Therapy Blog

How do I know if I need therapy?

By Aaron Kelsay | May 10, 2023

There is no single answer to this question as everyone’s needs and experiences are unique. However, if you are experiencing emotional distress, challenges in relationships or primary life roles, or if you feel like you are struggling to cope with … Read more

Giving emotions attention

By Aaron Kelsay | May 8, 2023

Giving a particular emotion (or experience of it, the story behind it, the feelings about the feeling) is incredibly hard for people who have been socialized like me — the left-brain types, analytical, logical, cognitively focused and attuned usually have … Read more

5 items to keep out of the bedroom

By Aaron Kelsay | May 4, 2023

Couples counseling sometimes overlaps with seemingly unimportant decisions about where to store the cutlery, which drawer to use, whether to keep the toaster in the cupboard when it’s not in use, and so on. Intimate relationships experience significant ruptures over … Read more

Emotions, constructed

By Aaron Kelsay | May 1, 2023

I read a lot, both for my own enjoyment and also to continue my training and development as a therapist. There are a few books that I recommend to fellow clinicians, and once in a while there’s a book that … Read more

Daily breathing practices to support your mental health

By Aaron Kelsay | April 24, 2023

1) Breathing Exercise 4-7-8 The 4-7-8 breathing technique can be used to relax when you’re feeling stressed or anxious. The exercise helps regulate the hormone cortisol, which controls your fight or flight response. This is important because too much cortisol … Read more

How do I choose a therapist?

By Aaron Kelsay | April 24, 2023

Choosing the right therapist can be a crucial step in your mental health journey. Here are some steps to get started, some supporting thoughts for determining what “fit” means for you,” and some ideas for next steps: Remember that finding … Read more

What is EMDR?

By Aaron Kelsay | April 23, 2023

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of therapy that has been shown to be effective in treating PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). EMDR aims to help individuals process and overcome traumatic experiences by addressing the way that the … Read more

A meditation for today

By Aaron Kelsay | April 19, 2023

Some of our clinicians use some form of this template to help our clients practice meditation. You are welcome to use this, modify it, and integrate it into your own mindfulness / meditation practice. Enjoy!


By Sharad Yadav | April 17, 2023

If you’re considering seeking help in any area of your life, it probably has something to do with your emotions. Some clients have trouble understanding them, others have trouble expressing them; some are overwhelmed with them while others are burdened … Read more

Boundaries with family

By Aaron Kelsay | April 14, 2023

Maintaining healthy boundaries with family members is crucial for one’s mental and emotional well-being. As much as we love our families, it is important to recognize that we are all individuals with our own lives, goals, and dreams. Setting boundaries … Read more


By Aaron Kelsay | April 11, 2023

Procrastination is a habit that affects everyone at some point in their lives. It is the act of delaying or postponing tasks that need to be completed. While it may seem like a harmless habit, it can have significant consequences, … Read more

EMDR’s effectiveness

By Aaron Kelsay | April 9, 2023

Progress Counseling is proud to offer evidence based, effective therapy for clients recovering from trauma, mental health symptom, relationship ruptures. Several of our clinicians are trained and experienced in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a form of … Read more

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