John Gingras, MA, LPC

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

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.

Generation Z kids have better self-control than Gen X, according to a new study

Follow up from the 2 Marshmallow update Technology could have helped children develop self-control, researchers evaluating the "marshmallow test" believe.

The Body Language Mistakes You Don't Realize You're Making

Pardon my French... Is how you carry yourself holding you back at work?

5 Things People Who Practice Mindfulness Do Differently

Interesting... Have you ever wondered whether mindfulness changes people? You probably know it can alter their mood but might not realize it can also transform their brain and behavior. Here’s what folks who practice mindfulness do differently than individuals...

Kids today are waiting longer than ever in the classic marshmallow test

They've updated the Marshmallow Study Preschoolers wait longer for extra treats than they used to. What does it mean?

Everyone Is Getting Lonelier. Here's How Entrepreneurs Are Helping to Reverse the Trend.

Loneliness is a strong emotional force. People of all ages increasingly experience isolation.


The US is using multiple shelters to hold babies and toddlers taken from parents at the border, decades after orphanages closed due to concerns about institutional care's traumatic effect on children.

World Health Organization to announce ‘gaming disorder’ as a mental health condition At a time when there’s increasing focus on ‘digital health’ – ensuring that usage of devices like smartphones doesn’t take over our lives – gaming addiction is to be officia…

Neural Responses in ADHD

Sadly, I'm not surprised by these findings. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neuropsychiatric condition characterized by symptoms including impulsiveness, inattentiveness, and hyperactivity.

Why we owe it to ourselves to spend quiet time alone every day By not giving ourselves the minutes — or hours — free of devices and distractions, we risk losing our ability to know who we are and what’s important to us, says physicist and writer Al…

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