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Eating Disorders in Adults

Eating Disorders in Adults

Eating disorders are often associated with teenagers and adolescents. But many adults struggle with this same issue. What are Eating Disorders? Eating disorders are mental health issues that involve unhealthy or obsessive eating habits. Some of the most common...

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What is ERP Therapy?

What is ERP Therapy?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) refers to a pattern of unwanted thoughts and fears (obsessions) that cause an individual to perform repetitive behaviors (compulsions). These thought patterns and behaviors significantly impact a person’s daily activities and...

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Symptoms of OCD

Symptoms of OCD

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects 2-3% of the population. The disorder is characterized by a pattern of unwanted thoughts or fears (obsessions) that cause an individual to perform a set of repetitive...

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How to Prevent Burnout

How to Prevent Burnout

Not many people get through life without experiencing burnout at some point. Whether it’s from working more than one job, taking care of a sick loved one, or juggling family life while going back to school, burnout is real, and it negatively impacts your life and...

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Mental Health Therapy for Frontline Workers

Mental Health Therapy for Frontline Workers

None of us were prepared for the global pandemic we found ourselves in. Not parents, teachers, and certainly not the healthcare workers around the country. Doctors and nurses suddenly found themselves working double shifts to care for sick people. As the rest of the...

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The Caregiver’s Guide to Self-Care

The Caregiver’s Guide to Self-Care

Are you acting as a caregiver to a loved one? Maybe your elderly parent or a spouse or child that is battling a serious illness? According to womenshealth.gov, 36% of Americans provided unpaid care to another adult with an illness or disability in 2012, and that...

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Affirmative Therapy for the LGBTQIA+ Community

Affirmative Therapy for the LGBTQIA+ Community

People within the LGBTQIA+ community share many things in common outside of sexuality and identity. Many seek therapy for things like self-esteem concerns, anxiety, relationship issues, and more. Regardless of the reason, someone from the community might seek...

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Does Therapy for “Baby Blues” Work?

Does Therapy for “Baby Blues” Work?

Having a baby is one of the most amazing and awesome events in a person’s life. Babies bring joy and laughter into the house. But the reality is, they also bring sleepless nights and inevitable and irreversible change. Having a baby also brings changes to a woman’s...

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Sex Therapy for Intimacy Issues

Sex Therapy for Intimacy Issues

When people desire to be in a relationship, they are not wanting or needing company or someone to do things with. Most people look for that perfect relationship because they want real, true intimacy in their life. But what is intimacy, really? Intimacy is NOT the same...

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What is Sex Therapy and Does it Work?

What is Sex Therapy and Does it Work?

These days, many of us find it hard to find the time to have a decent and satisfactory sex life with our partner. We’re either too busy, too tired or too stressed much of the time. While we may not like it, this is pretty normal. What’s not normal is having no desire...

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Mental Health Care for The Career Woman

Mental Health Care for The Career Woman

When you think about it, modern women are really like superheroes. Not only are they obtaining college degrees and climbing corporate ladders, they’re doing so while also raising families. They may also find themselves taking care of aging parents at the same time....

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EMDR to Treat Trauma in Young Adults

EMDR to Treat Trauma in Young Adults

Childhood trauma doesn’t just affect children; it affects the adults they become. Unresolved childhood trauma impacts a young adult’s mental health, which can then impact their physical health.   Side Effects of Trauma   Many of the adult clients we work...

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How to Navigate Challenging Life Transitions

How to Navigate Challenging Life Transitions

When we’re young, life transitions are fun and empowering. We go from crawling to walking, walking to running. We start with training wheels but soon no longer need them. As we age we graduate into higher grades and become more independent. But as adults, life...

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Holiday Stress Prevention Tips

Holiday Stress Prevention Tips

The holidays are right around the corner! And that means many of us will begin losing our minds, patience, and good cheer. Well, can you blame us? The holidays are one of the most stressful times of the year. Between shopping,...

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Yes, New Fathers Suffer from Depression Too!

Yes, New Fathers Suffer from Depression Too!

