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Do you feel out of control then, Ask a Therapist!

Do you need support or direction? Ask a Counselor! The internet is a scary place and it provides all the information you desire. However, going to the internet is dangerous. The information you find on the internet is not always accurate or safe. The Ask a Therapist Blog is a hand curated collection of blogs from various mental health counselors and coaches. It offers pearls of wisdom for most mental health and life challenges. Whether your struggle is with relationships or trauma, our blog is a great space to find solutions and resources. This blog does not replace professional therapy or coaching. Thus, explore the information and tools, but seek professional help also. Do not know where to start? Ask a Therapist Here!

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11 Apr 2021

Mental Health Metaphors in Labyrinth

Mental Health Metaphors in Labyrinth
Mental Health Metaphors in Labyrinth, brought to us by Jim Henson’s studios, run all over the place. It also depends on which theory you analyze it from. In this blog post I am going to...
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09 Apr 2021

Podcasts Focused on Sex and Sexuality

These podcasts are dedicated to supporting positive sexuality, LGBTQIA+ identities, and/or alternative relationships and sexual identities. There are brief descriptions of each podcast, pulled from their respective websites, below. Sex Focused Podcasts American Sex- This...
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05 Apr 2021
The Harmony Safety Care Plan
The Harmony Safety Care Plan is used as an emotional regulation tool as well as a harm reduction technique. If you notice at the top of the Harmony Safety Care Plan is the Suicide Hotline’s...
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30 Mar 2021

Dating Advice from Monster Prom

Dating Advice from Monster Prom
Dating Advice from Monster Prom, a multiplayer dating simulator, is diverse and hilarious. Firstly, you have the nightmare of High school and now you have 3 weeks to woo a prom date. This game provides...
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30 Mar 2021
Emotion Coaching: Developing Emotional Intelligence Stage 5
Development of emotional intelligence is essential for success in all kinds of relationships. This blog series will outline the stages of emotional intelligence development. This post focuses on stage five, Emotion Coaching. Stages to Emotional Intelligence Development Self-Awareness: Acknowledging and coming...
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30 Mar 2021
Relationship Management: Developing Emotional Intelligence Stage 4
Development of emotional intelligence is essential for success in all kinds of relationships. This blog series will outline the stages of emotional intelligence development. This post focuses on stage four, Relationship Management. Stages to Emotional Intelligence Development Self-Awareness: Acknowledging and coming...
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What is a Treatment Plan?
A Treatment Plan An electronic or paper document that describes the patient’s individualized diagnosis, strengths, disabilities, problem behaviors, needs, long-range goals, short-term goals, treatment interventions, and treatment providers. Every therapist has written a treatment plan, Therapist Nicki gives you her thoughts on the type of goal in treatment plans.
Triangulation in Relationships
Posted by Therapist Nicki
Triangulation is a manipulation tactic where one person will not communicate directly with another person, instead using a third person to relay communication to the second, thus forming a triangle. Triangulation can destroy all kinds of relationships. Therapist Nicki discusses triangulation and it’s effect on relationships.
The Turtle Story
Welcome to the Turtle Family Like any other family, we are not perfect. But we believe you will find that the Turtles are compassionate, understanding, diverse, resilient, friendly, and dependable. We celebrate the differences we all bring to the group, and we recognize that together we are greater than any one of us. At the same time, we also understand that each of us are on our own unique path through this world, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to any given challenge. Each of us takes pride in taking steps on our own path, in a way that seems right for us. And we realize that with every step comes a new perspective. Sometimes we acknowledge a step was not as wise as we thought, and we must immediately change direction. Other times after a step we discover a whole new worldview that takes a while to digest.

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