July 2023

Living with Bipolar Disorder 

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 […]

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Individual Therapy

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

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Vicarious Trauma

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

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Avoidance, Escape, and Control

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?

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Adolescent Trauma

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

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Fireworks and Trauma Responses

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

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