Handling Social Distancing

This year is off to a strange and unprecedented start for us due to COVID-19, and the term “social distancing” is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Social distancing – or, more specifically, limiting your contact with others outside your home unless absolutely necessary – can be difficult to manage, especially as there’s only a […]

5 Ways to Manage COVID-19 Anxiety

Today’s world provides many opportunities for stress and anxiety. Especially during the current COVID19 pandemic. It is important to know how to deal with our anxiety in healthy ways. Recognize and acknowledge your anxiety. It is completely normal to be anxious when confronted with the unknown. It is important not to attempt to ignore your […]

Cheers to 2020!
What did you learn in this last decade?

By: Lizette Pinto, M.Ed., LPC-InternSupervised by Tiffany Priska, LPC-S2010 to 2020! What did you learn in this last decade? What has changed? I was asked this question with no expectation of an answer but just for me to explore. My mom is like that. I challenge you to do the same. Think back on this […]

Coping with the Holidaze…

By: Lizette Vasquez-Pinto, M.Ed.,LPC-Intern Supervised by Tiffany Priska, MA,LPC-S  The holidays are approaching quickly… like now quickly! I got you!  The holidays can be an amazing time that you look forward to but they can be easily as difficult as well. A lot of people experience many different types of grief during the holidays. I recently read […]

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 […]