Wanderlust

Written By: Stacy Stefaniak Luther, Psy.D., LPC Wanderlust is defined by Merriam-Webster as being a strong longing for or impulse toward wandering. It goes on to describe that individuals with wanderlust do not necessarily need to go anywhere in particular; they just don’t care to stay in one spot. Now… Read more

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Self-Talk

Written by: Lauri Doepke, MS, LPC, NCC Self-talk The private conversations that we have with ourselves in our minds are very powerful. These conversations, otherwise known as inner dialogue or self-talk, influence how we feel about ourselves, others, and the world. These thoughts then ultimately form our belief system. However,… Read more

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Self-Care

Written by: Lauri Doepke, MS, LPC, NCC Self-care Now more than ever, it’s important to take care of yourself. It’s not selfish to “fill your energy cup” before you fill that of others. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The better you care for yourself, the more energy, patience, and… Read more

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Self Calming

Written By: Lauri Doepke, MS, LC, NCC As many of us are confined to our homes and spending an extended period of time together, it’s not uncommon to begin feeling stress, tension, or irritability.  It’s important to have an array of coping skills and self-calming tools that you can utilize… Read more

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Benefits of Telehealth

Written By: Kristen Brown, LCSW About eight months ago, following a move out of state, I transitioned to the practice of providing service remotely. Although I had received training in how to provide online therapy before making this change, I still had some lingering questions…. How would the therapeutic activities… Read more

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Don’t Be SAD This Winter

Written By: Ali Zamzow, UWSP Undergraduate Intern Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that comes and goes, literally, with the seasons. Typically, SAD impacts people during the winter months when there is less sunlight and it is colder outside. Although, these depressive episodes can also occur… Read more

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5 Ways we unintentionally invalidate others

Written by: Emily Lindberg Invalidation is the rejection, judgement or trivialization of someone’s thoughts or feelings. Chances are, you have likely experienced it. Many have unknowingly contributed to it. Research has shown that experiencing invalidation in childhood is correlated to chronic emotional inhibition in adulthood. What does this mean? Long… Read more

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