Are you a Therapist? What is your job like?

Couple talking to therapist helping them understand their problems.

1. What type of therapist are you? I’m a mental health counselor, specializing in anxiety, depression, and trauma.  I’m a very client-focused therapist. I help people work through their past traumas, belief systems, and insecurities while bringing emphasis to their strengths, resilience, and self-awareness. 2. What does your typical day at work look like? I get in … Read more

Why Depressed Partners Push You Away (and What You Can Do)

Depressed young woman feeling alone.

At some point in everyone’s lifetime, someone close to us, such as a partner, experiences hardship or trying times. It can be frustrating and confusing why our partners push us away as they deal with depression. Sometimes we do the opposite of what our partner needs by smothering them in an effort to help. This … Read more

Can Extreme Grief Cause Physical Pain?

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Extreme grief can be very painful both mentally and emotionally, but many people wonder if grief can cause physical pain. Extreme grief can have side effects on both the physical body and the brain. The physical experience of grief is different for everyone, so physical symptoms of extreme grief can vary from person to person.  … Read more

3 Therapist Tips on Overcoming Exercise Anxiety

Therapist Kasia Tire Flipping in a CrossFit Competition

As a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina and someone who personally experiences exercise anxiety myself, I would love to share some quick tips with you. I hope you find these 3 tips helpful. 1) Focus on realistic goals. It’s amazingly easy to get distracted by your feelings and insecurities so it’s best to refocus … Read more

Quick Tips: Self-care for the Caregiver

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Do you worry about others and have very little time for yourself? You’re not alone.  This is a pattern with which many struggle, especially caregivers. Below I’ve included three self-care tips that focus on self-growth and establishing healthy boundaries. 1. Plan Activities for Yourself:  Just like you would do for your kids and for your … Read more

Top Destinations to take your Dog in Mount Pleasant (that aren’t Dog Parks)

Dog Friendly, Off-leash and On-leash, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

When you think of South Carolina, you think beautiful scenic views- Spanish moss hanging from massive oak trees, peaceful ocean vibes, unforgettable sunrises, and sunsets along the beach. Well, Ms. Raspberry has done the work and would like to share with her fellow dog and human buddies some of her favorite destinations in Mount Pleasant, … Read more