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Mental Health Awareness Month- Brianna Kegelman

Happy Mental Health Awareness Month!! 1 in 5 adults experience Mental Illness each year, which is approximately 52.9 million people (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)).  This Statistic is aimed to help people realize that they are not alone, as is Mental Health Awareness Month.  In May, we aim to help those effected by mental Illness and to let...[ read more ]

Anxiety Thermometer- Brianna Kegelman

I often times like to describe one’s Anxiety like a thermometer.  Imagining at the very bottom of the thermometer you’re feeling good or “normal”, with typical day to day functioning.  The very top of the thermometer would be your most anxious moment.  This would typically be a moment of a panic or anxiety attack, or right before one.  Can you...[ read more ]

Lgbtq+ -Brianna Kegelman

 LGBTQ+ Gender and sexuality topics, quite frankly, have a long past when it comes to society and even in the counseling field.   First, sexuality and gender identity have come extremely far in the counseling field and in society.  However, this does not mean that there is not work to be done.  Instead of labeling or putting someone in a...[ read more ]

Brianna Kegelman, M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern

Brianna Kegelman, M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern (she/her)   My experience and life in the mental health field is anything but new.  I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Exceptional Education from University of Central Florida.  This is where some of my credentials are from, but this is...[ read more ]

Couples and Relationship Series pt.5: How to have a healthy arguement

This past month we have been discussing Couples and Relationships. In this specific blog post I will share resources on how to argue in a healthy manner. Instead of arguing to prove a point it is much more efficient to argue with the goal of coming to an agreement or understanding your partners point of view. When we look at...[ read more ]

Couples and Relationship Series pt.5: Learning how to Disagree

During this month we have been focusing on our Couples and Relationship Series. Within this series we have talked about and looked about what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like, how to build healthy and strong relationships and also the mental health impacts of these relationships. However, one aspect of relationships that many people forget that is equally important is...[ read more ]

Couples and Relationship Series pt4: Difference between Healthy and Unhealthy love

https://www.ted.com/talks/katie_hood_the_difference_between_healthy_and_unhealthy_love?referrer=playlist-talks_that_just_might_save_you&autoplay=true Above is a Ted talk video from Katie Hood entitled The difference between healthy and unhealthy love. In line with the current series on couple and relationships this video focuses on how to differentiate between these types of love and how to tell the difference because so many struggle at times to tell the difference or even know something...[ read more ]

Couples and Relationship series pt.3 : Maintaining Healthy Relationships

In this weeks blog post we are highlighting different types of relationships and how to maintain them, and the benefits of doing so! Below is an article from psychology today that specifically talks abut hw to create and maintain healthy relationships. This is a very important topic because out social support systems (i.e. our relationships) play a major part in...[ read more ]

Couples and Relationships Series pt.2: Common relationship problems

In this weeks blog post we are highlighting different types of relationships and hw to maintain them, and the benefits of doing so! Below is an article from psychology today. In this article Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W., talks about the most common relationship problems, and gives advice on moving forward. Being aware of things such as " most common problems" can...[ read more ]

Couples and Relationships Series

Every single person has been in some type of relationship, whether that is a friendships, a platonic relationship, a romantic relationship, or even a "situationship".  Creating and building relationships is very important to people, humans in general are very social creatures, and even if you are more introverted or enjoy spending time alone at one time or another you feel...[ read more ]



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