Mindfulness In Motion - A Counseling Blog

5 Unexpected Ways to Manage Anxiety

How to manage anxiety

Whether anxiety is something you struggle with on a daily basis, or if you suffer from it occasionally, it’s a feeling we can all relate to. But if anxiety is a constant in your life and you’ve tried everything you can think of, it can be worth trying out a few new things. Of course, determining the origin and cause of...[ read more ]

What to Expect at Your First Therapy Session For Anxiety

What to expect at my first counseling session

So, you have an appointment with an Anxiety Counselor for the first time and you don't know what to expect. Naturally, this may bring about additional anxiety symptoms however, this is to be expected. Arriving When you get to the office, your experience may be similar to a doctor's appointment. You might sign in, sit in a waiting room, and...[ read more ]

How Meditation Can Help Manage Stress & Anxiety

Life is hard sometimes. Whether it's managing finances, battling long commutes, or consoling demanding children and bosses, stress manifests in a variety of ways. Recent surveys reveal some pretty alarming statistics about stress: 33% of people feel they live with an extreme amount of stress, and 48% of individuals believe the stress in their lives has increased over the past...[ read more ]

Using Insurance To Pay For Counseling? What You Need To Know

As counselors, we are required to adhere to an ethical code which states: “Do No Harm.” But what happens when we do and it’s outside of our control? I still remember the day my client came in my office, looked right into my eyes and said, “I’m really angry with you.” She proceeded to tell me how she had recently...[ read more ]

How To Find a Counselor Near Me?

If you don’t personally know a therapist, counselor, or psychologist, finding the right one can be challenging. Time after time, I hear from people, “It’s so hard to find a counselor.” Most people are intimidated by the process of trying to find a counselor or therapist and as such, they simply avoid it or put it off. Others are unfamiliar...[ read more ]

3 Common Myths About Counseling

It seems that until recently, most people were uncomfortable discussing counseling because of the stigma attached by our society and culture. Even still today, there are those that prefer to keep their counseling a secret for fear of what others will think. As a result, there are still some fairly big misconceptions about counseling and therapy. Here are three of...[ read more ]

Therapists, Counselors, & Psychologists in Woodbridge, CT: What’s the difference?

There are countless reasons why people seek therapy. A while back, we explored ways that counseling helps anxiety. Let’s look at some of the reasons why you might benefit from therapy right now. You find yourself at a crossroads or a transition in your life. You feel stuck; not taking risks, not meeting goals, and unsure which direction to go....[ read more ]

4 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before Starting Therapy

Meeting with a counselor for the first time can feel frightening and overwhelming. But there are ways to make starting counseling less intimidating. One of those ways is to make sure you've chosen a therapist will be a good fit for you. Years of experience have taught me that the most important indicator of success in therapy is the connection...[ read more ]

Is My Counselor Human?

If you’ve ever been in therapy, there's a chance you’ve asked yourself this question. Maybe it’s because your counselor repeatedly responded with something like, “Hmm, tell me more” or maybe it’s because they always seemed to wear that same strange blue floral blouse. Maybe you wondered if they even felt emotions since they often sat stone-faced, like a robot, nodding....[ read more ]

How Yoga Helps Anxiety

Life is full of moments that cause us to feel stressed or nervous. Getting up and speaking in front of a large group of people. Starting a new school. Preparing for a job interview. These are all scenarios can make us fearful, anxious or nervous. Sometimes this results in sleepless nights and performance jitters. Let’s be clear though; this is...[ read more ]