• Imposter Syndrome: The Sneaky Ninja of Self-Doubt
    Imposter Syndrome: The Sneaky Ninja of Self-Doubt Have you ever found yourself doubting your own abilities and feeling like a fraud, despite evidence of your accomplishments? If so, you may be experiencing imposter syndrome. Imposter Syndrome is like having a sneaky ninja lurking in the shadows of your mind, ready to strike whenever you achieve … Read more
  • Looking at People as Whole: Why It Matters for Wellness
    Looking at People as Whole: Why It Matters for Wellness At Pillars, we strive to take a holistic approach when supporting people on their wellness journey. Looking at people as a whole person is vital because it acknowledges the interconnectedness of various aspects of an individual’s well-being, rather than a single facet. It recognizes that … Read more
  • Embracing Wellness: A Path to Healing and Substance Misuse Treatment
    Embracing Wellness: A Path to Healing and Substance Misuse Treatment Introduction: In our pursuit of a balanced and fulfilling life, we recognize the importance of holistic well-being. Today, we delve into the realm of substance misuse treatment and explore a wellness-focused approach that supports a healthy lifestyle. By combining compassionate care, evidence-based practices, and harm … Read more
  • Benefits of Group Art-Based Therapy
    By: Courtney Tomaszewski Here are five reasons why group art based therapy is good for teens: Peer Support and Understanding: Group art based therapy offers a space where teenagers can connect with peers who may be going through similar challenges. It provides a supportive environment where they can share their experiences and emotions without judgment. … Read more
  • Counseling for College Students
    Summer break is a fantastic opportunity for university students to prioritize their mental health and focus on their overall well-being. With the additional time and flexibility that summer provides, it’s the perfect time to explore therapy options and find a provider that can support you through the upcoming academic year. One excellent option to consider … Read more
  • Telepsychology Benefits
    Mental health is a crucial aspect of overall wellbeing, and the way we access mental healthcare has evolved over time. One significant development in recent years is the rise of televideo mental health services, which provide a convenient and accessible way for individuals to receive therapy and support remotely. Televideo mental health services can be … Read more
  • Grief and the Holidays
    By: Ashley EARLE, LMHC We commonly associate the holiday season with what we see in the media; commercials, TV shows, and movies conveying warmth, connection, and comfort as we come together with our loved ones. The holidays can promote so many positive feelings for us, but can also be very challenging for those that have … Read more
  • Common Couples’ Struggles
     BY: Elena Makarenko, BA Join me as I talk about common couples’ struggles and how to navigate these issues when they arise. Episode 1: Division of Labor This first episode is focused on division of labor. Episode 2: Finances The second episode dives into how to approach finances with your partner. Episode 3: Division of … Read more
  • Making Meaning in Difficult Times
    BY: Jason Kniola Spoiler alert: Life does not always go according to plan. When it does, we can relax and enjoy those times. However, many times life takes turns that are shocking, disturbing, heartbreaking, and extremely difficult to cope with. When the disappointments of life come knocking it is hard not to become bitter, resentful, … Read more
  • Police Officers and Mental Health Awareness: Three Reasons Why
    By: Dr. Ashley michalski Police officers risk their lives on a daily basis, endure countless traumatic experiences, and ultimately face mental health issues. The goal of the Pillars Inspires 5K Walk/Run is to bring mental health awareness to law enforcement officers.  More police officers die from suicide than in the line of duty. Despite the … Read more
  • Tending to the Self
    The surface of our lives is filled with schedules, jobs, relationships, money, habits, to-do lists, dishes to be done, laundry to fold, recreation – the daily stuff that engages much of our attention. These things are important. Money keeps the lights on. Healthy food keeps the body functioning well. Bedtime allows rest for school and … Read more
  • “I Can’t Meditate!”
    “I Can’t Meditate!”: My Journey with Mindfulness Meditation By: Jason Kniola, LMHC, LCAC I had heard stories of meditation in my youth, seen depictions on TV and in the movies. To me, meditation was some esoteric practice for wise gurus sitting in some beautiful temple or summit of an exotic mountain.  I was intrigued by the idea … Read more
  • What We Can Learn from Married at First Sight
    What We Can Learn from Married at First Sight BY: BRIANA ROBERTS, LMFT-A Would you marry someone who you never met? With the rise of shows like Married at First Sight and 90 Day Fiancé, more people are willing to take on that challenge than one may think. While primarily for entertainment, shows like these can provide learning … Read more
  • Castles Made of Sand: Psychologists Insights to Vacationing for your Mental Health
    Castles Made of Sand: Psychologists Insights to Vacationing for your Mental Health By: DR. SHAUN WEHLE AND DR. ASHLEY MICHALSKI On a recent vacation with my (Dr. Wehle) family, I was hit with an early vacation let down that made me wonder about the nature of vacations and life in general. My wife’s company Pillars … Read more
  • Sleep and Adolescents
    BY: Pillars Staff Sleep can impact thinking, emotional health, physical health and development, decision-making skills, and reaction times. Almost all teenagers are not receiving an adequate amount of sleep due to a variety of reasons. Everyone has an internal body clock, which helps regulate sleep, as well as chemicals, such as melatonin, cortisol, and adenosine. … Read more
  • Perfectionism: The Unachievable Goal
    Perfectionism: The Unachievable Goal BY: Dr. Ashley Michalski Perfectionism can be defined as the need or the desire to appear perfect, or simply believing that perfection is achievable. Sure, the concept of perfectionism can be used as a motivator; a characteristic that may lead to success, but like most things in life, hyper focusing or … Read more
  • So, You’ve Been Diagnosed with a Mental Illness: 5 Things You Need to Know
    So, You’ve Been Diagnosed with a Mental Illness: 5 Things You Need to Know By: Chelsea Belinsky, MA, LMHC, LCPC, NCC If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, you may have many questions or you are unsure what to do with this new information. These are 5 things you need to know to get … Read more
  • Love Yourself
    We all struggle with self love, but this is the basis for healthy and effective functioning. Read about 6 tips on how you can improve your ability to love yourself more.