August 10, 2017
oliviapelts

Just What The Doctor Ordered: Core Symptom #4 of Codependency

needs vs wants. we often get them confused or we have no idea how to go about getting them met in healthy ways.

Today, we are talking about all of the ways we struggle to know our needs from our wants and how to get them met.

Strategies we often use:
1. I am dependent
2. I am ANTIdependent
3. I an needless and wantless
4. I get my needs and wants confused

Join in as Olivia picks apart each of these strategies, how we can find ourselves in each one and how we can begin to acknowledge our needs and wants and get them met in healthy ways.

Enjoy!

–Amy & Olivia

Are you in the Tampa Bay area? Come see us at Deep Blue Fitness THIS Saturday August 12th from 2pm-5pm. It gonna be LIT.

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**Want to work with Olivia and her team at Sunshine City Counseling? Head to the website below and schedule your free session** (available to individuals in Texas and Florida, only).

Resources
Sunshine City Counseling Blog
Pia Melody “Facing Codependency”

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July 20, 2017
oliviapelts

Just What The Doctor Ordered: Core Symptom #3 of Codependency

Core Symptom #3 of Codependency….difficulty owning your own reality. Woo, girl. This one gonna hurt…

Oftentimes, those who grew up being ignored, attacked, or abandoned–in any way–likely struggle with owning and accepting their own reality.

What if you grew up in a great home…could you still struggle with this? Absolutely.

Pia Melody looks at one’s own reality in 2 ways: 1. knowing your reality but not stating it for fear of rejection/not being good enough/not having the right answer/being abandoned. 2. Not knowing your own reality and thus not being able to express it.

Being able to know your own reality…your thoughts, feelings, experiences…it’s a beautiful thing but if you’ve been hurt enough times maybe it’s just best you keep that to yourself.

We’re going there and talking about ways in which we all struggle to own and express our own reality, our own experiences and feelings.

Your feelings, thoughts and experiences are unique to you. Own them.

–Olivia

www.thenastygirlspodcast.com

**Want to work with Olivia and her team at Sunshine City Counseling? Head to the website below and schedule your free session** (available to individuals in Texas and Florida, only).

Resources
Sunshine City Counseling Blog
Pia Melody “Facing Codependency”
Diane Pool Heller’s attachment quiz (DO THIS)

Thanks for listening! If you found this episode to be helpful, pass it along. Sharing is caring. While you’re at it, please leave us a 5 star review and follow us on instagram. See you next week!

April 10, 2017
oliviapelts

What is Sunshine City Counseling Up To?

Short answer: A LOT.

We won’t bore you with all of the details but we are excited to inform you that Olivia was recently asked to co-host an exciting new podcast and you need it in your life. ASAP.

The Nasty Girls Podcast is hosted by Amy Tomlinson and Olivia Pelts M.A., NCC, LPCI. We are a weekly podcast show that lays all the health and fitness things out on the table. Real women talking about real issues.

Head over to iTunes, SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss a thing and share it with your friends. We will roll out the weekly podcasts through here just in case you are not friendly with technology 🙂

Enjoy!

November 6, 2015
oliviapelts

Why is Counseling Making Me Feel Worse?

You’d be surprised how often I hear this question. One would think that by coming to counseling, you’d feel better. That’s the whole point, right?

Watch this short clip on why it is actually NORMAL for you to feel a little bit worse after the first several sessions and how that’s a good sign of progress and movement.

Think of it this way: when you have surgery on, say, your shoulder it is super stiff, rigid and sore. When you go in to physical therapy, your shoulder tends to feel worse, initially before it starts loosening up, gaining more range of motion, etc.

Counseling is the exact same way. You know progress is being made when things tend to get a little darker before the light starts to shine through the cracks.

September 25, 2015
oliviapelts

Attached At The Hip: Why This Should Be a HUGE deal for you and your relationships

This is good stuff.

Attachment is massive. It isn’t unique to humans, either. We see it all over the animal species in how babies relate to their mom, to their siblings and how spouses relate to one another.

Watch this video and learn all about why it’s so important, what’s the #1 thing you need to know about attachment and what does healthy attachment look like.

Go on, you’re going to love it.

Watch it, here