K.D. Holmes Blog

Can the Body Treat the Mind?

Conventionally, most people understand the concept of how our bodies operate. The brain, as the central processor, conjures up the command for an action, then, via the nervous system, sends the signal to the body part that needs moving or to the gland that will produce the hormones to signal the response that is needed.

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Teen Mental Health at KD Holmes, LPC

Is it Teen Angst or a Mental Health Issue?

This is a question parents often ask when they call to set up an appointment for their teen.  Teenagers are often emotional, "difficult" to be around, isolate in their rooms, and with today's social media epidemic - they tend to "always" be on their phones.  Some of these are normal developmental issues, ie teen angst, however some are indicators that your child is struggling with a mental health issue.

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Why Would I Want to Change My Overachieving?

This specific type of anxiety and depression is difficult to change because most individuals don't want to change something that brings them accolades in the world, positive feelings within, and intense fear that they are avoiding catastrophes with these overachieving habits.   

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Holiday Stress + Zombie Apocalypse = Stress Overload

 

Stress is common during the holidays, but imagine the holidays with a Zombie Apocalypse, we would all be affected by such an extreme crisis. Now the reality of 2020 with all its extras can seem very similar to a Zombie Apocalypse.  Add in the holiday season and it's bound to create stress overload. 

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What does “Therapy/Counseling” Really do?

A Question Fraught with So Much Misunderstanding

1. What are reasonable therapeutic expectations?

Most clients have no idea how long it will take to change reactions to symptoms or habits that are part of how they live their lives. Changing our reactions to symptoms depends on several factors such as how long we have been experiencing symptoms and maladaptive reactions. Are they connected to other habits or symptoms?

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Possibillity

Possibility Training 101

Updated: Aug 3

Have you ever had something you really wanted but concluded, “That’s impossible!”? Something that you just pushed so deep within you that now it’s buried and you can’t even remember what it is? Well, if so, welcome to Possibility Training 101. Most of us have something we really want. We all have a persistent urge or desire that we can’t shake. Sometimes life values (or society’s) have made it even more “impossible” for us.

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