Having a baby is an event that typically brings a lot of joy and excitement for couples. However, roughly 60% of new mothers suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), with symptoms being either moderate or severe. Fortunately, PPD is a common health issue with much...

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3 Reasons Why Men Should Try Therapy

3 Reasons Why Men Should Try Therapy

Men have taken on a specific role in human development over the span of hundreds of thousands of years. While roles have very recently shifted somewhat, historically speaking, men have been the ones to fight the wars and build society. And if you think about it, it’s...

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3 Steps to Self-Compassion

3 Steps to Self-Compassion

“God, you can be so stupid sometimes.” “Why would he be attracted to YOU?” “You’re just going to screw this up.” These are things you would probably never say to another human being unless you’re a real jerk. But how many of us have that inner critic that says these...

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Grief & Loss After a Miscarriage

Grief & Loss After a Miscarriage

Throughout our lives we experience the loss of loved ones and friends. But there is no greater loss than that of a child. And it doesn’t matter what age that child was, the loss is profound. If you’ve experienced a miscarriage or pregnancy loss, you are most likely...

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Do I Have the Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

Do I Have the Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

According to the American Pregnancy Association, 70-80% of all new mothers experience what’s called the “baby blues", while only 10% - 20% suffer from postpartum depression. With so many women experiencing some form of emotional upheaval after giving birth, why is...

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PTSD & Trauma: How to Begin Healing

PTSD & Trauma: How to Begin Healing

No one is ever prepared for a tragedy. In fact, most of us go through our lives believing that tragedies happen to other people. When people do experience a distressing or life-threatening event, such as a car accident, natural disaster, or terrorist attack, they...

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Signs of Trauma in Your Loved Ones

Signs of Trauma in Your Loved Ones

Over the past several years, there have been numerous traumatic events all across the country. From incidents of mass violence to devastating natural disasters to a global pandemic, millions of Americans have experienced or witnessed a disastrous or life-threatening...

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What is Trauma Therapy?

What is Trauma Therapy?

Not many of us will get through life without facing our own share of challenges. While some stress and strife can be expected throughout life, some people experience actual trauma. Trauma may come in the form of a physically or emotionally abusive relationship, a...

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How Girl Moms Can Serve as Positive Role Models

How Girl Moms Can Serve as Positive Role Models

Every Halloween, little girls all over the country choose costumes that reflect what they want to be when they grow up. And each year we see many girls choosing to dress as princesses and fairies, kitty cats and maybe the odd superhero. Rarely do we see young girls...

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Does Therapy for “Baby Blues” Work?

Does Therapy for “Baby Blues” Work?

Having a baby is one of the most amazing and awesome events in a person’s life. Babies bring joy and laughter into the house. But the reality is, they also bring sleepless nights and inevitable and irreversible change. Having a baby also brings changes to a woman’s...

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Why Caregivers Should Prioritize Self-Care

Why Caregivers Should Prioritize Self-Care

Caregivers are truly a special type of human being; they are selfless, kind hearted, attentive and generous. Are you acting as a caregiver to a loved one? Maybe your elderly parent or a spouse or child is battling a serious illness like COVID-19? Approximately 36% of...

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Therapy for COVID-19 Frontline Workers

Therapy for COVID-19 Frontline Workers

None of us were prepared for the global pandemic we find ourselves in, especially considering how long we've been going through it. Not parents, teachers, and certainly not the COVID-19 frontline workers around the country and across the globe. Doctors and nurses...

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What is PTSD and What Causes it?

What is PTSD and What Causes it?

Most of us won’t get through life without our own fair share of stress and heartache. But some people experience not just stress, sadness or grief, but actual trauma, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This can be from events like being involved in a bad car...

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“Am I Addicted?” 5 Signs You Should Seek Help

“Am I Addicted?” 5 Signs You Should Seek Help

When we speak about addiction, we tend to think of drugs and alcohol. But there are many seemingly benign activities that can become an addiction for some people. For some, watching porn is an activity done once in a while for fun. For others, they feel like they have...

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What Are the Most Common Marriage Problems?

What Are the Most Common Marriage Problems?

