As we hit the anniversary of COVID-19 in the US, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on the impact this monumental year has had on our collective mental health… including the good, bad and in-between.

This last year has shown us the power of collective experience. Rarely do we have a global experience in our lifetime that impacts each and everyone on us on such drastic levels.(At least one that we’re so conscious of and is so long lasting.) And while COVID-19 has in some way impacted us all, how it has impacted us varies.

What have we…


Hate dieting? Then this may be the best blog post you have ever read!

If you’re one of those people who has always had trouble maintaining a healthy weight — you are most likely also one of those people who has tried every diet known to man. And yet, none of those has worked.

Maybe none of these diets have worked because they are manmade diets instead of a nature-made diet. Maybe, just maybe, we are trying too hard when the answer to a healthy weight is to LISTEN to our body.

What is Intuitive Eating?

Simply put, intuitive eating is the practice of…


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Answered by: Leslie D. Cashion, a marriage and family therapist associate who works at creative family counseling and is currently seeing clients online with limited in person therapy options. She specialized in Trauma Focused CBT, Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gottman Method, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy and works with children who are 5 and up, families, indiviuals and couples. You can learn more about her at www.creativefamilycounseling.org or on FB at https://www.facebook.com/Leslie-Cashion-at-Creative-Family-Counseling-402959873652225

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Young children often create constantly. Drawing, building, and making daily without the worry of practicality. I was a typical child in that I did not question my creative pursuits; I just created. The older I became the more I focused on sports, school, socializing, etc. As I entered my college years, I was persuaded to study something practical and reliable. Shortly before earning an accounting degree realized I did not want to be an accountant. …


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Question asked: How can I find an LGBTQ+ friendly therapist? Can any therapist work with an LGBTQ+ person?

Answered by: Amanda Townsell is a licensed professional clinical counselor with Maypop Counseling. She does individual counseling with teens and adults to help them heal and increase their coping skills and support systems. She works with individuals struggling with anxiety, self-esteem and those of the LGBTQ community among others. If you want to learn more about her and get in contact with her check out her profile at therapyden.com


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Question asked: How are our frontline workers being impacted in a traumatic way and what happens when they become post-trauma?

Answered by: Robert “Bobby” Grubbs, licensed clinical social worker, licensed drug and alcohol counselor and EMDR Certified Therapist, Approved EMDR Consultant and Trainer. He is a therapist and owner of Grubbs Counseling & Consulting in Louisville, KY. Bobby does individual counseling sessions with individuals 13 and older who have been impacted by various forms of trauma or adverse experiences. Bobby currently does telehealth and sees some face-to-face clients at his office in Louisville, KY…


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Question asked: What ways can EMDR help to resource and heal active trauma and post traumatic situation?

Answered by: Robert “Bobby” Grubbs, licensed clinical social worker, licensed drug and alcohol counselor and EMDR Certified Therapist, Approved EMDR Consultant and Trainer. He is a therapist and owner of Grubbs Counseling & Consulting in Louisville, KY. Bobby does individual counseling sessions with individuals 13 and older who have been impacted by various forms of trauma or adverse experiences. Bobby currently does telehealth and sees some face-to-face clients at his office in Louisville, KY who are not…


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How can your community impact your mental health? Does the community we’re in really matter when it comes to how we feel?

Let’s try something, close your eyes and reflect back on your experiences over the past year. While you’re reflecting notice who is there. Take note of the faces and people in your memories and notice how you feel having them there. Was it stressful? Did you feel supported? Notice how the people in our lives, neighborhoods and community impact our lives.

Communities can be sources for strength and well as stress. Our neighbors and friends…


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Question asked: What do I do with my kids big feelings? I don’t always know how to handle them.

Answered by: Lacey Ryan, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist who Founded Creative Family Counseling, a group therapy practice that specializes in working with children, teens, and families. She helps children and teen clients find healthy ways to deal with big feelings through creative therapies like play therapy. …


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Question Asked: How Do I know Which Psych Med is Right For Me?

Answered By: Scott Salathe LCP

Scott is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist of 18 years and is currently in private practice and clinical faculty at Spalding University School of Professional Psychology.

Through his work in schools, hospitals, and community mental health, he developed a passion for helping clients learn how to utilize psych meds along with their therapy process. He taught clinical psychopharmacology at Spalding for 5 years and still enjoys assisting students, colleagues, and clients understand more about their medications, side…

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