Mend Counseling

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MEND offers services that aim to holistically mend brokenness in an individual’s life by developing a safe environment and a strong therapeutic relationship in which one can fully heal, grow, and live abundantly.

The MEND Counseling team is so grateful for you. We hope that wherever you are and whatever emotions you are feeling tod...
11/23/2023

The MEND Counseling team is so grateful for you. We hope that wherever you are and whatever emotions you are feeling today, you know you are loved and so appreciated by us.

Take a look at what our own Kelly Feddern, LCSW, has to say about gratitude ♥️

Each year as the season changes and the temperatures begin to cool, we are reminded the holidays are approaching. Some individuals find joy in the leaves changing from green to red. We enjoy bringing out our heavy coats and sweaters, putting away our shorts and sandals. We see commercials of people around a table, eating together, smiling. November and December are times we are supposed to be grateful. The romanticized view of gratitude can look like laughing friends, or joyous faces of family sitting together with smiles on. It can look like homes full of warmth and food, or long lists of activities to do on a vacation.

But what if gratitude looks different for you this year? Often times it can feel like a struggle to find thankfulness when we are overwhelmed, worried, or isolated. We can feel distracted by the challenges we are navigating and the idea of “being grateful” can flood us with emotions. Gratitude is not only found in smiles on our face, but it is found in the small things we experience and practice each day. Gratitude can be present in our lives even in times of emotional darkness.

Research has found that people who tend to be more grateful have more brain activity in the medial prefrontal cortex, the area associated with learning and decision making. This brain activity persisted a month later, suggesting that gratitude has long-lasting effects. Continue reading at the link in our bio🍁

✨ Counselor Spotlight ✨Meet the newest member of the Mend team! *Currently accepting new clients*Amy Jo is a Licensed Pr...
10/30/2023

✨ Counselor Spotlight ✨
Meet the newest member of the Mend team!
*Currently accepting new clients*

Amy Jo is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Texas, supervised by Mark E. Hundley, M.Ed., LPC-S. She completed her Masters degree in Counseling at Southern Methodist University and holds a Bachelors in Spanish from Texas Tech University. Prior to working in the mental health field, she taught high school Spanish in the DFW area. Amy Jo offers counseling for adults and couples, and she specializes in grief and loss, relationship dynamics, life transitions, anxiety, and depression.

Approaching counseling through an Adlerian lens, Amy Jo aims to help individuals make connections and see patterns in their personal history that allow them a clearer view of the present, giving them an opportunity to grow. For her, the therapeutic relationship is paramount, and Amy Jo strives to foster a supportive, non-judgmental space for clients. She desires to provide a space that feels both warm and secure, one in which clients feel comfortable to take risks and explore difficult topics.

Widowed at a young age with small children, Amy Jo relied on her faith, the support of others, and counseling to walk through the fog of grief. She later had the privilege of working with individuals who had lost loved ones as a group leader in Grief Share. Now, she is part of a big, blended family, with all the challenges, along with all the joy. These experiences have given her a passion for sitting alongside others who have experienced loss and who are wanting to reimagine a new life.

Amy Jo is married and has two fluffy labradoodles. Outside the office, she loves to cheer for her children on the sports field and play Mahjong. She is a member of the American Counseling Association.

Our children need us to put limits around the schedules & time. They need at times to hear us say, “You’ve done enough. ...
10/24/2023

Our children need us to put limits around the schedules & time. They need at times to hear us say, “You’ve done enough. Put the books away. Go to sleep.” They need us to speak into the pressure and the lie that says, “You are your performance or accomplishments.” No, their identity is not in what they do! And in our humanness we are limited and need limits so that we can function to our best ability.

The same is true for us. We too need limits and rest. And in doing so we model for our children healthy habits, giving them permission too to step off the performance treadmill, to take a break, to go off grid, to be creative, to play, to pause, to rest, to just be!

Happy World Mental Health Day 🌎🫶🏻⭐️Tag 3 people in the comments and share this post to raise awareness. With love, Mend ...
10/10/2023

Happy World Mental Health Day 🌎🫶🏻⭐️Tag 3 people in the comments and share this post to raise awareness. With love, Mend Counseling

Happy October! This time of year often brings with it excitement of fun events and holidays, but also stress about the l...
10/01/2023

Happy October! This time of year often brings with it excitement of fun events and holidays, but also stress about the logistics & busyness of our schedules. Mindfulness is a skill we can practice year-round, but if you’ve never tried it, there’s no better time to start!
The “what” skills build off of each other:

Observe. Notice the experience without reacting by tending to your five senses.

Describe. Put words on the experience by identifying feelings with a name & thoughts with words.

Participate. Enter into your experience rather than trying to control it or push it away.

The “how” skills occur simultaneously:

Non-judgmentally. Focus on the facts by considering the who, what, when, & where of the situation. Avoid labeling the experience as “good” or “bad.” Practice accepting & acknowledging each moment.

One-mindfully. Practice doing one thing at a time. If distractions occur (as they likely will), notice the distraction & bring your mind back to current task.

Effectively. Focus on what works & act as skillfully as possible in the current situation. Remind yourself of the objectives at hand rather than your subjective opinions.

This week is National Su***de Prevention Week. Certainly not something we want to talk about or statistics we want to se...
09/12/2023

This week is National Su***de Prevention Week. Certainly not something we want to talk about or statistics we want to see. But in order to help we have to first be aware of the extent in which young people especially are experiencing thoughts of su***de. And in tune to signs of risk.

Some common signs with changes in behaviors and mood include:
• Talk of killing self
• Feeling hopeless
• Having no reason to live
• Being a burden to others
• Feeling trapped
• Unbearable pain
• Increased alcohol or drug use
• Withdrawal/isolation
• Sleeping too much or too little
• Aggression
• Giving away possessions
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Loss of interest
• Irritability
• Shame
• Anger
• Sudden improvement/relief

Paying attention and entering in can help save lives. And as mental health professionals we are here to help.

***depreventionmonth

We hope you enjoy the day with your family and loved ones!
09/04/2023

We hope you enjoy the day with your family and loved ones!

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5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 975
Dallas, TX
75206

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Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm

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