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Unpacking Therapy Clichés: Using “I” Statements

Written by: Perrin Jones, MA, LCMHCA, NCC, MT-BC Effective communication skills are crucial to cultivating healthy relationships with others. We can work to be mindful of how both our nonverbal communication skills like body language as well as verbal communication...

Unpacking Therapy Clichés: Spending Time in Nature

By Lauren Moore, LCSWA In North Carolina, we are already up to 80-degree weeks here in June. School is starting to let out, and it is almost officially summertime! Now more than ever, you may hear a therapist (and parent) often say “go outside!” to improve your day....

Unpacking Therapy Clichés: Using Coping Skills

Written by: Perrin Jones, LCMHCA Coping skills go beyond just being a therapy buzz-phrase. Entire therapy modalities focus on teaching and implementing coping skills. “What coping skills did you use?” is a phrase that those in the therapy chair have probably heard...

Unpacking Therapy Clichés: “Take a Deep Breath”

Author: Perrin Jones, MA, LCMHCA, NCC, MT-BC If someone (including a therapist) has ever told you to take a deep breath when you were feeling stressed or anxious, your initial reaction may have been to roll your eyes – you just didn’t feel that taking a breath was...

Goal Setting in the New Year

Contributed by: Lauren Moore, MSW, LCSWA Did you create those new year resolutions as the virtual ball dropped last week? The beginning of 2021 is a great time to reflect back on your experiences, lessons, highs and lows of this past unprecedented year. Take a few...

Coping With Holiday Stress

By: Lauren Moore, MSW, LCSWA December - the last month of the year and quite a hectic one. The holiday season is not only associated with joy and happiness, but also stress, depressive symptoms, and other mental health-related challenges. As we approach the holidays,...

The Mental Health Benefits of Gratitude

November is upon us, and so is the season of gratitude as we march towards Thanksgiving. The holidays are likely going to look vastly different this year than they have in years past, and it may feel like you have to dig deep to find some gratitude for the strange,...

Untamed Wrap Up Guide

Authored by: Queen City Counseling Client I’ll be honest: I find self-help books well intentioned but usually full of things that I won’t remember or don’t strike a cord with me.  Untamed was different. I found myself continuing to jot down statements or thoughts that...

September Book Club Reading Guide: Untamed

Queen City Counseling & Consulting is excited to launch our brand new book club series! Follow along with us each month as we choose a different thought-provoking book to share with you. We will post a blog at the beginning of each month as a guide for you to use...

Utilizing Love Languages with Adolescents

Contributed by: Lauren Moore, MSW, LCSWA Communicating with your teenager can often feel like a frustrating task. As a therapist, I often point parents towards a great resource called “The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers” by Dr. Gary Chapman to help parents better...

Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)

Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) is a brief and structured form of family-based therapy that was developed specifically for adolescents experiencing depression and suicidal ideation. What is ABFT? This type of therapy is based on attachment theory, adolescent...

Adolescent Therapists Coming to South Park

Adolescent Therapists Coming to South Park

We are pleased to announce the official opening of Queen City Counseling & Consulting, PLLC in Charlotte, NC. Can you imagine the day you can have an honest, open, and supportive conversation with your teen about their mental health?  With the slogan,...

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