counseling

Counseling & Coaching

You can thrive. We can help.

emotions


Strong and silent? Male depression is common but it goes underreported due to social stigma and lack of emotional literacy

According to Mental Health America (MHA), women experience depression about twice as often as men. That said, several studies and surveys have also shown that men are less likely to seek help for things like depression—which might create a false idea that women are more likely to struggle with this mental health problem. The…

Online Counseling Question: Is it normal to have a meltdown amid COVID-19? (Video)

Click here to schedule online counseling at Thriveworks. Hello. My name is Laney Stenquist. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist. I work at the Thriveworks location in Alexandria, Virginia. I am here to answer a question and the question is, “is it normal to have a meltdown amid COVID-19?” Short…

How to deal with an emotional meltdown when you’re feeling frustrated

When we find ourselves in frustrating situations, we might experience an emotional meltdown, which results from difficult feelings. Fortunately, there are healthy ways to respond to an emotional meltdown, of which include understanding one’s frustrations, tuning into one’s physical self, and breathing. If you’re feeling frustrated and on the verge…

How to help a child who has suffered from trauma: Build a connection, be gentle, and help them process their emotions

Traumatic stress leaves you feeling terrible. When you’re experiencing traumatic stress, your body tenses and gives in to physiological changes that can lead to digestive issues and headaches. When children experience this kind of overwhelming emotion, it limits their ability to engage positively in learning. Curiosity is a result of…