Hello! I’m Joy Carman, a therapist at Bradenton Counseling Center. I have been utilizing EMDR as a therapeutic intervention since 2008 to help clients move forward in their lives. It is a very gentle and empowering therapy which started in working with clients who had experienced past traumatic events and PTSD. Since then, there are […]
Have you been considering getting counseling but have been uncertain about how comfortable you would be with online counseling? (It is sometimes called “telehealth” or “teletherapy.”) Let me tell you about how online counseling works at Bradenton Counseling Center and how quickly our therapists, staff, and clients were able to adjust to our new routine […]
Hurricane season began on June 1st. In the two times that our family has had to evacuate our home due to a hurricane threat, I was challenged to pack those items which were most valuable to me. That was not an easy choice for me, nor is it for most people. Some clients of Bradenton […]
Wisdom of MLK, Jr.
“The time is always right to do what is right.” “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Memorial Day Thank You
On this Memorial Day 2020, Bradenton Counseling Center recognizes and thanks all the Gold Star families for the service and sacrifice their loved ones gave to our country, and the loss their family has endured, to give the rest of us the freedom that we enjoy every day. During this period of the Covid-19 pandemic, […]
Living with our Differences
My husband and I come from very different backgrounds, which is not unusual for many couples. When my husband first met my family , he watched with amazement at how very talkative we could be, and he rarely could get a word into a conversation with us. When I met his family, their laid-back style, […]
3 Tips for Living Mindfully
“The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.” -Buddha It has been said that depression results from repeated thoughts and feelings of sadness and regret over the past, while anxiety results from repeated fearful thoughts and feelings of the future. Frequently people with depression […]
If he/she would just change!
I have done much couple counseling over the years. Inevitably, during the first session when I am working with a couple to determine what brought them to counseling, one will say something that implies, “If he/she would just change, everything would be ok!” It is so easy to see the speck in another person’s eye […]
“We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.” -Epictetus I am writing this first blog post in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020. The pandemic has created sudden changes in lives of people around the world. My life has changed professionally since we have been […]