Eating Disorder Prevention: How to Save a Life

What’s the Problem? With rising rates of eating disorders, it is impossible to have enough treatment providers for all of those who suffer. And unfortunately, many suffer with little to no resources. Eating Disorder Prevention has either never been prevalent, or seems to have taken a seat on the back burner. I became intimately aware […]

Spanish-speaking Mental Health Resources in Wichita, KS

Spanish-speaking therapists: Ignacio Ayala (Licensed Masters Social Worker) at Soma Therapy, 316-201-6047, Delia Lujano at Real Life Counseling, 316-425-7774, Pam Tinnico at Comcare Children’s Chris Santoya at Seasons Family Counseling Adelita Aldava at Aldava Counseling Carmen Aguilar-Ojeda Whitney Mosier at Real Life Counseling (Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist), 316-425-7774, Wrap-around Services […]

Welcome our New Bi-lingual Therapist: Ignacio Ayala – Licensed Social Worker, Veteran and Firefighter/EMT

Ignacio Ayala, LMSW is a bilingual therapist and licensed social worker with over 8 years of experience helping individuals and families with behavioral health issues. As a result, Ignacio is able to connect with a wide range of people. In addition, he is a veteran and a Firefighter/EMT with over 27 years of experience responding […]

How to Survive Thanksgiving with Your Mental Health Intact (Part 2 – 2019)

Tip #2: Set boundaries. (Tip #1 is in the previous blog post) Set self boundaries on what you’ll talk about, think about, and how you’ll react around difficult family members. As much as we’d like to, we CANNOT change how other people treat us, what they comment on, and the questions they ask/don’t ask. We CAN […]

How To Have A (Mentally) Healthy Thanksgiving, Part 1

Eyes on your own plate. Our relationship with food is personal and people do various things for various reasons. Especially if you’ve made dietary changes for gut health or are trying to not feel shame from “dieting” relatives because you love Grandma’s pumpkin pie (who doesn’t?), this key phrase will be helpful. Don’t judge others, and […]

Top 3 Skills To Make Your Relationships Successful

It’s likely obvious that successful relationships require more than 3 skills, however, if we are going to pick the skills (or tools in the tool belt) that would likely provide the best bang for your emotional energy, here are the top 3 that I would recommend. As a therapist that is trained systemically, and helped […]