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Counseling for Obsessions and Obsessive Behavior

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  • June 15, 2018 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • Obsessions, Obsessive Behavior /
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Do you find yourself displaying obsessive behavior? Are there obsessions in your life that you just can’t shake no matter how hard you try? Then counseling might just be the answer you’ve been praying for. When you’re living with obsessions and obsessive behavior in your life, you can’t really focus on the big picture. You’re
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4 Reasons Premarital Counseling Is Beneficial to Couples

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  • June 4, 2018 /
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  • premarital counseling /
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When you find your soul mate, you are overjoyed, and ready to take things to the next level, and pop the question. Before you hear wedding bells, don’t get ahead of yourself. Before you plan one of the most important days of your life, you and your partner should seek premarital counseling. These four reasons
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Grief: Navigating Life after Loss

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  • May 17, 2018 /
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When a person dies, life changes for all who knew them, or of them. Schools, churches, and communities are all impacted deeply when one of their own dies. Grief is a topic that many have knowledge on, but cannot fully grasp until walking through it. With honesty and openness, surviving personal loss is possible. Denying the
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Recognizing the Signs of Emotional and Psychological Abuse

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  • May 3, 2018 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • Emotional and Psychological Abuse /
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Often, when we think of abuse we think of the physical signs of abuse. The bruised and battered body. While these are signs of physical abuse, the signs of emotional and psychological abuse are often harder to see, but the abuse is just as damaging. Today we’ll be sharing the signs of emotional abuse. Signs
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Individual Counseling: Get to Know The Person in Your Mirror

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  • April 20, 2018 /
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  • depression, individual counseling /
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Many people go regularly to counseling when a deep bout of depression hits or when anxiety affects their day-to-day lives. Therapy is a great tool to help individuals with mental health struggles. While it’s perfectly accurate that individual counseling can be sought out to work through depression or anxiety, one can also use it for several other personal
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A Lesson in Forgiveness

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  • April 6, 2018 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • Forgiveness, Self and Others /
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To “forgive and forget” is a well-known phrase that can be hard to put into practice. Far too many of us on this earth have experienced levels of pain and trauma that are difficult to even talk about, let alone move on from. Just as common is the struggle of forgiving ourselves for actions we’ve done.
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Why The Gottman Method is So Effective for Couples Counseling

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  • March 23, 2018 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • couples counseling, The Gottman Method /
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Many couples end up needing couple’s therapy at some point in their relationship. Whether it be because of a transitional issue, like work-stress, or a larger discussion, like whether to have kids, having an objective, third-party to talk to can save a marriage from sinking into despair. However, there is one type of couple’s counseling
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Fear, Anxiety, and Anxiety Disorders

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  • March 12, 2018 /
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We all feel anxious or afraid from time to time, but fear is different from anxiety and anxiety doesn’t necessarily mean an Anxiety Disorder. So let’s define some terms. Fear is a negative emotion in response to the belief that something is threatening or painful. Anxiety is a heightened state of worry, unease, or discomfort, a
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Is This Grieving Normal?

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  • February 27, 2018 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • counseling, grief and loss /
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Grief is normal after a loss of any sort. We usually relate grief to death, but people can feel grief over losses like that of a job, a relationship, or a child moving away. Grief can feel overwhelming. It can take over your thoughts, emotions, and life. Healthy grief begins to resolve after a period
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Alcohol and Drug Addictions: Aftercare Process

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  • February 9, 2018 /
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  • addiction, process /
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Many people who are either addicted to drugs or have family members who have an addiction are under the mistaken impression that a treatment program “cures” the addiction. The truth is that alcohol and drug addictions recovery is a lifelong process. Without an effective aftercare process, an alcohol and drug rehab treatment program may not provide
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