How to Choose a Mental Health Professional

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Navigating the complexities of the mental health practitioner marketplace can be daunting. If you’re not feeling well emotionally, you’re often already at a disadvantage with your level of concentration, motivation, and decision-making. And, even at your best, it’s not always easy to find the right person for your needs.

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Impacts of Stress in Childhood

Research finds that going through tough times as a kid can have a developmental impact on the brain. In the studies (referenced below), the adult brains of people who were raised in a stressful environment before the age of six were smaller than the brains of adults who had a less stressful childhood. This result was also impacted by the child’s ability to cope with the stress. Often if the child had no means of releasing stress they would internalize the stresses experienced years earlier – ruminating and bottling up emotions.

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Benefits of Therapy For Families

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Let’s face it – not all families fit into the old stereotype of the problem-free, two-kids-and-a-dog suburban dream. For those of us who live in the real world, far away from the “Leave it to Beaver” era, family life can look anything but idyllic. Marriage is hard work, children quarrel, and life essentially consists of constant changes that require adjustment and resilience.

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Counseling: A Healthy Choice for Mental and Emotional Health

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There are many healthy choices we can make for ourselves including our diet, surrounding ourselves with positive people, and exercising. Another healthy choice is making the decisions to care for our emotional and mental health by talking to a professional counselor. Therapy is an important part of understanding ourselves and exploring the thoughts and feelings […]

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5 Goal-Setting Tips

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If done correctly, goal setting can be an extremely powerful tool to unleash your untapped potential. Follow these five simple steps to set yourself up for success. Identify Your Goal: First Identify your ultimate goal. Rather than saying “I want ___,” say “I will ___.” Your belief in achieving your goal is the very first […]

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