Grief over the holidays

Grief Over The Holidays

Two years ago, right before the holidays, my grandpa passed away. His passing was sudden and unexpected. Although, I was never close to my grandpa, I learned that somehow, his death affected me more than I realized. I grieved for a long time. Grief over the holidays is when it affects my family and I […]

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Gratitude and Thankfulness

There has been much research done surrounding the use of gratitude and thankfulness as a means to increase happiness and overall satisfaction in your life. As we quickly approach the holiday season where giving thanks is encouraged, I thought about how the practice of thankfulness of gratefulness throughout our days and lives could be very […]

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L&B Team

Isabella Santos Foundation 12th Annual 5K/10K for Kids Cancer

Our passion at L&B Counseling is Breaking The Stigma of Counseling. We did that recently on Saturday, September 28th by volunteering at the Isabella Santos Foundation 12th Annual 5K/10K for Kids Cancer in the Ballantyne area. According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, every 3 minutes, a family hears the devastating words that their child […]

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Career & Motherhood

As a mother of three, I, like many other women in the workforce that have children, struggle to balance the demand of my career and motherhood. Often times, you are left feeling overwhelmed, stretched thin or guilty when you can’t seem to juggle it all at a 100%. Being efficient at what you do, whether […]

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Smart Phone

The Smartphone…

Do you ever sit in a room minding your own business, and suddenly you feel or hear your smartphone vibrating, only to look at your phone and see nothing appear on your screen? Thomas Kersting describes this in his book Disconnected, as the phantom vibration syndrome where smartphones are making us hallucinate where we feel […]

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Minority Mental Health Month

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.  This month was dedicated to bring awareness of the many unique struggles minority groups face in regards to mental health. As a therapist at L&B Counseling and striving to break the stigma of counseling, I would like to share my story as an Asian American. I moved to […]

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Team Winter 2020 Photo

What it’s like to be a therapist…

You have made the decision to see a therapist, and you sit with them for about an hour each time.  Each session you tell your therapist about yourself and give them a glimpse into your life. You talk to them about personal issues that are difficult to talk about with friends and loved ones.  You […]

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Team Photo

Joe Davis Run for Recovery

Joe Davis passed away at the age of 28 from addiction. His personal motto, as told by his sister Melissa Davis Boyd,  “Hope…never lose this” was recently commemorated during the annual Joe Davis Run for Recovery. After Joe’s passing, Melissa began distance running as a way to cope with the loss of her brother. To […]

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Cancer survivor

Ten Years Ago…

Imagine for a moment, it is a normal day, and you are on your way to a doctor’s appointment for your yearly physical.  It is going to be just another day and this appointment won’t take too long.  What usually takes no more than 20 minutes turns into 2 hours at the doctor’s office.  Your […]

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