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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…

Will My Health 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 if your health insurance will cover therapy. The answer is probably. Congress passed the Paul Wellstone and…

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 many different types of counselors, and the…
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Accreditation and Licensing for Therapists and Counselors

In addition to obtaining a degree from a university or college, a therapist must also complete the necessary requirements to obtain professional licensing in the state where they plan to practice. We've listed some basic information on the various licenses and certifications, as well state board of examiners. Accreditations, Certifications,…

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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15 Benefits of Journaling Backed By Science

The benefits of journaling can be life-changing. Here are 15 benefits of journaling that you can start experiencing today.

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 what an inclusive therapist is, why you…

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