Panoramic Counseling Blog

December’s Mental Health Book Club

Follow along as Johnzelle chats with 6 guests about Jennette McCurdy's memoir, "I'm Glad my Mom Died," focusing on mental health themes along the way. Episode 1 (click here) Episode 2 (click here) Episode 3 (click here) Episode 4 (click here) (more…)

Memoirs of Mental Health: Billy Porter

In this 3-part podcast series, Johnzelle discusses Billy Porter's Memoir, Unprotected. Episodes will focus on the environments that Billy navigated, racism, homophobia, trauma, mental health, and hope. Click the episode links below to start the podcast. Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 This podcast is sponsored by House of Isis: Beauty Naturally. Save 15% at houseofisis.co with my code "MJZLOCS"...[ read more ]

Book Review: No One Succeeds Alone

Since I'm always the one recommending books, I was surprised when one of my clients recommended a book to me. And what a great recommendation it was! Today, I'll be sharing some of the insights that I gained from No One Succeeds Alone: Learn Everything you can from Everyone you can, by Robert Reffkin. What's this book about? This book...[ 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 ]

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 ]

Memoirs of Mental Health: Keke Palmer

I'm pretty sure that Keke Palmer is one of the youngest people whose memoir I've read. Today, I'm excited to share some of the insights that I've gained from her book, I Don't Belong to you: Quiet the Noise and Find your Voice. Mental Health Insights I believe that a lot of millennials and gen-z folks will resonate with this...[ read more ]

Childhood Interrupted- Raising Kids During a Pandemic: A Book Review

I'm always excited to review books that can be used as resources for my clients and their parents. Today, I'm excited to share some of the insights that I gained from Dr. Sanjay Gupta's latest book, Childhood Interrupted- Raising Kids During a Pandemic. I see a lot of adolescents at my therapy practice and many of the parents of these...[ read more ]

Memoirs of Mental Health: Sean Walker

As a Black business owner myself, I try my best to support other entrepreneurs of color. When I was told about the memoir written by Sean Walker, a Virginia native, I was excited to dive into his story. While Walker does not focus specifically on mental health issues in his memoir, The Curse, there are several insights that resonate with...[ read more ]

The Energy Bus: A Book Review

To begin, I need to share a bit of background on why I chose The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon as my read of the week. In general, I tend to be skeptical about self-help books... ok, I'm downright cynical; in fact, downloaded and returned this book in the library app twice before opening it. I'm glad that I pushed...[ read more ]

Why Won’t You Apologize? A Book Review

Today, I’m excited to share the key insights from one of the best books I’ve read this year, Why Won’t You Apologize? By Harriet Lerner. “We are imperfect human beings and prone to error and defensiveness. So the challenge of offering a heartfelt apology permeates almost every relationship. We take turns at being the offender and the offended until our...[ read more ]