Sunday, December 22, 2019

Merry CHRISTmas!

Merry Christmas! Jesus is the reason for the season! I know that this might find many of you sad and feeling all alone. Please remember that you are not alone!You are a child of God and God loves you very much. He has big plans for your life!

I just want to encourage you to have hope and to seek help and support if you feel like you need it.

May you have a blessed and peaceful Christmas!

Diane Gammon, Living With Hope Counseling 615-556-8406

Monday, December 16, 2019

Depression Hope

If you rearrange the letters in the word depression, you will get this-

“I pressed on!”

Hang on! There is always hope and healing on the horizon! Seek professional help if needed.

Diane Gammon, Living With Hope Counseling

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Be Okay With Not Being Okay

It is Okay tonight be Okay.

 Allow yourself to feel how you are genuinely feeling.

You have to feel before you can heal.

You have to be real before you can heal.


 It is Okay to be in a season in your life of not doing well. Just remember, that it is a season.

Do the best you can with where you are and with what you have. Take one day at a time.

Do what is in your control to do and give the rest to God- and leave it there with Him. All the while- allowing yourself to be real with how you are really feeling.

Diane Gammon
Living With Hope Counseling

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Progress, Not Perfection

When we strive for perfection, we can easily disappoint.

 When we strive for progress, we can create and work toward realistic goals.

Think progress, not perfection.

Diane Gammon
Living With Hope Counseling

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Invest in Your Mental Health

A friendly reminder - To treasure your mental health!

Ask yourself today, “In what ways can I invest in my mental health?”

There is always hope!

Diane Gammon
Living With Hope Counseling

Monday, December 2, 2019

Don’t Quit



Don’t give up. Don’t quit. Seek support. Seek help. There is help and hope on the horizon.

Diane Gammon
Living With Hope Counseling

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Choices For Change

Make a choice to change what you believe needs to be changed in your life.

Diane Gammon
Living With Hope Counseling

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Love is.... an Action



Love is.....
an action. 

Love is what you do, not want you say.

What are you DOING today to show your love?





If you or someone you know is suicidal, 
please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at:
800-273-TALK (8255) or Text: HOME to 741741.

Finish the sentence!

I want to get healthy so I can...............


You are Worthy!

A safe place to heal.


By Diane Gammon MS
Clinical Mental Health Counselor 
Living With Hope Counseling.com 

Disclaimer- I am not a doctor and I am not giving out medical advice. My blogs are for information and inspirational purposes. Please consult your doctor before starting a new health regimen.

 Diane  Gammon  Arnold MS is clinically supervised by Sherry Knox LPC-MHSP as she pursues  LPC-MHSP licensure

 Open Full-Time Days

Monday through Saturday 

With Evening Appointments
615-556-8406

Email- Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 


 Have Hope! 

Renew and Restore Your Life, 
Relationships and Health! 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Listen To Understand- Not To React

When somebody talks to you, do you listen attentively?

 Do you find yourself only thinking about how you want to reply?

Do you listen to understand or do you listen to react?

Try being a more attentive listener. Listen to understand. Listen to acknowledge the other person‘s feelings. Listen to paraphrase back what you heard. Listen to validate the other person. Respond with love and respect. Listen because you care.

Try holding your reaction back and placing it on the shelf temporarily.

Wait until an appropriate time if you need to respond relating your feelings.

Then when you respond, use I statements and talk with respect.


If you or someone you know is suicidal, 
please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at:
800-273-TALK (8255) or Text: HOME to 741741.

Finish the sentence!

I want to get healthy so I can...............


You are Worthy!

A safe place to heal.


By Diane Gammon MS
Clinical Mental Health Counselor 
Living With Hope Counseling.com 

Disclaimer- I am not a doctor and I am not giving out medical advice. My blogs are for information and inspirational purposes. Please consult your doctor before starting a new health regimen. Diane  Gammon  Arnold MS is clinically supervised by Sherry Knox as she pursues LPC-MHSP licensure

 Open Full-Time Days

Monday through Saturday 

With Evening Appointments
615-556-8406

Email- Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 


 Have Hope! 

Renew and Restore Your Life, 
Relationships and Health! 

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Lift Your Spirits- Use These Tips


Go outside and get fresh air 
Take a walk
Get out in the sunshine 
Drink water in between meals 
Talk positive to yourself 
Read a positive self-help book 
Listen to a positive podcast 
Say positive affirmations out loud to yourself 
Listen to uplifting music 
Pray
Read the Bible 
Do something that you enjoy 
Watch a funny show
Engage in a hobby that you enjoy 
Learn something new 
Take a bath by candle light 
Dance
Take slow deep breaths
Make a vision board of your goals and dreams 
Visualize yourself out in nature at peace 
Get adequate sleep
Exercise
Count your blessings 
Go to church 
Join a small group 
Be social 
Volunteer 
Count your blessings 


If you or someone you know is suicidal, 
please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at:
800-273-TALK (8255) or Text: HOME to 741741.

Finish the sentence!

I want to get healthy so I can...............


You are Worthy!

A safe place to heal.


