Entries by Featured Therapist

Life After Therapy: Mindfulness Meditation

What Is Mindfulness? Mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present. It allows us to be in full awareness of where we are. Not to mention what we’re doing. And mindfulness helps us to not be overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. And yet, while mindfulness is something all of […]

Healing Expressionism: Art Therapy

Healing Expressionism and art therapy. This month we’re covering the topic of “Life After Therapy.” What can you do to ensure you use effective coping skills? How do you stay positive when life suddenly throws a new obstacle at you? Will you revert back to negative coping or will you remember your tool kit in […]

Coming Out of Therapy: Letting Go of Judgment

Letting go of judgment. Have you recently stopped therapy? Perhaps you’ve just finished a program. Or maybe you’ve been coping well and don’t feel the need to continue. The reason doesn’t matter. What matters is how you approach life, now that you’ve completed therapy. In this “Coming Out of Therapy” series, we want to give […]

What Is Exposure Therapy?

Exposure therapy. I’m sure you’ve heard the term before. But what does it entail exactly? For starters, exposure therapy is a psychological treatment. And it was developed to help people confront their fears. We tend to avoid the things we are afraid of. The fears could be objects, specific activities, or even situations. Avoidance may […]

Approaching a Loved One Who Needs Addiction Treatment

Today’s blog is a collaboration piece written by Bethany Hatton. Bethany, a retired librarian with 32 years of experience, created PreventAddiction.info after her oldest grandson became addicted to opioids. Though she discovered there is no guaranteed way to prevent addiction; she was able to find many helpful resources that can keep the public up to date […]

Body Talk: Self-Love and Acceptance

As we enter this last week of the month, so too comes the conclusion of our Body Talk series. We’ve discussed listening to our bodies.  And we learned how to nourish it with whole, nutrient-dense foods. Last week we dove into the topic of exercise and appropriate rest. And sure, these concepts are great and […]

Body Talk: The Body and Exercise

Welcome to this week’s Body Talk Conversation. To catch you up to speed, we’re talking all things “body”. Two weeks ago, we jumped straight into “Listening to Our Bodies.” And last week we discussed the not-so-fun-to-talk-about-topic of food. Why are we doing this again? We’re so glad you asked! The goal is to get us […]

Body Talk: The Body and Food

This month at CPA we’re talking everything to do with our bodies. We’re calling this little crash “course” body talk. And the goal is to get us a bit more comfortable talking about and understanding our bodies. I want to reiterate once more that I know how difficult this topic can be. I know a […]

Body Talk: Listen to Your Body

Body talk. I know. This topic is a tough one to discuss. It’s a topic full of defense mechanisms and guard. It’s tough to navigate. Or rather, it’s difficult in a tight rope sort of sense. One misstep, too much or too little transfer of weight, and you’re falling. Some of us only fall a […]