Social Anxiety Disorder: What It Is and What It’s Not

We all experience moments of nervousness around social situations, whether it be before a class presentation, a job interview, a first date, etc. However, Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) is much more frequent, can occur in many social situations, is often more intense, and can cause a person to avoid social situations all together. Some …

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What is Ambiguous Loss and How do I deal with it?

What is Ambiguous Loss? You may experience this if you have struggled with infertility, watched a loved one continue making unhealthy or dangerous choices like in addiction, or maybe had repeatedly been looked over for that promotion. Ambiguous loss is a feeling of loss for something or someone that has not reached a conclusion as …

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Love Bombing

Love is a term often filled with happy and wonderful feelings or memories while the term bomb is typically associated with danger and disaster. So what is love bombing? Love bombing is found in a romantic relationship when one partner showers the other with love and affection in an almost overwhelming way. The person who …

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Taken Out of Context

Taken Out of Context RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks. https://religionnews.com/2018/11/27/museum-highlights-slave-bible-that-focuses-on-servitude-leaves-out-freedom/ The Importance of Context This is a pic of the “Slave Bible.” It is missing 90% of the Old Testament and 50% of the New Testament. It told of Joseph’s enslavement but left out the parts where Moses led the Israelites to freedom. While …

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Help! I have Insurance and NO CLUE how it works!

Deductible, Coinsurrance, Copay are they trying to speak English? First let’s break it down for an elementary lesson in insurance. If you have little understanding of what deductible, coinsurance, and copay mean, you are in the majority of people we work with (Including many therapists!) So don’t feel bad! Insurance lingo is unfortunately overcomplicated sometimes …

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We at Threads of Hope Counseling care deeply for you, your families, and our community. As the concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 increases worldwide, Threads of Hope is prepared to reduce the spread of illness by following the expert guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health. MDH continues to stress common-sense illness prevention strategies such as sanitizing surfaces, covering your cough and sneezes, and frequent hand washing.

If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of a viral respiratory infection including fever, cough, and shortness of breath or if you or someone you have been in contact with traveled internationally in the last 14 days, please DO NOT come to our office. Instead we are happy to offer you telemedicine (online video) services.

Telemedicine appointments are HIPAA secure, do not require any downloads, and can be accessed on any device with microphone and internet access. Ask your provider or the administrative staff if this is a service you’d like to pursue.

Additionally, there is a lot of misinformation being spread regarding this virus which has inspired significant anxiety in many in the community. Look here for ideas on how to reduce your fear while remaining wise in facing the uncertainty of this disease.
We are here for you and there is always hope.