By Diane Gammon Arnold MS
Clinical Mental Health Counselor 
Living With Hope Counseling 

Disclaimer- I am not a doctor and I am not giving out medical advice. My blogs are for information and inspirational purposes. Please consult your doctor before starting a new health regimen. Diane  Gammon  MS is clinically supervised by Sherry Knox as she pursues LPC-MHSP licensure

 Open Full-Time Days

Monday through Saturday 

With Evening Appointments
615-556-8406

Email- Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 


 Have Hope! 

Renew and Restore Your Life, 
Relationships and Health! 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Thankful But Feeling Sad and All Alone?

I know that with Thanksgiving approaching that it can be a very sad and isolating time for many. It does not mean that you are not thankful for the blessings in your life. Just know that you can be thankful and sad/ depressed at the same time. People in your life may not understand and that is okay. Allow yourself to feel what you feel. Do what you need to do to get through the holiday. Know that it is normal for a lot of people to have a difficult time with the holidays approaching. Seek support, increase coping skills  and be easy on yourself. Also, know that God loves you with an ever lasting love and you are forever his child.  


If you or someone you know is suicidal and needs immediate attention, call 911, go to your nearest hospital emergency room, or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at:
800-273-TALK (8255) or Text: HOME to 741741.

Finish the sentence!

I want to get healthy so I can...............


You are Worthy!

A safe place to heal.

By Diane Gammon MS
Clinical Mental Health Counselor 
Living With Hope Counseling 

Disclaimer- I am not a doctor and I am not giving out medical advice. My blogs are for information and inspirational purposes. Please consult your doctor before starting a new health regimen.Diane  Gammon  MS is clinically supervised by Sherry Knox as she pursues full LPC-MHSP licensure

 Open Full-Time Days

Monday through Saturday 

With Evening Appointments
615-556-8406

Email- Diane@LivingWithHopeCounseling.com

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 


 Have Hope! 

Renew and Restore Your Life, 
Relationships and Health! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Depression - It Can Feel Lonely

Depression can make you feel all kinds of ways. One way that depression can make you feel is very lonely. Someone who is depressed and/or has anxiety can feel alone even in a room full of people. They can also feel lonely even in a group of people. Depression can feel very isolating in so many ways.

While it is very healthy to enjoy your own company alone, being social is also very healthy. However, it’s very difficult to be friendly when you are depressed. It is best to try to be social but to also give yourself grace and stay home if you really feel you need to do so. Just make sure that you try to be social soon after. Try to start out small with a short time frame or with maybe a small group of people.

- And there is always hope for depression, anxiety and social anxiety. Seek help and don’t ever give up!

If you or someone you know is suicidal and needs immediate attention, call 911, go to your nearest hospital emergency room, or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at:
800-273-TALK (8255) or Text: HOME to 741741.

Finish the sentence!

I want to get healthy so I can...............


You are Worthy!

A safe place to heal.







Disclaimer- I am not a doctor and I am not giving out medical advice. My blogs are for information and inspirational purposes. Please consult your doctor before starting a new health regimen. Diane Gammon M. S. is clinically supervised by Sherry Knox as she pursues  LPC-MHSP licensure

Living With Hope Counseling 

  Diane Gammon MS

Clinical Mental Health Counselor 



Day, Evening, and Saturday appointments available

615-556-8406

Email- HopeHelp911@aol.com

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 


 Have Hope! 

Renew and Restore Your Life, 
Relationships and Health! 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Natural Supplements To Help With Depression

Some natural supplements that can help with depression are omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, magnesium, vitamin B complex, selenium, and St Johns Wart.

If you or someone you know is suicidal and needs immediate attention, call 911, go to your nearest hospital emergency room, or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at:
800-273-TALK (8255) or Text: HOME to 741741.

Finish the sentence!

I want to get healthy so I can...............


You are Worthy!

A safe place to heal.



Disclaimer- I am not a doctor and I am not giving out medical advice. My blogs are for information and inspirational purposes. Please consult your doctor before starting a new health regimen. Diane  Gammon  Arnold MS is clinically supervised by Sherry Knox as she pursues full LPC-MHSP licensure. 

Living With Hope Counseling 

  Diane Gammon Arnold M.S. 

Licensed LPC (Temp) Professional 
Clinical Mental Health Counselor 

Day, Evening, and Saturday appointments available

615-556-8406

Email- HopeHelp911@aol.com

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 


 Have Hope! 

Renew and Restore Your Life, 
Relationships and Health! 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Best Self-Care

The best self-care is to go outside and get exercise, fresh air and sunshine! It will  help your mental and physical health!


If you or someone you know is suicidal and needs immediate attention, call 911, go to your nearest hospital emergency room, or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at:
800-273-TALK (8255) or Text: HOME to 741741.

Finish the sentence!

I want to get healthy so I can...............


You are Worthy!

A safe place to heal.



Disclaimer- I am not a doctor and I am not giving out medical advice. My blogs are for information and inspirational purposes. Please consult your doctor before starting a new health regimen.Diane  Gammon  MS is clinically supervised by Michael Loftis LCSW as she pursues  LPC-MHSP licensure


  Diane Gammon MS

Clinical Mental Health Counselor 
Michael Loftis Counseling


Day, Evening, and Saturday appointments available

615-556-8406

Email- HopeHelp911@aol.com

Sliding Scale Fee for Individual Counseling Sessions 


 Have Hope! 

Renew and Restore Your Life, 
Relationships and Health!