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How Does EMDR Therapy Help with PTSD?

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of trauma therapy that is effective for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR therapy uses tools and techniques that rewire the brain to replace negative associations associated with traumatic events with associations that do not cause feelings of stress, anxiety and other mental health issues. At…

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What To Expect in EMDR Therapy

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is one of many mental health therapies that have become more commonly used in recent years. This form of therapy was originally designed to help those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After further research was conducted, EMDR was proved effective in a therapeutic setting for those who have experienced…

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Can CBT Help My Anxiety?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been around since the 1970s and, today is considered a part of traditional mental health therapy. If you are struggling with anxiety, it can be difficult to make everyday decisions. If you have not previously gone to therapy, the prospect of going for the first time might feel intimidating. Positive and…

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What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

In cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), counselors work with clients to target a specific issue, or set of issues, and develop a treatment plan to work on over a designated number of sessions. Counselors discuss goals with clients and determine methods to reach these goals. There are always bumps along the road and a good therapist working…

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Do I Need Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of mental health counseling that was created by Aaron Beck in the 1970s. CBT practitioners are trained to guide clients through a structured model over a designated number of sessions. Therapists develop a relationship with the clients during initial counseling sessions, discuss goals, develop a treatment plan, and then…

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What Is Secondary PTSD?

It turns out that the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be transmitted to others, including loved ones, caregivers, and others you interact with closely. This is referred to as secondary trauma. Secondary PTSD, in this sense, means that others are affected by interacting with a person who has been traumatized or is experiencing…

5 Ways Family Therapy Could Help Your Mental Health

5 Ways Family Therapy Could Help Your Mental Health

When it comes to family, there can be deeply embedded issues and challenges that can affect the mental health of your spouse, children, and other relatives. Coming to terms with the need for counseling is one of the most difficult steps in the recovery process. Of course, another complicated matter is getting the rest of…

Why Trauma Therapy Could Help Your Mental Health

Why Trauma Therapy Could Help Your Mental Health

Trauma is often a core issue behind anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues a person may be experiencing. Trauma therapy works to get to the root cause of psychological issues instead of simply treating the symptoms. Co-occurring disorders that result from traumatic experiences often lead people to seek relief through unhealthy methods such as…

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The Importance of National Suicide Prevention Week

National Suicide Prevention Week 2021 in the United States will begin on Sunday, September 5, and ends on Saturday, September 11. Dedicating a special week can provide much-needed space for spreading awareness about the dangers of self-harm and suicide in America. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America and has been alarmingly…