How to stay “put” when anxiety rises

By | December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

How many times have you heard “just breathe” or “it will all be ok” when you are experiencing a panic attack or elevated level of anxiety? While it is nice to hear these ideas, it can also be frustrating because we know this. We know we should just breathe or tell ourselves it will all [...]

Anxiety and the Holidays

By | December 8th, 2017|Anxiety Treatment Parker, Parker Anxiety Treatment, Uncategorized|

Do you ever feel your anxiety increase during the holidays? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. While the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, for many it brings higher levels of anxiety. Why is this you might ask? Anxiety is all about control. When we feel out of control, [...]

How to Raise Your Self-Esteem

By | November 29th, 2017|Parker Counselor|

How you think about yourself sets the tone for everything you do. Every interaction with another person, every choice you make, and every opinion you hold is influenced by your self-esteem. When you have high self-esteem, life is simply easier. The little things don’t bother you as much. You can make a mistake and easily [...]

The Benefits of Coloring Books for Adults

By | November 1st, 2017|Parker Anxiety Treatment|

Coloring is traditionally thought of as something that children do to pass time, but the therapeutic benefits for adults have recently become more and more obvious. Over the last few years, adults have started using coloring as a method of stress relief. Coloring offers a creative way to be mindful, and research shows that coloring [...]

6 Small Ways You Can Improve Your Marriage Today

By | October 15th, 2017|Marriage Counseling Parker|

When you exchanged vows with your partner, you promised to stay together through thick and thin. No matter how wonderful things are with your spouse now, every marriage faces bumps in the road. What counts is how you address those issues as they come along, and it makes it a lot easier to weather the [...]

Types of Anxiety Disorders, Part 2

By | October 1st, 2017|Parker Counselor|

In our previous blog, we began going over the different types of anxiety disorders. In this blog, we will continue our list. Phobias Phobias are intense fears about specific things, such as objects, animals, or certain scenarios. For example, one common phobia is arachnophobia, the fear of spiders. For people with this type of anxiety, [...]

Types of Anxiety Disorders

By | September 1st, 2017|Anxiety Treatment Parker|

It’s normal to experience anxiety from time to time, such as before a big test or when you’re searching for a new job. Everyone will experience anxiety in their life. However, many people in this country have an anxiety disorder, which means that they experience anxiety that goes above and beyond what is considered normal. [...]

The Link Between Anxiety and Control

By | July 15th, 2017|Therapist Parker|

  I used to think that if I was perfectly put together, if I had said and done all the right things that day, and if my personal relationships were good, my life would be in order and things were going to be alright. When I wasn’t perfectly put together, or I questioned something I [...]

How to Deal with Codependency

By | June 15th, 2017|Therapist Parker|

In our previous blog, we went over some of the top signs that someone may be codependent. If you suspect that you may be codependent, it’s okay. There are several ways to work through these feelings of codependency, and we would like to share those with you today. If you would like help working through [...]

Codependency, Part One: What Is It?

By | May 30th, 2017|Counseling Parker|

  You may have heard the term “codependent” thrown around, but what does it mean when it comes to interpersonal and romantic relationships? Codependency is defined as a characteristic of a person who belongs to a dysfunctional and one-sided relationship. This person relies on their partner to meet all of their needs—regardless of whether they [...]

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