What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Worrying about certain things now and then is part of life. The unknown of the future can cause feelings of uncertainty, nervousness, and anxiety. You may feel nervous before a first date. An upcoming test that counts towards a majority of your final grade may have you a little on edge while you’re studying for […]

Here Are Key Signs of the Most Common Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious mental health issues that affect millions of people all across the United States. An eating disorder is a psychological disorder characterized by abnormal or dysregulated eating habits. There are three main types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder or BED. Other types of eating disorders include […]

How Can Trauma Affect Sleep?

You’ve had a long day. All you can think about is crawling into bed and getting some much-needed sleep. You close your eyes, but you can’t seem to fall asleep. Despite how tired you are, you can’t seem to stop your brain from overthinking. Hours pass. Soon, you’re gasping for air. Beads of sweat collect […]

3 Simple Ways to Balance Your Life

It seems like every time I turn around I am being inundated with “stuff”. Sometimes it feels overwhelming and it can be quite frustrating. But if you follow 3 simple rules, your life will fall into place! Even in busy seasons like the holidays! And if you are anything like me, no time is better […]

Can I or Can’t I??

“Here goes nothing….I can do this!!!”  “Right now, I’m starting!!!” “I can’t, I’m not a writer, I’m a therapist.”  “Okay, take a deep breath, I CAN do this!!!”  “I KNOW I CAN do this!!!”  Have you heard that before? Sound like something you say to yourself?   Well that is the inter dialogue I was having with myself as […]

Eating Disorder Q&A with Tiffany Priska, MA, LPC-S

What is an eating disorder?As best put by Eating Disorder Hope, “eating disorders describe illnesses that are characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape.” They cause severe disturbances to a person’s eating behaviors, such as obsessions with food, body weight, and shape. Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, […]

Journey in Progress

Sitting in front of the fire on this uncommonly cold winter day in Cypress, TX, I reflect on the whirlwind of the last six weeks. Not only did we (my family and I) survive the holidays, but I managed to survive first my father and then my husband’s mother each having stays in different ICUs. […]

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

I have to admit, I do love the cooler temperatures. I rather enjoy the unpredictable spring-time weather in the Houston area. And I especially love it when we get something besides hot, and hotter still. Sitting on my couch snuggling with my furry friends under a cozy blanket in front of a fire is my […]