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Individual Counseling: Get to Know The Person in Your Mirror

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  • April 20, 2018 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • 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 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • anxiety, disorders, fear /
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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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Positive Effects of Exercise on Depression

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  • January 26, 2018 /
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  • counseling, depression /
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Depression is considered to be the most common mental health disorder, thought to affect over 121 million adults worldwide. It is also one of the most treatable disorders. The effects of depression are catastrophic, it is the cause of over two-thirds of the 30,000 reported suicides in the U.S. each year. According to the Depression
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Couples Counseling Sessions

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  • January 17, 2018 /
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  • communication, couples counseling /
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Whenever you are married to someone or even dating someone, sometimes problems arise that you are unable to resolve on your own. Just because you love each other does not mean there won’t be conflict. Conflict is inevitable in every relationship. Sometimes people view this as something negative, but it should be viewed as part
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You Deserve It, So Let’s Work Towards Forgiveness

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  • December 29, 2017 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • Forgiveness, Self and Others /
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Forgiveness, whether for yourself or others, is easier said than done. Whatever your situation, whatever you may have done, all that you deserve is forgiveness. Continued self-punishment will harm your health and quality of life by causing continued stress, rocky relationships, and obsession concerning what you could have done differently. As Maya Angelou once wrote,
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The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy

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  • December 20, 2017 /
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  • marriage counseling, The Gottman Method /
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Couples currently enter their marriage with the knowledge that current statistics show a 50% chance that marriage will fail. These are disheartening numbers and it can be easy to accept divorce or an unhappy relationship as inevitable if two people choose to get married. But there are also many people who are willing to seek
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