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29
AUG
2019
self-worth and depression treatment

Finding Self-Worth While Suffering From Depression or Anxiety

When depression or anxiety hits, it can be hard to remember your own self-worth. Negative thoughts and self-doubt have an insidious way of sinking in when you’re feeling down. And when these thoughts settle in, they only serve to perpetuate your feelings of sadness, worthlessness...
14
AUG
2019
benefits of practicing gratitude

8 Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life

It’s typically around Thanksgiving when people become mindful about all that they’re grateful and thankful for. However, studies show practicing gratitude throughout the year can improve one’s overall health and well-being. In fact, our counseling team has seen that clients who...
26
JUL
2019
obsessive-compulsive disorder

Life with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

If you’ve seen the movie As Good As It Gets, you’re familiar with the repetitive behavior that defines the life of the main character, Melvin Udall. While Hollywood doesn’t always hit the nail on the head in its depiction of mental health disorders, this particular movie was...
10
JUL
2019
summertime sadness

Summertime Sadness: 6 Ways to Cope

Summer is here, which means all your depressive symptoms should be immediately lifted by the lovely, warm weather…right? If only! Since the sun is out, it’s easy to assume you will feel happier and want to be outside doing the things you love. However, it comes as a surprise to...
26
JUN
2019
millennials and depression

Why Millennials Suffer from Depression More Than Other Generations…and What We Can Do About It

There are an estimated 83.1 million people living in the United States that were born between 1982 and 2000. In fact, according to the United States Census Bureau, this generation—the Millennial generation—is set to surpass the prior generation—the Baby Boomers—to become the...
10
JUN
2019
cbt therapy for chronic pain

CBT Therapy Isn’t Just for Mental Health… It’s for Physical Health, Too!

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that helps individuals change their thoughts in order to change maladaptive or problematic actions and behaviors. CBT is a form of talk therapy that identifies negative thought patterns, and—over time—helps people change the...
15
MAY
2019
advocating for yourself in therapy

Getting the Most Out of Therapy: The Importance of Advocating for Yourself

You’ve done the work and sought the support of a therapist who can help guide you in shifting unproductive thoughts and behaviors towards healthier ones. This step alone…getting started with a therapist…is to be celebrated as getting started is one of the most...
01
MAY
2019
do you need child counseling

Is it “Just a Phase” or Does Your Child Need Counseling?

Your child has been exhibiting maladaptive behaviors: outbursts, tantrums…just bad behavior in general. Initially you didn’t think much of it—it’s just a phase, right? But as weeks turn into months or years, you begin to realize that your child’s behavior is more long-term than...
26
APR
2019
impact of divorce on children

The Real Impact of Divorce on Children: What Parents Need to Know

Divorce is stressful…not just for the couple, but for everybody involved—children included. It’s easy to turn inward while going through a divorce and remain focused on processing your own feelings of sadness, stress, anger or anxiety. But, if you have children, it’s important to...
12
APR
2019
impact of therapy

Life During Therapy: 6 Ways Your World Will Begin to Change

Making the decision to see a therapist isn’t always an easy one. From choosing a therapist, to the feelings of fear and anticipation that build-up prior to your first session, to the uncertainty that exists about the journey you’re about to take, you may find you have so many...