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Therapy Blog For Mental Health & Wellness

Welcome to our mental health and wellness blog. Here you will learn about different types of therapy, treatment options, and other relevant information. Diane is dedicated to bringing you the latest news in mental health and wellness. Keep checking this page for the most up to date information to help you live your most healthy and authentic life.

Anger or Happiness? It's Up To You, but You Can't Have It Both Ways

Anger or Happiness? It’s Up To You, but You Can’t Have It Both Ways Barriers to happiness include feelings of disappointment, anger, or unresolved conflict in inter-personal relationships. Sometimes friends, companies, lovers, bosses etc. can behave in ways that are harmful, selfish and draining. When we are hurt, we become angry and resentful. We may […]

Tapping Summit 2014-Energy Therapy Training

Tapping Summit 2014 – Energy Therapy Training If you are interested in learning a simple technique that has the potential to greatly improve your health please consider attending the FREE  2014 Tapping World Summit which begins February 24th and runs […]

The Energy Of Anger

The Energy of Anger is as hot as fire and as destructive as fire. The destructive energy of anger is capable of destroying your health and relationships. The High Price of Anger We all know what it feels like to be angry. We may even have a general idea of the high price we pay […]

Energy Psychology- Much Ado About Something

Energy Psychology…Much Ado About Something There is currently a great deal of buzz among counselors regarding the multi-faceted modality known as Energy Psychology. Specific techniques used in energy healing may vary, but the premise of this […]

Beauty Queen

The Beauty Queen  Maria, the beauty queen, felt lost and depressed.  “I am glad that my beauty is fading. My looks have brought me nothing but problems”. Maria has had a history of abusive relationships with men. As a young woman, Maria over identified with her beauty, now she begrudges her beauty. Her self-esteem and sense of […]

This Moment Points At Me

This Moment Points at Me This moment, the essence of now, points to the truth. The grips of grasping, attachment and delusions which control our behaviors and thinking are revealed in the now.  The essence of now points […]

Righteous Anger

Righteous Anger Is Anger ever the right response? Is it possible that the “right” expression of anger, used in the “right” circumstances serves a purpose? Is it possible for anger to be expressed consciously? Jesus was certainly enlightened and conscious, and he became angry. Flipping over tables in the temple, rebuking Peter, and calling the […]

Energy Therapy

Energy Therapy Available at Authentic-Life Counseling Authentic-Life Counseling is pleased to offer clients  energy therapy to improve and regulate mental and emotional health. Energy therapy is based on the premise that there is an energetic counterpart for every emotional reaction in the body. […]

Alternative Treatments for Mental Illness

Alternative Treatments for Mental Illness Many people have become increasingly apprehensive of traditional healing methods which often rely on prescription medicine as the “go-to” treatment plan. The side effects and risk associated with prescriptions, and the desire for more treatment options has resulted in many patients actively seeking and using a variety of “alternative” modalities. […]

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Self Care

I have a confession to make! I have been a hypocrite. Not intentionally. I could make excuses, but none of them would not be honest. My confession is…………… I have not been doing my homework. I have not been practicing very good self care. I apologize and confess because I know I have pushed, encouraged […]

Stress In Seniors

Too much stress can be bad for anyone, but safeguarding against the impact of stress for seniors is particularly important. Identifying signs of stress in seniors and taking action to reduce that stress can be critical to their mental, emotional, and physical health. How Stress Affects Seniors While frequent stress isn’t beneficial for anyone, it […]

Being Authentic When You Feel Imperfect

One of my life goals is to be authentic. Initially, this may seem or sound simple. Being authentic simply means to be yourself, speak your truth, or be true to yourself. However, one of the hardest parts about being authentic is recognizing that I am not perfect. Thus, part of being authentic is giving myself […]

Buddhist Psychology

The Mind Through The Lens of Buddhist Psychology Theories of psychotherapy are intended to define and predict the trajectory of “normal” mental health and development. That is, after a consensus is reached on what constitutes  “normal” and “abnormal” behavior. If you tell me you talk to your deceased grandmother before making any life decisions, perhaps […]

Coping With Christmas

Contrasting Christmas dinner at your house with the Christmas dinner portrayed in the Hallmark movies can be depressing and disappointing.  The two images just don’t align. Coping with Christmas is very difficult because of the idealistic portrayals that have been pounded in our heads and the actual portrayals which might include coping with mental illness, […]

Mindful Reactions to Hate Speech

The current political climate continues to create a culture of division that has our collective feeling tone hovering in the fed-up to angry range. As the rhetoric heats up, discussions that are charged with animosity and hate speech have become the new norm creating anger and fear in our hearts and minds. They lash out, […]

Energy Psychology - Fast & Effective Treatment

When I began studying modalities of energy psychology I was skeptical. The techniques and interventions were strange. But after using these techniques I realized energy psychology was fast and effective therapy for many mental health disorders. Most of all clients were pleased by the relief they felt. These are some physiological changes that occur in […]

Tips for Improving Relationships

Relationships Are Difficult. I was recently asked by Relationships Are Complicated to provide relationship advice and tips that I most frequently give couples to improve and grow loving  fulfilling relationships. I hope you find the information helpful! How and/or why did you become a therapist? I became a therapist because I love helping people become […]

Affordable Counseling in Georgia- Resources & Contact Information

In 2016, 13.9% of Georgia residents were uninsured. For uninsured individuals, comprehensive mental health care, including therapy, is often a rare commodity. The following resource list contains agencies in Georgia who offer affordable counseling, and other mental health services.        Brenau University  Low cost clinics are available in two locations: Norcross and Gainesville. […]

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