Mountain Vista Psychology Blog



All About Neurotransmitters

June 7, 2023

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that transmit signals between neurons. Their job is to carry “messages” from one neuron to the next neuron in the brain. They play a crucial role in the communication and functioning of the nervous system in…

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The Lingering Mental Health Impact of COVID-19

January 24, 2023

2020 was a difficult year for many people. On March 11, 2020, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic. The world was shut down. People were scared, isolated, and mental health struggles became more prevalent.…

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Intention Setting

January 16, 2023

The New Year has arrived! For many, this is a time of resolutions, new beginnings, and intention-setting. Having a resolution and sticking with it is difficult for many people. If you have ever had a New Year resolution and not…

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Navigating Eating Disorders Around the Holidays

December 16, 2022

By: Maria Neiers, M.A., LPCC The holiday season can be a time of family, friends, food, and emotions. However, this time of the year can also be especially hard for folks with eating disorders, regardless of where they are in…

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Tips for Managing the Holidays Blues

December 16, 2022

The holidays are viewed in society as a time of joy, cheer, and happiness. There is a jovial buzz in the air, which might leave people feeling like they “should” be happy and excited about the season. The reality, and…

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All About Trauma Bonding

December 4, 2022

Have you ever been in or see a loved one stay in a relationship that is toxic or unhealthy?Sometimes, it is hard to leave a relationship, even if it appears damaging. Often times, it is morelikely that someone outside of…

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The Practice of Gratitude

November 13, 2022

Practicing Gratitude is closely related to being thankful. Gratitude seems to be a buzz word in society. Many people are becoming more aware of the practice and the benefits of gratitude. To start, what is exactly is gratitude? Gratitude is…

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Stages of Change

November 8, 2022

Thinking of making a change in your life? Great! Awareness is a great first step in making a change in life. In the field of psychology, there is a model called Transtheoretical Model (stages of change) that is often used…

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How to Cope with Changes

October 10, 2022

Times seem as though it is flying. Autumn is right in here! In just a few weeks, there will bepumpkins, apple cider, and sweeter weather. The is air getting crisp, the leaves are changing colors,and soon enough they will fall…

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

September 21, 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dialectical Behavior Therapy (or otherwise known as DBT), is a type of therapy that is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It was initially developed for people with personality disorders, such as bi-polar disorder or borderline personality disorder, but is…

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All About Burnout

September 4, 2022

It seems like the past few years have resulted in a lot of societal fatigue and stress. Many peoplehave complained about feeling depleted or “burnout.” While many people might feel burnout,what exactly is it? And is there a way to…

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What is ADHD?

August 18, 2022

ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is a neurobehavioral disorder that makesfocusing on everyday tasks and routines challenging. It is suggested that ADHD is the mostcommon childhood mental health issue in modern society. Some statistics suggest that 1 in every10 children will…

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All About Resentment

July 21, 2022

What is resentment? Resentment. You most likely have felt it before at one point or another in your life. Althoughresentment is a rather complex emotion, most people feel some sense of anger, disappointment,bitterness, and hard feelings. Most of the time,…

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