It's not uncommon for married couples to fight. In fact, in some ways, it's indicative of a healthy relationship. But what if it seems like you're fighting all the time? Every marriage has its issues. However, there are some problems that seem to get worse over time,...

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Get Some Sleep! 5 Tips to Fight Insomnia

Get Some Sleep! 5 Tips to Fight Insomnia

If you find yourself struggling to fall or stay asleep, you’re not alone. Insomnia, the chronic inability to get sufficient sleep, is a common problem affecting millions of Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2014 study, more than...

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How Counseling Can Help You Reach Your Goals

How Counseling Can Help You Reach Your Goals

If you struggle to set goals, let alone reach them, you are definitely not alone. Roughly 92% of the population has found it hard to stick to intentions. This constant cycle of trying to set beneficial life or health goals, but never quite reaching them, can...

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4 Subtle Signs of Emotional Trauma

4 Subtle Signs of Emotional Trauma

When you think about someone experiencing trauma, incidents such as assault or a car accident might come to mind. But there are other, subtler forms of trauma that can negatively affect our lives and hinder our relationships. Emotional trauma is often overlooked, and...

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Cherishing Holiday Memories

Cherishing Holiday Memories

During these unprecedented times, we are learning the importance of cherishing life, cherishing health, and cherishing each other. With all of the events occurring throughout the world, it is easy to fixate on the negative circumstances surrounding us. This year may...

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5 Strategies to Calm Your Anxiety Quickly

5 Strategies to Calm Your Anxiety Quickly

When you live with an anxiety disorder, any moment can become one that creates a slow-rising panic within you. Life is normal one second and the next, you feel your chest tighten and your heart begin to race. You may begin to hyperfocus on future events and find...

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A Budgeting Guide for the Holidays

A Budgeting Guide for the Holidays

The holiday season is a time for sharing and caring, which includes giving and receiving gifts! We all love to give gifts and are equally excited to receive them. However, during the holiday season, it can be easy to overspend. We all want to buy our children the...

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How to Avoid Emotional Eating During the Holidays

How to Avoid Emotional Eating During the Holidays

The Thanksgiving holiday is approaching us! Thanksgiving is a time for showing gratitude to our family, friends, and close loved ones.  In traditional American households, we spend the holiday giving thanks, saying grace, and preparing for the new year. Similarly,...

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Self Care During the Holidays 

Self Care During the Holidays 

Self care is all about setting and honoring personal boundaries. Practicing self care can seem difficult at times in an ongoing, fast paced world, especially during the holiday season. It can easily become overlooked and neglected during the busy (and sometimes...

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Supporting Your Teen’s Mental Health

Supporting Your Teen’s Mental Health

The weight of the world is enough as an adult; but as a teenager? It’s even more overwhelming. Teens are faced with pressures from all angles. To name a few, school, friendships, romance, family, jobs, drugs, and body changes are heavy on teens' minds. On top of that,...

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Benefits of Seeing a Male Therapist

Benefits of Seeing a Male Therapist

Therapy is a transformative experience that requires the right personality fit between client and clinician. Beyond that, trust and rapport are what drive a successful therapeutic relationship. Notice that I didn’t say therapy was always a comfortable experience. To...

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Warning Signs of a Dysfunctional Family

Warning Signs of a Dysfunctional Family

Let’s talk about family.   Family roles may be a phrase that feels very light as it is commonly used. We’re here to talk about the negative side of family roles and the impact they can have on a family.   Family roles can be a sign or symptom of a...

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4 Areas You Could Be Improving Your Self Care

4 Areas You Could Be Improving Your Self Care

Sometimes the term Self Care can be a little intimidating. Because not everyone likes the face masks, bubble baths, or essential oils that typically come to mind when this term is mentioned. These things might actually turn some people away. We wanted to break self...

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Simple Tips for Sleeping Productively

Simple Tips for Sleeping Productively

Perhaps one of the most basic parts of life that often doesn’t get the credit or attention it deserves is sleep. It’s essential, and we spend about a third of our lives doing it, so maybe we should consider giving it a little bit more love. There are things you can...

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