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3 Strategies to Prepare for Your Grief Therapy Sessions

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  • October 5, 2017 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • grief therapy, sessions /
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We all experience grief at some point in our lives. Grief therapy, support groups, books, classes, and other resources are available to help guide us through difficult times that sometimes feel like they never end. Each resource can support you in different ways. Some may work for yours, while others may not. That’s okay. Grief
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Grounding Exercises for Anxiety

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  • September 22, 2017 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • anxiety, counseling, grounding exercises /
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Occasional anxiety and worry are a normal part of life, they are part of a system of tools our brains use to help us cope with stressful or possibly dangerous events. But sometimes we experience anxiety that isn’t related to any sort of external stimulus or the feeling of anxiety doesn’t leave when it should.
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Is Someone You Love Struggling with Alcohol and Drug Addictions?

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  • September 12, 2017 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • addict, addiction, counseling /
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Addiction is a disease that manifests not only in the person struggling with it but also in the lives of those closest to them. Seeing a loved one struggle through addiction is challenging and painful. Family and friends of the addict often ask themselves questions such as: What can I do to help? Where did I go wrong that
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What Do I Do When My Husband Is Shutting Down

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  • August 31, 2017 /
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Tom and Cindy came into the office for marriage counseling due to the fact that according to Cindy her spouse wouldn’t open up to her with his feelings. According to Tom, talking about one’s feelings isn’t something he experienced while growing up with his three other siblings. In fact, life in his family was without
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Grief Therapy; You Are Not Alone.

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  • August 30, 2017 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • counseling, grief /
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Grief is, sadly, a part of life. We live in an imperfect world where bad things happen, people leave or get sick and people die. Grief is a reaction to any form of loss and can cover a range of emotions; from anger to sadness to hopelessness, even to depression and despair. Everyone grieves in
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The Benefits of Individual Counseling

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  • August 21, 2017 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • addiction, depression, stress /
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In today’s high-stress world, we sometimes need a little help navigating life, understanding where we come from, and deciding where we’re going. Counseling often has a negative stigma attached to it, as if people who participate in it are weaker for seeking guidance. In reality, people who seek individual counseling are building skills and making choices
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Child and Adolescent Therapy: Eating Disorder Red Flags

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  • July 25, 2017 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • counseling, Eating Disorder, Red Flags /
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As parents, we are naturally wired up to protect our children in any way we can. One vital piece of protecting your child is understanding the dangers your child faces in contemporary society. One of those dangers, for both boys and girls, is the development of an eating disorder. How might you know if your
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How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Works

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  • July 11, 2017 /
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Cognitive behavioral therapy can help correct many mental health difficulties from addiction to bad habits. It is a step by step process to bring behavior into perspective with thought processes. An example includes when you pick at scabs to a point which is dangerous to your health. The medical term for this is excoriation and
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The Benefits of Marriage Counseling when your Partner has Depression

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  • June 28, 2017 /
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  • depression, marriage counseling /
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Depression is a grossly undervalued psychological disorder. Many people who suffer from depression are unwilling or unable to openly talk about it. Living with depression is an incredibly difficult task. On the other hand, living with a person who has depression can also be challenging. A marriage is considered to be a strong partnership built
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Individual Counseling: Exploring the Mind/Body Connection

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  • June 5, 2017 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • emotions, individual counseling, mood /
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Exploring the mind/body connection is something we all do but mostly subconsciously. If you are wanting to experience this let’s try an experiment. Close your eyes for a moment and think of your favorite song. Let it play in your mind. Allow it to flow through you. As you do this, pay attention to how
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