Gracie’s Post – How to find a Therapist

Beginning therapy can be intimidating for some. For a long time I was apprehensive about going— the idea of opening up to some one was terrifying. It took a while, but eventually I found someone that I felt completely comfortable with. This was important because since counseling is so intimate and personal, I needed to meet with someone that I...[ read more ]

Gracie’s Bio

I am a English Writing major at Montana State University. Being born in Bozeman, Montana, I was able to spend a lot of time outside growing up. The mountains became my home and it was hard for me to leave. One consequence of this, it was hard to escape any trauma or triggering memories. I have dealt with clinical depression...[ read more ]

Gracie’s Post – Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder is one of the most common anxiety disorders. This can also be known as “social phobia,” a strong fear of being in social situations. Social anxiety can involve speaking to strangers, using public restrooms or even making eye contact with another person. When experiencing social anxiety at a young age, it can be commonly disregarded as shyness....[ read more ]

Gracie’s Post – Perfectionism

One of the most common sub-categories of Generalized Anxiety Disorder is perfectionism. While some might think, “there is no way perfectionism could be a mental illness,” it is actually very debilitating and can interfere with daily tasks. Perfectionism is often paired with eating disorders, difficulty starting things, lack of motivation etc. It has also been known to cause feelings of...[ read more ]

Gracie’s Post – Anxiety

Anxiety is officially defined as a mental disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities. Unfortunately, this definition excludes a lot of other real emotions that those with clinical anxiety experience every day. Our goal with this website is to shine light on a lot of those other feelings...[ read more ]

Gracie’s Posts

Please welcome Gracie's work for this semester - fall of 2019. Gracie is a student at Montana State University who is interested in mental health. She is going to be taking topics around mental health that college students are experiencing. I am excited to read her words of wisdom as well as her ability to reach out to college students...[ read more ]

Emotional Wisdom

Most days I walk away from the office feeling humbled. I am honored to be a witness to the courageous journey of self-awareness that my clients are willing to embark upon. To be present to someone’s growth and healing is a joy that I never expected to find in a career. I have noticed my own growth as my clients...[ read more ]

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