Author Archives: L. Chris Cannida

About L. Chris Cannida

I am a licensed professional counselor living and practicing in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Why Am I Here? Where Am I Going? (Navigating the Therapy Process)

“The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free”. – Rollo May Some clients know exactly what issues they want to address when entering therapy.  They know how they feel and that they want to change that feeling.  Still others … Continue reading

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The Healing Agent of Talking

As some people consider seeking a psychotherapist or counselor (often used interchangeably), they may question how “just talking” to a professional might be helpful. Many of my clients have told me that they believed talking with someone who was not … Continue reading

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Considering Couples Therapy? 5 Things to Know

“Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.” – Brene’ Brown   Couples who enter therapy to strengthen or repair their marriage are courageous by virtue of that choice. Relationships can be challenging. Factor in trust issues or attachment wounds … Continue reading

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The Resilience Resolution

To usher in my fortitude for the new year, I sat down today and considered some steps worth taking to strengthen my resilience. Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Joy and Gratitude – Using Gratitude to Unlock Joy

If only feelings of joy and gratitude were synced to a calendar. That would certainly make the holiday season an easier experience, at least for some. Constant messages all around us suggesting we must feel joy and be grateful can … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Managing Difficult Emotions During the Holidays

There is no shortage of information written about coping with the holiday season.  That’s because there’s no shortage of people feeling extra stress this time of year.  Yet many people will cower in the darkness of an emotional corner before reaching … Continue reading

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From Panic to Peace

COPING WITH A PANIC ATTACK During a panic attack you are likely to breathe more quickly or more deeply (or both) than you usually do.  This will have the effect of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide you have in … Continue reading

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