Exciting changes are happening at Andrews & Associates Counseling! Our Manhattan “West” headquarters office will be relocating from the Westport Commons development to a new office space at 4201 Anderson Ave., Suite D in spring 2022. The relocation will also include our Manhattan “East” and “Vanesta” satellite offices. The benefits The new combined Manhattan therapy […]

Exciting Changes! New Manhattan Kansas Therapy Office Address Unveiled

November 4, 2021

Autumn Self Care Activity: Take a walk in nature - Andrews and Associates Counseling | Therapy in Manhattan, Kansas

As autumn advances, temperatures drop and the days become shorter. This shift can cause some people to feel down. But incorporating autumn self care activities can help lift our spirits! Why is self care so important? Because wellbeing starts within! Taking time out of the day for yourself is a small act of self-compassion that […]

7 autumn self care activities to feel cozy and content

October 7, 2021

How to tell if therapy is working - Andrews & Associates Counseling

Whether you are new to therapy or have been attending for a while, you may be wondering how to tell if therapy is working. Questioning the efficacy of therapy is common. In fact, you are encouraged to do so! Therapy is an important investment and a meaningful undertaking. It is wise to consider ways you […]

5 Important Signs That Therapy Is Working

September 2, 2021

A familiar sensation has been lingering in the air. Can you feel it? It’s perceptible throughout the community. Children are clinging to the final weeks of summer vacation while mourning the impending loss of wild abandon. Back-to-school preparations are taking center stage as overwhelmed teachers and parents coordinate their hectic schedules. University students are left […]

Community Support Makes Us Resilient

August 4, 2021

Woman hiding face behind a branch

She’s elusive. Barely noticeable at times. She slips in and out of a room, grocery store, or meeting without being noticed. Her words are few, but powerful. Her thoughts are complete and robust. Little slips past her without notice. Relationships are deep and meaningful, but few. You’d be lucky to be included among them. There […]

The Introvert

June 3, 2021

Therapy for eating disorders and body image issues andrews & associates counseling manhattan kansas

The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in eating disorders and body image issues for many people, according to a study published in JMIR Mental Health. As a mental health therapist, I have seen a large increase in clients presenting with these issues during the pandemic. In therapy, we can help […]

Pandemic Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues

April 9, 2021

Pensive woman wearing a mask covid-19 pandemic trauma mental health andrews & associates counseling manhattan kansas

I haven’t been sleeping well. It happens occasionally, often what I refer to as an “Early Warning Sign” of something I need to address in my life. Stress, slipping into poor habits, not taking good care of myself. But this has felt different. This isn’t just a night or two; it’s bigger. There’s something about […]

It’s Been a Year

March 19, 2021

It saddens me to be writing this. If I weren’t so tired, my soul might actually be weeping tears of profound sadness. Instead, I have settled for weary resignation of the way things are and a diluted sense of grief for how they used to be. Most days, I don’t know if I’m bored, overworked, […]

In the Words of Viktor Frankl

October 11, 2020

Sakura Every spring, the Japanese cherry trees bloom. It’s a ravishing sight really. People travel from across the world to witness this brief spectacle. The trees are heavy and dripping with luscious, pale pink blossoms, the accumulation of which paints like an explosion of down feathers. Cast against the blue sky and lush green grass, […]

And the Sakura Sings

August 21, 2020

Most people have no idea what to expect when they walk in to see a therapist for the first time. Anxiety often builds up in anticipation of the therapy experience – at least initially. The American Psychological Association has found that media portrayals can influence how people perceive therapists and the therapy experience as a […]

Hello, Pain. Meet Your Therapist.

July 18, 2020