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

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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

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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

Depression and Anxiety Treatment Manhattan Kansas Andrews & Associates Counseling

Depression and anxiety are sisters. They like to hang out together much of the time. Sometimes they even look alike. Depression brings with her hopelessness, sadness and a loss of interest and motivation. Anxiety brings with her irrational fear and dread, excessive worry and nervousness. Both are isolating and dark. They both contribute to irritability. […]

Depression and Anxiety: A Modern-Day Epidemic?

February 16, 2020

It’s 2019, and the stigma around mental health continues. The words alone are cringeworthy: ”mental health.” Or worse: “mental illness.”  You might as well be saying “crazy” or “psychotic.” The one who suffers must surely look the part. Disheveled. Detached from reality. Mumbling nonsensicalities and gibberish. Why do these misconceptions about mental health persist? The […]

Mental Health Stigma: Matters of the Mind

October 27, 2019