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What To Do When You Can’t Afford Therapy

Everyone who needs therapy should be able to get the assistance they need, but unfortunately, that’s not reality. Mental health services aren’t as readily available to people who can’t afford therapy. If you’re one of these people, here are some options to consider. Understanding the Options Just because you can’t…
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What to Say to Someone Who Is Struggling Emotionally

It’s so difficult to see someone you love going through a challenging time and hurting emotionally. You want to fix it for them, even though you know you can’t. And often, you find yourself at a loss. What can you say or do to help them? Here are some ideas…
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Setting Therapist Boundaries

You likely learned a lot about setting therapist boundaries during your formal mental health education. But the real world can be much different from the classroom. You may be experiencing some unique challenges now that you're in practice. Issues now and those that may arise in the future are why…
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Does Sex Addiction Rehab Really Work?

Life with sex addiction is difficult. It impacts your relationships, job, and how you feel about yourself. You know something has to change, but does sex addiction rehab really work? Is it worth doing?  Sex addiction rehab can help you uncover the cause of the addiction, better understand your behaviors,…
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Dealing With Anxiety Through Journaling

Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the world, with 19% of adults reporting having the disorder. So, it’s no surprise that you’re probably reading this to learn about dealing with anxiety and getting some relief from anxious thoughts. What may be surprising is that the simple act…
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Practicing Client-Centered Therapy

Therapy should be a safe space where clients can express themselves freely and feel heard and understood. Client-centered therapy creates exactly that environment. Client-centered therapy means focusing on the client’s experiences and perspectives and helping create a safe, nonjudgmental space where the client can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.…
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Embracing Journaling: Making Journaling a Habit

The science is clear on the benefits of journaling and why embracing journaling and making it a habit is a good idea. But that doesn’t mean that journaling has to be difficult or weigh us down, according to Ikia Young, LPC, MHR, MBA. Ikia presented a webinar for All Counseling…
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Webinar: Embracing Journaling

If you could do something simple every day that would improve your mood, increase your positivity, and help relieve stress, would you do it? You likely answered that question with a resounding “Yes!” Yet, only about 1-in-6 people consider themselves active journalers. Journaling just 20 or fewer minutes a day…
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When the Holidays Aren’t Happy Times

If you take a look at social media, it seems like everyone is having a festive season straight out of a movie or television show. They’re going to parties, baking cookies, buying the perfect gift for everyone, and decorating everything around them to look like a holiday winter wonderland. Even…

Webinar: When the Holidays Aren’t Happy Times

The parties, food, gifts, and time with loved ones… it seems like the holidays are a happy, festive time for everyone, but that just isn’t the case.  The holidays can bring on a great deal of stress, loneliness, and anxiety. For those living with a mental health disorder, the holidays…
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Advice for Therapists from Parents of Teens

When you bring your little bundle of joy home from the hospital, it seems everyone has advice on what you should and shouldn’t do. Put them to sleep this way. Don’t feed them that way. Don’t forget to do xyz. The advice continues through toddlerdom and the elementary school years…
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Webinar: Advice for Therapists from Parents of Teens

Everyone has advice for you when you have an infant, but the helpful tips dry up by the time you find yourself parenting a teen. Parents often feel like they're just trying to survive the teenage years, and no one knows what they’re doing. It’s a challenging time for the…
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Life Coach vs. Therapist

Do you need a life coach, or is a therapist the key to addressing your concerns? The answer is, “It depends.”  When it comes to life coaching vs. therapy, both fulfill important but different roles. And you don’t necessarily have to choose one or the other. A person might need…
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Are You Struggling With Depression?

Depression is a serious mental health disorder that can significantly impact a person's daily life, relationships, and overall functioning. It goes beyond just feeling "a bit down" and it can make you feel unmotivated, produce negative thoughts, and make necessities in life seem pointless. Depression rates have reached an all-time…
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What’s Your Attachment Style?

Your attachment style explains why you act the way you do in relationships. Identifying your attachment style can help guide you toward healthier communication and stronger future relationships. Whether you’re wondering what your attachment style is or how it may impact your relationships, this post can help. What are the…