Emotional Support Animals and Their Therapeutic Benefits

It is natural that when anyone feels uncomfortable, scared, nervous, or sad, to immediately search for a way to feel a sense of safety or regulation. Some of these methods could be a hug, listening to music, exercising, meditation, etc.. Anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, or other mental health conditions…

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Sleepless in Denver: Insomnia, Sleep Issues, and Anxiety… Oh My!

Sleepless in Denver: Insomnia, Sleep Issues, and Anxiety… Oh My! Unlike the romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle with its perfect happily ever after, more of us feel like we live in an episode of The Walking Dead…as in we’re the zombie and not the super-cool character using the wicked-looking sword. Tonight is the night. You’re […]

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Don’t Be Afraid of the “Woo-Woo”

By Christine Worrell, MA, LPCCPsychotherapist at In Focus Counseling PLLC. I often hear as a therapist and friend, “I don’t do meditation – all that woo-woo stuff is too out there for me.”   I have to admit… I love the woo-woo.  I get that buzzwords of “mindfulness” and “meditation” generate emotional and sometimes physiological […]

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Bids for Connection: What Are They and How Can They Help?

In Focus Counseling Blog | What are Bids for Connection?

What Are Bids? In romantic relationships, bids are attempts we make to try to emotionally connect with our partner. These are moments when our partners are reaching out to us saying “pay attention to me.” Chances are you and your partner are already engaging in bids without being fully aware of it. Drs. John and […]

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