By: Susana Marikle, PsyD July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and it was established to direct efforts towards ending stigma and providing mental health information to all members of our communities. Within our communities, there are groups of people less likely than others to seek help when facing difficult times. Sometimes seeking help
One of the conversations I have most often with people who are facing a life-changing diagnosis, those who are battling illness, and those who have overcome these illness is the “Who Am I Now?” conversation. As humans, we tend to be involved in a constant dialogue with ourselves, trying to figure out how we fit
Pamper Your Mind Owner Named President of 2016 Space Coast Mental Health Counselors Association Board Indian Harbor Beach, Fla. (June 6, 2016) – Kristin Woodling, LMHC, founder of Pamper Your Mind – a local private mental health counseling practice, was recently appointed president of the Space Coast Mental Health Counselors Association (SCMHCA) Board of Directors for
Every month, the Pamper Your Mind column in Florida Today answers commonly asked questions about mental health and the struggles that every day people encounter. Licensed Mental Health Counselor Kristin Woodling gives an expert point of view on these issues and provides advice on what steps are necessary for recovery. This month, Kristin talks about
By Emily Tonn, RMHCI National Autism Awareness Month is a great time to remind parents of children with special needs the importance of self-care. While every family is different and has it’s own unique challenges, there are some things that parents of children with special needs have in common. A few of these commonalities
New year, new mindset: Female support groups launched By Sara Paulson, FLORIDA TODAY 2:10 p.m. EST January 8, 2016 Beachside counselors offer opportunity to connect, share experience with like-minded women Click Here to View the Article in Newspaper Format (pdf) Kristin Woodling kept seeing the same issues seep into therapy sessions. All came from different individuals who
By: Kristin Woodling, LMHC Do you recall how good it feels when you vent to an attentive friend about something that is bothering you, and before they give advice or offer their opinion, they just say “I understand what you’re saying and that stinks!” When someone is able to simply validate what we feel, it
Coping with Holiday Stress and Grief Florida Today EDGE column By Kristin Woodling 7:39 a.m. EST November 16, 2015 Click Here to View the Article in Newspaper Format (pdf) The holiday season is among us and it is a magical time of year that brings joy, cheer, blessings, and family togetherness. Except for when it doesn’t.