Zoom Anxiety and Ways to Cope

You are sitting at home and have just taken a shower. You must be at be on tonight's Zoom meeting and  get together in half an hour and of course your internet is acting up. You’re thinking about what you need to do to get ready, who’s going to be online and whether you should talk to that person you...[ read more ]

Four Mindfulness Exercises for Anxiety

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is everywhere, and people are telling you to be mindful and intentional, but how do you put it into practice? The first thing to know about mindfulness is that you don’t have to sit cross legged on the floor to be mindful. Being mindful is a lot to do with your intentions and being cognitively aware...[ read more ]

Gender Dysphoria and Mindful Self Compassion

  What is Gender Dysphoria? It’s a mental health diagnosis that clinicians use when people are different from their assigned at birth gender.  It’s also used to describe the feelings of dislike for their body related to gender some people have for themselves. Gender Dysphoria and the DSM V The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, is...[ read more ]

Self Love to Battle Gender Dysphoria

  Self Love for Low Self Esteem It’s cold in Atlanta, Georgia today. This weekend, as I warm up,  I have been thinking a lot about self-love. Self-Love and positive affirmations can increase self-esteem, battle gender dysphoria and decrease moments of depression.  Positive affirmations can be hard to say at first, as you might not be used to talking to...[ read more ]

Creative Coping Skills for Gender Dysphoria

A bunch of ballons for deep breathing

I feel like what I hear a lot in therapy about coping skills is, " I have tried all of that before and it never works ". There are lists upon lists on the internet of coping skills.  How do you know which ones will work for you if you have tried the most taught? Deep Breathing with a Balloon...[ read more ]



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