Heily Aktuglu-McGowan, M.Ed., LCMHC

Heily Aktuglu-McGowan, M.Ed., LCMHC

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Gosh, this is great, Heily! Not sure how I haven't seen it before, but the idea of Walking Therapy and Nature Therapy?! YES!!

Mental Health Counseling & Life Coach
N.C Licensed School Counselor
Adolescent & Teen Counseling
Individual Counseling & Couples Therapy
Family Counseling
Transgender & LGBTQ Counseling
Walking Therapy & Nature Therapy
Mother's Support Group

Operating as usual

03/22/2022

Life Lessons

9 actions to take when your child misbehaves—that have nothing to do with punishment - Motherly 03/20/2022

9 actions to take when your child misbehaves—that have nothing to do with punishment - Motherly

This 👇 100% 👏🏼

9 actions to take when your child misbehaves—that have nothing to do with punishment - Motherly 7. Acknowledge their emotions, then walk away.

Let Go of Control: How to Learn the Art of Surrender 03/16/2022

Let Go of Control: How to Learn the Art of Surrender

Letting go of control …

Let Go of Control: How to Learn the Art of Surrender Things go much more smoothly when you surrender control—when you let things happen instead of making them happen. Here's how to let go.

03/15/2022

Time is precious
Life is precious

03/12/2022

Donation Based Yoga 🧘🏻‍♀️
@pineapplestudios ! 🍍
Yay!
#quietthemind #yogaformentalhealth

03/10/2022
Photos from Find Your Shine Therapy's post 03/01/2022

Photos from Find Your Shine Therapy's post

Photos from Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff, Ph.D.'s post 03/01/2022

Photos from Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff, Ph.D.'s post

02/16/2022

100%

02/12/2022
01/19/2022

❤🌈🎨

01/17/2022

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." Martin Luther King Jr. #keepthedreamalive #aussieisland #aussieislandsurfshop #uncw #cfcc #ilm #wbnc #wilmingtonnc #wrightsvillebeachnc

01/07/2022

Next time you feel the urge to correct your partner's behavior, try connecting with them first.

This means making an effort to understand our partner’s experiences, perspective, and reasoning before jumping in to correct them or “fix” what you think they’re doing wrong.

When we engage our curiosity, we may access vulnerability and emotions that deepen our connection.

The Candidly spoke with Gottman Institute Research Director Dr. Don Cole about the importance of curiosity over correction. Read more: https://bit.ly/3zHjsbv

Timeline photos 01/03/2022

Timeline photos

When Negative Thoughts Keep You Down: How to Break the Addiction 12/27/2021

When Negative Thoughts Keep You Down: How to Break the Addiction

When Negative Thoughts Keep You Down: How to Break the Addiction We all engage in negative thinking from time to time, but it becomes a problem when your thoughts persistently keep you down. Sound familiar? Read on.

12/24/2021

#lifeistooshort 💛

12/15/2021
11/22/2021

It’s better to TRY and FAIL, then to never have tried at all! 🤔

11/05/2021

We have so much going on in our world right now that is out of our CONTROL. This can be very overwhelming and frustrating. However, we can CONTROL how we react to it all. Let’s do our best to focus on that😌✨

11/02/2021

We can’t control what other people say to us, BUT we can choose whether or not we “LISTEN” to their words. 💭

10/31/2021

#change #growth #healing #adapt
🦋 🌟

10/31/2021

✨Great reminder as we head into Halloween weekend✨ 👻 🎃 🍂

Thank you @draligriffith !

How to Accept That It’s Time to Break Up - Tiny Buddha 10/26/2021

How to Accept That It’s Time to Break Up - Tiny Buddha

"Sometimes you have to be a little selfish and put yourself first, and ending a relationship is one of those circumstances. You also have to push through the fear that you may be making a mistake and trust that you truly do know what’s best for you. That doesn’t mean you’ll find someone else right away or you’ll never feel lonely when you’re single. It just means you know this particular relationship isn’t right for you, and it’s better to be with no one than the wrong one." ~Sonya Barrett

How to Accept That It’s Time to Break Up - Tiny Buddha The feelings I had a year before my official breakup are how I feel to this day. If I had listened then, I would have saved myself a great deal of trouble.

Who Are You Protecting? Why Telling Your Story Is Powerful - Tiny Buddha 10/23/2021

Who Are You Protecting? Why Telling Your Story Is Powerful - Tiny Buddha

Trauma is trauma, even if it doesn't seem as "big" as someone else's. And the only way to heal is to bring it into the light.

Who Are You Protecting? Why Telling Your Story Is Powerful - Tiny Buddha What trauma shaped you? Is it time to tell your own story? Maybe sharing is the key to your healing, or helping heal someone else.

10/22/2021

Veteran’s Day Boat Parade 🇺🇸
Friday November 5,2021 @ noon!
#thankyouveterans #veteransday #wrightsvillebeach

10/22/2021

🌞🌈💖 Happy Friday!!!
Let’s spread some 💕
#spritualgangster #alisonmalee #kindness

10/18/2021

#consciousparenting

10/18/2021

L.O.V.E ….
Our children, our partners, our loved ones, Other humans 💖
Sometimes when we are in distress we don’t necessarily need someone to fix our problems. We may just need someone to listen.
✨One of the most healing things we can do is to validate another person’s feelings.
Examples :
“You seem sad”, “That must be tough”, I’m sorry you are experiencing this”
#empathy #healing #listening #holdingspace #showingup

10/17/2021

FREE Audible Podcast Series!! Great Resource to help us understand SELF-HARM. 🙌 https://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B09F3S2CJS&source_code=ASSORAP0511160006

10/12/2021

So simple🙌
“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” Dalai Lama 🤍

10/11/2021
10/11/2021

🤩
#kindnessmatters

Photos from Heily Aktuglu-McGowan, M.Ed., LCMHC's post 10/09/2021

Compassion Matters🌸💛
#listening #compassion #empathy #understanding #mentalhealthmatters
#laurajaneillustrations

10/05/2021
10/04/2021

Parenting: “Work together so you are part of the solution, not part of the problem. Remember you’re the adult in the situation. Act like the adult you want them to become”-L.R.Knost

To raise problem solvers, focus on solutions, not retribution.

Parent. Don’t punish.
Model. Don’t manipulate.
Listen. Don’t lecture.
Relate. Don’t retaliate.
Communicate. Don’t command.

Work together so you’re part of the solution, not part of the problem. Remember, you’re the only adult in the relationship. Act like the adult you want them to become.💞

-L.R.Knost

📷 @synergy.parenting via @thegentlemamma

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​I’m Heily. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA); Life Coach; & Licensed School Counselor in NC. I love what I do and it is a great privilege to help people on their journey through life.

I started counseling in 2017 with the goal of providing a warm and nonjudgmental environment for people to express themselves and discover self-understanding. I hope to improve our community by providing quality counseling services. I aspire to bring out the best in the everyone.

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