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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Positive Self-Talk Infographic

This infographic demonstrates how positive self-talk can help people overcome their problems. Many people have triggers that lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. They go through their lives not understanding that their own thinking and self-talk leads to this. This infographic has been created to demonstrate that people

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Disarming Misery

When I’m working with clients who are dealing with serious depressive issues, the hopelessness that they experience can wreak havoc in their lives. Many times these clients forget that they have options. They become lost in “all-or-nothing” thinking, which perpetuates their negative mood. If you are someone who is living

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How to Overcome Anxiety

Infographic that gives a brief description of how to deal with a problem with anxiety. This infographic starts with a description of why we live with anxiety to begin with. It then shows how dealing with anxiety can be like a “free fall”. However with the right help, you can

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Dealing with Complacency

In substance abuse counseling and couples counseling, one of the most common issues is complacency. This can wreak havoc in peoples’ lives, and largely goes unnoticed as an issue. People get overconfident, or just ignore specific important signals and cues in their daily lives. There are ways of combating this

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Shy or Socially Phobic?

Is there a difference between being shy and socially phobic? Yes. For those who are socially phobic, social settings may be avoided altogether. Therefore, when trying to determine whether or not a person is dealing with general shyness, or they are socially phobic, determining whether social situations are avoided and

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How to Overcome an Addiction

How to Overcome an Addiction This is an Infographic that displays How to Overcome an Addiction. This chart displays this using a model that is similar to the Stages of Change Model. Many times people are unaware that they have a problem. When they become aware, they often feel as

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Birthday Blues

While my birthday gets closer this week, I am reminded that I am getting older. This is something that can easily be forgotten throughout much of the rest of the year. I don’t find it particularly intimidating, but many do. Aging is an anxiety causing experience for many people. This

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Pain Management Strategies

Dealing with physical pain can be a difficult issue to overcome. Many people who deal with chronic pain also live with emotional problems. Sometimes these mood problems are the primary issue, but other times the pain is the primary issue. Either way, pain can be a challenging problem to tackle.

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How to Let Go

Bitterness and vindication are two themes that people often succumb to. This is often no more apparent than when a relationship ends. Individuals who come out of a relationship struggle with rationally working through negative emotions. Because people who are intimidate with each other get to know each other on

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