Valiant Living Blog

Curating Your Social Media to Promote Mental Health

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

If you are living and breathing in the 21st century, then you’re also probably on social media. Kudos… Read More


The Iceberg of Emotions

Friday, April 9th, 2021

We often experience emotions as an iceberg. In the conscious mind, above the water, we consider our feelings… Read More


Characterizing Your Thought Patterns

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

A key component of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is characterizing your maladaptive thoughts. Maladaptive thoughts are ways of thinking that… Read More


What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Trauma underpins most major mental illnesses and substance use disorders. When life deals someone with a challenging card,… Read More


How to Use Socratic Questioning in Therapy

Sunday, April 4th, 2021

You can learn about a person and help them come to realizations about themselves by asking them a… Read More


Defining Self-Determination

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

In life, we each get to make decisions for ourselves. That is our right to self-determination. Sometimes when… Read More


An Overview of Motivational Interviewing

Friday, March 26th, 2021

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a tool that a lot of clinicians use to learn more about their clients… Read More


Making Minor Adjustments for Major Change

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Making big changes seems overwhelming and too much for us to handle. Instead of shifting your focus all… Read More


The Story Behind “Rock Bottom”

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

“Rock Bottom” is often referred to as the period when the effects of addiction are causing someone to… Read More


How to Get Your Partner to Open Up

Friday, March 19th, 2021

Are you having a hard time communicating with your partner? That is a normal occurrence in most relationships…. Read More