How to Choose the Best Therapist or Counselor for You

woman in therapy session

You’ve taken the first step and decided to start counseling sessions. Now what? Choosing the right therapist or counselor may seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Your mental health is important. Finding the person that is a good fit for your needs is also important. To help get you started, we’ve put together a…

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Four Benefits of Couples Counseling

Man and woman holding hands in therapist office

The decision to start couples counseling isn’t always an easy one. However, many couples that choose to participate in marriage or couples counseling have proven to have long-term success. Couples counseling can improve your communication, strengthen your relationships, and create better interactions between you and your significant other. According to the American Psychological Association, couples…

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How to Manage Stress

Stressed woman holding head in hands

As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to an end, we’d like to remind you to make your mental health a priority all year long. One of the ways to help avoid creating new mental health problems or worsening existing ones is to manage your stress levels. Although not commonly considered a mental health condition itself,…

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Understanding Child Therapy

Woman talking with young girl in therapy session

Much like adults, children sometimes have problems they can’t handle or cope with alone. These problems can then, in turn, affect how the child feels, acts, thinks, and learns. When a problem becomes too much for the child, and even parents, to manage, seeking a child therapist can greatly increase the chances of improvement and…

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Six Communication Tips for Couples

Communication tips for couples

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again, in all aspects of life, communication is key! Especially in romantic partnerships, so many emotions are tangled up in your communication – it’s so important to understand each other clearly and honestly so that feelings don’t get hurt that can have long-term effects on your most…

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Blame the Cave People

Counseling from Cornerstone

Why are mental health issues so common today? Well, it is possible that today we are better at identifying mental health illnesses, but it could also be true that what we consider mental illness today might not have been so in previous centuries. Let’s talk about some of today’s commonly diagnosed mental health issues and…

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Mental Health Resolutions

Mental health resolutions

Well, here it comes, another New Year. Three cheers for auld lang syne, time for the resolutions! The message today is about making realistic resolutions that improve your mental health. The worst thing you can do is make unachievable goals that only make your mental health worse when you inevitably fail. Make small goals that…

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The Holidays and Mental Health

Holidays and mental health

For most people, the Holiday season is a time for celebration. Spending time with family, twinkling lights, wonderful meals. They look forward to the Season all year and take joy from every party, gift exchange, and holiday song. For others, the Holiday season is not so joyful. It can be for a variety of reasons,…

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Yarn Work for Mental Health

YArn Work for mental health

Cozy season is upon us, and my cozy hobby is crocheting. You may wonder how this relates to a blog on Cornerstone? Turns out, knitting and crochet are clinically proven to help relieve anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and to help with eating disorders. Yarn work affects us deeply, maybe tapping into the primal needs of…

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Don’t Give Up On You

Hope for preventing suicide

I read a post on Reddit last night about a person who had the day of their suicide planned. The day arrived, they attended their college classes, completed a few other tasks, and went to a restaurant for a bowl of ramen – their last meal.    When presented with the bowl of ramen, they…

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