Being Your Authentic Self


This above all: To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. ~ Shakespeare “To thine own self be true.” That is about the soundest advice you could get. But, what does it really mean? How do you know who…

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Picking up the Pieces and Moving Forward


There are so many things in life that have an impact on our perspective. Our experiences change us and although we may not always be ready for change, change still occurs. You know the feeling too well, you feel tired of everything, overwhelmed and helpless. You may be going through such trying times in your…

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How to Establish Healthy Boundaries


Personal boundaries are the physical, emotional, and mental limits we establish to protect ourselves. They allow us to separate who we are, and what we think and feel from the thoughts and feelings of others. Setting healthy boundaries is essential if we want to be both physically and emotionally healthy. Creating healthy boundaries is empowering.…

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Breaking Stigmas: Mental Health & Minorities

minority mental health

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. It is important that we understand that mental health care in the United States continues to be an important health crisis that affects a large portion of the population. Mental health conditions go beyond these emotional reactions to specific situations. They are medical conditions that cause changes…

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Understanding DBT

DBT Therapy

What is DBT Therapy? Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.  It was developed in the late 1980s and is used as a type of talking treatment. It has been adapted to help people who experience emotions very intensely. Furthermore, it’s a therapy designed to help people suffering from mood disorders.…

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Building a Support System

At some point in our lives, each and every one of us comes face to face with difficult situations or unpleasant circumstances that can feel stressful or overwhelming. Part of life is experiencing ups and downs. We want people who understand us and can be depended upon during tough times. We need people who will…

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Overcoming Disappointment

Have you ever wanted something so bad in your life? Did you have a strong desire to do something or to obtain a goal or dream that it was all you could ever think of? There are times in our life where we do obtain what we have a strong desire for, but there are…

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Understanding PTSD

We all have experienced a traumatic or stressful situations in our lives that has impacted us in different ways. Traumatic experiences have an effect on us and our daily routines. After experiencing a traumatic situation, you may feel detached from everyday life, you may suffer nightmares or flashbacks. Over the course of a few weeks,…

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Facing Fears

Over the weekend, I was listening to a song and in that song the singer states the last time she faced her fears, that she could recall, was when she was 12. This statement stuck with me because I thought, WOW? how many of us have a fear that we never even face or attempt…

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Understanding Rocket City Pride

In Huntsville, AL, June 11th through June 17th , 2017 is the week of Rocket City Pride. This event was established five (5) years ago and has continued to flourish. Rocket City Pride is a community festival that celebrates the lives of LGBTQ people. Rocket City Pride 2017 benefits the Free2Be Safe Anti-Violence Project.  This…

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On Thursday June 8th at 1:00 PM, we were delighted to celebrate our formal Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! Here are our welcoming remarks from that wonderful afternoon: “Good afternoon! I am Lynn Motley, the designated spokesperson today for Huntsville Psychotherapy & Counseling Services. I want to thank the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County, all the…

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Understanding Yourself

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power…” ~ The Tao the Ching How many of us can say, we know who we are, what we want, and why we want those specific things? At some points in the week, I find that I may…

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Faith: Understand and Execute

Have you ever considered what faith is? Or what process we go through to believe in something or someone? Are you aware of ‘faith’ or belief in your everyday life? An ancient history book states that faith is: “ Being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see.” So…

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Mental Health and Older Adults

It is important to remember that as our population ages, mental health and emotional well-being remain important considerations. While many older adults enjoy good mental health, many others are at risk of developing mental disorders, neurological disorders or substance use problems. In addition, older adults can develop diabetes, hearing loss, and osteoarthritis. Approximately 15% of…

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