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5 Reasons for St. Louis Holistic Health Coaching

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in lindsay sihilling, st. louis health coach, st. louis health coaching, why health coaching | 0 comments

5 Reasons for St. Louis Holistic Health Coaching

I became a health coach because I desperately needed one.

I was sick. I woke up one morning in the spring of 2010 and didn’t feel quite right. I was fatigued, foggy headed, and exhausted. Days later, I was diagnosed with a virus so severe that I was forced to quit my job, move home, and wait it out. But the symptoms never quite went away and for the next five years I struggled through a daily “hangover” of sluggish fatigue, brain fog and muscle pain.

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If You Want to Sing, Sing Out

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Carl Rogers, counseling, dr. sarah bollinger, mindfulness, process | 0 comments

If You Want to Sing, Sing Out

The world teaches us to be all kinds of things, but very rarely are we taught how to be ourselves. We are taught to be on time. We are taught to be moral. We are taught to be consumers. We are taught to be professional, attentive, apologetic, submissive, but by God whatever you do, don’t be you!  I learned as a very young girl in a very conservative church how to distrust my instincts, how to “ward off the flesh”, how to double back on myself, how to second guess my gut…this was exhausting and stifling, not to mention...

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Should I Meet With a Therapist That is Younger than Me?

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in age issues, age of therapist, counseling, younger therapists | 0 comments

Should I Meet With a Therapist That is Younger than Me?

At Change, Inc. St. Louis Counseling & Psychiatry, we’ve gone of out our way to build a superior team of mental health experts. One of the things you may notice about our team is that we are…how do you say it? Fresh-faced? Sprightly? Something like that. This too is a deliberate hiring strategy on my part as the founder and clinical director of Change, Inc. at-large and a 13-year veteran of the mental health industry.

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A Therapist’s Tribute to Robin Williams

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in counseling, grief, robin williams, St. Louis Counseling | 0 comments

A Therapist’s Tribute to Robin Williams

Musical artist Cee-Lo Green recently released a moving tribute to Robin Williams and a number of other famous comedians and actors who have shaped popular culture over the last 20-30 years. His song, aptly titled, Robin Williams, highlights the notion that life is sometimes tragic, and that humor can be a very effective medicine to help us “laugh the pain away.”

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Helping Someone Through Trauma: Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in abby howard, counseling, PTSD, St. Louis Counseling, Trauma | 0 comments

Helping Someone Through Trauma: Do’s and Don’ts

In January of 2012, a man jumped into the back of my best friend’s car and put a gun to my head.

We’d just left a work event and I had parked on a dark side street. My friend had offered to drive me to my car so I’d “be safe,” but before I could get out of her car we were robbed at gunpoint.

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What Should I Be Paying for Counseling in St. Louis

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in counseling, counseling costs, ryan neace, Ryan Thomas Neace, St. Louis Counseling, therapy cost | 0 comments

What Should I Be Paying for Counseling in St. Louis

When people sign up for counseling services in St. Louis, one of the most frequently asked questions on an initial phone call or email is, “What is this going to cost me?” In a day and age where managed care has trained us to think very little about our own care and to just trust them to sort things out, people are often surprised at rates for varying practices across the St. Louis area and don’t really have an accurate sense of what they “should” be paying.

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How to Not Suck at Happiness

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in abby howard, change inc, counseling, happiness | 1 comment

How to Not Suck at Happiness

At one point or another, you’ve probably thought might be something wrong with you because you can’t seem to get and stay happy.

No matter how many self-help books you read, counselors you talk to, or prescription meds you take, happiness just isn’t sustained.

You experience moments of relief from unhappiness but you always end up back where you started.

Unhappy? Join the party…

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Three Reasons to Consider Counseling

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Reasons for Counseling, St. Louis Counseling | 0 comments

Three Reasons to Consider Counseling

Though she could scarcely believe it, Jenny found herself at the same place again. Her relationship ended abruptly, with the promise from her departing partner that the decision was “not about you.” But because this was the fourth straight romantic relationship in the past five years that had ended this way, it hardly seemed like it could be true. Or even if it was, why did she keep dating people who were likely to call it quits?

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