Depression

Managing Emotions in the Heat of the Moment

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / November 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

The holidays give us plenty of chances to work with difficult emotions.  In the heat of the moment, we may believe we have few options of what to do.  If we can catch ourselves, we might realize we are stuck because we are trying to answer the wrong questions. Someone said something to me a while…

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Can you be your own best friend?

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / November 23, 2013 / 1 Comment

While driving the other day, I saw a sign that read, “Friends have a finger on your faults, they just don’t rub it in.”  This got me thinking about the epidemic of self-criticism that I see in my students, the people I see in my clinical mental health practice and, yes, myself. Often, our automatic response to…

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Why I don't take insurance for the mental health services I provide

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / April 1, 2013 / 2 Comments

People sometimes ask me why I don’t take insurance as payment for the mental health services I provide.  I thought I might explain the reasons having to do with you, the client,  here in my blog as well as on my website.  (I’ll take up the ethical issues for counselors in a future post.) It…

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Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Pain Counseling in Rochester Hills, MI

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / February 12, 2013 / 0 Comments

If you are suffering with anxiety, depression or chronic pain, and want effective, lasting relief, please call Linda Oxford at Awakening Health Counseling  at 248-930-0004.  With locations in Rochester Hills and the Torch Lake, MI area, you can find peace of mind and greater wellbeing, ensuring a more satisfying and meaningful life. Check out my…

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Mental Health Counselor Rochester Hills

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / February 4, 2013 / 0 Comments

Awakening Health Counseling, located in Rochester Hills, MI and the Torch Lake area, specializes in mental health counseling services. Whether you are experiencing life transitions, aging issues, mood and anxiety concerns, relationship problems, chronic illness and pain, addictions, grief or loss, or want to further your professional development, we can work together so you can…

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Counseling – Another Beginning

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / November 30, 2012 / 0 Comments

If you think about it, life is a series of new beginnings.  Each day, each moment, brings an opportunity to begin again. Something is always ending, making way for something new.  We can make the same choices or try something different.  We can look at a situation the way we always have, or we can…

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Thank you for the aches and pains…

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / March 19, 2012 / 1 Comment

I have been feeling very tired and depleted lately.  My back has been crabby and my right foot hurts.  I was noticing all this the other day, and feeling very angry at my body.  Then a thought appeared in my mind…what if my body was doing exactly what it was supposed to be doing to…

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The sky is falling! (or is it?)

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / April 6, 2011 / 0 Comments

It has been quite a winter here.  We had “Snow-mageddon,” “Snow-mageddon II” and a huge ice storm.  Our days were filled with dire weather alerts, scary traffic updates, school closings and eye-witness reports.  Piled on top of the terrible economic conditions, horrific stories of wars and natural disasters, is it any wonder that many of…

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Don't just do something, sit there!

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / January 9, 2011 / 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about attachment.  I get so used to how things are that I find myself fighting change, even though I know everything is temporary. Last year, I was doing work that I was good at and paid well.  It wasn’t anything I wanted to do permanently, but it was helping to…

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Want to feel good? Practice Yoga!

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / August 23, 2010 / 1 Comment

I remember when I first started to do yoga – I didn’t really know what I was doing and I felt clumsy doing it.  I was in a period of my life where I was desperately unhappy and I didn’t know why. Yet when I was done with the yoga class, I felt really good. …

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