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How Individual Counseling Relieves Depression

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  • December 10, 2018 /
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that depression occurs among seven percent of the population over the age of 12. Every year, there are approximately eight million visits to clinics and hospitals that result in a primary diagnosis of depressive disorders. Below explains the symptoms of depression and how individual counseling helps.
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Understanding Adjustment Disorders

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  • November 26, 2018 /
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According to Medline Plus, an adjustment disorder is defined as “a group of symptoms, such as stress, feeling sad or hopeless, and physical symptoms that can occur after you go through a stressful life event.” A stressful event is different for everyone; a move, a divorce, a job loss, a bully at school, or worries
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Understanding Where Substance Abuse Comes From

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  • November 21, 2018 /
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To those who have never been through substance abuse, it is very difficult to empathize with loved ones who are struggling to escape it. This disconnect can create a frustrating environment for both those trying to recover and those trying to help. It is important to set aside an emotions or previous notions associated with
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TRAUMA MODEL THERAPY FOR ADDICTIONS AND COMPLEX COMORBIDITY

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  • November 15, 2018 /
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PRESENT Colin A. Ross, M.D. and Melissa Engle, MS, ATR, LPC                                          TRAUMA MODEL THERAPY FOR ADDICTIONS AND COMPLEX COMORBIDITY                                    Lunch + 4 CEUs December 7, 2018 10:00am-3:00pm 101 E. Park Blvd. Conference Suite 115 Plano,
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Grief and Loss

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  • November 14, 2018 /
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When we suffer the loss of someone, whether it is death, a break up, or fracture in a relationship, there are stages that we need to go through in order to effectively process that loss. Grief takes on many different formats; it can be tears, anger, or denial, before the acceptance and hope begin to
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Identifying and Facing the Giants that are Panic and Panic Attacks

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  • November 12, 2018 /
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There are countless individuals who suffer from panic and panic attacks. Many suffer in silence due to feelings of shame, pride, or inadequacy, but these anxiety issues are nothing to leave in the dark or be swept under the rug. Panic attacks can not only be frightening but can also become paralyzing for some individuals, leaving them
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Testing and Assessment: Breaking the Stigma

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  • October 29, 2018 /
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One of the most challenging things about mental health is taking that first step: talking to someone, getting tested, and receiving a diagnosis. Despite the progress our society has made in the last few decades, there is still a large amount of stigma around “seeing a therapist,” and the word “diagnosis” is often very frightening. There
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Featured Therapist: Dr. Shelley Jackson

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  • October 17, 2018 /
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Dr. Jackson is experienced in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychodrama which she utilizes with both children and adult clients. She also has experience working with couples and groups. What is Play Therapy? Play Therapy is a form of counseling or psychotherapy in which play is used as a means of
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Overcoming Infidelity and Other Relationship Obstacles

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  • October 16, 2018 /
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Infidelity can strike any relationship… New or old, married or unwed, no relationship is immune. However, the reality is that most people who step out of their marriage or relationship, still love and care for the person they strayed from. A Lack of communication and support, not being understanding towards one another, and failing to meet
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How To Achieve Success While Dealing With Depression

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  • October 4, 2018 /
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Why is it that so many people view the diagnosis of clinical depression as some kind of death sentence for their future job prospects? Although it is likely that many factors play into this stereotype, lazy media portrayals probably play a huge role here. If you’ve bought into the myth that people with clinical depression
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