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Katie’s Story

https://youtu.be/m8D3wvuDhlY As a self-employed artist and single mom, Katie assumed counseling was a luxury she couldn't afford. When she found out about Insight Counseling Centers' income-based fee scale, she discovered that not only was counseling affordable, but her mental and emotional health was completely worth the investment.

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Insight Hosts ACPE Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy Training Program

Insight Counseling Centers is proud to host a 30-hour training program for mental health professionals and graduate students on working with clients' spirituality in session. The Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP) Training Program was developed by ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education and consists of ten 3-hour courses. Participants who complete the 30-hour curriculum are eligible to pursue certification in Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy by completing 20 hours of consultation with an ACPE SIP Trainer. The pilot training program at…

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Save the Date: Journey to Wholeness on Oct. 8

We’re livestreaming on October 8! Throughout this difficult year, Insight therapists have supported their clients through each unique challenge. Join us for Journey to Wholeness – a free 30-minute online event to celebrate and support the clients and therapists of Insight Counseling Centers. Hear the impact Insight Counseling is making in the lives of individuals, families, and couples in Middle Tennessee, and learn how you can become involved! There is no cost to attend. There will be an opportunity to…

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The Importance of Practicing Self-Care & Gratitude – Webinar Recording

Watch the webinar recording and learn how to maintain and improve your mental health using self-care and gratitude https://youtu.be/JiO2gnwVfjE With 18% of Americans facing an anxiety disorder, and around 40% of Americans expressing anxiety about contracting the new coronavirus, now more than ever it is important to talk about ways to tend to our mental health. Sharing current research, practical tools, and personal anecdotes, Insight counselors Hannah Feliciano, MMFC/T, and Amanda Gibson, MA, illuminate how practicing self-care and gratitude maintains…

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How Gratitude Improves Mental Health

Gratitude is all about the expression of appreciation. We appreciate people, things, and experiences that we come across in our lives; and, as it turns out, this expression of gratitude can benefit us mentally, physically, and emotionally. Several studies over time have shown the benefits that come along with openly practicing gratitude. People who are grateful are happier, sleep better, and even live longer. We don’t practice gratitude because we live happy lives; we live happy lives because we practice…

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Finding Gratitude, Even in Grief?

Written by Jared Porter Several years ago, on a Saturday, I went for a walk at Nashville’s scenic Percy Warner Park. There’s just something rejuvenating about trees, birds, squirrels, and trickling water. I don’t do it often enough, but that day, I made time for it. Up the long, winding path I went, around a bend, trees overhead, nature all around me. Every step was taking me closer to Something. I didn’t know what, but for me, that’s part of…

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Good Friendships Improve Your Mental Health

Written by Bailey Huckaby I will never forget the moment my best friend Cassie looked at me and said, “You are depressed, and I’m tired of us not talking about it.” I was shocked. I had spent the last several months trying to portray the positive, upbeat person that most of my friends knew me to be. I was determined to keep up the façade that everything was great, I was happy, I was okay. For the most part, it…

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Recovering from Trauma

It's likely that trauma has touched all of our lives, whether through our own experiences or the experiences of people we know. Over 70% of adults in the United States have experienced trauma at some point in their lives. Trauma can be caused by a range of experiences, whether they are single incidents or experiences that happen over a period of time. Some examples of situations that can cause trauma are natural disasters, losing one’s job, experiencing infidelity in a…

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Owning Your Feelings

Start by identifying your feelings. It can be easy to get caught up in your emotions as you’re feeling them. Most people don’t think about what emotions they are dealing with, but taking the time to really identify what you’re feeling can help you to better cope with challenging situations. Fast Facts The English language has over 3,000 words for emotions.People who are good at being specific about identifying and labeling their emotions are less likely to binge drink, be…

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Leaning into Your Strengths & Resources

When life gets difficult, where do you find peace and hope? What sustains you? Is there anybody who truly understands your situation? All of us have strengths and resources we use to get through hard times, to feel good, and to flourish. Taking time to identify and remember these resources will benefit your mental health! Leaning into your strengths Your strengths are your internal resources, and they are always with you. Leaning into your strengths is just a matter of…

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