This local therapist's viral TikTok account is helping address mental health

Photo contributed by Trey Tucker / Trey Tucker, a local licensed therapist with Elbow Tree counseling, has become TikTok famous for his quick mental health tips.

Do you struggle with overthinking?

Take one hand, and touch each finger to your thumb, counting with each tap: 1, 2, 3, 4. Then, change up the counting: 2, 3, 4, 1; 3, 1, 2, 4; and so on.

Both the touch and the counting will help you focus on the present moment, according to Trey Tucker, a local licensed therapist with Elbow Tree counseling and a now-viral TikToker known for his quick mental health tips.

With 759,000 followers of his account, @ruggedcounseling, Tucker says he's still adjusting to being in front of the camera, but it's gotten easier since he posted his first mental health help video in November 2020. Since then, he's covered a variety of topics, ranging from relationships to anxiety to alcoholism and attachment styles.

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