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How to Set Boundaries with Family, Partners, and Friends

For many, when they hear the word “boundary,” they think that it means “no” or that it’s a “barrier” or that it is “mean”. This can lead to not wanting to set any type of boundaries in a relationship. It’s important to understand that boundaries do not mean barriers. It is also important to understand […]

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5 Tips for Surviving Valentine’s Day Alone

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I’ve noticed that the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day can be a bit rocky, with more couples hitting rough patches and breakups. Even in my own dating relationships before getting married, I noticed that there was a tendency to break up right before Valentine’s Day. So what gives? Have […]

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What is High-Functioning Anxiety and How Does It Impact Me?

Someone with high-functioning anxiety can commonly be labeled an overachiever or a go-getter, but internally they’re struggling. For some, this includes excessive fears of failure and doubt while feeling the pressure to be perfect for those around them. Let’s define high-functioning anxiety, review some of the signs and causes, and ways to cope. What is […]

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The Anxious Mind: Shedding Light on What Anxiety Really Is

For many adults, anxiety is a part of their daily lives. While the term is often used colloquially to describe everyday worries, anxiety, in its clinical sense, represents a complex and nuanced mental health condition. Understanding What Anxiety Really Is At its core, anxiety is more than just fleeting concerns or stressors. It encompasses a […]

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5 Ways CBT Therapy for Anxiety Offers Effective Relief

CBT Therapy is a proven method for treating anxiety. In a world filled with stressors, the constant swirl of worries, fears, and apprehensions can significantly impact one’s quality of life. As a result, many people end up struggling with anxiety. That’s where cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) comes in. CBT can be an effective means of providing […]

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The Youth Mental Health Dilemma: Statistics on Teen Depression

Teen depression is a pressing concern for parents and guardians. According to the National Library of Medicine, depression is the main cause of illness and disability in the world. As a parent or guardian, two of the most important things you want for your child are for them to be healthy and happy. Unfortunately, some […]

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Guide to Managing Holiday Stress and Anxiety

Are you overwhelmed by holiday stress and anxiety? The holiday season is often portrayed as a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. However, for many individuals, it can also bring about heightened levels of stress and anxiety. In this guide, we will explore the unintentional actions that can contribute to holiday anxiety, identify common causes, […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Take Influencers’ Mental Health Advice with a Grain of Salt

Have you taken mental health advice from influencers? In the age of social media, influencers have become the new celebrities, shaping trends and influencing decisions in various aspects of life. From fashion and beauty to fitness and mental health, influencers share their experiences and insights, often presenting themselves as experts in these fields. While their […]

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What Causes Perfectionism?

Chances are you or someone you know is a perfectionist or has been called a perfectionist in the past. But what exactly is perfectionism? Where does it come from? Let’s explore what perfectionism is and what the causes are.   Defining Perfectionism Perfectionists tend to have very high standards and expectations around how to go […]

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Addressing the Invisible Mental Load in Relationships

At Awaken Counseling in Marietta, GA, we believe in fostering healthy and fulfilling relationships. Too often, we find that there is an invisible mental load that affects many couples and is rarely discussed.  View our article posted in REIMAC’s online magazine here.

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