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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.

Mental Health Wellness

Mental Health Wellness is a concerning issue in our communities and needs to be addressed. There are things you can do to ensure that you maintain your mental health and this article gives you some suggestions how. Welcome to my blog My name is Diane Chrestman, and I am a mental-health counselor, with a private […]

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Marriage Counseling - What To Expect

Rarely does a couple consider marriage counseling for a relationship tune-up. Instead, couples call a marriage counselor when there is a relationship breakdown. Emotions usually are running very high by the time a couple calls to schedule marriage counseling. The intensity of emotions and high levels of stress result in couples having many expectations about […]

Improving Communication In Marriages

One of the most common problems reported by couples is poor communication skills. Couples often report that they have the same fight over and over again. This is due to habituated patterns of speaking and listening. Improving communication skills includes attending to and changing both listening and speaking skills. Listening skills Many times instead of […]

Coping with mental health concerns

  Life is sometime very difficult and we find our normal patterns of coping are no longer working. Counseling helps individuals recognize the emotional, thinking and behavioral patterns that make us feel stuck so that you can respond to those difficult periods and a wiser, more compassionate and adaptive manner. Authentic-Life Counseling is committed to […]

Video Counseling Now Available at Authentic Life Counseling

Authentic-Life Counseling, recognizes the importance of balancing community wellness with continuity of care for existing and new clients. To meet the needs of our clients video counseling and phone counseling are now available. Video counseling and phone counseling are an alternative to face to face session in the office. The challenges we are facing during […]

Social Anxiety Disorder

Feeling a lack of confidence in certain social situations is “normal”. Conditions such as who is in the room, how many are in the room, location, and activity are all factors that can influence our comfort level. Perhaps we feel invisible around the extrovert who commands a room in any social situation with funny stories […]

3 Tips to Change Negative Thoughts

As I walked downstairs early one morning to fix tea, for no apparent reason one negative thought after another arouse in my mind in rapid fire succession. I had just woken up, slept well and with every step I took I was negative, critical and judgmental. “My kitchen is so ugly.  The cabinets are filthy.  […]

The Pillars of Mindfulness

It is rather unfortunate that mindfulness has become trendy. The watered-down definition that I hear most often is “awareness of the present moment”. Mindfulness does indeed encompass present moment awareness. Which of course is in contrast to directing our attention to the past or future. But if present moment awareness is all there is to […]

Family Alienation

Family alienation is a far-to-common occurrence in the modern family. The destructive and devastating, family alienation occurs when one person in the family becomes the enemy and is wrongly blamed as the root cause of family problems. The family member who is alienated might be a parent, child, grandparent or spouse. Family alienation is more […]

The Link Between Aging And Feelings Of Loss Of Control

As we age, the feeling that we are in control of our lives often diminishes. There are many choices we make that don’t seem significant in our day-to-day lives until we lose the ability to make them on our own.  In addition, changes to our physical, mental, and emotional state can cause us to feel […]

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