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Team Spotlight: Meet Angie!

Team Spotlight: Meet Angie!

We are thrilled to welcome this year’s counseling intern, Angie, to the Embrace Strength team! Angie is currently getting her Master’s in clinical mental health counseling at the University of Denver. Angie has been researching...

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5 Simple Coping Skills You Can Use Anytime

5 Simple Coping Skills You Can Use Anytime

It’s tough to be a human sometimes. Coping skills can help. Here are five activities to try if you have been struggling with your mental health: 1. Five senses This coping skill is all about mindfulness and self-soothing. It involves honing in on your five senses in...

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How Ed Lies to You: Free Yourself from Shame

How Ed Lies to You: Free Yourself from Shame

Eating disorders lure us in with the promise they will make us more worthy then trap us in a cycle of never good enough. As an eating disorder specialist, I find myself discussing feelings of shame with every single client at some point along their journey toward...

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3 Reasons to See an LPCC

3 Reasons to See an LPCC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, or an LPCC. This means that I have completed a Master’s program in counseling and am working towards obtaining my independent license. Now, you may be thinking, “Why would I see an LPCC when I can just see someone with...

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The New “Normal”: Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The New “Normal”: Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This year has been different for all of us. Healthcare and food services workers are now our frontline heroes. We are required to wear masks in public places. Graduation ceremonies were cancelled or transferred to online platforms. I think it’s safe to say that we no...

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Starting Therapy: Bravely Ask Yourself “What Do I Need?”

Starting Therapy: Bravely Ask Yourself “What Do I Need?”

Starting therapy is hard. Period. It is hard to ask for help. It is hard to risk intimacy with a stranger. It is hard to build a relationship. These are essential elements of successful therapy.  As I left my internship site at the end of graduate school, many of my...

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