Blog Posts for Anxiety

Here Come the Holidays

Posted:   November 16, 2017 by C.J. Sanders

As the holidays quickly approach and we are busy making our shopping lists and turkey timetables, I thought it might also be helpful to take a minute to remind ourselves of some healthy practices for our emotional well-being.

A Paradigm Shift for Procrastination

Posted:   September 30, 2016 by Gregory Devore, Ph.D

Have you ever waited until the last minute to get something done? Ever wished you had started earlier and it would have been so much easier? Or perhaps you desire change, but can't seem to drum up the motivation?

#ItsOkayToTalk

Posted:   September 03, 2016 by Mitch Bacon, MA, LMFT

Did you know that men commit suicide 3.5x more often than women? Globally, 510,000 men die from suicide each year – that’s one every minute.

Winter is Coming: Time to Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted:   November 09, 2015 by Mitch Bacon, MA, LMFT

We are over a week removed from turning our clocks back, throwing all of our circadian rhythms completely out of whack.  Cooler air and more rain are accompanying darker days, and we have approximately seven months of grey skies to look forward to.  It is a perfect environment for many Portlanders to experience a Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Have You Diagnosed Yourself Lately?

Posted:   September 25, 2015 by Nani Waddoups, LPC, NCC

New clients in my practice often introduce themselves by including their self-diagnoses: “I’m OCD,” “I have Anxiety Disorder,” “I think I’m Bi-Polar.”  I understand the temptation to label our thoughts and moods and behaviors as a way to simplify our understanding of ourselves, but this simplification robs us of celebrating the complexity and nuance of who we are, and can minimize the significance of these diagnoses for people who really have them.