Come celebrate the first day of fall with us!

This is a small group workshop in an intimate setting. Seats are limited. Click Here to register! Craving more authenticity and wholeheartedness in your life? Come celebrate the first day of fall with us and learn new choices and practices to help you show up, be seen, and live brave in all areas of your life. The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. During the process we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we identify the ...

10 steps to becoming more resilient (and successful!)

For years, research has suggested that success is what makes people feel happy. However, recent studies by the American Psychological Association have found that success occurs through happy people. In other words, emotionally healthy individuals can be successful in work, relationships, and their overall physical health. They are more likely to set and accomplish their goals, and attract others with their energy and optimism. So how can we start a path towards being emotionally healthy and happy? We can start by developing resiliency! Resiliency is one’s ability to adapt when faced with trauma, tragedy, threats, or stress. These could be ...

Protect Your Child From Cyberbullying

In this recent age, technology has played a significant role in many aspects of life. It has helped in the development of health, environment, education, careers, amongst many others. Technology, when used for productive purposes, can make a huge difference in how we connect. However, many of us have also seen how technology and social media can be destructive, especially to our youth. A recent study from the Florida Atlantic University sampled children and teens nationwide. The study focused on different forms of bullying and cyberbullying such as sexting, dating violence, thoughts of suicide, deviant behavior, and resilience or coping ...

Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Long-Term Health

According to the Mind and Body Center at Harvard University, 60%-90% of medical office visits in the US are due to stress related disorders. In the long run, high levels of stress can lead to a damaging effect on overall health and immune system. The way our mind connects to our bodies is very similar to a car. Without the functioning engine or tires, the vehicle cannot move in a safe way. If our mental health is not taken care of, our bodies can feel the physical effects, thus hindering healthy daily functioning. There are more than 3,000 studies on ...

How to talk politics at the Thanksgiving table

News 6 interviews The Brave Ones Therapist, Cathy Pinnock about how to deal with political talk at the Thanksgiving table. https://thebraveonestherapy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/News-6-Cathy.mp4 ...

Divorce filings spike in March and August. What does that mean for your marriage?

Recent research from the University of Washington concludes that more filings for divorce are made in March and in August than in any other time of the year. A likely explanation for these “seasons” of divorce: March and August follow winter and summer holidays, which are often stressful and loaded with unrealistic expectations. So what does this research mean for your family? Recognize that holidays cannot “fix” negative feelings. Instead, holidays tend to magnify feelings – both positive and negative. If you are feeling lonely in your relationship, the expectation to feel connected while decorating the Christmas tree or building sand castles at the beach ...

It’s National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week!

May represents a time of blooming and a renewal of nature. The budding of flowers, grass turning green again, and warmer temperatures bring people outdoors and give them a sense of connection with their outside environments and their neighbors. However, for those suffering from depression and anxiety, it is difficult to enjoy the changes going on around them as they deal with symptoms of fatigue, anger, agitation, sadness, sleeplessness, hopelessness, lack of appetite and impaired concentration. This often stems from life changing circumstances like the death of a loved one, financial burdens, loss of a job, family history of depression, ...

ADHD and Social Skills Gap in Children and Teens

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week      (May 1-7 2016) We love to celebrate with those we feel closest to and a best friend forever (BFF) is one who is there when we feel lost or sad and need to be comforted; they help us find hope. These friends are the ones we can share everything with and can rely on to listen and understand what we are going through. A BFF can be formed through school, church, work, the neighborhood or organizations. Our BFF’s are the ones who make us laugh when we can’t do it on our own, ...

Children’s Mental Health – Know the Signs to Help Your Child

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week      (May 1-7 2016) Know the Signs to Help Your Child It’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week —-and the opportunity for parents to make a difference in their child’s life by keeping on the lookout for signs that a child is struggling with a mental health issue. The Braves Ones Therapy Center are here to help you and your child effectively address, treat, and overcome these challenges. These mental health issues include: paralyzing anxiety that keeps children from engaging in activities like participating in class or socializing with their peers, attention difficulties which leave them frustrated about ...

Protecting your Relationship from Infertility Stress

April 24th – 30th, 2016 is National Infertility Awareness Week. Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples and 7.4 million woman in the United States alone. This week we will be posting in honor of NIAW and to raise awareness about this year’s theme #StartAsking. When we marry and pledge to love each other “for better or for worse,” even the most pragmatic of couples tend to only imagine the “for better” part. Unfortunately, none of us are immune to life’s stressors and the additional pressure they can put on our relationships. For 1 in 8 couples, that stressor comes in ...