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.

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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,

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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

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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

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After a Relapse

After relapsing, it is common to experience shame, frustration, sadness, fear, and even anger. Getting back on track can seem pointless and the future can seem uncertain. This makes the days and weeks after a relapse extremely delicate and critical. At this point in recovery, it is easy to slip

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