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Donna M. White, LMHC, CACP

Articles by Donna M. White, LMHC, CACP:

  • Supporting Individuals with Depression: The Importance of Self-Care
    17 May 2016

    Depression is a disorder that affects millions of people. While we all experience ups and downs, depression is different. Often accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, it affects day-to-day […]

  • How to Get Going When the Going Gets Tough
    17 May 2016

    Today I woke up with a song in my head. As I went about my morning routine I found myself singing Billy Ocean’s “When the Going Gets Tough.” The funny […]

  • Shift Work and Relationships
    17 May 2016

    Research shows shift work has a negative effect on health, relationships, marriages and children, and increases rates of separation and divorce. When partners work different shifts there is often little […]

  • Tips for Getting to Sleep — and Staying Asleep
    17 May 2016

    Scenario 1: You’re nice and relaxed. You’ve gotten into your comfortable pajamas, and you’ve gotten in just the right spot. You’re warm, comfortable, and in no time you are fast […]

  • Understanding & Recognizing Stress
    17 May 2016

    Everyone has experienced stress. We all have demands and we all respond to those demands differently. How we respond to those demands determine our stress level. Life is full of […]

  • 6 Tips to Improve Your Time Management Skills
    17 May 2016

    When you learn and maintain good time management skills, you’ll find freedom from deadline pressure and from stress in general. You’ll be more productive, procrastinate less, and have more time […]

  • Finding Freedom in Forgiveness
    17 May 2016

    Forgiveness. It’s amazing how much power an 11-letter word holds. It has the power to release freedom and happiness. It has the power to allow us to move forward without […]

  • Improving Your Emotional Health Through Healthier Eating
    17 May 2016

    Many people do not realize it, but you actually are what you eat. Scientific research shows that eating healthy can drastically change your mood and improve your way of life. […]

  • Relaxation: Make Time and Take Time for Self-Care
    17 May 2016

    Relaxation is defined as the act of relaxing or the state of being relaxed. It is also defined as the refreshment of the body or mind/recreation. My favorite definition of […]

  • Symptoms of Teen Substance Abuse
    17 May 2016

    Addiction is defined as the continued use of a mood-altering substance or behavior despite adverse consequences, or a neurological impairment leading to such behaviors. Some people can use alcohol or […]

  • 5 Tips for Handling Workplace Drama
    17 May 2016

    Workplace drama makes for a very tense environment. From rumor mills to office cliques, many of us have experienced this often-uncomfortable situation. Here are a few ways to avoid being […]

  • Challenging Our Cognitive Distortions and Creating Positive Outlooks
    17 May 2016

    In this time of mounting economic issues, financial burdens, and the stress of everyday life many of us find ourselves in a state of constant worry. Worrying is not a […]

  • 4 Tips To Change the Way You Deal with Stress
    17 May 2016

    Dr. James C. Dobson once said “there are very few certainties that touch us all in this mortal experience, but one of the absolutes is that we will experience hardship […]

  • Accepting and Overcoming Anxiety
    17 May 2016

    So there you are in the middle of a business meeting, Wal-Mart, a shopping mall, your kids’ school play, and out of nowhere, it hits. It’s the feeling you hope […]

  • Natural Remedies for Dealing with Stress
    17 May 2016

    Many Americans today are under huge amounts of stress. With the decline of the economy, many find themselves dealing with financial stress. There are also those everyday stressors that come […]

  • Recognizing and Dealing with Stress
    17 May 2016

    Stress is often defined as a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset the balance of things in some way. The body has a way […]

  • Dealing with Difficult People
    17 May 2016

    In an article titled “Becoming Adept at Dealing with Difficult People and Avoiding Conflict,” Elizabeth Scott states people should “work to maintain a sense of humor.” She references shows such […]

  • 5 Relationship Myths
    17 May 2016

    Many of us have read the fairy tales and seen the movies. There’s the handsome prince who comes to save the day or the beautiful princess waiting to be rescued. […]

  • 7 Reasons to Seek Marriage Counseling
    17 May 2016

    Marriage rates supposedly are on the decline. While it’s an oft-repeated statistic that 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce, that number has remained unchanged for the past 30 […]

  • Where Does Self-Esteem Come From?
    17 May 2016

    When assessing clients I often ask, “on a scale of 1 -10, where would you rate your self-esteem?” During a recent discussion with some friends this became a topic. Surprisingly, […]