Category: Online Counseling

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Oct2019
Kelly McGonigal, in her 2019 TED Talk Kelly McGonigal: Can We Reframe The Way We Think About Stress, reveals that stress may not be as harmful as we have been led to believe. In her talk, McGonigal references a Harvard study that showed that re-framing our interpretation of ... Read More

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Oct2019
“I’m too busy!” “I can’t find anyone in my area.” “I’m a caregiver." "I can’t leave my kids…patient…parents alone.” “I don’t get home until late.” “I’ve got to take the kids to sports practice.” “I can’t leave the house because of my social anxiety…mobility issues…chronic illness.” There are a host of issues getting in the way of ... Read More

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Sep2019
With fall comes many pleasurable events to look forward to. Stay present with positivity as you observe the beauty of change develop around you. Allante' Burnell is a Psychologist that uses tool-based treatments to help clients understand the symptoms ... Read More

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Sep2019

What is Resilience?

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September 18, 2019
The dictionary defines resilience as: The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity When pressure is placed on an object – or person – what happens? Do they remain pressed down? Do they lose hope that they will ever recover? Like a ... Read More

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Sep2019
After years of working in an agency and hearing clients’ excuses for missing their appointments, I’ve learned that there are many reasons why people don’t show up for therapy: Career professionals or college or grad students spending long hours in the office or lab can find it difficult to break away ... Read More

08

Jul2019
Counselor, Therapist, Psychotherapist are broad terms that are used within my field interchangeably, this is not helpful. If we want YOU to come to us, we must be able to specify how we help you. I am going to explain how Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) help you figure stuff out ... Read More

04

Jun2019
Help for the Helpers The struggling caregiver. The depressed new mom. The overwhelmed minister. The burned out physician. Helpers can give, give, give, but then realize that they need help too! I work with the "helpers" - those of us who have a calling to give back, but often need reminding that our ... Read More

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May2019
Making the call to see a therapist for whatever reason is a big step. Telemental Health or doing therapy through HIPAA secure video chat is making that step easier. If you can stream Netflex, you have the technology needed to engage in Telemental Health, also called Technology Assisted Counseling or TAC. Reasons ... Read More

13

Mar2019
Welcome To My First Video/Vlog! The purpose of this video is for you, the client, to get to know me a little better. This video is also aimed for you to see how your experience would be in session, to discuss some of my viewpoints of therapy, and also to discuss ... Read More

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Feb2019

Why Choose Online Therapy?

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February 21, 2019
In this post, some educational information will be provided for those of you who may not know much about online counseling. I have actually run across some potential clients who were not even aware that sessions could be done this way and were grateful to be informed of that option. ... Read More

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Feb2019
When I began doing online therapy (therapy using video calling) I wasn’t sure what it would be like, for the client or myself. Would the client benefit? How much can the client really get out of online therapy? Is in person, office therapy better? Let’s talk about some of these ... Read More

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Jan2019

Let the Dirt do the Work

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January 23, 2019
Have you ever been so low that you aren't at rock bottom but you are below rock bottom. You are in the dirt. You feel like there is no way up. I'm here to tell you, it's ok. Beautiful things grow from dirt. Allow yourself to sit in the dirt. My ... Read More

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Jan2019
If you've ever considered making a splash online with a blog but decided against it, because the odds of getting noticed seemed way too slim, this is the post for you! We got to sit down with Marissa Lawton, the online therapist’s go-to gal to getting noticed online, discover ... Read More

16

Oct2018

The Journey Begins

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October 16, 2018
Thanks for joining me! Who is Darcie Kelly? Well, I am a woman, a mother, and a Social Worker. For some of us, mostly in the helping fields, a big part of our identity is our occupation. When it comes to helping others, it’s a need you have, a passion. I ... Read More

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Sep2018
In this video, clinical psychologist Dr. Martine Jones shows you how to do diaphragmatic or "belly breathing" to calm your anxiety and panic symptoms. For more helpful videos and information on Dr. Martine's online counseling services, you can find her at hazeltreeonlinecounseling.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=p8Jl30aErfw Original Post September 8, 2018 - Diaphragmatic Breathing ... Read More

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Sep2018

The Value of the Moment

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September 12, 2018
Life is like a jeweled necklace. There are different sizes and types of jewels that are strung together to make a necklace. Each gem representing different moments of time and the string representing our lifeline. Each moment, each experience we have offers us the opportunity to either grow or stay the ... Read More

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Jul2018
Overcoming The Mental Illness Stigma 5 Ways You Can Help One in five Americans, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), experiences a mental illness in their lifetime and one in twenty-five experiences a a serious mental illness that interferes ... Read More

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May2018

WOOP! Your Life

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May 24, 2018
Visit: WoopMyLife WOOP! This is such an awesome concept! I have used it with a lot of clients and I use it myself every day since I learned it, and I will constantly talk about it in blogs. I’m hopefully going to break it down into something simple for ... Read More

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May2018
Have you ever come home from a frustrating day and all you want to do is just vent? Me too. The problem with this is that the people we vent to may also have had a frustrating day. Combine those two energies together, and ... Read More

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Feb2018

Sober And Still Unhappy

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February 23, 2018
Sober And Still Unhappy You admitted that you have a problem, that you were powerless and all that jazz. You survived the physical detox process that, by the way, was not a mere "7 to 10 days." You're feeling like a ... Read More

30

Jan2018
So, you're interested in obtaining psychotherapy but don't want to take off hours from work to drive to a therapist's office, meander around searching for parking, and then drive back to work after an emotionally-laden session. I don't blame you. Wouldn't it ... Read More

17

Jan2018
Reasons NOT to Use Your Insurance for Psychotherapy So, you’re interested in getting some therapy and you have insurance. Perhaps you’ve even selected a therapist. What else is there to think about other than scheduling, right? Well, keep reading… A ... Read More

14

Dec2017
It’s that time of year where every other blog post is about gratitude. ‘Tis the season, right? According to David Steindl-Rast, a Catholic Benedictine monk, author and scholar, who has inspired generations with his inspirational message about finding gratitude in every moment ... Read More

05

Dec2017
‘Tis The Season To Be…Stressed! 5 Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress If buying the perfect gift that’s likely out of your budget, baking an exquisite dessert that can could compete with those made by Martha Stewart, attending drunk Uncle’s holiday party, decorating your ... Read More

01

Dec2017

What is Psychotherapy?

