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Managing Stress: A Therapist's Guide to Finding Balance

Stress is a natural part of life, but it doesn't have to control our well-being. As a therapist, I've seen individuals transform their lives by implementing these stress management techniques.

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Navigating Grief and Loss: A Therapist's Perspective

As a mental health therapist, I am constantly humbled by the resilience and strength of those who come to me seeking support in their journey through grief and loss.

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Why Therapists Are Moving Away From Insurance Companies

Most people who have insurance prefer to utilize it for seeking therapy with the reasoning, “I pay for it, I might as well use it.”  Makes perfect sense.  And there are other things to consider.  I believe in being able to make an informed decision so let me tell you some other things you may want to consider. […]

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Where Relationships Can Fail...

Relationships can be one of the most rewarding aspects of life, providing love, companionship, and support. However, relationships can also be challenging, and many of them fail for a variety of reasons. Here are some common reasons why relationships fail: Effective communication is crucial for the success of any relationship. When communication breaks down, misunderstandings […]

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Weight Loss Therapy

Weight loss therapy, also known as weight management counseling, is a type of therapeutic treatment that focuses on helping individuals achieve and maintain a healthy weight. It involves working with a mental health professional to develop a personalized plan that addresses the underlying psychological and behavioral factors that contribute to weight gain and obesity. Here's […]

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Social Isolation

Social isolation is a common problem that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. It can occur due to a variety of reasons, including mental health conditions, physical disabilities, and social stigma. Social isolation can have significant negative effects on a person's mental and physical health, including depression, anxiety, and increased risk of chronic diseases. […]

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Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are mental health conditions characterized by a pattern of unhealthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that significantly affect a person's daily life. These disorders can be challenging to manage and can have significant negative impacts on a person's mental health and relationships. Therapeutic treatment can be highly effective in helping individuals with personality disorders […]

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other behavioral disorders, such as impulse control disorders and addiction, can have a significant impact on a person's life, affecting their ability to function and maintain healthy relationships. These conditions are often rooted in deep-seated psychological issues, making them difficult to overcome without professional help. Counseling can play a crucial role […]

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Infertility is a common medical condition that affects many couples trying to conceive. It can have a significant impact on a person's mental health, leading to feelings of sadness, anxiety, and frustration. Dealing with infertility can be a complex and emotional process, but therapy can play a crucial role in helping individuals cope and find […]

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The Hedonic Treadmill 

The hedonic treadmill is a psychological concept that describes the tendency for humans to adapt to changes in their environment and return to a baseline level of happiness or satisfaction. It suggests that, regardless of positive or negative changes in our lives, we tend to eventually return to a stable level of happiness. Here's what […]

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