Child and adolescent therapy takes a special gift, knowledge, and patience. It’s important to begin gaining the trust of the child and parent as soon as they walk through your door. A sure way begin this process is to make your child feel comfortable not only in your therapy room but also in the waiting … Read moreHow to Make Children Feel Comfortable in Your Office
The very concept of psychotic disorders can arouse confusion and even fear from those who have never experienced it. Common stereotypes dominate the public perception of psychosis. In order to dispel these damaging myths, we’re going to take a look at what psychosis really is and how it is commonly treated. What is a Psychotic Disorder? … Read moreWhat Are Psychotic Disorders?
The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) was created a long time ago to serve as a universal guideline for all psychologists to measure, diagnose and treat mental illnesses. However, as the DSM is based on science, it needs to be revised often when new evidence arrives. The most recent DSM-V is more precise and helpful … Read moreNew DSM-V Diagnosis & Treatment
It is unbearable to witness a loved one in pain. Whether that pain is physical or emotional, the effects are debilitating. Suffering from depression, in any form, is painful not only for the individual diagnosed but also for all of those who care for them. Understanding the signs and symptoms of this disorder is a … Read moreUnderstanding The Signs of Depression
The mind is an amazing and wonderful thing, capable of emotions ranging from happiness and joy to that of the deepest fear, anxiety, and even sadness just to name a few. The epidemic of anxiety that seems to plague our society has edged out depression for the most commonly diagnosed disorder. Nearly, everyone these days seems … Read moreAnxiety Management
Panic Disorder is a disability that many individuals suffer from, and the prolonged effects of it can be detrimental to daily living. However, Panic Disorder is easily treatable once an individual begins taking the proper steps towards mental wellness. Taking the first step can be tricky though, and often individuals need a push in the … Read moreTwo Steps You Can Take To Overcome Panic and Panic Attacks
Mental health counseling is a well-known and widely practiced profession, but you may often have questions on what exactly they can do for you during a difficult time. Knowing about how a counselor can support and help you is important and beneficial for anyone to know. Having an understanding of their various approaches, techniques, and … Read moreWhat Can Your Mental Health Counselor Do for You?
Everyone experiences crises in life. How you handle these periods plays a great part in your future. There is no shame in getting the help you need to effectively manage your emotions and behaviors. Know when you need assistance with depression by looking for these warning signs: When you have thoughts of harming yourself or … Read moreHow to Know When You Need Help for Depression
How does a parent know when a behavior problem is just a behavior problem? Or when it is something more? As a parent, I had to ask myself this same question when my three-year-old son began having unusual trouble in his preschool class. He had been in daycare since infancy with no real issues, but when … Read moreWhen It’s Not Just a Behavior Problem
The difference between major depression and bipolar disorder is the presence of mania, at least some of the time. There may not be a “cure” for bipolar mania, but proper treatment can make living with it much easier and healthier. Asking for help is an option that can benefit you and all those who love you. But … Read moreMood Disorders: Bipolar Mania