Posts Tagged: counsellor

How To Find a Therapist

January 07, 2019

 Finding Your Perfect Fit Therapist By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW If the mad rush that is December has left you feeling fried, you’re not alone.  The end of the year is notoriously a high-stress time.  Enter January, a time for laying low and self-reflection.  This is the perfect time to get your mental health on […]

Get Back on the Horse

September 06, 2016

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Perhaps this is why most of my clients say that dating makes them crazy! They go out with a suitor, eat a meal, try to get to know each […]

Take the Plunge

August 15, 2016

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW You trust your doctor. You trust your accountant. You trust your drycleaner. Heck, you even trust your coffeehouse barista with your precious caffeine fix. We trust all kinds of people with the things that are important to us. So, why is it often so hard to trust ourselves? There are […]

Assessing Your Summer Mood

July 04, 2016

  By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW It’s finally here! Patio Season! So you’re gonna round up a group of friends and do margaritas this Friday at five o’clock on the dot, right? Right?! Well, maybe not. What happens when Spring has sprung but you still don’t feel like getting out with pals, preferring instead to […]

Hit Refresh

April 18, 2016

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW After a long winter, it can seem that spring takes forever to make an appearance (hello, April cold snap!). This is true of people too. When we need to bring our attention to ourselves to renew and revive, we often drag our feet. Why? Well, raise your hand if you […]

Expressions of Gratitude

March 07, 2016

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW When we think about gratitude, the two words that almost immediately come up are “thank you”. While this is an excellent place to start, gratitude is much more than a simple thank you. Gratitude is a meaningful recognition that someone took the time/energy/resources to give you something. Sometimes gratitude doesn’t […]

True Love

February 08, 2016

True Love By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW When February rolls around, our minds are often brought to thoughts of love, romance, and sex. Whether or not you have a partner, you may want to renew your vows with your true One and Only… yourself! You won’t have a longer or more important relationship with anyone […]

HAPPY Holidays!

December 01, 2015

  By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW   Ahh, the holidays. Remember when the month of December symbolized joy and excitement? If the answer is “nope, not really!”, you’re not alone. As adults, we often find that holiday time is spent going to events we’re not interested in, shopping for obligatory gifts (and freaking out over […]

Lose the Mind Junk

October 13, 2015

Lose the Mind Junk By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW We all understand that to keep our bodies healthy, we have to feed it good things. Chances are you feel much more energetic and balanced on a diet of veggies, proteins, and healthy fats than you do on a diet of Twinkies and soda. We can […]

#PhoneEmotion

December 08, 2014

By Lauren Berger, MSW, RSW Pay attention. What emotional reaction do you get when your e-mail ringtone goes off on your phone? Excitement? Dread? Concern? Although the use of technology is important in our society, we also seem to be having emotional reactions. Perhaps the average teenager gets a little rush or sense of excitement […]