Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I feel it is only fitting to discuss the significance of mental health during such a stressful time like the one we’ve had over the last couple of months. This worldwide pandemic has changed things for so many and disrupted our normalcy in a plethora of ways. People […]

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Stay At Home Order – Coronavirus

The coronavirus…are two words we hear so often everywhere we turn these past few weeks. We can’t escape it, and yet we are all living through it together.  Many of us feel anxious and scared, and at the same time we find ourselves grieving.  As therapists, we are here for anyone who needs us.  We […]

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Why go see a doctor?

Have you ever found yourself saying, “I’m healthy, why go see a doctor? I don’t need to go to the doctor. I can get through this myself.  If I’m really sick, then I will make an appointment. So why go see a doctor?” At some point or another, we have all heard these words.  No […]

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5 Love Languages

Love Language

In honor of Love Month, let’s talk about love languages. As a therapist, I am frequently discussing stress associated to relational issues, whether it is romantic or familial. I have found that having this information – what love language you are – can truly benefit how you relate to others you care about and also […]

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2020 New Year

New Year, New Me

It is a new year, so that means it is going to be a new me.  I remember saying this each year to myself.  A new me meant setting up New Year’s resolutions.  However, looking back, that saying never stuck well with me.  I’d set New Year’s resolutions, only to learn that I couldn’t keep […]

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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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