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What to Expect When You’re in Counseling

As the office manager at HTG, a privilege I have is making that first point of contact with new clients.  Often a prospective client unfamiliar with what the therapeutic process entails will call me with several questions about what counseling looks like.  This may include how the therapeutic alliance is established and what they can…

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Photo by Leon Biss on Unsplash Negative Thoughts I wish I knew who said this as just these five words contain so much wisdom!  We cannot control everything that comes in and our of our minds, as much as we may attempt to.  Negative thoughts can be normal!  What we can do, though, is strive…

When Anxiety Attempts to Hide Behind Planning, Physical Ailments or an Evening to Yourself

Hidden Anxiety

Photo by Gary Bendig on Unsplash Do you ever feel the need to take a significant amount of control in your life?  Or maybe even control the life of others?  You know that feeling when you’re about to give a presentation and you kind of feel like you may be sick to your stomach?  How…


The Power of Love in Relationships

As I reflect on Valentine’s Day this year, I am reminded of our unrealistic cultural expectations of love and relationships.  It is my hope to open the door to continued conversation on what the power of love really is. What exactly is love? My first thought is that love is a choice, not an emotion. …

What Do You Notice

EMDR in the treatment of trauma and poor body image.

EMDR in the treatment of trauma and poor body image A client and I had a good laugh several weeks ago.  As we scheduled the next session, she said “yes, let’s meet again next week so you can do your ABCXYZ therapy on me.”  She was referring to EMDR treatment.  Let me tell you a…

I Love Therapy

Hi, my name is Harmony and I love group therapy!

Maybe this is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think group therapy, and that’s okay!  For some clients, individual therapy is the best route.  Other clients thrive in group therapy!  For example, they find it is an atmosphere of warmth, humor, validation and camaraderie that allows them to make the most…

Mint is the New Black

Mint is the New Black – Rebranding

Rebranding Cook Counseling Services It has been quite the journey this year with the rebranding of our first therapy practice Cook Counseling Services to our new therapy practice Harmony Therapy Group. I have known for quite some time that I would eventually change the name of the practice, but getting married in 2016 and now…