Craving Surfing

You can’t always rely on willpower alone when it comes to dealing with cravings. Instead, try this technique the next time you feel that pull to eat outside of your scheduled meal plan. When that thought comes into your head to grab something to eat, simply ask yourself, “Is this a craving, or am I actually hungry?” Consider, cravings often come on like a wave, building as it gets closer to us. We can choose to either give into it or let it wash over us. Set a clock, give yourself 10-15 minutes and during that time, find something non-food related to keep you occupied. At the end of the time, evaluate if you are hungry or not and decide what would would be best for you in the moment.

-Matt Lawson, MA, LPC

Become engaged in your life again

Nearly everyone experiences periods of depression, anxiety, frustration, or feeling stuck, and deciding to seek help is the first, most audacious step in a person’s mental health journey. Licensed in Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, and Florida, I specialize in the mental health and well-being of individuals and their families in the reproductive years. We will collaborate to discuss ways to increase insight and awareness for you to become more engaged in your own life in a safe, non-judgmental, solution-focused environment with a sense of humor.

Something unique about my practice is my use of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, which allows us to focus on your changes to help you make progress toward your goals from day one. Together, we will explore how you are coping with the changes in your life and find tools you can use to better manage life transitions.

Additionally, we will work to build communication with your school/work, friends, and loved ones to create the structure and build the coping skills you need to thrive. I specialize in working with people who are experiencing intense reactions to changes, life transitions, feeling overwhelmed, and the disruption all around us.

-Meg Duke, LCSW Supervisor, LSCSW Supervisor, LCDC

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