Rest and Read this Summer!

A collage of books about black women.

Dr. Patricia R. Cruz, LCSW

I read a scripture recently that resonated with me deeper than it ever has. I am sure it is one I have repeated a lot for one reason or another over the years. This time it stayed with me longer than normal, maybe a few days…and spurred other thoughts and memories. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NIV) “…what has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”

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Progress over Perfection: The Benefits of Therapy in Your Journey to Healing and Growth

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The journey to better mental health and well-being can often be filled with uncertainty, self-doubt, and the belief that perfection is the only acceptable outcome. At The River Wellness LLC, we understand that the road to recovery is not always a straight one, and that’s okay. Our mission is to provide accessible, affordable, and compassionate support services that empower individuals, couples, families, and first responders to achieve a better quality of life.

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Social Media Is Not Therapy

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In today’s digital age, social media has become a ubiquitous presence in our lives. It’s a powerful tool for connecting with friends and family, sharing information and staying informed, and even building and promoting businesses. But as much as social media can be a positive force, it can also be a source of stress and anxiety, particularly when it comes to our mental health.

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How To Hire A Therapist

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Hiring a therapist for you or your family can be daunting, especially if it’s your first time seeking therapy. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. However, finding the right therapist for you is crucial for a successful therapy experience. Here are some tips for how to hire a therapist, and why The River Wellness, LLC is the perfect choice for your mental health needs.

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Therapy Is Trending

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In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of people seeking therapy and counseling services. This rise in demand can be attributed to a growing awareness and acceptance of mental health issues, as well as the destigmatization of therapy.

One of the main reasons therapy is trending is due to the fact that people are becoming more open to discussing their mental health and seeking help. This is a positive shift as it allows individuals to address and work through their struggles, ultimately leading to improved well-being. Therapy can also be used as a preventative measure, helping people to identify and address potential issues before they become more severe.

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Replace Negative Thoughts with Positive Thoughts 

A notebook with the words rewire your brain with positive affirmations written on it.

Replace Negative Thoughts with Positive Thoughts (Positive Affirmations)   These are some examples of positive affirmations.  These statements can help people fight their negative thoughts.  Affirmations can help when you are thinking negative thoughts or even when they are not thinking negatively.  Affirmations work better and faster the more times you say them.  Men and women…

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Thank You!

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Thank You! Because of you, The River Wellness LLC has had a year of tremendous growth.  With heartfelt gratitude for your generosity each time you have called on us. Thank you for trusting us to partner with you for a season along your life journey.  We have seen so many of you Heal * Grow * Transform at the RIVER.  Our hope is The River will continue to be the place you…

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