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How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Works

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  • July 11, 2017 /
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  • cognitive-behavioral therapy, counseling /
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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 /
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  • 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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Marriage Counseling is Not Always Easy, But it is Always Worth It!

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  • May 19, 2017 /
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  • communication, marriage counseling, relationships /
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The reality of facing marriage counseling is a scary thought. Sometimes life gets in the way of a relationship. Stress weighs on people and their commitment to each other. With counseling, couples learn to communicate more effectively and manage the many stresses of life appropriately. Together, spouses learn to support each other effectively to lessen
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Do You Need Couple’s Counseling?

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  • May 4, 2017 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • couples counseling, relationship, therapy /
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You can still remember how it was when you first got together, but now, it’s as if you can’t speak to each other in the same language.  Or maybe you don’t talk much at all.  Or you’ve grown apart.  Whatever the stage of your relationship, when you start tuning out or having conflict, it’s time
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Why is my Child’s Teacher Requesting Educational Testing?

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  • April 18, 2017 /
  • by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
  • educational evaluation, special needs, testing /
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Receiving notice from a teacher that he or she thinks you child needs educational testing can be shocking. At first, most parents feel insulted. It feels like a teacher is telling them that there is something wrong with their child. The best way to word it is that it feel invasive and judgmental. However, there is no
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Marriage Counseling as an Alternative to Divorce

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  • April 4, 2017 /
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  • counselor, marriage counseling, marriage help /
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Far too many marriages in the United States end in divorce for various reasons. As many as half of all marriages do not last until “death do you part” according to the Divorce Statistics page. The good news is that the longer a couple remains married, the less likely they are to divorce. Divorce rates
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Marriage Counseling Enhances Effective Communication

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  • March 22, 2017 /
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  • communication, couples counseling, marriage, therapy /
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Learning to communicate effectively with your spouse may be the key to long-lasting bliss in your relationship. Many couples who come in for marriage counseling have the same goals but are not able to communicate those goals to one another in a way that makes sense. Take, for instance, the couple who loves each other,
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3 Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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  • March 7, 2017 /
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  • cognitive-behavioral therapy, depression, thoughts /
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Behaviors are the result of feelings, and feelings are the result of thoughts. Thus, if you can begin to change the way you think, you can inevitably change your behavior. This is the basic principle behind cognitive-behavioral therapy. Your cognitive state and your behavior are connected. Undesired behaviors, such as anxiety or depression, can then
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Individual Counseling: Thriving Instead of Surviving

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  • February 20, 2017 /
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  • future, individual counseling, successful /
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In Western culture, the norm in society is to suppress emotions to the point of mental, and sometimes physical, exhaustion. Of course, we would not admit this to ourselves. In our world, life must go on. There is too much depending on us. If we fall apart… so will our world. So, we keep on.
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