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Stress is a physiological and psychological response to external pressures or demands that exceed an individual's perceived ability to cope. It can manifest as emotional, cognitive, behavioral, or physical symptoms and can be caused by various factors such as work, relationships, or major life events.


Grief is a natural response to loss, particularly the death of a loved one. It involves a range of emotions such as sadness, anger, guilt, and longing. Grief can also be experienced in response to other significant losses, such as the end of a relationship or the loss of a job.


Anxiety refers to a persistent feeling of fear, worry, or unease. It is often accompanied by physical sensations like increased heart rate, sweating, and restlessness. Anxiety disorders involve excessive and irrational fear or anxiety that significantly impacts a person's daily life.


Trauma refers to an emotional or psychological response to an overwhelmingly distressing event or experience. Traumatic events can include physical or sexual assault, natural disasters, accidents, or witnessing violence. Trauma can lead to various symptoms, such as intrusive memories, flashbacks, nightmares, emotional distress, and avoidance behaviors.


Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, and a lack of interest or pleasure in activities. It can also lead to physical symptoms such as changes in appetite, sleep disturbances, and low energy levels. Depression often affects a person's thoughts, emotions, behavior, and overall functioning.

Mood disorders

Mood disorders refer to a category of mental health disorders characterized by significant disturbances in a person's emotional state or mood. These disorders involve long-lasting and pervasive changes in mood that go beyond the normal fluctuations experienced in everyday life. The two main types of mood disorders are:

a) Major Depressive Disorder that involves persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, or loss of interest in activities. It can cause a range of physical and emotional symptoms, such as changes in appetite, sleep disturbances, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and thoughts of death or suicide.

b) Bipolar Disorder: characterized by periods of extreme mood swings that alternate between depressive episodes and manic or hypomanic episodes. 


Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders are conditions that affect a person's ability to get sufficient and restful sleep. They can include insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep), sleep apnea (pauses in breathing during sleep), narcolepsy (excessive daytime sleepiness), or restless leg syndrome (uncomfortable sensations in the legs causing an urge to move). We provide useful tools to improve sleep which improves emotional regulation.

Phobias and Fears

Phobias are intense and irrational fears of specific objects, situations, or activities. Common phobias include fear of heights (acrophobia), fear of spiders (arachnophobia), or fear of flying (aviophobia). Phobias can cause significant distress and may lead to avoidance behaviors. Since COVID, we have seen more social phobia cases.

Nutrition for Emotional Health

Nutrition plays a crucial role in supporting and improving mental health. A healthy and balanced diet can provide essential nutrients that support brain function and the production of neurotransmitters, which are chemicals involved in regulating mood, emotions, and cognition. Adequate intake of nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, magnesium, zinc, and antioxidants has been linked to improved mental well-being. Conversely, poor nutrition, including a diet high in processed foods, sugar, and unhealthy fats, may contribute to inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, which can negatively impact mental health. Making mindful food choices and maintaining a nutritious diet can contribute to better mental health outcomes.

Anger Management 

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Career Counseling

Career counseling involves providing guidance and support to individuals in making career-related decisions and managing their professional development. It includes exploring career interests, values, skills, and goals, as well as addressing challenges related to job satisfaction, career transitions, and work-life balance.

Family Conflict

Family counseling, also known as family therapy, involves working with families to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen relationships. It addresses issues such as parent-child conflicts, marital problems, blended family challenges, or coping with major life changes as a family unit.

Gender Identity Exploration

Gender identity exploration refers to the process through which individuals explore and come to understand their own gender identity. It involves a deep exploration of one's internal sense of being male, female, both, neither, or another gender identity. This exploration may include questioning societal expectations and norms surrounding gender, exploring different expressions of gender, and seeking support and understanding from others.

Relationship Issues

Relationships can be challenging.  Often we do not fully communicate which causes hurt feelings due to misunderstandings.  Unfulfilled relationships can cause additional problems as one seeks validation.  Having a counselor help find the miscommunications, promote a more fulfilling relationship can be a great support.

Life Transitions & Adjustments

Life transitions and adjustments refer to significant changes that individuals experience throughout their lives and the process of adapting to these changes. These transitions can include milestones such as starting a new job, moving to a new city, getting married, becoming a parent, going through a divorce, experiencing the loss of a loved one, or undergoing a gender transition. Adjustments involve navigating the emotional, social, and practical aspects of these transitions and finding ways to cope with the associated challenges and changes.

