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The Power of Community Support During Recovery from Addiction

The Power of Community Support During Recovery from Addiction

Addiction recovery is a challenging journey, one that can be made less daunting with the warmth of community support. The role of community in recovery is immense, offering a sense of belonging, understanding, and shared experience that can pave the way towards healing.

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6 Methods to Coping with Anger

6 Methods to Coping with Anger

The basics of your daily routine, such as your sleep schedule, diet, exercise, and workload can significantly influence your stress and anger levels. By managing these aspects, you can build a foundation for better mental health

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What is Recovery Month?

What is Recovery Month?

Join us in observing Recovery Month as we explore the path to addiction recovery and support. Learn about the importance of addiction management, the uniqueness of each recovery journey, and how to live life on your own terms. At JRNY Counseling, we’re here to help you on your path to a healthier, addiction-free life. Contact us today to begin your journey.

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Going Sober: A Movement Rooted in Physical and Mental Health

Going Sober: A Movement Rooted in Physical and Mental Health

Explore the benefits of sober living and the physical, mental, and emotional effects of alcohol. Discover why more people are choosing sobriety for a brighter future. JRNY Counseling is here to support your journey to wellness. Take the first step towards a sober, fulfilling life today.

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Understanding Anger

Understanding Anger

Anger is a powerful emotion that can be overwhelming and destructive if not managed effectively. Learn how to understand your anger triggers, develop healthy coping skills, and minimize the negative impact of anger on your life.

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Excessive phone usage linked to increased risk of mental health issues in teenagers

Excessive phone usage linked to increased risk of mental health issues in teenagers

Excessive phone usage can have detrimental effects on teens’ mental and emotional health, sleep quality, real-life connections, academic performance, physical activity, family bonds, responsibility, addiction risk, emotional resilience, time management skills, and creative expression. Learn why it’s crucial to limit phone time for your teen and get tips on how to do it.

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5 Signs You’re in an Abusive Relationship

5 Signs You’re in an Abusive Relationship

At some point in life, most of us have experienced being in a toxic relationship, whether we’re aware of it or not. People of all ages, nationalities and sexual orientations can find themselves in an unhealthy relationship, confused as to how they got there, or...

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Are the “5 Stages of Grief” Real?

Are the “5 Stages of Grief” Real?

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance: these are the very well-known five stages of grief, as postulated by Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death and Dying. At the time of the book’s publication, very little instruction was...

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Get Some Sleep! 5 Tips for Busting Through Your Insomnia

Get Some Sleep! 5 Tips for Busting Through Your Insomnia

If you find yourself struggling to fall or stay asleep, you’re not alone. Insomnia, the chronic inability to get sufficient sleep, is a common problem affecting millions of Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2014 study, more than...

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Why You Should Limit Phone Time For Your Teen

Why You Should Limit Phone Time For Your Teen

When your child was small, they most likely couldn’t go to bed at night unless they had their favorite blanky or stuffed animal. Well, just because they’re “all grown up” doesn’t mean they still don’t have dependencies. Teens today can’t seem to go to bed, or anywhere...

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Mass Shootings: How to Talk to Your Kids

Mass Shootings: How to Talk to Your Kids

After the tragedy at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado in 1999, certainly no one could imagine that over the next 20 years, 200 more school shootings would occur. In the first 79 days of 2018 alone, there were 12 school shootings, compared to 9 over the...

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The Signs of Opiate Addiction

The Signs of Opiate Addiction

Watching your local news or checking your social media feed, you’ve probably heard about the opioid epidemic, the nation’s current public health crisis. As death tolls from the situation continue to rise dramatically every year, this is not an issue to be taken...

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Parenting An Angry Teen

Parenting An Angry Teen

Raising a teenager can be one of the most challenging experiences a parent will go through. Teenagers are in an awkward stage, dealing with hormonal changes that are out of their control and a developing brain. They’re awakening to new realizations about themselves...

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5 Suggestions for Coping with Grief at Work

5 Suggestions for Coping with Grief at Work

The loss of a loved one is one of the most painful tragedies that humans suffer. The impact of this loss is usually crushing, and in the aftermath of loss, we often feel like we have no control over anything. Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s perfectly normal...

