Mental Health

What is the most effective way for therapists to organize their marriage/family sessions?

During family or couples counseling, the therapist has to attain control over these particular sessions, so all parties feel emotionally safe.   Being in private practice for approximately 12 years, I have learned the most effective / less contentious techniques to adhere to marriage/family sessions.  The first thing I do to all persons in the dynamic …

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Being Honest & Transparent with your Medical / Mental Health Providers

Deciding to get a medical/mental health provider is the first step to becoming your best self. The next is being honest with them, which does not come easy for many people. Medical/mental health professionals who are legally bound (in most cases) to keep your information confidential. Health providers are one of the most important people …

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The Cycle of Violence – Tension Building, Abuse, Honeymoon Phase

Abuse comes in many forms such as physical, verbal, emotional, and sexual amongst the most common types. People being abused by their partners are not constantly being abused and the abuse is inflicted at totally random times. There is a definite pattern for the abuse, which is recurring and appears to have three distinct phases. …

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Ways on How to Overcome being an Avoidant Personality

Most of us struggle with attachment and need an appropriate amount of time to develop an intimate, loving relationship with someone else. We don’t come into this world loving anyone, we grow to love someone and to cherish who they are. Once we understand who that person we love is, we develop normal attachments that …

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How to Find an Effective Therapist/Mental Health Counselor

If you’re considering therapy/counseling — whether it’s to restore a relationship, recover from trauma, adjust to a new life phase, or improve your mental health — finding the right therapist/mental health counselor is the first hurdle to cross. Researchers have found that the bond between you and your therapist/counselor is likely to have a big …

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Effective coping strategies vs.  Maladaptive coping strategies

Whether you’ve been dumped by your date or you’ve had a rough day at the office, having healthy coping skills can be key to getting through tough times. Coping skills help you tolerate, minimize, and deal with stressful situations in life. Managing your stress well can help you feel better physically and psychologically and it …

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