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Should You See a Therapist or a Life Coach?

Should You See a Therapist or a Life Coach?

Mental health awareness has been rising steadily over the past several years. This is good for a number of reasons—help has become more accessible, there is less stigma associated with mental illness, and individuals feel less pressure to ‘suck it up’ and go without...

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The Challenges of Military Marriage

The Challenges of Military Marriage

Military service can pose a number of challenges for a marriage. These challenges can be both practical and emotional, and they can put a strain on even the strongest relationships. According to 2019 statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, approximately...

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How Does Stress Impact Your Physical and Emotional Health?

How Does Stress Impact Your Physical and Emotional Health?

The saying ‘stress kills’ was not something that Dr. Peter Attia (a Canadian-American physician who studies the science of longevity) initially believed in. But ever since Dr. Attia began his research into the endocrine system (the system responsible for making and...

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Understanding Panic Attacks and Knowing What to Do

Understanding Panic Attacks and Knowing What to Do

You’ve likely seen someone acting out a panic attack in a movie. They might fall to their knees or clutch at their chest. They might exclaim they can’t breathe or that they’re dying. For a theatrical representation of a panic attack, this isn’t too far off from the...

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Welcome Home:  When a Family Member Returns From Rehab

Welcome Home:  When a Family Member Returns From Rehab

What does it mean when someone says that addiction is a family disease? Essentially it means that everyone in the family has been impacted by their loved one’s addiction. The family has: made excuses for them, endured abusive behavior, enabled them, or tried to force...

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Understanding and Controlling Habits of Self-Sabotage

Understanding and Controlling Habits of Self-Sabotage

Have you ever bailed on a commitment to yourself? You make a pledge to lose weight, save money, or stop responding to texts from an ex, but every time you say you will, eventually you find yourself doing the opposite. What is Self-Sabotaging Behavior? This kind of...

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Talking to Kids about Scary World Events

Talking to Kids about Scary World Events

There’s no easy way to explain scary news or alarming world events to kids.  Whether it is a school shooting or an attack in one of our cities, parents/caregivers often feel at a loss of what to say to their children.  While every child has unique needs and...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the theme of this year’s message is “Back to Basics.”  Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, millions of Americans were dealing with mental health conditions.  While generally, there has been an increase in cases...

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Does Marijuana Help or Harm Your Mental Health?

Does Marijuana Help or Harm Your Mental Health?

With the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana on the rise across the country, psychologists and scientists are speaking up about its effects on mental health. Does marijuana help ease anxiety and depression? The effect of marijuana on anxiety and depression...

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Using EMDR Therapy to Process Trauma

Using EMDR Therapy to Process Trauma

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a type of psychotherapy that was originally developed to help relieve the distress and anxiety associated with traumatic memories.  It is often used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder...

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