Bipolar disorders have long been thought to be something you cannot recover from. With new forms of medications and a renewed focus on mental health therapy this is no longer the case. Especially when someone is committed to recovery despite the challenges that arise in life or fluctuations in symptom severity. How Can Psychiatric Medications […]
Individual Therapy Individual therapy is gaining popularity as it can target a wide array of challenges someone experiences in life. Most therapy is confidential unless certain statutory limitations are met that would require mandatory reporting. Another way to buffer against the potential of someone reviewing your records it to private pay for services which eliminates
What Is Vicarious Trauma? Vicarious trauma occurs when a person experiences trauma without directly witnessing the traumatic event. This can be through the large amounts of trauma on social media, reading about the ongoing war in Ukraine, or hearing about school shootings. Also, having a job that is closely tied to traumatic experiences can create
Avoidance, Escape, and Control Human beings are creatures of habit. Sometimes these habits do not always serve us in the best way. Avoidance, escape, and control, when used in small amounts, do not harm our lives. However, if they are used in large quantities these thought and behavioral patterns can be disastrous. What Is Avoidance?
Adolescent Trauma Adolescents are a busy group of humans. They barely stop moving unless it’s to sleep or they’re ill. Mental health symptoms from past trauma may significantly impact their lives as well. Trauma doesn’t have to be large, horrific events where people are hurt – they definitely can be. Trauma can also be small
One of the best uses of a couples’ time is to invest in themselves and their relationship through therapy. It can be a daunting task to find a therapist near you that meets your couples’ needs so be sure to look around! How can couples therapy help us? Couples therapy, or couples counseling as it
Are you stressed about the economy? Most people have felt the crunch of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates to their highest point in decades. We begin to feel the stress on our wallets as these rate hikes trickle through our economy. The news headlines paint a rough picture with unemployment increasing and layoffs around
Ever wonder why fireworks can trigger some military and emergency responders? Keep reading to learn why and how! How does evolution impact trauma responses? Our bodies have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years. Back in the day when a member of our family group was attacked we needed to remember certain characteristics of our