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Anxiety and the Brain – Brain Awareness Week

March 17, 2021

For many individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety, it can be helpful to provide some explanation of the parts of the brain that play a role in anxious responses. Many individuals voice frustration about their anxiety experience, stating “Why do I even react like... more »

Building a Better Relationship with your Therapist

March 4, 2021

  Let’s paint a scenario: It’s your third session with your therapist. They’re wonderful and offer great advice, but something just doesn’t seem right. You feel like they’re holding back or maybe you’re holding back. You’re nervous to delve into your emotions and... more »

Mood Food Vol. 9: ChocoLOVE

February 11, 2021

  “ChefNurse” Ellen Minier teaches us a wonderful and easy triple chocolate cookie recipe for this Valentine’s Day. Triple Chocolate Cookies   Ingredients: 4 oz 70% dark chocolate, broken into small peices 6 Tablespoons Ghee (clarified... more »

Navigating the challenges of thinking “What’s the point?”

February 11, 2021

I would like to begin by taking a moment of silence – to mourn all that we have lost during the past year. The loss of loved ones, the loss of hugs and touch, the loss of social activities, the loss of our normal routines, and even the loss of the sometimes-torturous... more »

Intake Interview Guide

February 1, 2021

So, you’re thinking about scheduling an appointment, but uneasy about the intake interview. Whether you have been to therapy before, or this is your first time, it can be nerve-racking. Question after question, reliving your past – these are things that can make you... more »

Mood Food Vol. 8: Pantry Provisions

January 28, 2021

  Mood Food “ChefNurse” Ellen Minier teaches us two healthy and fun recipes using three items found in many kitchen pantries: Almonds, cumin, and chickpeas. Studies have found brain benefits from eating all three of these items and they’re tasty... more »

Mental Health Barriers Facing Black and Brown Communities

January 18, 2021

Accessing quality mental health care can be a minefield for Black and Brown communities. Finding affirmative, supportive, and professional mental health care can feel too tall of a task between historical, systemic, and cultural barriers – motivating many to avoid it... more »

4 Myths About Marriage and Relationship Counseling

January 4, 2021

Issues or arguments that just can’t seem to be resolved come up over time in almost any type of relationship. Every couple experiences periods of conflict, tension, disagreement, or confusion at some point! And in the past year, with quarantining and millions of... more »

Therapist Spotlight: Lakiesha Squirewell, Charlotte NC

December 30, 2020

Are you looking for a top local therapist in North Carolina but unsure where to look and what to look for? Many folks don’t know much about mental health providers in their area, but mindcare in many cases can be just as important to your health as caring for... more »

Improving Your Recovery For 2021

December 30, 2020

Have you ever been more excited to shout “HAPPY NEW YEAR” than this year? 2020 has been an absolute disaster, in ways many of us never could have imagined. COVID is still pretty rampant but vaccines are starting to be dispersed. We all know life won’t be very normal... more »

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.