The Psychiatrist Shortage in the US, and What We’re Doing to Help

Posted By: on September 17, 2018
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It takes a village, and we’re up for the challenge! The shortage of psychiatrists in the United States is making it difficult for patients to promptly receive the care that they require. Depending on location, the average wait can be 12 to 16 weeks! Heart-Centered Counseling is actively hiring psychiatrists so we can see our patients within a seven day time period. Putting your mental health and well-being first is our priority, and we’re working around the clock to solve the psychiatrist s

How Psychiatry Can Complement Counseling

Posted By: on September 03, 2018
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The two treatment options benefit one another. Meeting with a psychiatrist can support the way that you heal. In addition to promoting good physical and psychological health, psychiatry complements talk therapy. You can enjoy both the benefits of taking medication, as well as working through your issues with a licensed therapist, and you'll be able to make progress quickly and effectively. Here are two of the ways psychiatry complements counseling: By increasing cognitive reasoning. Whe

How to Talk to People You Really Care About So They’ll Really Listen

Posted By: on August 20, 2018
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Effective communication starts with you. Do you communicate your needs effectively? Do you gently ask for people’s attention when talking with them or do you try to squeeze things in when you or they are busy doing something else? Learning how to pick up on verbal and nonverbal clues will help you to understand if what you are saying to a loved one is being heard. Here is how to talk to people you really care about so they’ll really listen: Ask if it is a good time to have a discuss

How to Take Care of Your Emotional Well-Being: A Quick Guide for People on the Go

Posted By: on August 06, 2018
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If you know the feeling of being busy all too well, understand that you’re not alone. According to Author Lissa Rankin, M.D., there are even people who are addicted to being busy. In fact, she states that men, women, and children can sometimes hide behind a busy schedule as a way to avoid feeling discomfort and dissatisfaction with their lives. They can sometimes wear this busyness as a badge of honor that raises their self-worth and self-importance. The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of B

Heart-Centered Counseling Offers Tele-Mental Health

Posted By: on July 23, 2018
What It Is and How It Works Heart-Centered Counseling has expanded our services to provide Tele-Mental Health services for clients who cannot make it to one of our seven offices in Colorado. Having the option to place a video call to one of our licensed therapists is a great help for individuals, couples or children/teenagers living in rural areas as well as those who have a disability or illness that prevents them from traveling easily. It’s also intended for clients who live in other cities

Heart-Centered Counseling Opens a New Location in Littleton, Colorado

Posted By: on July 09, 2018
We’re excited to offer individual, couple, and child/teen services to a new location! Heart-Centered Counselors is proud to announce the opening of our newest location in Littleton, Colorado. Being able to expand our practice is a true honor. It allows us to help more people and their families heal. As with our other locations, we offer individual, couples, and child/teen counseling in addition to medication management and teletherapy. Your visit can be scheduled online, by emailing help@he

Overcoming Your Sense of Separation

Posted By: on June 18, 2018
Simple Tips for Building a Life of Connection and Communication Loneliness can be surprisingly pervasive in today’s ultra-connected world. In spite of instant messaging, smartphones, and dating apps, many people still face the age-old problem of isolation. And the false expectations for what life “should be like,” fostered by media, social networks, and the stories we tell ourselves, certainly don’t help. In this article, we would like to offer you a few suggestions that may help you t

Integrated Care For Mind and Body

Posted By: on June 04, 2018
How Mental and Physical Health are Intertwined The World Health Organization (WHO) put it clearly when they released the statement that “there is no health without mental health.” Unfortunately, in spite of the advocacy of many important organizations such as WHO, there are still countless patients (and even some healthcare providers) who don’t fully understand how profound the connection between mental and physical health truly is. Let’s take a look at just a few of the ways that these

Understanding the Difference Between Psychiatry and Psychology

Posted By: on May 18, 2018
Psychologists and psychiatrists are both highly trained professionals who specialize in understanding the brain, emotions, feelings, and thoughts of their patients. Because of this, some people use the two terms interchangeably -- however, there are a few important differences between these professions: Psychiatrists are medical doctors Their post-graduate academic careers begin with medical school, followed by a medical residency and then further specialization in mental illness. Because of

A Few Mental Health Conditions that Psychiatry Can Help With

Posted By: on May 09, 2018
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Do you believe that you may need to seek psychiatric treatment for a mental health condition that is affecting your life? If so, the best way of receiving a definitive answer to your questions is by expressing your concerns to your psychologist or general practitioner. That being said, this blog post is intended to be a quick summary of a few of the mental health conditions most commonly treated by psychiatrists. Mental Health Conditions Effectively Treated by Psychiatrists Anxiety. This is