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Help! My Mind Is Spinning!

Do you ever feel like you can’t shut off your brain? It’s no wonder when you think about how much you’ve got on your mind. You’ve got a massive To Do list for work, home, and family.  And so many things you need to remember, so many decisions you need to make. It all adds up to a lot of pressure to do it all, remember it all, and make all the right choices.  And it’s way too easy to get to that place of analysis paralysis where you think, think, think but don’t take action. As if that weren’t enough, there’s everything that’s going on in the world these days – politics, hurricanes, mass shootings, earthquakes, war, wild fires, terrorism, climate change. You turn these problems over and over in your mind, even though you can’t solve them by     . . . read more

Parent Strategy Sessions

Does this sound like you? You know in your heart you’re a good parent. Sometimes you wish you had a little more patience, a little more confidence. You feel like you could use a few new parenting tricks up your sleeve. You want to become the parent you know you can be. The truth is parenting can be so hard.  And it’s way too easy to start feeling beaten down and discouraged.  Let’s face it. There are times when we all feel like we’ve done less than our best when it comes to being a parent. Here at New Approaches, we get it! And that’s why we’re so very pleased to be offering Parent Strategy Sessions. These are 2.5 hour consultations that are facilitated by Laura Watters, LCPC. Laura is a family expert and therapist as well as a parent     . . . read more

New Approaches Welcomes Laura Watters, LCPC!

New Approaches is growing again! We warmly welcome Laura Watters, LCPC to the practice. She is a kind, compassionate therapist with a breadth of experience and skills, and we are delighted she’s joined our team of rock star therapists. Here are a few words from Laura herself – “Are you struggling with burn-out, life changes, family conflict, or just trying to make sense of things? You aren’t alone! We all experience times when we feel overwhelmed, stressed out, anxious – like our way too busy mind is spinning around and around and around. “We wish our relationships were going better or we felt better about where we are going in life and why.  Sometimes we feel like we’re not enough, that we just don’t measure up no matter how hard we try. “Sound familiar? “Well, I’m here to tell you     . . . read more

Fall Workshops!

We are pleased to announce an exciting line up of workshops this fall! These all have limited seating, so don’t delay getting your tickets early. For all the details for Unwind Your Mind, Boundaries to Prevent Burnout, and Mastering “NO” Guilt-Free check out our workshops page here. First up is Unwind Your Mind: 3 Tricks for Calming the Over-Thinker on October 16th from 5:30-7:00pm. In this 1.5 hour workshop, facilitator Sam Durham, LCSW, will guide the group through a fun and informative evening with new tips and insights on exactly what to do to increase calm, let go of stress, and to be more mindful. You will leave with: Clarity about your current stress level and how it is impacting your life right now. New perspectives on how to deal with your stress in effective ways, using strengths you already possess.     . . . read more

What You Know About Emotions is Probably Wrong

A few years ago, a brand new client told me he thought therapy was probably useless. I’ll be honest, that’s not a great start. It got worse. A few minutes later the client described what was going on in his life and gave me a very clear job: help me figure out how to keep doing the same things but feel differently about them. The client was right: therapy is absolutely useless for making the same choices that clearly don’t work and expecting to feel different. He was unimpressed by my suggestion that pehaps it was the feelings that needed some attention. We didn’t get too far. Unfortunately, this person’s expectations of himself (and therapists) is very common. We have a culture of expecting ourselves to do things that we have feelings about, while ignoring those feelings. I saw a recent     . . . read more