Panoramic Counseling Blog

Mindful…ish

I have a confession to make. Though I've written and spoken extensively about mindfulness, meditation is not my cup of tea... But here's my actual cup of tea! Though I occasionally use meditation apps in sessions with my therapy clients, it isn't my preferred method to check in with myself. So I've coined a new term, mindful...ish. Below are some of...[ read more ]

Loc’d: A Journey of Becoming

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has gained more significance for me throughout my mid-twenties. I say this because I didn't begin embracing my Blackness until about 3 years ago (but more about that in a bit.) So in the spirit of MLK Day, I'm sharing about what Black hair has taught me about my own mental health; more specifically, my...[ read more ]

What are Boundaries?

Boundaries are definitely the most common challenge that I see in my therapy sessions with clients, doesn't matter if they're facing anxiety, life transitions, addiction, etc. But what are boundaries? Boundaries are expectations that we set in interpersonal relationships to optimize our quality of life. What are the types of boundaries? Harper (2020) describes boundaries in seven categories: Physical boundaries- These...[ read more ]

Vlog- Quitting or Reducing Caffeine: Physical and Mental Health Benefits

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Vlog: Seasonal Depression and the Winter Blues

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Vlog: Protect Your Energy!

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Memoirs of Mental Health: Mariah Carey

I have never been more excited to press "publish" on a blog post than I have been today. Mariah Carey is on my short list of musicians that have changed my life (right next to THE Ms. Lauryn Hill) so obviously, I pre-ordered The Meaning of Mariah Carey when it was first announced. Today, I'm excited to share some mental health...[ read more ]

Vlog: Justice for Breonna Taylor

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFiB6jyglCQ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Thanks for watching.

Memoirs of Mental Health: Trevor Noah

I finished Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah for the first time a few months ago; however, publishing my review felt ill-timed given that George Floyd had just been murdered that week. Having finished the book for the second time today, I've come to understand that Noah's story is very relevant to the times we are living in. So let's...[ read more ]

Vlog: A Mindfulness Exercise

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFIVzscAmWf/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Thanks for watching!