John Gingras, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor / Psychotherapist with Potomac Psychological Center in Ashburn Virgina

CDC Director Says There are More Suicides and Overdoses than COVID Deaths Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield testified in a Buck Institute webinar that suicides and drug overdoses have surpassed the death rate for COVID-19. Redfield argued that lockdowns and


Valedictorian shares an important lesson and the one goal we should all strive towards to live a meaningful life...

Speaker: Kyle Martin for The King's Academy

Women “camouflaging” autistic traits suffer severe mental health challenges, BYU study finds A new study shows a strong correlation between how much women with autistic traits camouflage—hide or compensate for autistic qualities to fit in—and the severity of their mental health concerns.

It Girl Friday on TikTok Reposting b/c I think some of you may need it💕 #mentalhealthawareness #depression #anxiety #selflove #panicattacks #yougotthis #patience #iunderstand

It Girl Friday on TikTok Reposting b/c I think some of you may need it💕 #mentalhealthawareness #depression #anxiety #selflove #panicattacks #yougotthis #patience #iunderstand

It Girl Friday on TikTok Reposting b/c I think some of you may need it💕 #mentalhealthawareness #depression #anxiety #selflove #panicattacks #yougotthis #patience #iunderstand

It Girl Friday on TikTok Reposting b/c I think some of you may need it💕 #mentalhealthawareness #depression #anxiety #selflove #panicattacks #yougotthis #patience #iunderstand

I think I’m getting the hang of this Facebook thing. I got offend, took a few breaths, cared about what other people thought, and called out a person on their post using intelligence and offering an opportunity to clarify. The post gained some support and the post I was responding to was deleted by the end of the day.

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Paul Scanlon

TRIGGER WARNING ⚠️ applies to people trying to cope with Social Anxiety

I interrupted a racist joke and learned two things.

#racism #racialjustice #learning

NowThis Politics

TRIGGER WARNING ⚠️ Please do not watch if you do not support the Black Lives Movement or the AntiRacism ideology.

Watch this ACLU attorney tear down the 'heritage, not hate' Confederate monument myths (warning: distressing themes)

Speaking my truth. Why bother? by Now WAIT Just a MINUTE here... • A podcast on Anchor

Let’s try this... Welcome to my podcast of some of my private thoughts.

[06/24/20]   People with Mental/Emotional/Psychiatric disturbances have a higher probability of being misunderstood by others because it’s extremely difficult to find the words to describe their own internal experience. Therefore succumbing to the pressure to be articulate, often they’re left to use metaphorical language.

John Gingras, LPC

Voices of Protest: Desperation, Rage, Hope

I came back to show you this:

The Associated Press spoke asked a cross-section of Americans why they’ve taken to the streets to decry the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others...

Back to school: Mental Health education now required by Virginia law

This seems like a Dream come True. Mental illness affects a lot of people, with one in five teens living with a condition that needs treatment.

Four philosophers who realized they were completely wrong

I have been updating my philosophy for a couple of years now. I am accepting some ideas that I used to deny or reject in my younger years as a Counselor. I'm also studying recent neuroscience that validates some of my older ideas that I had faith in. Philosophers like to present their works as if everything before it was wrong. Sometimes, they even say they have ended the need for more philosophy. So, what happens when somebody realizes they were mistaken?

This Is Now The Leading Cause Of Illness Worldwide

Mental Health / Physical Health What's the Difference? ​And not enough people are getting help for it.

These 14 Free Apps Will Help You Manage Your Mental Health (Paid Content) Improve your mental health with the help of your phone. Here are the best apps for depression, anxiety, stress and mood issues.

[08/19/18]   I always wanted to ask a Math Teacher, "If a 90📐Degree ANGLE is always a RIGHT ANGLE, then are the other 359 ANGLES always WRONG❓

My Life As a Psychopath — The Cut

I was enjoying this article while savoring my cup of black coffee ☕️ As told by an anonymous woman diagnosed with psychopathy.

7 Different Types of Therapy For When You Need It Most

I liked this one... Being cognizant of our mental health is imperative for all individuals. It's vital that all members of one's family receive the care and support they need so

Emotional Abuse: The Hidden Killer

Emotional Abuse: The Hidden Killer “Emotional abuse is an attack on your personality rather than on your body, and it can be just as harmful as physical abuse,” says Sandra Horley, Chief Executive of Refuge, a shelter for abused women. She cites as an example of emotional abuse gaslighting....

The Personality Trait That Determines Whether You’re Good With Money

How-to-be-Smart-with-Money It’s called ‘self-efficacy.’

11 Ways that Your Smartphone May be Chipping Away at Your Mental Health - The Good Men Project

Yikes❗️ How is your smart phone impacting your mental health and well being?

Research Again Finds That Talk Therapy Can Change The Brain

Nice. The evidence for cognitive behavior therapy's effects on the brain (and behavior) is growing.

Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency

Interesting read Let’s stop pathologizing and start celebrating our caregivers.

Chair Phyllis J. Randall

Loudoun, although we are very focused on the dependency to opioids, I was pleased to offer my thoughts on the use of alcohol in America. Take a read, leave a comment, let's have the discussion.

Spirituality for Kids

Social and emotional learning is seldom found in schools where bullying and pressure is prevalent. It is by helping children safely develop the tools to cope, learn and overcome obstacles in their everyday lives, schools and homes can be a better place for all.

💚 Envy & Jealousy. Feel it & Fix it

Envy & Jealousy can seriously hold you back from living a good life. 💔

John is going to break-down for you what Jealousy is, how to deal and heal and even how to Transform Jealousy into a Positive force! Intro Music: "Transit" f...

The psychology of why you feel alone even when you’re surrounded by people

More important info on Loneliness According to a leading social-connection researcher, we need to recognize that just because someone may still have others around them, they still can be profoundly lonely.

Highly empathic people have a unique view of music

How do you relate to music? A study using brain scanning technology concludes that music activates different brain areas for people who demonstrate higher levels of empathy.

Can You Ever Make a Person Seek Therapy?

VERY Common question in my practice: Taking ownership of others' mental health is a slippery slope.

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21001 Sycolin Rd, Ste 360
Ashburn, VA

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