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Understanding Narcissistic Personality Disorder & How to Spot It

Understanding Narcissistic Personality Disorder & How to Spot It

  Have you ever come across someone who just seemed way too into themselves? They talk about themselves all the time, ignore others' needs and feelings, and always need to be the center of attention. If you have, then you might have encountered someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). NPD is a mental health disorder that affects around 1% of the population. People with NPD have an inflated sense of self-importance, a constant need for admiration, and ...

Where People Pleasing Comes From & How to Overcome It

Where People Pleasing Comes From & How to Overcome It

  Are you the kind of person who is always worried about keeping everyone happy? Do you find yourself constantly putting others' needs before your own, even if it means compromising on your own happiness? If so, you might be a people pleaser. People pleasing is a common habit that can be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, your desire to make others happy can make you empathetic and compassionate. However, when taken too far, it can be detrimental to you...

The Healing Power of Pets in Therapy

The Healing Power of Pets in Therapy

We all have heard the saying "dog is man's best friend," but did you know that pets can also be our best therapists? It's true that pets can bring comfort and joy to our lives, but their presence can also be transformative in the world of therapy. In this blog post, we will explore the healing and therapeutic benefits of animals in counseling, and why incorporating pets can be an effective treatment option. Pets can be a valuable source of emotional...

Understanding Emotional Stonewalling in Intimate Relationships

Understanding Emotional Stonewalling in Intimate Relationships

  When it comes to relationships, being able to openly communicate with your partner is of utmost importance. But have you ever found yourself in a situation where your partner completely shuts down, refuses to talk or express their emotions, leaving you feeling helpless and frustrated? This behavior is referred to as emotional stonewalling, and it can be incredibly destructive to any relationship. In this blog post, we will discuss what emotional stonewalling is, the impact it...

Signs That It’s Time to Find a Therapist

Signs That It’s Time to Find a Therapist

Mental health is just as important as physical health. As we navigate our way through life, we will encounter situations that can take a toll on our emotional and mental well-being. However, we are often reluctant to seek help because of stigmas attached to therapy. Therapy is not just about mental illness, it is also about managing everyday life stressors. In this blog post, we will discuss the signs that indicate it’s time to book an appointment with a therapist. ...

Overcoming Common Barriers to Seeking Addiction Treatment

Overcoming Common Barriers to Seeking Addiction Treatment

  Addiction is a complex and often misunderstood disease. It can have a profound impact on an individual’s life, health, and relationships. Despite this, seeking help for addiction remains a challenge for many people. Whether due to stigma, shame, or fear of the unknown, there are a number of common barriers that can prevent individuals from seeking the help they need. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most common barriers to addiction treatment and offer...

Learning the Art of Assertive Communication

Learning the Art of Assertive Communication

  Effective communication is highly important in our personal and professional lives. It helps us put our message across confidently, ensures that we are understood, and prevents conflicts and misunderstandings. Assertive communication is a critical aspect of effective communication that involves expressing our thoughts, feelings, and opinions in a clear and confident manner without disregarding the rights of others. Assertive communication can be challenging, especially if you...

Understanding Gaslighting Emotional Abuse

Understanding Gaslighting Emotional Abuse

  Emotional abuse is one of the most common forms of abuse that people experience in their relationships. One specific type of emotional abuse that is often overlooked is gaslighting. Gaslighting is a dangerous form of manipulation that can leave survivors feeling helpless and unsure of their own reality. In this blog post, we will be discussing what gaslighting is, how to identify it, and how to seek help.   What is gaslighting? Gaslighting...

Setting Yourself up for Success

Setting Yourself up for Success

Success is not a matter of luck, but rather a result of hard work, commitment, and perseverance. Achieving success requires a lot of planning, effort, and dedication. If you want to achieve success in your personal or professional life, you need to set yourself up for success. In this blog post, we are going to discuss some tips and strategies that will help you set yourself up for success.   Define Your Goals The first step to setting yourself up ...

How to Use Your Pain for Healing

How to Use Your Pain for Healing

  Pain is something that everyone experiences in life. Whether it’s physical or emotional, pain can be debilitating and overwhelming at times. However, there’s a way to use your pain for healing. Nadia Dhillon Counseling, a counseling service based in Richmond, VA, specializes in helping individuals who are struggling with pain. In this blog post, we’ll explore the concept of using your pain for healing and how Nadia Dhillon Counseling can help. &nbs...


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