4 Benefits to Online Counseling in Boston area from the Client’s Point of View

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4 benefits to online counseling in Boston area from the client's point of view  You’re reading this because you’ve heard of online counseling and the benefits of it. These are the big benefits that we see come from online counseling. 1. Convenience You’re a busy person and you have no idea how counseling sessions will fit into your already packed schedule. Online counseling is a convenient solution for you. You are able to get on the phone or video chat with a counselor at a time that works for your schedule. Talk about convenience! 2. Comfort You work hard so that you can enjoy a certain comfort level and you like being comfortable. You expect nothing less than that same level of comfort in your counseling sessions. Staying at home in a familiar environment is a certain way to keep your comfort level stable. With online counseling you are able to do just that.  3. Openness Maybe you’re a naturally shy person and you just don’t do well with face-to-face meetings. … [Read more...]

Career Advice (College Graduate Struggling with Career Choices)

Psychologist Teresa Blevins

I am a 2008 graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in English. I have completed internships; however, for the past five years, I have been stuck in a dead end job as a bank teller. I do not use my education or experience and I am wasting my life. What do I do? I would encourage you to constantly look for new opportunities in the field that you want to be in. I’m sure you’re doing that already, but if you aren’t, this is a great first step. It never hurts to ask the people that you have made connections with while working in the bank if they know of any openings. Most of the time you can land a job because the people that you know, so take advantage of the connections that you’ve made. If you are discouraged, if you are in a “dead end” job, or even if you are out of work, you are not alone. It is normal to hit roadblocks in your career. The good thing is that when it comes to those roadblocks, you can break right through them. Have you considered career counseling and career … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Save Money During Summer Travels

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5 Ways to Save Money during Summer Travels Summer time means one thing, Vacation! Well, at least it used to for many Americans. With many families trying to save money wherever they can, the travel industry has taken a cut. Here are five ways that you can vacation and not break the bank. 1. Rent an Apartment or House Instead of Staying at a Hotel Hotels can be very pricey depending on your preference. Hotels also have hidden fees. Avoid these extra charges by staying in an apartment or house rental. You can even find certain rentals that are cheaper per night than some hotel rooms.  2. Book Vacation Package Deals! There are many deals online where you can book hotels, car rentals, or airline tickets at the same time. These types of services usually come with a nice discount. Take advantage of them and book multiple things at once. It pays off. 3. Save on Food If you happen to be staying in a residential rental as mentioned above or even a hotel with a kitchenette … [Read more...]

How to achieve a work-life balance in Boston

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4 ways to have a life and be great at what you do Jobs in the city are normally demand a lot of attention. You want to impress your boss, but at the same time you want to be able to spend time with the family. How can you do that? We're glad you asked! 1. Don’t Be a Yes Man/Woman Learn your limits. There is no way that you can always come through for everyone at the office. Do as much as you can and even go beyond, but it is just as important to remember that you can say no sometimes. If you find yourself feeling worn out all the time that might be a sign that you are doing too much. Listen to your body. You won’t be any good to your company or family if you’re stressed out all of the time.   2. Make Time for Things that Matter to You Enjoy your family and friends. Take the time to do what you enjoy to do. In making time for things that you matter to you, you are distressing. Distressing is just as important as getting your work done. You will function better, … [Read more...]

Getting Outside in Boston: 3 Free Things to do in Boston

3 Free Things to Do in Boston After the tragedy at the Boston Marathon many people are still on edge. Take time to discover why you fell in love with Boston. Boston is a beautiful city that has a lot to do and a lot of things that are free. Here are a few places to start looking. 1. Experience the HarborWalk This unique destination has a plethora of restaurants, eateries and art galleries for you to enjoy. There is also a downloadable audio tour available. This is a 40 mile walkway so don’t expect to get through the whole thing in one visit. 2. Take a Nice Walk in the Historic District Boston is a city rich in history, which means that the there are tons of historic sites waiting to be discovered. One that Boston Native Taheshah Moise recommends is the North End. This neighborhood is the Italian hub and is charmed with cobblestone paths. 3. Tour Harvard University This university, located in Cambridge, is one of the most prestigious institutions in the Nation. Take … [Read more...]