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Thrive Therapy & Counseling provides high quality therapy to Highly Sensitive People and to kids, teens or adults struggling with anxiety, depression or self-esteem.


This blog is written by a therapist in midtown Sacramento and focuses on the concerns and struggles of highly sensitive people (HSPs) and of kids, teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety or just trying to figure out what they want for themselves.  There's help and hope through counseling and therapy!

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Catharsis in walking

Ivy Griffin

I've loved going for walks since I was a kid. The backdrop then tended to be more filled with woods and cow pastures; I did grow up in the country, after all. Even at a young age, I seemed to find freedom and calm in walking. I craved going for walks in the woods behind my neighbors’ house or even walking down the road. Each time I set out, I felt a sense of adventure, like anything could happen.

Now, I find walking to be more calming, but that sense of freedom remains.

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Surviving when life gets overwhelming

Ivy Griffin

We live in such a busy, fast-paced culture. If we’re not working 40, 50, 60+ hours each week, we’re running from the grocery store to the cleaners to the (fill-in-the-blank), cooking dinner and worrying about whether to be low carb or plant-based or just eat what we want. We might be driving kids to their sports practice or rushing off to get in a quick workout at the gym. However we fill our days, most of us have a LOT going on! No wonder we get overwhelmed.

Of course, there are a couple of problems with being overwhelmed. . .

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5 Tips to Help Your Tween Build Frustration Tolerance

Ivy Griffin

“This is stupid! I’m done!” shouts your 11 year old as he stomps past you. You watch the severe scowl of irritation on his face and his I’m so totally done with homework tonight vibe with some bewilderment. You wonder why he gave up so quickly or what was so challenging about the work. The reoccurring theme for your kiddo is his impatience and unwillingness to put in the extra effort. I see it in my office a lot—a low frustration tolerance in tweens when they fail. Failing is tough for all of us! That’s why is it so important now for your child to learn how to cope when frustrating moments happen in life.

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