1. Balancing Stress As A College Student

    Counseling Services In Boulder Help College Students Balance Stress Excess stress alters your natural balance, draining your brain from the energy it needs to concentrate and take action. Stress can be triggered externally by situations like a breakup or poor grades, or internally by placing high expectations on yourself. Here at the Metis Center for Psychological Services in Boulder, CO, our coun…Read More

  2. Get the Facts on Depression in College-Aged Students

    Our counseling office in Boulder, CO works with many college-aged patients. Depression among college students is a growing issue on university and college campuses across the United States. Growing pressures for good grades, worries about mounting debt, and anxiety about a weak job market can all pile on a student, causing them to feel overwhelmed and hopeless. This is also a common age for mental…Read More

  3. How the Right Assessment Can Help You Plan Your Future

    Our testing assessment services in Boulder, CO can help you make better decisions for your future. If you've been struggling to find direction or make decisions about your future life goals, an assessment in our office may help. Many adults experience roadblocks when planning their future and may experience issues such as: Being unsure about which career path is right for them Feeling unmotivated …Read More

  4. Navigating Your Panic Attacks

    Panic attacks are disabling mental attacks that can inhibit our daily lives. Nearly 6 million of American adults are affected by panic attacks, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Women are more likely than men to suffer from panic attacks, with nearly half as many men suffering as women. However, scientists are not entirely positive about the causes. Some panic disorders are gen…Read More

  5. Consider Counseling Before Finals Week In Boulder, CO

    ‘Tis the season for academic cranking. Whether it’s finishing up group projects or studying for finals, it’s crunch time to get everything done before the Fall 2015 semester comes to a close. Education used to be valued as a luxury but now is seen as a stress. Take the time to think about everything a new college student encounters. Living away from home, accomplishing a high GPA so you can …Read More

  6. Peritraumatic Tonic Immobility

    If you joined me at the COVA conference to discuss TI and its implications for survivors -- I thank you! As we acknowledged, having this conversation is important, so I'm glad you were there. Please find the PowerPoint that was the handout at the conference attached here, and be in touch with any questions or concerns. I always love to hear from colleagues! Peritraumatic Tonic Immobility…Read More

  7. Relieving Stress in Your Adult Life

    Stress tends to pile up in early adulthood, and stress gone unchecked may wear a person down! Understanding your stressors and reducing that stress can aid you in overcoming the pressures and strains in your life. Overcoming stress can lead you to a more fulfilling worry-free lifestyle. Here are a few tips to practice in the day-to-day from your local Boulder therapist! Slow Down If you’re min…Read More

  8. Upcoming Events and Presentations

    ongoing -- study group for counselors preparing for NCE (licensure exam) 19 August -- Train Victim Advocates at the University of Northern Colorado 15 September -- Presentation: "3 Easy to Learn Stress Reduction Techniques" at the Louisville Library from 6:00 to 7:30 23 September -- Webinar: "Environments that Promote Health and Well Being" from noon to one 7 and 14 October -- Train doctoral inter…Read More

  9. On Moving Toward Instead of Away

    Many people come to therapy because of difficulty and confusion in their relationships. Those who have experienced ache and hurt in their relationships (let’s face it, that’s everyone!), especially early in life, may tend to feel overwhelmed by certain fundamental aspects of human connection (e.g. conflict, intimacy, trust, loss). Very often, the avoidance of these feelings and experiences can…Read More

  10. On Radical Acceptance as a Consequence of Mindfulness

    Mindfulness is a fancy way for saying: aware of what is happening when it is happening. Mindfulness is not an end goal where we arrive and remain, but rather a constant aspiration that we practice as best we can, as often as we can remember to. Sometimes we don’t want to – and that’s ok, too. But we could even become interested in this not-wanting-to-pay-attention business, noticing when and…Read More