1. Manage Your Anxiety During Quarantine

      Melissa Kemlage and Kayla Reilly, two licensed therapists in Wilmington, NC come together to send you some strategies on managing your anxiety.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT90QSByid8&t=9s Be Creative with Self Care Find ways to make yourself feel good. Don’t judge yourself and do…Read More

  2. Pandemic 2020

    Self-Care During Coronavirus

    Are you having a difficult time taking care of yourself during this pandemic? Are you tired of being trapped in the same routine every day? Have you started to forget which day it is? Are you going absolutely stir-crazy because you can’t think of other things to do? Feeling cut off from your frien…Read More

  3. Phone sessions COVID19

    Important Information For Telehealth Appointments

    We hope that you are doing well and adjusting to all of the changes that have been going on related to social distancing, working from home, balancing kids being home from school, etc. - 1. Connection If you are connecting to your telehealth appointment via your telephone, please put on the "do not …Read More

  4. Re-Evaluating Your Balance During Quarantine

    There is a concept in Al Anon and ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) programs that I love: “detach with love.” The idea is, we have to peel away our identity and wellbeing and emotional state away from people in our lives so that we can see where we end and they begin. It is natural to take thin…Read More

  5. Mental Health Matters

    Telehealth Sessions Q&A

    COVID-19 (AKA the Coronavirus) is rampant in our country, businesses and schools are closing, and many states have moved to a mandatory “Shelter in Place” order. The economy is taking a major hit, people are being laid off from their jobs, and those who still are working are at risk for COVID-19…Read More

  6. Social distancing during Coronavirus

    Adjusting to Social Distancing

    During a time of crisis, there often comes a reverberation of circumstances that are a result of the actual emergency.  In many cases, these circumstances evoke stressors that can often be more serious than the problem itself. Take, for example, a hurricane.   Although the wind, rain, and floodin…Read More

  7. Does Your Mental Health Affect Your Romantic Relationship?

    No two relationships are the same.  Everyone will deal with the mental health of themselves and their partner differently.  Those dealing with depression, anxiety, anger, or any other form of mental illness, often push away from their loved ones.  They can do this for many reasons but a main reas…Read More

  8. Be Vulnerable

    In our society today, we have been conditioned to believe that being vulnerable is a bad thing.  That if we are out of our comfort zone we are anxious and fearful. One of our favorite speakers and authors, Brené Brown, discusses how vulnerability can change your life positively, in her book “The…Read More

  9. Why You Need Intimacy in Your Marriage

    Intimacy: A quality of interpersonal connectedness and familiarity, emotional and empathetic, between individuals.  Characterized by – Fear of Intimacy: resistance to self-disclosure, short-term relationships, distancing techniques, defense mechanisms, emotional parsimony; Intimacy Desperation: o…Read More

  10. Why You Should Practice Self-Care

    Self care can range from bubble baths, to meditation, to spending more time with family and friends.  Everyone’s self care will look different because we all have individual needs to tailor to. In our busy day to day lives, self care can be hard to make time for - often leaving our mental health …Read More