Panoramic Counseling Blog

Unprecedented Times

I'm dusting off the cobwebs, as this is my first post in over a month! While I had been writing on a consistent basis (approximately 99 posts in the past year and a half), these unprecedented times got to me, y'all. So with this 100th blog post, I'm checking in to share some insights that I've gained along the way. ...[ read more ]

I’m Tired, but I’m not Powerless

Hi there, I completely scrapped what I had planned for the weekly mental health blog post. I articulate best in the written word, so here goes my effort to scratch the surface on current events; after all, racism, bigotry, narcissistic leaders, and murder collectively influence mental health. As a therapist, I have the unique opportunity to address social issues as...[ read more ]

Racism and Mental Health

Today, I talk with Dr. Lakesha Roney, LPC about the impact of racism on mental health. https://youtu.be/vjw_zy3sg64 Here's the article I mentioned where Dr. Roney discussed being a parent of a child with autism https://panoramiccounseling.com/538-2/ Thanks for watching!

What is Trichotillomania?

I got the idea to write this article after a horribly failed attempt to spell "trichotillomania" into Google. Trichotillomania (trik-o-till-o-MAY-nee-uh), henceforth referred to as TTM, is the clinical term for hair-pulling. Today, I will discuss the symptoms of TTM, triggers for the symptoms, and some of the treatment options available. Symptoms of Trichotillomania According to the DSM 5 (AKA, big...[ read more ]

Mental Health During COVID-19

In this video, I chat with realtor, Dantrail White about COVID-19, its impact on our mental health, and ways in which we can cope. https://youtu.be/AcjTJVMsz7s Thanks for watching! Follow Panoramic Counseling on your favorite social platforms here.

Ways to Manage Anxiety During COVID19

Today, I'm sharing a quick video with 4 ways that WE can manage anxiety and worry during COVID19. https://youtu.be/AarsLrZKpZE Thanks for watching! Follow Panoramic Counseling on your favorite social platforms here.

What are Eating Disorders?

To help keep myself sane during COVID19, I've been reading a ton of books. One topic that I wanted to refresh my memory on has been eating disorders, especially after I saw "To the Bone" on Netflix, which I highly recommend. Today, I'll be providing a user-friendly overview of the three categories of eating disorders listed in the DSM5: Anorexia...[ read more ]

Youth Depression

Today, I want to share about a common issue that I encounter at Panoramic Counseling: depressed tweens and teens. I’ll include insights from a recent Psychology Today article titled, Why Kids' Depression Goes Unnoticed by Dr. Alison Escalante.  I found it interesting that the research supports that youth depression often goes unnoticed by parents, teachers, and peers.   “Many children-- for a variety of reasons-- work to minimize or conceal entirely...[ read more ]

The Power of Vulnerability: Quotes from Brene’ Brown (Part 2)

Brene’ Brown’s The Power of Vulnerability is a 6 session presentation that I listened to on Audible. Her work is so impactful that I’m simply sharing the quotes and notes that I took as I listened. For part 1, click here. "Shame is the threat of being unloveable." "Shame is highly, highly correlated with addiction, depression, suicide, bullying, aggression, violence,...[ read more ]

The Power of Vulnerability: Quotes from Brene’ Brown (Part 1)

Brene’ Brown’s The Power of Vulnerability is a 6 session presentation that I listened to on Audible. Her work is so impactful that I’m simply sharing the quotes and notes that I took as I listened. Social media can create the shame-based fear of being ordinary. “I think we’re tired of being afraid.” “I work really hard just to wake...[ read more ]