Fall Is Better Than New Year’s for Making Real Change in Your Life

Fall Is Better Than New Year’s for Making Real Change in Your Life

Article contribution in Verily Magazine for Fall Is Better Than New Year’s for Making Real Change in Your Life by Katie Jackson-Griffin, LCPC. For most of us, Fall is spent enjoying everything pumpkin and prepping for the holidays. We won’t think about new workout routines—or a dating life overhaul—until after New Years. But resolution-making is gaining traction at […]

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Spotlight Series: Meet Katie Jackson-Griffin

What made you decide to become a mental health provider? In high school, I took an introductory psychology course and became fascinated with how our brains work. I explored this further in college and became even more intrigued. The information also paired well with my natural ability to be a good listener and my drive […]

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Managing and Preventing Anxiety

Written by Stephanie Grunewald, PhD Have you ever felt tense, restless, or on edge? Perhaps you cannot stop your mind from considering endless “what-if” scenarios. You feel your body getting warmer, your heart beating faster, and your breath getting shallower. This overwhelming sensation between mind and body can feel suffocating or like you are drowning. […]

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SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Written by Katie Jackson-Griffin, LCPC Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay Content Advisory: sexual violence, sexual trauma, disordered eating, depression What was the book about? Roxane Gay writes about the sexual trauma she experienced and how it has impacted her life. It is a direct, raw insight into one person’s journey and […]

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Silence Your Inner Critic

Silence Your Inner Critic

Written by Stephanie Grunewald, PhD Whether you compare yourself to others or set unrealistic expectations, your inner critic can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Consider Susie, your typical 30-something trying to make her mark professionally and personally. Unfortunately for Susie, she is her own worst enemy. She finds herself ignoring opportunities for […]

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