May 27, 2022
New Leaf Update

Hi there! New Leaf has some exciting news this month! Mari just passed the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHCE) and is in the process of applying for licensure through the state of Minnesota! This means she has accrued all of the state required hours and will soon be a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor […]

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February 1, 2022
10 Small Things to Boost your Mood

Written by Mari Heincy MS, CRC The winter months can sometimes be filled of struggles with the winter blues, low mood, irritability, restlessness, and even Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). (Want to read more on SAD? Check out this post). If you’re like me, you have just about had it with these freezing temps and dark […]

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January 2, 2022
Your Guide to a Successful New Year’s Resolution

Written by Mari Heincy MS, CRC It’s that time of year! We are ready to begin anew and take steps towards growth and improvement. I know I always get a kick of motivation in the new year, maintaining that motivation is another story. No matter what your goals are for 2022, we can make them […]

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December 1, 2021
The Winter Blues

Written By Mari Heincy MS, CRC It’s December! The final month of 2021 and soon to be the official start of winter (December, 21st y’all!). Here in Minnesota, the weather has begun to chill, we’re bundled up, the days are getting shorter, and many of us have hot dishes cooking in the oven. With all […]

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November 1, 2021
Let's Practice Gratitude

Written by Mari Heincy MS, CRC Gratitude: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Gratitude is something I encourage absolutely everyone to practice. The act of being thankful often strengthens feelings of confidence, appreciation, positivity, and overall happiness. When we practice being thankful by reflecting on the ways […]

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October 8, 2021
Post-College Grief

Written by Mari Heincy MS, CRC For many, college is the time of our lives. It’s a time to connect with others, find out who you are, figure out career paths, and socialize with all kinds of people. It’s also one of the most stressful times of our lives from exams, projects, and presentations. College […]

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September 27, 2021
Becoming Body Neutral

Written by Mari Heincy MS, CRC For many of us, we can identity a thing or two we’d like to change about ourselves. Maybe it’s to shrink our waists, make our arms more toned, or have longer legs. Whatever that thing is, it’s a constant reminder when we look in the mirror. But what makes […]

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September 15, 2021
Talking Sex with BIPOC Clients

Written by Mari Heincy MS, CRC For many Americans, we are raised with abstinence only teachings about sex. As teens, we might have had the sex talk from the adults in our lives. We might have learned a thing or two from movies, porn, or what we heard from friends. For many members of the […]

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September 3, 2021
What is Culturally-Affirming Care?

Written by Mari Heincy MS, CRC In having a passion in working with BIPOC communities and individuals, it’s important that I am up to date and informed on the best practices when it comes to helping these diverse populations. Many of my BIPOC clients tell me about their mental health struggles in relation to family, […]

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August 25, 2021
What your Therapist is Really Thinking About You, From a Pre-Licensed Therapist

Written by Mari Heincy MS, CRC Hey there! So you’ve come across this article and you’re wondering what kind of dirt you’re about to dig up, huh? Well I don’t know how much dirt there’ll be, but I will let you in on some of the thoughts I’ve talked to some clients and colleagues about. […]

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