Coping with Loneliness: Tips for Overcoming Isolation

Loneliness is a common human experience that can affect anyone at any stage of life. It can be caused by a range of factors such as living alone, moving to a new place, losing a loved one, or experiencing a relationship breakdown. Loneliness can be a challenging emotion to deal with, but there are ways to cope with it effectively....[ read more ]

Affordable Therapy (Group Therapy)

In times like these many of us are facing financial difficulties. This is why here at Renew Counseling we want to make sure that everyone is able to get the care they deserve at an affordable price. All of our counselors work on a sliding scale and recently Natalie Decker, one of our many counselors here at renew, has started...[ read more ]

The Therapeutic Power of Group Therapy

Group Therapy is a powerful tool in the psychotherapy world. However, many people are not aware of how beneficial group therapy can be, or they don’t fully understand what it is. This type of therapy allows you to be in an environment where you are working and growing alongside others while all facing similar problems. Much like Alcoholics Anonymous and...[ read more ]

Understanding Mindfulness

In this last blog post I wanted to highlight some videos I personally have greatly benefited from on the topic of mindfulness. The first Ted Talk I’m going to share is by Richard J.Davidson. Dr. Davidson focuses a lot on how our brain function can be changed through mindfulness and gives a beginner's exercise on how to practice mindfulness.[ read more ]

A how to on practicing mindfulness

Time Setting aside time is key to practicing and maintaining mindfulness. Many of us make goals that we strive for, but then we will fail to create a designated moment of time in the day to actually practice this. I find creating two 5 min spaces of time in your day is the best way to start off. I personally...[ read more ]

How to Prevent Burnout (3 Part Series)

This is the second part of a three-part series about Burnout. In this action, you will read about my own tips on how I'm able to prevent burnout in my own life whilst also juggling being a full-time student, a part-time intern, and a part time assistant researcher. With multiple stressors that come with the closing of the year, it...[ read more ]

Domestic Abuse in Quarantine

In my last blog post, I focused on the rise of domestic abuse cases due to COVID-19. However, I wanted to be able to also expand everyone's knowledge of what domestic abuse looks like in real life and highlight someone who took this experience and changed her life around. Below is a Ted Talk from Marie Hanson, a domestic abuse...[ read more ]

Mental Health During the Holidays

Thanksgiving is an amazing time for families to come together and reflect on the past year. However, much like any holiday time a lot of interpersonal anxiety and stress happens during this time period. But there are many ways to combat this stress and give yourself a “mental health check”.  Mental health checks allow for people to check in on...[ read more ]

How to be Thankful for Yourself

As the holiday season begins to roll around, specifically Thanksgiving, many of us all across the United States will take time to reflect on what and who we are thankful for. This could be loved ones, family members, friends, and even mentors. However, many people during this time forget all the hardships they have faced and overcame this past year....[ read more ]

Group Identity and Political Partisanship pt.2

In my previous blog post, I talked about the recent election that has exasperated this country’s self-concept and group concept, and how these two theories work together to cause distress and division within the United States. In this post, I want to focus on political partisanship on how this relates back to the two theories I mentioned in the other...[ read more ]

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