Articles About Therapy Tools

Our articles on therapy tools are written by mental health experts and peer reviewed by seasoned professionals.

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Healing with Rehabilitative Therapy

At its core, mental health rehabilitation works to help a person re-establish a sense of emotional health so they can once again function in their regular life. Often, rehabilitative therapy includes in-patient or intensive outpatient support for individuals recovering from mental health diagnoses.

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Finding Inclusive Therapists

You decided to pursue therapy and you’re interested in finding an inclusive therapist who can understand you and your specific lifestyle. But how and where do you start the search for a therapist that matches your unique needs? In today’s post, we’ll explain

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Understanding and Embracing Integrative Therapies

Your mind, body, and spirit are connected. The way you treat each affects the others. That’s why integrative therapies work toward healing your whole person. Integrative therapy is a form of psychotherapy that combines therapeutic tools and approaches to fit each individual’s needs.

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How to Tell If Your Therapist Doesn’t Like You

Therapy can make you feel vulnerable. So, it’s natural to be curious about the person you’re sharing the space with — your therapist. You may wonder how to tell if your therapist doesn’t like you? And, does it really matter? The point of

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How Much Does Therapy Cost?

Like many other essential healthcare services, therapy is usually not free. So, how much does therapy cost? While it’s impossible to give an exact answer due to factors like insurance, area, and service, this post will provide you with an idea of what

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How to Get the Most Out of Therapy

Everyone seeking counseling, regardless of the reason, wants to get the most out of therapy. While your therapist can provide tools and help you develop coping skills, healing will only come if you commit to the process. It is important for you to

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Exploring the Different Types of Therapy

Deciding to go to therapy is a big step toward improving your mental health and quality of life. But once you choose to seek counseling, you have to decide between all the different types of therapy available.  From riding a horse and completing

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How to Know If You Need Therapy

You aren’t feeling quite yourself lately. You can’t seem to pull out of the funk you’re in. It’s challenging to get out of bed in the morning, and you spend a lot of time worrying about things that your analytical mind understands are

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What to Expect from Your First Therapy Session

It’s time for your first therapy session. You’re anxious and a bit uncertain, but you’re also excited to get started and to start feeling better. Before the appointment, here’s what to expect from your first therapy session. What Will Your First Session Look

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Types of Child Therapy

The decision to put your child in therapy can be a scary one to make. You might feel nervous about putting your child in the care of someone else. Or you might be fearful that they won’t benefit from therapy. And we all

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Does Therapy Work?

About 40 million Americans received therapy in 2019, and we know the number of people seeking help since the COVID-19 pandemic hit has increased. And still, a lot of people leave their therapist’s office after a session still struggling and wondering if therapy

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Why Is It So Hard to Go to Therapy?

You know why you don’t want to go to the dentist. After all, who wants a drill on their teeth? And pretty much every annual exam comes with uncomfortable tests that everyone would rather avoid. But is the same true for therapy? Why

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How to Tell Someone They Need Therapy

“Girl, you need some help!” You know you’ve wanted to say this at one point or another. Especially since the No. 1 reason people go to therapy is to figure out how to deal with other people who refuse to go. But you can’t just

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Will My Insurance Cover Therapy?

You’ve recognized that you need a mental health professional to help work through some concerns. You chose a counselor with the right credentials and are ready to make an appointment. Now you’re wondering, “Will my insurance cover therapy?” The answer is “probably.” Congress

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Finding the Right Counselor for You

Reaching the decision to seek out a counselor is a brave step that isn’t always easy to take. The next step is finding the right counselor for you. It would be great if finding the right counselor was as simple as identifying the

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Understanding the Types of Counselors

You’ve reached the decision to seek support from a counselor. You have healing to do, and you understand that you can’t do it alone. But when you start looking for a counselor, you find it’s not as easy as you thought. There are

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How Daily Affirmations Can Positively Impact Your Life

Daily positive affirmations are statements that can boost your confidence and counteract negative thoughts and feelings. They encourage you to focus on your strengths instead of telling yourself things that accentuate your shortcomings, which can be bad for your mental health. The Science

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