Panoramic Counseling Blog

What is Anxiety?

This is week 2 of a 5-part series that I'm doing on some of the most common mental health conditions. For last week's post on depression, click here. Generalized Anxiety Disorder It's safe to say that if you're reading this, you've experienced some form of anxiety (worry, fear, dread) in your lifetime. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is one of the...[ read more ]

What is Depression?

This week's post is the start of a 5 week series where I will discuss some of the most common mental health disorders. Here's the lineup for the next few weeks: Depression Anxiety Bipolar disorder ADHD Panic disorder Major Depressive Disorder It's no secret that everyone feels sad sometimes. Major depressive disorder is what occurs when sadness begins to take...[ read more ]

Video: EMDR Therapy Explained

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What Postpartum Depression Feels Like

If you keep up with this blog/newsletter, you know that my wife and I welcomed a baby girl on 12.19.19. Rather than write an article about postpartum depression, I will be sharing an Instagram post that Rachel shared last week when Mya Jayn was officially a month old. •• Well, baby girl is 4-weeks old. That’s still crazy to me...[ read more ]

Straight Talk About Psychiatric Medications for Kids: A Book Review

A parent of a client gifted me the book, Straight Talk About Psychiatric Medications for Kids, by Timothy Wilens and Paul Hammerness. As a therapist, clients and their parents often ask for my thoughts on medication, so I was thrilled to check out a book that breaks down all angles of this issue in layman's terms. Today, I'll share some...[ read more ]

What is CBD extract?

I first became aware of CBD extract last year, as these products seemed to be available everywhere. "CBD" is short for "cannabidiol" which is derived from the hemp plant, also known as cannabis. In this article, I'll share what I've learned (so far) about CBD. From there, I'll consider the possible benefits, uses, misconceptions, and warnings pertaining to CBD for...[ read more ]

Burning Sage

You may be thinking, "It's finally happened. This mental health blog has taken a turn in the direction of woowoo." Bear with me. Today, I'm gonna share about some of the history and possible benefits of burning sage, an herb known for its fragrance. Recently, I learned that my therapist burns sage in her office each morning before seeing clients....[ read more ]

Year-End Review & An Awesome Freebie!

I tend to cringe as the New Year approaches, as most claims of  New Year's resolutions and the cliche of "New Year, new me" fade within a matter of weeks for most people. My cynical attitude about the New Year changed today as I read a post on my favorite mental health blog. The post included a link to a...[ read more ]

Meditation: “Check out to check in”

Today's post is a video about one of my favorite coping skills: Meditation! https://youtu.be/Fh8bS9LvqXI Thanks for watching! Want to be the first to receive new mental health articles from Panoramic Counseling? Subscribe to the Newsletter!

SAD and the Winter Blues

I recently had the honor of participating in a local panel discussion about seasonal affective disorder and the winter blues. Today, I will be sharing some insights gained from that discussion and more. What are SAD and the Winter Blues? Though it's not the official term, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is how most of us describe the series of depressive...[ read more ]