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Everybody experiences some level of anxiety and depression from time-to-time. Even in the healthiest of individuals the level of anxiety and depression ebbs and flows. This is just part of being human.
The more emotionally connected we are to someone, the more difficult communication can become, which is why couples often find themselves in frequent arguments or disagreements.
Parenting, blended families, stepfamilies, divorce there are many reasons why one might opt for family therapy over couples or individual counseling. If you desire healing and connection in your family system, reach out today.
It’s Time for a Change: Debunking Common Myths Surrounding Eating Disorders
Eating disorders have the second highest mortality rate of all mental health disorders, only surpassed by opioid addiction (1). Over 10,000 deaths each year are the direct result of eating disorders, that is one eating disorder death every 52 minutes (2). 81% of 10-year-old children are afraid of being fat, with 1 in 4 having attempted to lose weight (3). These alarming statistics are only just a few picked out to highlight the eating disorder epidemic.Read More
Gaslighting: The Word of the Year
My first response in learning that Merriam-Webster chose this word as their 2022 Word of the Year was “less than surprised.” I thought, “Hmmm. I can see that.” After all, it was constantly being used in media coverage of politics, but it has also been a phenomenon that many mental health professionals have focused on in their writings and media posts.Read More
Why Should I Consider Group Therapy?
Therapy can seem uncomfortable; You have a total stranger asking questions about your personal life and encouraging you to share information that you would rather keep private. What could be uncomfortable than therapy with one stranger? Some might say therapy with multiple strangers- aka group therapy. So why does group therapy exist?Read More
If being (mentally) healthy was easy, I wouldn’t have a job
Mental health continues to be more understood and respected in our society, but not without challenge. Between different theories, styles, and approaches it can often be overwhelming on what to trust is the “right” answer to life’s problems. The real question to ask yourself, though, is what is the healthiest choice for me?Read More
Let’s Talk About Self-Care
Self-care has become such a buzz word in the media that we can barely go a day without hearing it marketed to us from all directions.
Whether it is to buy the latest skin care item or yoga class, self-care has become the marketing catch all used by everyone from big businesses to healthcare, but what is self-care? And will of its promises really bring us a better quality of life?
A New Approach to a New Year
Very rarely have I heard a story of someone successfully sticking with their New Year’s resolutions. I have heard plenty of stories of people not making it through January before calling a quits. It seems to me that more and more people are abandoning this age old tradition in its entirety simply…Read More
The Obligatory Back-to-School Blog
Oh boy, back to school! How exciting and terrifying. As a general statement, I think it’s safe to say that most of us are ready for more of a routine and the school year is the best time for that. But we don’t know what we don’t know. If the last year and a half has taught us anything, it’s thatRead More
Creating a Recovery Plan for Couples in Betrayal Trauma Recovery
One of the hardest parts as a therapist is to watch a client struggle. In the work I do, a good majority of my clients are facing the devastation of a betrayal trauma. Betrayal trauma is what it sounds like – feeling traumatized by the experience of betrayal. It is most often, but not always, associated with relational infidelity and sex addiction. This type of pain has often been described to me as one of the most painful experiences one will have in a lifetime. I also see it in the tears, questions, and tormented eyes of most of my clients.Read More
What My Cats Taught Me about Self-Care During the Pandemic | Mindy Rhoades
The first time I heard about self-care, I laughed. I really thought it was a joke. Now, years later, I am so glad that my graduate program emphasized its importance and that the world at large has come to understand how crucial self-care is to our overall well-being. Ultimately, I define self-care as being able to say yes and no, to both ourselves and others, as we need to. While I like to think I was pretty good at self-care, 2020 put that to the test. Somehow I don’t think I’m alone in that.Read More
My Journey as a Play Therapist | Nancy Soliz
A Sneak Peek at the NEW Play Therapy Room By Nancy Soliz There is nothing more fun and livelier than a child engaged in play. As many of us do,…Read More
What People Are Saying
"I trust and highly recommend Josh and the entire Family Solutions team. FSC is known within the counseling field for providing high-quality services by skilled therapists. FSC also serves as a leader in the profession by educating other therapists on complex, specialized issue such as sexual addiction and infidelity. I have never hesitated to refer clients, friends, and family to FSC and will continue to do so knowing they will be receiving excellent care from some of the most compassionate and well-respected therapists in the field."
"The therapists at Family Solutions are true professionals who run a terrific full-service practice. The office looks great and is conveniently located. Because the practice includes so many great therapists, you can call any time knowing that they'll get you in quickly to see someone who specializes in your problem and knows how to help you through it. Family Solutions is a one-stop solution for all your family's mental health needs in Oklahoma City."
"I have worked closely with Josh Nichols, LMFT and Family Solutions Counseling since beginning my practice in OKC in 2014. I have referred clients, colleagues, and friends to him and FSC with confidence. As a therapist many times loved ones and friends look to us for recommendations for their own mental health needs and Josh is always on the top of that list. He is a very professional, caring, and genuine therapist."
"I have made many referrals to Family Solutions over the years and I am always grateful for their collaborative and community-centered approach to helping others. Additionally, I have attended more than one valuable training hosted and led by the owners, Josh, Rebel, and Carrie, and consider them to be an important professional resource here in the Oklahoma City area."