My clients enjoy my luxurious, discreet counseling atmosphere in a beautiful cottage surrounded by trees and birds. Unlike the average therapist who answers to insurance companies regarding your care, I have a specialized, fee-only practice for the discriminating adult who is looking for the highest standards in confidentiality (no insurance accepted) and expertise. I am an experienced, senior level therapist who offers a unique therapy experience, including articles, email support, and direct, practical suggestions.
I am very experienced in the divorce process, having taught classes for District Judges in counties all over Texas on this subject. If you are looking for divorce help, divorce counseling, and divorce support, my services are available with one phone call to 214-410-0435 or email to ddevine@DevineRelaxation.com .
If you need compassionate guidance to deal with your relationships with a mate, parents, or others–perhaps you are working on your marriage alone because your mate won’t come to counseling– or if you are struggling with anxiety, pain, sleep issues, or depression, please don’t wait. Call me today at 214-410-0435 or email me with your questions at ddevine@DevineRelaxation.com . Remember: your world changes when YOU change.
Could You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?
1) Increased desire to sleep
2) Craving high-carbohydrate foods
4) Decreased energy levels during short winter days
5) Winter weight gain
Remedies include: exercise, increasing your exposure to outdoor light (even on cloudy days), using bright lights inside, light therapy boxes, postponing ambitious resolutions until spring, and other skills I can give you for coping.
The use of antidepressants among Americans has increased 400 percent since the late 1980s, yet less than a third of those taking a drug have seen a mental health professional in the last year.
Taking medication for anxiety or depression without concurrent” talk” therapy is merely masking the problem without a long term solution.
New Year’s Resolutions?
Winter’s short days and cold weather, coupled with post-holiday exhaustion, may mean this is not your best time to begin ambitious changes. Set very small goals in the beginning, and applaud your success as you go.
Eight Ways to De-Stress the Holidays
1. Turn off the news. Light candles and play music.
2. Keep a “success list” every day. Notice what gets done, not what doesn’t.
3. Focus on the things you like in your life. You’ll get more of them.
4. Take a 20 minute walk. Natural light and exercise can improve mood.
5. Take a short nap.
6. Breathe in to a count of 4. Hold 4, then release, breathing out to a count of 4. Repeat often. This will help relieve anxiety and control panic attacks.
7. Stay aware of the meaning the holidays have for you.
8. Never miss a counseling appointment.