Category: Self-care

Getting Real Results

LMV Counseling is excited to announce that we have partnered with Blueprint in order to continue providing the highest quality of care! Blueprint is a digital service that allows our clients to complete assessments, questionnaires, and activities related to their mental health in between sessions and on their own time. Research has shown that measurement-based care improves outcomes […]

04 Feb
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5 Tips for Psychological Wellness Working from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about our lives. Most notably, we’re spending more time online than ever. Whether it be virtual school or working from home, we’ve become accustomed to the questions “can you hear me?” and “are you there?” on online meeting platforms. While working or schooling from home brings many benefits […]

17 Dec
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What is Racial Trauma?

 Racial Trauma Racial trauma, or race-based traumatic stress is the cumulative negative effects of racism and discrimination on the mental and physical health of people of color. Events that may cause racial trauma can be overt or covert Often they that may be in the form of microaggressions, threat of harm or injury due […]

01 Aug
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Never-Ending Politics: Threats to Your Mental Wellness

Protect Your Mental Health from Tense Political Stress Election year in America can become a tense time for family and friends. Politics become a topic of conversation and opinions are shared widely on social media. The 2016 presidential election was a tough for many. The race between Clinton and Trump brought about divisive rhetoric and […]

11 Jul
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Reclaiming Your Energy

This week’s blog comes from Rhonda Bennetone, MSW with Lion Heart Life Healing Do you seem to feel tired and fatigued all the time? You may feel like you have nothing left to give. Could it be that you feel this way because you’ve given all of your energy away? You may be giving a […]

18 Apr
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Anxiety & Gratitude

Tame Anxiety with Gratitude A common theme in mental health right now is anxiety.  Our friends over at Restoring Connections Counseling Center put together this video to remind us how important gratitude is  Gratitude helps us combat our anxiety and focuses us on positivity. Read more about the benefits of gratitude: The Power of Positivity: […]

25 Mar
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How to Care for Yourself During Social Distancing

This post on caring for yourself during social distancing is adopted and shared with permission from Mental Health First Aid USA. Social Distancing Isolation from friends and family, job loss and death are challenges we’re all facing during these days of COVID-19. You are not alone. COVID-19 is affecting families across the world. We encourage […]

22 Feb
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The Foundations of Good Mental Health

These are the basic foundation and building blocks of mental health: sleep, nutrition, and exercise.  They don’t fix everything but they can go a long way to improving your overall mental health. I had a young adult come to see me who was struggling with depression and ADHD symptoms. When I asked about these foundations […]

04 Feb
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Moving Forward: Learning about Child Sex Abuse

Moving Forward After Learning About Childhood Sexual Assault The #metoo movement has brought forward survivors’ stories and the media outlets are paying attention.  From Harry Weinstein to Jeffrey Epstein, we hear about stories of sexual assault frequently.  Our own community of Wilmington, NC has been dealing with two high profile and devastating cases highlighted in […]