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Emotional Support Animals

Everyone knows about service animals for folks with physical challenges, but did you know that there are support animals for those who suffer from depression and anxiety? It’s true! They’re called Emotional Support Animals or ESAs. ESAs can be helpful … Continue reading

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Holiday Anxiety

It’s that time of year where we string up the lights, cozy up next to the fire, and maybe sing a carol or two. It’s also the time of year that may provide us with some extra stress and anxiety. … Continue reading

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Guided Imagery

Last week, we talked about stress and what we can do to try to take some of the burden off ourselves by discussing some ways to relax. This week we are going to spotlight one way that’s easy to do … Continue reading

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Relax!

It is a common idea that some stress can be a good thing. In fact, that little bit of stress can provide the adrenaline rush we need to get through the day. However there’s no denying how great it feels … Continue reading

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Seasonal Change Depression

With the days getting shorter and the weather getting colder, it may seem we “get the blues” much easier than in the warmer months. The reasons may vary from person to person, but there are commonalities that tie us together. … Continue reading

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Anxiety… Good or Bad?

People ask me all the time:  “What is the most common problem that I see on a day-to-day basis?” Hands down, the answer is anxiety…all kinds of anxiety: situational anxiety, general anxiety, performance anxiety, and social anxiety. No matter what … Continue reading

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Welcome to Stafford Community Counseling!

Hello, everyone! My name is Laurie Barton and I have started this blog as another way to share information about my practice and what I do. It will be a useful resource for prospective clients, current clients, and anyone interested … Continue reading

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