Therapist Blog

Emotions and Eating

Written by: Megan McCarty, M.A., LPC-S Are you a person who during the down times of discouragement and disappointment finds comfort in food? Or what about the times when you feel lonely, do you plop down on the couch and binge on DVR and junk? If you answered yes to either of these questions,consider yourself […]

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10 of the Best Grief Counseling Services in Houston, TX

You’ve lost someone and don’t know where to go as you try to cope and make your way through the grieving process. It’s a daunting task, and everyone processes grief differently. This is why grief counseling can be a necessity for many people. You likely have family or friends who are going through the same […]

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A Wellness Perspective

Written by: Megan McCarty The World Health Organization’s Constitution defines health with this comprehensive declaration:”Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” What a lofty initiative, this sort of inclusive wellness! And although reaching this exceptional level of health is a difficult feat, […]

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Managing Mental Health

There are a lot of healthy ways to manage grief, anxiety, depression, stress or any other mental health challenge. This post will be focus on some of my favorite ways to maintaining mental health. Journaling. This activity doesn’t require a lot of material and can be done almost anywhere quiet, at your convenience. Journaling is […]

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What is Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety Symptoms Racing heart. Upset stomach. Sweaty palms. Difficulty breathing. If you’ve experienced any of these, chances are, you were experiencing anxiety. Anxiety is inevitable and affects all of us: children, adolescents, adults and older adults. Children often experience anxiety when starting school. Moving towards adolescents, maybe you remember your first kiss. In adulthood, anxiety […]

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Coping With the Holidays

The holidays can be an especially tough time for anyone that has experienced a significant emotional loss. During the holiday season, certain triggers can bring on memories and feelings about loved ones that are deceased or who are no longer present during the celebrations. Even though many of the holiday rituals and routines involve being […]

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What to Say to a Grieving Person

Last week I shared what not to say to a grieving person. This week, I want to focus on what to say to a grieving person. I can’t imagine how you feel – this is one of the best statements you can say to a griever, for good reasons. Because you don’t know how someone […]

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Unhelpful Words Said to a Grieving Person

When it comes to grief and loss, we as a society, are unsure about what to say and what not to say to someone that’s lost a loved one, pet, recently divorced or any other loss. So most of us say what we’ve learned from others and think it’s helpful. Well, the truth is, there […]

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