Lancaster County

Rediscovering Yourself After Baby

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Published on: August 15, 2018

Having a child changes everything. As a new mom, you expect to come home after delivery to more laundry, sleepless nights, and a whole lot of adjusting as you figure out your child’s personality and what works for your family. But, what many don’t expect is a loss of self. In the midst of all the chaos and change and this little bundle of joy that requires so much of yourself, many moms lose sight of who they once were. They struggle with not fitting into their own skin—both physically and emotionally. They don’t recognize themselves in this new role…. Continue Reading This Article

When “Self Medicating” Means Something More

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Published on: June 18, 2018

You had a “bad” day, week, month, or year. Maybe you are feeling anxious, sad, or have this longing desire to feel better, do better, or be better. You take those feelings and decide to try to “cure” them by using alcohol or drugs. Or maybe it is going shopping or gambling. At first this works. You do feel better and you think you can control your use. But, substances can quickly take over your life. Often times they turn into addictions in an attempt to treat another mental condition. This is called dual-diagnosis. Dual-diagnosis is when a person who… Continue Reading This Article

The Spring Time Blues

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Published on: April 23, 2018

The sun is finally starting to show its face, flowers are beginning to pop out of the ground, temperatures are warming and you are feeling—depressed. It may seem odd, but it is actually more common than you would think to suffer from feelings of depression as spring is beginning to bloom. But, why would nice weather bring about such feelings? 1.) First of all, change. Spring is a time for change. Any change can bring feelings of dread and anxiousness to the surface. Maybe you are dreading pulling out your warmer clothes. Maybe you have started to get comfortable in… Continue Reading This Article

Move Forward Counseling Announces New Location and Counselor

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Published on: November 24, 2017

Big changes are happening over here! Move Forward Counseling, LLC is excited to announce some new additions to our practice. New Office To help with demand and further accommodate clients, we have decided to open a second location at the State & Main building in East Petersburg. The office will still have the same warmth and boutique-feel of our Salunga office. The new office is located at: 1987 State Street, East Petersburg, PA 17520. Many people know this as the old “Hadyn Zugs” building, which was renovated in 2016 and turned into office space. The building has been updated, but… Continue Reading This Article

Debunking the Many Myths of Motherhood

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Published on: March 30, 2017

Being a mom is a big role all on its own– you are responsible for shaping this little person into a successful human, add to that the great expectations that society places on moms, and, well things can be just plain overwhelming. We all have that vision of the sitcom mom. You know – the one that always has a perfectly clean house, a beautifully cooked dinner on the table every night at 5:30 sharp, and children who never have peanut butter smeared across their face and always ALWAYS have both shoes on when they leave the house. Let’s Debunk… Continue Reading This Article

Muse: The Next Generation of Meditation

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Published on: February 7, 2017

Move Forward Counseling prides itself on the ability to provide tangible tools to use when times get tough. Some of these tools include reframing thoughts into healthy patterns, identifying coping skills, and mindfulness exercises. We are excited to announce that we now have a tool to help increase success rates with mindfulness exercises! Introducing, Muse, a headband that utilizes EEG technology to provide real-time feedback during mindfulness practice. We will talk about how it works in a minute, but first let’s talk about how mindfulness works. What is Mindfulness? All too often we tend to focus on “I should have”… Continue Reading This Article

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Therapy

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Published on: January 12, 2017

I met a friend for coffee yesterday who told me the story about how counseling literally changed her life. Many years ago, she was going through a divorce and had two little kids at home. She was struggling in all aspects of her life so she went to counseling. She told me at first she thought the counselor was going to “give her all the answers,” but she quickly realized therapy is a journey where you have to find your own answers. She reflects back on that time and is so grateful that she was willing to go through the… Continue Reading This Article

This Year, Make a New Year’s Mantra Instead of a Resolution

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Published on: January 2, 2017

It is a New Year and time to make some positive life changes, or as we call them – New Year’s resolutions. This year we urge you to take a different approach to the resolution. Rather than strive for a physical goal put your brain to work by coming up with a New Year’s mantra. A mantra, if you are unfamiliar with the term, comes from “man” meaning mind and “tra” meaning “instrument” – a mantra is an “instrument of the mind.” (Source: Huffington Post) It is a personal slogan or motto that is said repeatedly. By changing the way… Continue Reading This Article

How To Manage Holiday Stress Through Mindfulness

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Published on: December 15, 2016

We all know that the holidays can be a stressful time since there are a seemingly endless amount of tasks and responsibilities. To start–shopping for presents, wrapping presents, cleaning, decorating, shopping for groceries, cooking large meals, attending holiday parties, and arranging schedules to visit with family are just some of the responsibilities required of us. That’s an incredible amount of tasks to complete in less than a month’s time! How Do You Manage Holiday Stress? It’s not hard to see how easily we can become overwhelmed with such a daunting list, but what if we stepped aside and took an… Continue Reading This Article

Don’t Let the Holidays Get You Down

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Published on: December 5, 2016

The cookies. The decorating. The shopping. The parties. The cards. And all the wrapping! It sounds so fun at first then the stress kicks in. It doesn’t take long for that to-do list to get overwhelming. Remind Yourself of What the Holidays are Really About But, the truth is you don’t have to do it all. Cut yourself some slack and remember what the holiday season is really about – spending time with family; focusing on the good in life. That meaning can get lost in all the hustle and bustle and lead to one stressed out, miserable person. Nine… Continue Reading This Article