Firefly Wellness Counseling
122 N Avondale Rd STE 200, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

Creating a Healthy Relationship with Your Phone and Social Media

One of the frequent requests I get from clients is for help reducing phone and social media usage for themselves or for their children. It's always a hard one because smartphones have changed our lives in a lot of great ways. But they also cause us all sorts of problems. Increased phone use might [...]

Creating a Healthy Relationship with Your Phone and Social Media2022-05-23T14:51:56-04:00

SZA and the Power of Vulnerability

Car rides with me and my husband always start off the same way, "What do you want to listen to?" This is never easy for us. We are both obsessed with music, just not the same music. He did not grow up with my alternative and indie rock or emo music. Death Cab for [...]

SZA and the Power of Vulnerability2018-02-23T20:29:05-05:00

Letting Go in the New Year

For months, I had been telling my husband we needed to get rid of our second car. We don't need two cars. He uses MARTA and I can walk to work if I need to. It was also getting to be too expensive to fix and had really been costing more than it was [...]

Letting Go in the New Year2017-12-29T09:44:33-05:00

Helping Your Teen Manage Anxiety

Having a teenager is hard. Having a teenager who is struggling with anxiety can feel impossible. Irritability, mood swings, and skipping school can all be normal teen behaviors. But they can also be signs that something more serious is going on. The New York Times Magazine recently published an article on the apparent increase in [...]

Helping Your Teen Manage Anxiety2022-05-25T13:15:26-04:00

When The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Doesn’t Feel So Wonderful

Today, I tried to buy a wreath with some fall leaves for my door but I was too late. All of the stores were already packed with Christmas and Hanukkah decorations; snowflakes and tinsel. I'm never quite ready for the post Halloween shift into the winter holidays and the 80 degree Atlanta weather made [...]

When The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Doesn’t Feel So Wonderful2018-02-01T12:37:46-05:00

When Life Gets Turbulent

One Spring, when I was still in college, I was flying back home into the Atlanta airport to visit with my family. I hate flying. I hate feeling out of control. I hate turbulence. I hate when I'm not next to the window because I can't see what's going on. It's miserable for me. [...]

When Life Gets Turbulent2022-05-25T13:15:40-04:00

What Physical Therapy Taught Me About Psychotherapy

Last winter I couldn't move my neck. My muscles just didn't want to work. It started out slowly where I would wake up with shoulder pain or my neck was a little stiff. I tried to do yoga and take hot showers to relax my muscles but nothing seemed to work. It got so [...]

What Physical Therapy Taught Me About Psychotherapy2018-02-01T12:44:04-05:00

Self-Care For Real Life

Practicing self-care sounds like it should be fun and easy, yet we consistently find ourselves overworked and feeling like we have no time. A young woman who died in 2013 from "overwork" has been in the news recently after one of Japan's broadcasting companies, NHK, reported it. This woman, Miwa Sado, reportedly worked 159 hours [...]

Self-Care For Real Life2017-12-05T19:06:14-05:00

Anticipatory Grief and Anxiety

As I'm writing this, my 18 year old blind, deaf, poodle that has been my best friend for the past 16 years is snoring loudly next to me. She and I have been through everything together: first boyfriends, first breakups, first apartments, new cities, and that one time we went rafting down the Chattahoochee [...]

Anticipatory Grief and Anxiety2022-05-25T13:15:55-04:00
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