we are fortunate to have a relatively sunny and warm climate, SAD can still affect us due to weather fluctuations or other lifestyle factors. Fortunately, there are several effective strategies to help you navigate through this challenging period and maintain your mental and emotional health.
Jan 17, 2024
Healing for the Future: Confronting Generational Trauma
Generational trauma is like a ghost that haunts families and communities, passing down the pain and suffering from one generation to the next. It's the emotional and psychological impact of traumatic events, such as abuse, discrimination, and war, that can lead to anxiety, depression, and PTSD among those directly affected. This trauma can show up in various ways, such as hypervigilance, fears of death, and relationship issues, and it can linger for generations, much like a family trait.
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