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Psychiatric Medications for Kids and Teens

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 ]

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!

The Burnout Generation

I talk a lot about self-care and burnout on this website for obvious reasons. The world we live in is fast-paced and very stressful at times! I was thrilled when I learned that there was an audiobook by Anne Helen Petersen called “The Burnout Generation”. Today, I’ll be sharing insights from her book with you. For clarity, the burnout generation...[ read more ]

The Helper’s Curse: Compassion Fatigue

Enjoy this guest post for World Mental Health Day by my friend Tiara from MutedMouthful.com Today is World Mental Health Day! It is a wonderful opportunity to share stories, educate, and raise awareness around mental health challenges. 1 in 4 people will be affected by a mental health issue and together we can demonstrate that no one must go through...[ read more ]

In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It

As I browsed the available books at my county’s digital library this morning, I stumbled across In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It, by Lauren Graham. I write on the topic of anxiety often, so you can probably guess why the title caught my attention. In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It is a short 53-page book (or 28-minute audiobook) derived from...[ read more ]

The Paradox of Choice

I've been hearing the term, Paradox of Choice, for a while and had a basic understanding of the concept. To my understanding, it's the idea that decisions become more stressful when we have too many options. I was thrilled when I stumbled across Barry Schwartz's book, The Paradox of Choice, and I'll be sharing some of those insights with you...[ read more ]

What is EMDR Therapy?

Today, I had the honor to guest post on one of my favorite blogs, Mental Health @ Home, on the topic of EMDR therapy! Check it out! https://mentalhealthathome.org/2019/09/17/guest-post-johnzelle-anderson-emdr-therapy Thanks for reading! Want to be the first to receive new mental health articles from Panoramic Counseling? Subscribe to the Newsletter!

I’m Not The Only Person With Anxiety!?

I've always been upfront about the fact that I'm a mental health therapist living with panic disorder, a form of anxiety characterized by unpredictable panic attacks. With that being said, the summer has been tough as the anxiety has been in full-force. Though it's often hard to push through, I've been diligent in practicing self-care such as yoga, walking, writing,...[ read more ]

The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo is a book about productivity. Having read the book, I think this technique can be helpful to anyone that struggles with procrastination, especially those with ADHD. I've written recently about the fast-paced age that we live in. While I often advocate for self-care, I seldom write about the importance of hard work. Today's post...[ read more ]