Mindfulness In Motion - A Counseling Blog

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Top 5 Ways To Reduce Anxiety

It's rare that any of us will get through life without experiencing anxiety at some point. But sadly, some people deal with anxiety on a daily basis. Whether it's over something big or insignificant, anxiety prevents us from living a fulfilling life filled with joy and serenity. Here are five ways you can begin reducing your anxiety right now: Recognize...[ read more ]

6 Ways to Help Someone With Anxiety

For many of us, it can be intimidating or frustrating trying to help a friend or loved one that suffers from anxiety. Panic and anxiety attacks can leave them feeling a variety of symptoms, and you may feel helpless and unable to support them. Here are some tips to help someone you care about who is struggling with anxiety. Listen...[ read more ]

What is Therapy Really Like?

Teal Swan said, "We do not fear the unknown. We fear what we project into the unknown." It can be intimidating walking into a complete stranger’s office for the first time, not knowing what to expect and also being expected to share the most personal and intimate details of your life. On the flip side, some assume they know everything...[ read more ]