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December 1, 2017
What is Psychotherapy? Good news! You don’t have to lie on a couch and blame your mother for all life’s problems. Psychotherapy is the process of meeting with a therapist, if it’s with me – a psychologist, to resolve ... Read More

27

Nov2017
Hello and Welcome to Texas Online Counseling PLLC’s Blog This will be my first Blog article and honestly I am nervous. I hope it is well received. I thought this would be a good time to write a blog because of the Holidays. For some it can be a very difficult ... Read More

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Nov2017
The Messy Truth I don’t think we use it causally in my line of work– it’s also something I’ve had a tendency to minimize time and time again in my life. Trauma can occur ... Read More

10

Oct2017

Why online therapy?

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October 10, 2017
Online therapy. E-therapy. Telemental health. However you describe it, it’s not the first thing that jumps to mind when most people think of therapy. They might know of Freud, think of laying ... Read More

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Sep2017

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Aug2017
Clinical Psychologist: A Clinical Psychologist is a Doctor who holds a Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) or a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (Ph.D.). The basic difference between the 2 degrees of Psy.D. and Ph.D. is the rigor and higher standards of ... Read More

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Apr2017
Since I can remember, I have always yearned to be a counselor. My lifelong dream is to help people and lead them to Christ. My ministry and purpose in life is to empower and encourage others through showing them ... Read More

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Mar2017
Do you struggle with guilt? Learn more about where guilt comes from and what to do with it. ... Read More

16

Mar2017
If you aren’t a morning person, you know that any tip or trick to make mornings a little better can be helpful! I hope some of these tips work for you! ... Read More

16

Mar2017
Here are some secrets to getting a better night’s sleep! ... Read More

16

Mar2017
Please view the Introduction to Diaphragmatic Breathing video prior to viewing this one: Introduction to Diaphragmatic Breathing ... Read More

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Mar2017
Diaphragmatic Breathing can stop a stress response – be it panic, worry, muscle tension, stomach pain – in its tracks. More importantly, when used daily, it can decrease the chances of having a painful stress response in the first ... Read More

16

Mar2017
Know that you need therapy but can’t find the time to make it happen? Online therapy may be a good fit for you. I’m a licensed psychologist providing online real-time video therapy to people just like you! ... Read More

16

Mar2017
Facing a difficult decision during a difficult time? Perhaps this can help. ... Read More

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Feb2017

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Feb2017
Dr Amber Lyda answers the question: What are the benefits of online therapy? Her answers include the convenience and comfort of doing sessions from home, the elimination of travel time to and from an office, and the ability to ... Read More

24

Jan2017
If you want some help directly from the therapy room to your living room…check out these strategies to take your life back from anxiety. ... Read More

24

Jan2017
It’s the moment that every parent dreads, and one that every parent can relate to; the public meltdown.  Your cute, typically agreeable child now seems to be nothing but flailing arms and legs, and a giant mouth screaming words that become less intelligible with every passing second. ... Read More

13

Dec2016
Many therapy client’s may wonder, what does a therapist think about before they see a new client for the first time? What sort of expectations do therapists set for themselves when clients come into the office? I try to prepare as best I can before a client comes in for the ... Read More

13

Dec2016
“Sitting with the pain and joy of being a human being while refusing to run for any exits…is the only way to become a real human being…” Glennon Doyle Melton

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Dec2016
Finding your home means being safe from the random hurricanes of outcome, be it success or failure.  What is your home.

13

Dec2016
You say you are going to work out before work. When the alarm goes off that brilliant plan seems absolutely ludicrous.  The idea of getting up, getting dressed, driving, working out, showering, changing for work, and driving some more…it’s just too daunting.  You hit ... Read More

13

Dec2016
Do you want to sleep better? Feel happier? Appreciate more? Decrease feelings of anxiety and depression?  Integrate this new habit into your night-time routine.  

05

Dec2016
Congratulations on taking the action to make your first appointment! This is a huge step. You should feel good about that. When I first speak with a new client, usually they share that they have thought about seeking therapy for a long time. Many people will even describe picking up ... Read More

02

Aug2016
In 2015, Anna Garvey coined the term, "The Oregon Trail Generation," to describe those of us who were born too late to align neatly with Generation X, and too early to come of age with the digitally native millennials.  In other words, tech ... Read More

09

Apr2014
Does my insurance cover this?   Whether I meet a client online or in my office, this is one of the first questions clients ask me, usually after "are you licensed?" The answer is the same, and that is “I am not sure, but I know ... Read More

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Sep2013
Online therapy is scary to some people because it hasn’t been around 100 years like traditional psychotherapy. It’s not the right answer for everyone. It’s certainly not appropriate for someone who is suicidal or in crisis or for certain complex diagnosis. The only way to find out is to take the ... Read More

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