Articles

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 ]

On Childhood Mental Health

Today, I’m excited to share an interview with my wife, Rachel, who is a school counselor. As I think back to my elementary and middle school years, I don’t recall my peers going through too many mental health issues. I was likely unaware. What are the type of issues you encounter in your daily work as a school counselor? This...[ read more ]

Digital Minimalism

We're all aware that technology can become a pervasive force in our lives if we don't set boundaries. I have been hearing great things about Cal Newport's book, Digital Minimalism. Today, I'm excited to share some of those insights with you. Minimalism: A lifestyle based on the idea that better living can come from doing and having less. People born...[ read more ]

Radical Acceptance

Today, I'm sharing about radical acceptance, which is a concept that I use both personally and in my therapy work with clients. Radical acceptance can be both simple and difficult all at the same time. So let's dive in, shall we? Radical acceptance is the ability to acknowledge the reality of your situation without judging, blaming, or criticizing yourself or...[ read more ]

Faith & Mental Health

Humans are bio-psycho-social-spiritual beings. I learned this as I attended graduate school online from a Christian university to get my professional counseling degree. Problems and misunderstandings about how to respond to mental health issues often occur when people focus solely on one of the components of biopsychosocialspiritual. My journey towards becoming a therapist began when I was a junior in...[ read more ]

Tutorial: Tapping for Anxiety and Stress

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Adolescence and the College Years

I've worked with people of all ages in my time as a therapist but I especially enjoy working with adolescents and young adults. I am passionate about working with these age groups because 1) I was an adolescent not too long ago 2) those were some of the most difficult years of my life and 3) being a young adult...[ read more ]

I’m Quitting Caffeine… Again

About a year ago, I chose to give up caffeine. The decision was made based on the strong correlation between my consumption of caffeine and the intensity of symptoms from my anxiety disorder. That lasted about two months… Let’s be clear, I’m not saying that caffeine causes anxiety; however, there is a wealth of research that suggests that those living...[ read more ]