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How Emotions Enter Our Dreams and Impact Our Health

How Emotions Enter Our Dreams and Impact Our Health

Society seems to condition us to always appear calm and in full control of how we feel, no matter the circumstances. Suppressing emotions may seem like a great way to prove that you’re strong and not a weak crybaby but hiding how you really feel can have serious...

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Co-Parenting Strategies for Divorced Parents

Co-Parenting Strategies for Divorced Parents

Going through a divorce can bring the worst out of a couple that once promised each other forever. Your world might feel like it’s falling apart, and trying to co-parent when you’re struggling to simply keep going can be overwhelming. Learning to co-parent won’t be...

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Coping With Grief Through Meditation

Coping With Grief Through Meditation

Dealing with grief is one of the most devastating things in life that we must unfortunately experience. The finality of losing someone we love can cause us to feel angry, anxious or depressed. When dealing with grief, it may feel like you can’t move forward, or you...

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5 Foods & Beverages That Can Cause More Anxiety

5 Foods & Beverages That Can Cause More Anxiety

Most people know that a healthy diet is important in managing weight and aging well. But what many people don’t realize is that the foods we eat can significantly alter our mood. While eating foods rich in protein, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can help fight...

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4 Reasons We Judge Others and How to Break the Habit

4 Reasons We Judge Others and How to Break the Habit

One of the things most of us are taught as children is to never judge others. “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” And yet, despite our best efforts, many of us fall into the trap over and over again. Why do we do it? Here are four common reasons that explain this...

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What is EMDR?

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, or EMDR, is a set of standardized protocols that incorporate elements from many different treatment approaches. It has been researched extensively and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. What Issues Can...

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Healing from Childhood Emotional Neglect

Healing from Childhood Emotional Neglect

Many of us were raised with the notion that kids are meant “to be seen and not heard,” meaning ‘don’t speak until you are spoken to.” While this idea may have only meant to keep the volume down at the Thanksgiving table, it can have negative ramifications on a child’s...

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3 Great Phone Apps to Help Improve Self Esteem

3 Great Phone Apps to Help Improve Self Esteem

People who struggle with low self-esteem often hold themselves back from making intimate connections with others and reaching their most desired goals. Luckily, technology is making it easier for these people to give their self-esteem a boost. Here are 3 great phone...

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Top 5 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

Top 5 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

It’s rare that any of us will get through life without experiencing anxiety at some point. But some people have the burden of dealing with anxiety on a daily basis. Whether it’s over something big or insignificant, anxiety stops us from living a normal life full of...

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3 Ways to Stop Enabling Your Adult Child

3 Ways to Stop Enabling Your Adult Child

According to the latest census data, more than half of people aged 18 to 24 live with their parents, and roughly 13% of adults ages 24 to 35 do as well. While many of these young people are hard-working individuals, trying to save money to pay off school loans, buy a...

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5 Amazing Outcomes that Can Come from Family Therapy

5 Amazing Outcomes that Can Come from Family Therapy

Many people wish they could belong to a family that resembles the Brady Bunch. But the truth is, most of us belong to families that are not nearly as perfect or copacetic. Families are as complicated as the individuals who make them up. Though each family is entirely...

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What is PTSD?

What is PTSD?

Post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that typically occurs after individuals have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a serious accident, natural disaster, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault....

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5 Ways Codependency Can Be Overcome

5 Ways Codependency Can Be Overcome

Do you find you accept responsibility for a loved one’s emotions or actions? Are you constantly trying to please others? Do you neglect your own needs and have difficulty setting realistic personal boundaries? Do you often feel resentful yet have difficulty stepping...

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5 Ways to Raise Your Self-Esteem

5 Ways to Raise Your Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem has become an epidemic in this country, and one that negatively impacts our quality of life. Feelings of unworthiness can begin at a young age and, if neglected, can potentially lead to depression and anxiety. Because low self-esteem can be so...

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Why EMDR is Effective in Treating Trauma

Why EMDR is Effective in Treating Trauma

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a therapeutic protocol used in the treatment of mental and emotional trauma. It has been widely praised in the United States and is currently used by agencies such as the American Psychiatric Association, the...

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What Addiction Experts Wish Every Parent Knew

What Addiction Experts Wish Every Parent Knew

Parenting is one of the toughest jobs in the world – if not the toughest. After all, children do not come with manuals or operating instructions. Looking for guidance, many parents turn to their own childhoods to pick up clues on how to raise children the right way,...

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