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What to Expect at the First Therapy Appointment and How to Prepare for It

By Abigail Butler | March 8, 2021 | Therapy

Did you make your first therapy appointment? Or are you planning to make one in the near future? If so, first congratulate yourself for taking this first step, which is never easy for anyone. Opening yourself up to another person is quite challenging. Here are some preparations you can make to reduce your anxiety regarding your first session.

Black Women in the Workplace – A Glass Ceiling in Corporate America and How to Break It

By Abigail Butler | March 6, 2021 | Relationships

Black women in the workplace face bigger obstacles in careers compared to their Caucasian counterparts. The studies show that they are the least likely group to feel included in the work environment. Not only that, but African American employees are less likely to be…

Black Women Are Facing an Overwhelming Mental Health Crisis

By Abigail Butler | March 6, 2021 | Anxiety

On a humid July morning that was to hit 95°F, Tiffany Hathorn found herself frozen in her front yard. The 35-year-old copywriter from Searcy, AR, wanted to do the right thing, but she hesitated. Lying in the street in front of her house was a ripped-open cardboard box addressed to a house a few blocks away. It contained nothing but the paper packaging and a receipt for Bath and Body Works items that were long gone. Someone had likely stolen the contents and dumped the box outside Tiffany’s house. “I felt like I should return it,” she says. “But then I got nervous.”

How Does Therapy Work and Help?

By Abigail Butler | March 5, 2021 | Therapy

There are a vast number of opinions and stereotypes regarding therapy. If you are one of the people wondering does therapy work, then you came to the right place. Here, we will briefly explain how and why therapy works and answer some questions and doubts you may have.

Useful Self Care Ideas for Women – Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

By Abigail Butler | March 3, 2021 | Self-Care

As women, we are often asked to take care of everyone and everything, often at the expense of our own well-being. What if we started to put ourselves first? The following self-care ideas for women will provide you with the quality me-time you deserve.

Impact of Social Media on Mental Health – Positives and Negatives

By Abigail Butler | March 1, 2021 | Relationships

The impact of social media becomes greater every day and the effect is visible for every person with a smartphone. We love our memes, tweets, stories, and posts, and we love seeing what other people are doing, but we also hear about (or feel) anxiety, depression, and addiction to social media. Let’s tackle the topic of social media, its impact on society, and how we can make the best out of it.

How to Calm Yourself Down Quickly When Feelings Overwhelm You

By Abigail Butler | February 25, 2021 | Self-Care

When the pressure of life gets us down, we often find ourselves wondering how we got into that situation and questioning our actions. Negative feelings impact different people in so many ways, but knowing some useful techniques and learning how to calm yourself down is the first step towards attaining self-control and general happiness. This post aims to reveal some valuable strategies you can employ when feelings overwhelm you and blur your focus.

How to Choose a Therapist that Clicks

By Abigail Butler | February 21, 2021 | Self-Care

When looking for a mental health professional, the first task you’re faced with is learning how to determine who is right for you. Knowing how to choose a therapist is a significant part of the process. This is because your relationship with your mental health care provider is highly likely to determine your overall success. But what traits do fantastic therapists possess, and where can you find them?

On the Language I Left Behind

By Abigail Butler | February 5, 2021 | Self-Care

Last year brought many changes in everyday life. With the lockdown due to pandemics and different politically charged events, not only the way we live has changed but also the way we communicate. Language has become a powerful tool freeing people from gender dynamics and liberating people of color from stereotypes. Tamika Lewis, clinical director and founder of WOC Therapy, spoke for the magazine The Byrdie, about what 2020 brought to Black women. 

Many women of color say it’s hard find a therapist who gets them. Here are resources to help

By Abigail Butler | February 5, 2021 | Self-Care

Explaining your problems to the therapist can be scary enough. Adding the fact that they can’t fully grasp them can turn you away from much-needed therapy for good. As a person of color, having a therapist that can understand your background and the problems you face is essential for your mental health. 2020 especially shed light on the problems Black women face when it comes to finding the right therapist. Counselor and founder of WOC Therapy, Tamika Lewis spoke for The Lily, a publication of The Washington Post, about the need for more therapists of color. 

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