Wendy Hawkins, LCSW

Empower! Educate! Evolve!

Is There a Connection Between Childhood Emotional Neglect and Adult PTSD?

Anxiety and Stress Therapy

Women’s Mental Health

Healthy Women 2018 Each year Mother’s Day kicks off National Women’s Health Week and what better way to celebrate than to explore Women’s mental health for an overall sense of well-being and healthy lifestyle.  I talk about the Mental Health Toolbox frequently and that’s because I believe in and advocate for intentional self-care. The toolbox…

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Mentally healthy in the Workplace

Are you mentally healthy in the workplace? It’s 7:56am, and a silver mini-van smashes into the rear-end of your car, sending you off the lane and into the highway shoulder. Within 5 loud seconds, you open your eyes to the dusty remnants of deployed airbags and honking horns surrounding you. You’re okay, but your car…

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All About CBD

What is CBD? Now that “weed” day has come and gone, let’s learn all about CBD! Cannabidoil or more commonly referred to as CBD is an oil derived from marijuana or industrial hemp which is considered at this time a dietary supplement. CBD lacks THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) that is found in marijuana therefore we don’t get…

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DIY Your Mental Health Toolbox into Life!

“Take good care of yourself.” For many of us sometimes sprinting through the rat race of life, the statement rings exceptionally loud as it floats through conversations with colleagues, family members and healthcare practitioners. What does self-care mean for you? From a holistic practitioner standpoint, it means to identify the needs of your mind, body…

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Self-injury awareness

Self-injury awareness Sixteen year old Allison** has been cutting her arms for years. She has many scars that tell a story of self-hate and loathing due to past sexual abuse. She was violated as a young girl by her sister’s boyfriend. When she experiences intense emotions she feels she can’t tolerate, Allison** takes any object…

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The Mental Choice to be Happy

The Mental Choice to be Happy The mental choice to be happy is tough at times but can be done. Most of us make the mental choice to get out of bed every morning and brush our teeth groggily; we choose milk and sugar with our coffee and choose a radio station on the way…

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Begin with sleep

Begin with Sleep As our everyday surroundings become inundated with advertisements to medicinally tackle mental illness, it’s easy to forget that many of the answers to well-being are free, easily accessible and natural. One of them is as comfortable as a just-washed down comforter, bamboo sheets and a mountain of pillows. Looking for overall wellness?…

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Building the Mental Health Toolbox

Building the Mental Health Toolbox As with all tasks, having the proper tools empowers one to be prepared, knowledgeable and ultimately successful. When thinking of mental health and developing one’s sense of well-being there is no difference. Building a Mental Health Toolbox is essential to the positive evolution of one’s mental health overall. If we…

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