Managing Holiday Stress & Family Boundaries

It’s the Holiday season, and while full of bright decor, cozy weather, and the promise of joy, it’s very normal to feel exhausted in every way. From childhood to adulthood, the holidays become a very different experience, but that experience doesn’t have to be filled with dread. This is why we wanted to create aContinue reading “Managing Holiday Stress & Family Boundaries”

The Importance of Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Awareness Month, and as a mental health agency, we understand the importance of providing access to resources for suicide prevention. These resources should not be limited to those experiencing suicidal thoughts. They should also be available to loved ones so they can learn to identify the warning signs of suicidal ideation. ThisContinue reading “The Importance of Suicide Prevention Month”

The Journey of Yoga & Wellness with Shanika Pichey

I had the privilege of conducting an interview with our new morning yoga instructor, Shanika Pichey. Shanika showcases an immense amount of passion for yoga, receiving her 200hr YTT and 500hr RYT as well as training in IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), Assisted Stretching, and Reiki. With Shanika joining the CAS family, I wantedContinue reading “The Journey of Yoga & Wellness with Shanika Pichey”

Three Years of Carolina Assessment Services

In honor of Carolina Assessment Service’s 3 year anniversary, we decided to reminisce the amazing journey of growth and love that has made this private practice what it is today. And what better way to do that than interview the amazing women that founded this thriving business, LaNita Jefferson and Ashley Wattington. We hope thatContinue reading “Three Years of Carolina Assessment Services”

Appreciating Pride: An Interview with Ashley Waddington and LaNita Jefferson

We wanted to do something special for Pride month this year, and what better way to celebrate than to interview our very own founders. In this interview LaNita Jefferson and Ashley Waddington dive into their personal experiences with the LGBTQ+ community and some amazing insights they’ve gained throughout their counseling journey. We begin our interviewContinue reading “Appreciating Pride: An Interview with Ashley Waddington and LaNita Jefferson”

What’s up with Attachment Styles?

Happy end of May my dear readers! I wanted to discuss something a bit different from what I usually write, and that is a topic in the psychology and therapy realm that particularly peaks my interest. This specific topic is attachment styles. Particularly, what they are, how to identify them, and how they can effectContinue reading “What’s up with Attachment Styles?”

Mental Health Awareness Month

Happy May! It’s been a bustling past month, but we are back and I have finally completed my bachelor’s degree at the University of South Carolina. Now that my undergraduate journey is over, I realized I need to make my own mental health more of a priority, especially working at Carolina Assessment Services, and thisContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness Month”

Who Knew Getting Pregnant Was Hard?

Pee. Test. Wait 5 minutes. Negative. Wait two weeks. Repeat. I’m not crazy. I’m not crazy. I’m not crazy.  Apparently this is normal because it hasn’t been longer than a year. Go figure. The struggle is real. My life has been in increments of 2 weeks for months now but what really feels like years.Continue reading “Who Knew Getting Pregnant Was Hard?”

International Boost Self-Esteem Month

As we’re getting accustomed to the New Year, we wanted to give some extra attention to the 2022 Mental Health Awareness Calendar. In February, an area of focus is self-esteem, a very important aspect of individual resilience, confidence, and security. But what is self-esteem? The dictionary defines self-esteem as “confidence in one’s own worth andContinue reading “International Boost Self-Esteem Month”