Vantage Point Counseling Services Blog

This page is dedicated to discussing current events and topics of interest relating to psychotherapy, counseling, and other advice and help for issues relating to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationships, and sexual issues. Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments. This page will be updated often, so please check back frequently. Click on the title to be directed to the article you are interested in reading about below.

Share

11 Interpersonal Skills to Take Control of an Addiction

Overcoming an addiction is largely learning how to control the behavior itself. However further recovery consists of changing ineffective interpersonal patterns. This list addresses these commonly overlooked, yet important skills. 1. Listen to others. When dealing with an addictive behavior, it can be difficult to keep yourself from getting defensive

Share
Read this article.

You Are Here…

When we feel anxious or depressed, we quickly lose attract of where we are. Mentally, we can end up trapped in either the past or the future. Learning from the past and setting goals for the future can be extremely beneficial. However, if someone gets stuck in lessons and planning,

Share
Read this article.

Moving Past Shame

Running from shame is understandable. This avoidance can initially help you cope with the discomfort of the pain that underlies it. Facing it head-on is uncomfortable and intimidating. Thus, it seems like a “no-brainer” to choose the path that is initially less painful. However, with continued avoidance, the pain can

Share
Read this article.

What Do We Do About Bullying?

I finally watched the documentary Bully, which had received a fair amount of attention documenting a serious issue. This documentary follows several children and their families, as well as school officials, to see how they are dealing with bullying in their communities. Bully brings attention to a serious topic, and

Share
Read this article.