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When Should You Go To Couples Therapy?

April 25th, 2022 - Read more

Couples therapy sounds very ominous to most people who are in relationships. The idea of going to see a therapist to talk about your relationship implies that something is terribly wrong. As such, couples therapy tends to be a last resort – a route is only taken when it is too late. But how do …

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How Do I Know If I Should Change Therapists?

September 27th, 2021 - Read more

The first time I went to therapy, I had no idea what to expect. I knew that I needed to work on my anxiety, as it was preventing me from moving forward in life. I knew that I felt stuck. But I had no idea what could be done about it. Fortunately, my therapist seemed …

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Why Somatic Therapy Is Becoming The New Normal In Psychology

January 16th, 2021 - Read more

If you have sought therapy over the past few years, chances are you have heard of somatic therapy. Traditionally, we tended to separate physical health and mental health. Even as we knew that chemical imbalances had a huge impact on mental health, therapy stuck mainly to the realm of the mind. Somatic therapies subvert that …

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Cosmetic Surgery and Mental Health

November 21st, 2019 - Read more

The rates of cosmetic surgery have skyrocketed within the last couple years. From full body reconstructive surgery to the minimally invasive procedures like facial fillers or noninvasive fat reduction, more people are going under the knife or in some cases the needle. According to Eurekalert.org, there were nearly a quarter million more cosmetic procedures performed …

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All About EMDR

October 24th, 2019 - Read more

What Is EMDR Considered a relatively new treatment, EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is used in psychotherapy. Simply put, during an EMDR therapy session, a trained therapist will ask the patient to recall a traumatic event and wave their finger side to side, mimicking what naturally occurs during dreaming. Other methods …

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The Trauma of Sexual Assault Discussion is Center Stage

October 9th, 2018 - Read more

After the powerful testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee, more attention has been drawn to the issues of sexual assault and its impact on victims. Ford asserted that not only was the event itself terrifying but it affected her for the rest of her life in many ways. Her story …

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Can Trauma Affect One Sibling More Than Another?

July 9th, 2018 - Read more

A traumatic event can have a devastating effect on an entire family and the relationships that they have with one another. The death of a family member, a violent accident, or a life-threatening experience can all have a very painful effect on each member of the family. It is important to remember that every person …

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What Yoga Does to the Mind

June 25th, 2018 - Read more

Most people think of yoga as good exercise and a healthy activity for the body but accumulating evidence shows that it can also be great for your mind. Yoga promotes a feeling of relaxation and calm that has beneficial effects on every aspect of a person’s health. It is an activity that not only is …

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Necessary Boundaries for a Healthy Counseling Relationship

May 20th, 2018 - Read more

Boundaries in a healthy counseling relationship are not boundaries you can see, like a white stripe on the highway telling you not to cross over that line to avoid danger. They are invisible boundaries but can be just dangerous if crossed. To most people, having healthy boundaries in a counseling relationship comes naturally. It makes …

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What is Progressive Abstinence

May 17th, 2018 - Read more

When you have an addiction to alcohol or drugs the idea of giving them up completely can be frightening. People often develop substance habits as a type of coping mechanism that helps them deal with the stress of life, their own past trauma or mental illness symptoms that they haven’t addressed. Quitting a substance often …

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