Dose of Wellness

September Self-Care

September Self-Care

By Mackenzie Mannion We’re all aware of one of the newest buzzwords to flood our social media; self-care. Oxford Languages defines self-care as “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.” Self-care acts can, should, and will mean something...

The Counseling Professor: Neuroception & Trauma

The Counseling Professor: Neuroception & Trauma

The topic of trauma has been popular across social media platforms.  Some of the information is accurate and helpful. At the same time, other information has not been accurate. Today, I want to talk about "neuroception."  Is this a term that is familiar to you?  It’s...

Men’s & Boy’s Mental Health

Men’s & Boy’s Mental Health

You may have heard in recent news articles about the crisis of boys and men. There are data from various fields that boys and men are facing a mental health crisis that has gone unaddressed for decades¹. This shows up in increased suicide rates for men, violence...

What is Integrative Mental Health Counseling?

What is Integrative Mental Health Counseling?

One of Dr. Spiegelhoff & Associates specialties is integrative mental health counseling. While some people may be familiar with this approach to counseling, others may have heard references made towards integrative care within health care but not understand how it...

Part 3: Finding A Psychotherapist

Part 3: Finding A Psychotherapist

Specialties As Counseling Awareness Month comes to an end, I want to wrap up the series, Finding a Psychotherapist, with a discussion about specialties.  Clients do not always need to work with psychotherapists of a particular specialty.  To be completely...

Part 2: Finding A Psychotherapist

Part 2: Finding A Psychotherapist

Credentials at the Master’s Level This week we will continue the discussion about finding a psychotherapist and review master’s level therapists.  In mental health, you will find two levels of providers - doctoral and master’s level.  This is much like...

Part 1: Finding A Psychotherapist

Part 1: Finding A Psychotherapist

Credentials at the Doctoral Level It might be easy to Google a psychotherapist in your local area, but how do you know which psychotherapist is the right fit?  Over the next few weeks, I will decode the process.  We will begin with credentials at the...

April is Counseling Awareness Month

April is Counseling Awareness Month

Over this month. I want to provide you with information on counseling, different types of psychotherapists you might come across, integrative mental health, and more. Today, let’s start at the beginning.  What is counseling?  Many of my followers may know...

Why Are Endorphins Essential for Mental Health?

Why Are Endorphins Essential for Mental Health?

Endorphins are probably the best-known neuropeptide - chemicals that affect emotional states.  Endorphins promote a sense of calm and reduce pain, which is why they are referred to as endogenous opioids.  While endorphins do not actually cross the blood-brain barrier,...