Posts by Junelle Barrett Porter MFT
Rising Up From Depression
Depression typically breeds disordered thinking and behavioral habits that perpetuate more depression, which leads to more hopelessness, breeding more such habits… in a self-perpetuating negative feedback loop. You may have heard the saying “neurons that fire together wires together.” This is relevant to depression in both negative and positive ways. If we are so deeply…Read More
How Can I Tell if I’m Depressed… Or Just Sad?
Depression is at epic levels. The Center for Disease Control estimates that in the USA alone more than 16 million people experience symptoms of depression every day. We are all impacted by traumatic events, losses, separations, and disappointments. Such events can cause us to grieve and move differently in the world for a time. As…Read More
Three Ways to Transform a Painful Failure Into Success
As Jeff walked out of the interview he forced himself to smile and say a chipper goodbye to the assistant stationed outside the office. It wasn’t until he was in the elevator that he felt his heart start to sink into his belly. The interview was a disaster. By the time he got to his…Read More
Would You Rather Have $41,542 or 3 to 4 Months Worth of Therapy?
A lot of people would want the money, right? Well, I’m not going to tell you that people chose therapy over the money. But I am going to tell you that a research study of thousands of people found that it would take a pay raise of $41,542 to match the sense of well-being that…Read More