Pride and Protesting Safety

As we celebrate Pride this month, it is important to remain safe. So, we will be going through different ways to stay safe during parades and protests alike. Pride Safety Dress for the weather, and wear sunscreen if you will be outdoors. Bring water and stay hydrated! You can’t have fun if you’re having heatContinue reading “Pride and Protesting Safety”

Finding the Right Counselor

Finding the right counselor can be a challenge, especially if it’s anxiety inducing to meet new people and open up. But know that it is the job of the counselor to approach you warmly, without judgement. If you do feel judged or criticized, perhaps that person isn’t the right fit. Ideally, you should be ableContinue reading “Finding the Right Counselor”

Black Mental Health

An Interview with LaNita Jefferson and Ashley Waddington             In recognition of Black History Month, this issue of the Mental Health Blog looks a little different. In order to gain perspective on black mental health from a counselor’s lens, I interviewed LaNita Jefferson and Ashley Waddington, the founders of Carolina Assessment Services. Counseling different culturalContinue reading “Black Mental Health”

Getting Through the Holidays

While the holidays can be a joyous time for many, they also come in bearing many unique stressors. Oftentimes, it is our family who know how to push our buttons the best. The expectations of the holidays means that tensions are high, and with tension comes anxiety, fatigue, and sadness.1 If you feel guilty forContinue reading “Getting Through the Holidays”