Body Image Issues

Body image issues involve negative perceptions, thoughts, and feelings about one's own body or physical appearance. It refers to the subjective experience of how one sees and feels about their body, which can impact their self-esteem and overall well-being. Body image issues can manifest as concerns about weight, shape, size, or specific body parts. They can lead to a range of emotional and behavioral difficulties, including body dissatisfaction, low self-confidence, social withdrawal, disordered eating patterns, excessive exercise, or the development of body dysmorphic disorder. Addressing body image issues often involves cultivating self-acceptance, challenging unrealistic beauty standards, developing a positive body image, seeking support from loved ones or professionals, and practicing self-care and self-compassion.

Parenting child/adolescents

Parenting child and adolescent behaviors involves understanding and addressing the behaviors and needs of children and adolescents in the context of their development and growth. It encompasses the strategies and approaches parents use to nurture their child's physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development while also promoting healthy behaviors and boundaries. This includes setting appropriate limits, providing guidance and support, fostering independence, promoting communication and problem-solving skills, and encouraging positive relationships and behaviors. Effective parenting involves a combination of love, understanding, discipline, and age-appropriate guidance to help children and adolescents navigate the challenges of different life stages.

Conduct Disorders

Conduct disorders are a group of behavioral and emotional disorders that typically manifest in childhood or adolescence. These disorders involve patterns of persistent behavior that violate the rights of others or societal norms. Symptoms may include aggression, defiance, rule-breaking, deceitfulness, and a disregard for the feelings and rights of others. Conduct disorders can have a significant impact on a person's social, academic, and occupational functioning. 


ADHD presents many challenges for individuals as well as those close to them.  Here are three types.

Predominantly Inattentive Presentation: This subtype is characterized mainly by difficulties with attention, focus, and organization. Individuals with this subtype may have trouble staying on task, easily become distracted, and frequently make careless mistakes.

Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive Presentation:

This subtype is characterized mainly by hyperactivity and impulsivity. Individuals with this subtype may have difficulty sitting still, constantly fidget or squirm, and frequently interrupt or speak impulsively.

Combined Presentation:

This subtype includes symptoms of both inattentiveness and hyperactivity/impulsivity. It is the most common subtype of ADHD.

Suicidal ideation

Suicidal ideation refers to thoughts or contemplation about ending one's own life. It can range from fleeting thoughts to detailed plans. Suicidal ideation is a serious concern that requires immediate attention and intervention to ensure the person's safety and well-being.


ADD stands for Attention Deficit Disorder. It is a term that was previously used to describe a condition characterized by inattentiveness, impulsivity, and sometimes hyperactivity. However, as of the latest diagnostic criteria, ADD is no longer used as a separate diagnosis. Instead, the term ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is used to encompass both the inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive subtypes.


Self-harm, also known as self-injury or self-mutilation, refers to deliberate and intentional actions taken by an individual to cause physical harm to themselves. Self-harm is often a coping mechanism used to deal with emotional pain, stress, or overwhelming feelings. Common forms of self-harm include cutting, burning, scratching, or hitting oneself.


Self-esteem is the subjective perception and evaluation of one's own worth, value, and capabilities. It relates to the overall opinion and feelings a person has about themselves. Healthy self-esteem involves having a positive and realistic self-image, self-acceptance, and a sense of confidence and self-worth.

Substance Abuse/Addiction

  1. Substance abuse: Substance abuse refers to the harmful or excessive use of substances such as alcohol, drugs (both illicit and prescription), or other substances that can lead to negative consequences. Substance abuse involves the recurrent use of substances in a way that can impair a person's physical and mental health, social functioning, and overall well-being. It is typically characterized by the inability to control or stop substance use despite negative consequences.

  2. Addiction: Addiction, also known as substance use disorder, is a chronic and complex condition characterized by compulsive and uncontrollable substance use, despite harmful consequences. It involves changes in the brain's reward and motivation systems, leading to intense cravings, tolerance (needing increasing amounts of the substance to achieve the desired effect), and withdrawal symptoms when the substance is not used. Addiction is a multifaceted condition that affects an individual's physical, psychological, and social functioning.

It's important to note that substance abuse and addiction can involve a range of substances, including alcohol, opioids, stimulants, sedatives, hallucinogens, and others. The severity and specific patterns of substance abuse or addiction can vary from person to person. Treatment and support from qualified professionals are often necessary to address substance abuse and addiction effectively.


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