Mental and Behavioral Health Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling, Life Coaching, Family/Relationship Support, ADHD Support.
We provide services across the lifespan - individual, group, therapeutic retreats, professional, and contract services.
We wanted to share with you all some of the amazing sober events happening over the next few months in North Carolina. Many thanks to the Hickory Recovery community for sharing these dates and places with us.
August 18, 2018 Recovery Swim/Potluck/ Movie Night @ Metaleen’s
September 6-9, 2018 Fireside Circle Campout in Cherokee, NC
September 14-16, 2018 ACA Annual Beach Retreat at Fort Caswell, NC
We lost another one today. A long time member of the sober community went back out (started drinking again) and today lost her battle with the deadly disease of alcoholism. She became one of the ugly statistics we don’t boast about. Nearly two thirds of those who attempt to maintain any kind of long term sobriety don’t make it. Yet, the majority of those who do make it will go on to live happy productive lives. This particular individual had put together eight years of sobriety, gone back to graduate school, obtained her degree, and was on the road to becoming a counselor. For some reason, she decided she could drink again, thereby triggering the allergic reaction and phenomenon of craving that represent the core of the disease...
Grounded and Holistic - the Dialectics of Psychotherapy
I recently had a conversation with an attorney to discuss some business changes we are considering for Sagestone. At one point in the conversation, he warned us to be "wary of others' perceptions" and we "would need to earn our place in the community of professionals and consumers" in the area, because some might confuse what we do- Counseling and Coaching with a Grounded, Holistic Approach- with "hocus-pocus."
Fast forward to this week. I had two sessions that directly engaged patterns of human perception, how we can improve our thought processes to create spaces for connection. Our approach to this is what is called dialectic- looking not only at...
How often, when something unexpected happens, have you said to yourself, "If I had known this was going to happen, I would have...?"
We prepare for storms by stocking up on essentials, like milk, bread, or water- just in case. When we pack for a trip, we take several changes of clothes- just in case. We check to make sure we lock our doors and turn off the lights before we leave the house- just in case. We wear helmets and protective gear when using power tools, playing sports, and engaging in various recreational activities- just in case. The potential for things going in a not so ideal way is commonplace when we talk about weather, traveling, and even playing games. But how often do we prepare for, or even think about the possi...
As we work to decrease the stigma surrounding mental health issues and substance use/abuse, we are confronted by the impact this stigma has those who suffer.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States- that's over 44,000 people a year, or 121 people a day. Here in North Carolina, the numbers are equally staggering, and in Carteret County, they are even higher.
One of the ways we can help #StopTheStigma, is learning how to become advocates for those who feel alone and isolated in their suffering. On September 10, at 6PM, Life Point Church is offering a workshop to increase awareness of the signs and what to do when loved ones, friends, colleagues, students, or other members of our community may b...
"Vulnerability is about showing up and being seen. It's tough to do that when we're terrified about what people might see or think." (Brene Brown, The Power of Vulnerability)
The students of Glencoe High School have done something very powerful: they owned the words we are afraid to say, and they spoke them- clearly, proudly, and with love and humor.
We use words to define who we are, what we do, how we feel. Everyday, we make "I am" statements, statements that create boundaries between you and me, us and them. Strong walls that can include as easily as they exclude. They can create intimacy, friendship and cooperation; they can isolate, confound, and confuse.
These words linger in our minds. They change how we see ourselves a...