My philosophy as a teacher is that students need to learn and apply socialsocioemotional skills before they can focus on academics.
The basic socialemotional skills are self awareness, self management, social awareness, and the ability to communicate and express yourself while also learning to listen and problem solve.
This can be summed up as the “tools for life” and these skills help individuals do better in school work, and in personal relationships.
I am a believer in the “Eight Dimensions of Wellness’ and feel that if any of those dimensions are unbalanced, you will begin to feel so in the forms of anxiety, depression and other emotional struggles.
As a person we can be struggling with any of these life domains for a variety of reasons; situational, cognitive ability, mental health diagnosis, or any other circumstances.
In therapy we can learn a variety of tools to help us balance our lives.
To help people better recognize and achieve wellness – including in the workplace – the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created the Eight Dimensions of Wellness:
Nope. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I am unable to prescribe medication. However, if you feel that medication may be beneficial to you, we can discuss referrals to your physician or a psychiatrist.