Inflammation and Depression

In the last post I discussed that depression has not been *proven* to be caused by a lack of serotonin and that instead, research points to inflammation and gut health. Let’s start out with inflammation and its role in a depressed mood. Inflammations Role Inflammation is the body’s way of […]



Is My Depression All In My Head?

Why Am I Depressed? Clients come into my office all the time wondering why they feel depressed and anxious. They are stuck in the middle of the situation, too close to be able to see clearly what is going on with them. Depression itself can make it difficult to focus […]

Is It Possible to Reconnect With Your Partner?

It happens slowly, So slowly, in fact, that you often don’t realize that it is happening. You are your partner begin to drift apart. Perhaps you realize that you are better as friends and are just living as roommates. Or maybe it feels that you are constantly arguing or you […]


God,Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,The courage to change the things that I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.

When Changing Your Thoughts Isn’t Working

Whether you are religious or not, it is likely that you have heard of the Serenity Prayer. For those of you that may be having trouble bringing the exact wording up in your mind, it goes like this… So you may be wondering why I am bringing up a prayer […]

Can Coloring Reduce Anxiety?

Adult coloring books have been all the rage for the past few years. I admit I have jumped on the bandwagon (sort of), I gave some as Christmas gifts a few years back and have two myself. It can make us feel like a kid again or give us something […]



Did I Choose The Right Partner?

Ever wonder what your life would be like if you chose to marry someone else? This is a frequent thought with the individuals who walk into my office seeking marriage help. If you are anything like the couples and married individuals I see, you have likely thought about someone from […]

Support Services for Those Affected by Orlando Shootings

All of us here at Brevard Family Wellness Center are deeply saddened to learn not only about this morning’s shooting at Pulse Night Club in Orlando but also about the shooting of singer Christina Grimmie on Friday night as well. We know that there will be a large amount of people […]



Combating Negative Thoughts

We all have it happen from time to time. Those negative thoughts creep in and start to effect our mood. The problem is that they can easily take over and when it does,  it doesn’t just stop with a short lived mood but can be more pervasive and lead to […]


  “Do you take my insurance?” This is often the first question we get asked when someone calls or emails for more information on our services. Let me start off by saying that yes, we do take some insurances and we are willing to work with insurance companies that we are not […]


Change is possible

Change is Possible

Are you constantly making new goals and resolutions and not sticking with them? Do you have a tendency to try for a week or two and then forget or give up? You are not alone. Many people face challenges making changes in their lives. We all face a level of […]