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3 Ways to Defeat Anxiety

3 Ways to Defeat Anxiety By, Bunny Young, MA, QMPH Anxiety can be disabling to individuals who do not have the coping skills set into place. It manifests into not only an emotional reaction, but also a physical reaction in the body, all from something as simple as a thought sometimes. Your options are to […]

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Anger Management Spotlight: The S.T.O.P Method

Anger Management Spotlight: S.T.O.P. Method Checklist By Bunny Young, MA, QMHP The anger and frustration you feel in your relationships is a sign that something MUST change. If not, the consequences can range from: loss of friends, family and maybe even your freedom. Many times, you do not know how bad the consequences of your […]

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“I Feel Better” Trap: Top Questions to Ask Your Therapist

“I Feel Better” Trap: Top Questions to Ask Your Therapist by, Bunny Young, MA, QMHP Knowing when it is time to discontinue therapy can be a difficult decision. Similar to the decision to begin therapy, there is a transition that occurs from independence to admitting that you need professional support. Once you are accustomed to […]

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Anger Management Spotlight: The Angry Parent

Anger Management Spotlight: The Angry Parent By Bunny Young, MA,QMHP   Every parent gets angry with their child at some point. It does not help that we have endless stressors: getting to appointments late, financial pressures, health. In the midst of that stress, here comes a screaming child who is taunting her younger brother, lost […]

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One Police Captain Speaks Out about the Opioid Epidemic

Michael Zohab will be speaking at our Substance Abuse Support Group on May 1, 2017.   The opioid epidemic is reaching massive proportions. Nationally, 78 people die of an opioid overdose. In Virginia, 3 people die every day from an overdose. Too many families in Virginia and nationally, are dealing with heartbreak and loss as […]

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Is That Piece of Pizza Addictive?

By: Bunny Young, MA, QMHP ​This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness week . . . . . . so we looked at what questions were out there about food, eating, diets, and relationships with meals and discovered that this question was very popular and there are a lot of different opinions on the subject. […]

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One College Student Opens Up About Her Eating Disorder

One College Student Opens Up About Her Eating Disorder Life Cycles Counseling (LCC) wants you to know that you are not alone when struggling with an Eating Disorder! We want to reduce the shame associated with Eating disorders and increase awareness so that no one has to struggle alone. Eating Disorders are prevalent on college […]

5 Ways for Military Families to Deal with Separation Anxiety

5 Ways for Military Families to Handle Separation Anxiety

By: Bunny Young, MA, QMHP M&M’s of Courage A jar full of M and M’s sits on the counter with exactly 83 pieces of candy left in it. I walk past it each and every morning and know that as soon as my daughter gets up, even before she has breakfast, she is going to […]

How to Have Anger the Right Way

  Brain Control “I’m actually pretty aware when I’m getting angry-when my face starts getting hot and I can’t catch my breath. The problem is I can’t seem to stop it.” Sound familiar? For many of us, anger soars out of control because we don’t notice the physiological signs of arousal before it’s too late. […]