September 3, 2019

Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help Anxiety?

Posted in cognitive behavioral therapy tagged , , , at 12:19 pm by kellyfdennis

figure-thinking-with-question-mark-100152866

The simple answer is “Yes.” Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of counseling in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to change unwanted behavior patterns or treat mood disorders such as anxiety. It is very collaborative in nature and includes homework outside of sessions. Contact me here, to sign up for a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if CBT is right for you! Be well and have a wonderful day!

August 27, 2019

Courage, It Takes Courage

Posted in cognitive behavioral therapy, Well-being tagged , , at 9:00 am by kellyfdennis

green rice field*

Change is hard. As human beings we really have trouble with adjustment. Sure, some people will tell me they “like change”. What they really like is excitement and novelty, but even they seek familiarity.

Today think about one place you feel stuck in your life. Then take a moment to visualize what it would be like to make the change you’d like to make. Really imagine how your life would be different.

Change is inevitable…spring turns into summer without any input from us. Children go through developmental stages, our bodies age and mature. Might as well learn to embrace it! Sign up on my website for a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if you’re ready to make a change!

*Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.com

August 26, 2019

10 Ways You Can Benefit from Counseling

Posted in Well-being tagged , , at 8:00 am by kellyfdennis

I am often asked questions like “How does counseling help?” or “Why is counseling important?” I believe seeking counseling is a sign of courage and strength because it helps you take charge of your mental health and leads you to create a life worth living.

The potential benefits of counseling are numerous, but here’s what I think are the top 10:

  • Learning how to change self-defeating behaviors
  • Improving communication skills
  • Personal empowerment
  • Learning life skills
  • Emotional identification and regulation
  • Hope
  • Learning healthier coping skills
  • Greater acceptance of things you cannot change
  • Personal insight
  • Support during difficult times

Sign up on my home page for a free 15 minute phone consultation to find out if counseling is right for you!

August 1, 2018

Courage, It Takes Courage

Posted in cognitive behavioral therapy, Well-being tagged , , at 9:18 am by kellyfdennis

green rice field*

Change is hard. As human beings we really have trouble with adjustment. Sure, some people will tell me they “like change”. What they really like is excitement and novelty, but even they seek familiarity.

Today think about one place you feel stuck in your life. Then take a moment to visualize what it would be like to make the change you’d like to make. Really imagine how your life would be different.

Change is inevitable…spring turns into summer without any input from us. Children go through developmental stages, our bodies age and mature. Might as well learn to embrace it! Sign up on my website for a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if you’re ready to make a change!

*Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.com

stefdennis

ponderings on life, food, God, and love

Grace on the Moon

Do Not Weigh Your Self-Esteem on a Scale

on anything and everything

my thoughts on what I see