Four Ways to Handle Difficult Relationships

Posted By: on February 20, 2019
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How counseling helps you communicate better and what to do if the troubled relationship is with your spouse. If you have difficulty relating to some of the people in your life, you’re not alone. A difference in opinion is sometimes all that it takes to make communicating feel impossible. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t find solutions when it comes to spending time with and even talking to the difficult people in your life. In fact, there are many ways to address trying relation

Why Do People Go to Therapy?

Posted By: on February 06, 2019
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There are many reasons people choose to see a therapist. Therapy strengthens relationships. Therapy provides solutions that help individuals, couples, and families overcome challenges. Therapy makes you a better communicator. Therapy helps you take responsibility for your actions as they affect not only your life but the lives of the people you’re closest to. In therapy, conversations take place in a safe setting, free from judgment and under the care of a licensed counselor trained to help

Will My Insurance Pay for Therapy?

Posted By: on January 30, 2019
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Insurance companies must treat mental health the way they do physical health thanks to changes in legislature. You no longer need to worry about whether or not your insurance covers mental health therapy because it does (in some important ways): In the past, many companies refused to provide coverage for psychiatry and counseling services. Today, however, things have changed much to the benefit of people like you who are considering therapy as a form of treatment and healing. Learn more The M

What is Counseling Like?

Posted By: on January 16, 2019
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Learn what to expect before attending your first session. You’ve probably witnessed the world of therapy through the entertainment industry’s eyes. You’ve seen plenty of therapists depicted in film and TV shows. Some of the impressions you may have been left with include therapy being ineffective, that it seldom helps, or that mental health professionals have large laundry lists of issues of their own! Counseling Isn’t What Hollywood Portrays It to Be Counseling is highly beneficial a

Group Counseling and How It Helps with Relationships and Mental Health

Posted By: on January 02, 2019
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Become a happier, healthier, better-supported version of yourself right away. Group counseling offers a unique environment for growth. Individuals who opt to be part of group therapy learn a lot about themselves in relation to other people. They quickly learn their communication style, how to deal with people with different personalities, and how to maintain their physical and mental health by asking for what they need from others to thrive. How Being Part of Group Therapy Helps Your Relatio

Premarital Counseling: The Benefits of Marriage Counseling Before Getting Married

Posted By: on December 19, 2018
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Get to know your partner, their problem-solving skills, and communication style more intimately. If you’re planning on tying the knot anytime soon, it may benefit you to undergo marriage counseling with your partner. That way, you’re able to start your commitment off on the right foot by learning how to be effective communicators. You’ll gain valuable insight on the importance of active listening, speaking about your wants and needs as an individual, and learning how to overcome challenge

Does my child need counseling?… and why some parents wait too long (A blog about Child Counseling and Child Psychologists)

Posted By: on December 04, 2018
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Children with psychological issues sometimes don’t get the help they need to thrive because their parents don’t elect to seek counseling for them. The minimization of the benefits of mental health services may stem from a number of things: personal beliefs about therapy and misconceptions about the cost and successfulness of counseling are some of the most common reasons why parents may choose not to try at least one session with a child psychologist.  However, child psychologists and ther

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and How Does It Help with Depression?

Posted By: on November 20, 2018
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If you’ve heard a lot of talk about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, there’s good reason for it. Therapists see measurable results in the behaviors exhibited by the patients when they teach CBT therapeutic techniques. People of all ages, and especially those who have depression, benefit from CBT. To understand how it might help you personally, it’s important to understand what Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is all about. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 101 CBT is a form of psychotherapy

Why It’s Important to Try to Save Your Marriage, and How a Couples Counselor Can Help

Posted By: on November 06, 2018
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There comes a time in many couple’s lives where they must make the hard decision to fix their marital problems or end their marriage in divorce. Relational issues can build to the point that one or both parties no longer see value in the relationship. Before making this difficult decision, we invite you to explore the option of marital counseling with a licensed and experienced counselor. Doing so ensures that all options for saving a marriage are exhausted before calling the partnership quits

How to Overcome Loneliness and Isolation & When a Therapist Can Help

Posted By: on October 30, 2018
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When you’re lonely, you may intentionally or unintentionally isolate yourself from other people. This isolation can lead to anxiety, depression, and a myriad of physical health issues. That’s why it’s important to have coping mechanisms that allow you to acknowledge feelings of loneliness and work in positive and productive ways to overcome them without cutting yourself off from the rest of the world. What to Do When Loneliness and Isolation Become Too Much to Handle Alone Having a profe