Addressing Unique Mental and Behavioral Health Concerns

Diagnoses are clusters of symptoms that serve as jumping-off points to inform us where to place our attention—but they are not the end-all, be-all. Mind Body Connections counselors look to symptoms as guideposts that direct us to discover the underlying root cause/s of the symptoms.

At Mind Body Connections, we view the mind and body as being connected and in constant dialog. When that circuit gets disrupted, or the body is communicating a problem, we serve as interpreters and advise you on how to proceed.

Below are some examples of challenges you might be facing. Whatever your symptoms or issues, we are confident of our ability to join you as co-collaborators in your recovery process.

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Mood Disorders

  • Depression
  • Anxiety/panic attacks
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar disorder


  • Traumatic life events
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional/verbal abuse
  • PTSD

Disordered Eating/Eating Disorders

  • Creating a healthy relationship with your body and food
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Obesity
  • Body image

Phase of Life Issues

Parenting Responsibilities:

  • Birth
  • Toddlerhood
  • Early school years
  • Adolescence
  • Stepparenting

Childhood Through Young Adult Issues:

  • From early elementary to high school to college and beyond
  • Growing pains
  • School anxiety
  • Bullying issues
  • Identity crises

Relationship Management:

  • Sustaining healthy relationships
  • Transforming difficult relationships
  • Sexuality issues and sexual orientation
  • Marital and premarital issues
  • Family therapy

Empty Nest Syndrome:

  • Figuring out life after the kids leave home

Sandwich Generation:

  • Managing stress while raising children and caring for aging parents

Grief and Loss:

  • Divorce
  • Losing a loved one
  • Loss of job


  • Tapping the wisdom within and embracing life after menses

Other Life Challenges:

  • Chronic pain
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Spirituality
  • Second careers

Stress Management

External and Internal Stressors:

  • Balancing a busy life
  • On the job restorative techniques
  • Learning breathing, grounding, and relaxation techniques

Emotional Regulation:

  • Learning to tolerate strong feelings
  • Learning to manage feelings and emotions, i.e. anger management
  • Learning healthy self-soothing techniques and coping skills