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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression

By on May 23, 2014 in Slider | 0 comments

Depression is a very common and debilitating condition that affects many people. When someone has depression they can often experience a loss of motivation, difficulty enjoying life, and feel sad or down. Other symptoms can include problems sleeping, low energy, changes in appetite, feelings of guilt, and thoughts about death or even suicide. Sometimes people with depression feel like they don’t have a legitimate reason to feel depressed. They believe or have been told that if they just had enough willpower they could overcome their depression. Unfortunately, this is misleading because fighting depression with just willpower can feel nearly impossible; but learning new skills and tools to fight depression through CBT is possible. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be one of the most effective treatment options for depression. Often for clients with mild or moderate depression, CBT by itself has been shown to help. Forclients with severe major depression, CBT has been shown to be effective in conjunction with pharmacological treatment. [jwplayer...

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety

By on May 22, 2014 in Slider | 0 comments

For many adults who suffer from anxiety and panic disorders, everyday life can be challenging and more difficult than most people realize. The anxiety can result in a dreadful fear of certain events, impending thoughts of a panic attack, and the persistent physical symptoms. This can be all the more difficult when you feel like no one else understands what is going on. Society often attaches certain stigmas for those who suffer from anxiety and minimize their experience. Below are some common things that people with anxiety often experience. “Calm Down” can be annoying and ineffective. Panic attacks are never convenient. Physical symptoms can show up in unexpected ways. Fear has a different meaning for different people. Being anxious is more than just being stressed out. Overthinking is exhausting (but you can’t help it). Your phobia is minimized or joked about. Stigma about treating anxiety with medication Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be helpful for those with anxiety to help them learn new skills and tools to manage their anxiety symptoms. [jwplayer...

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Building Better Relationships…

Building Better Relationships…

By on May 21, 2014 in Slider | 0 comments

I can help you to build effective communication skills and form healthy relationships A healthy relationship can improve many aspects of your life; it can strengthen your health, your mind, and your connections with others. However, if the relationship isn’t working, it can also be a tremendous drain. Relationships difficulties can be with your spouse, family, children, colleagues and friends. Below are some common strategies that can help you build and keep a healthy relationship, and repair trust and love that may have been lost. Relationships are an investment and the more you put in, the more you can get back. Staying involved with each other Getting through conflict Keeping outside relationships and interests alive Communicating with honest, direct and respectful...

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Life Keeps Moving…

Life Keeps Moving…

By on May 20, 2014 in Slider | 0 comments

Working with Individual, Couples and Families to help get through life’s transitions A major life transition can be many things from moving to a new city, leaving for college, experiencing a divorce, being a new parent, or the loss of a loved one. Almost anyone who’s gone through a big life change can relate to the feeling that your world has been turned upside down. Dealing with a major transition, even those that are welcomed, may not be easy; but there are ways to keep your sanity intact — and to turn the challenges into opportunities for growth. Here are some key ideas to help move past the fear and embrace the life transitions you may be facing Accept the change Find time for reflection Take it one day at a time Use support systems Allow time to grieve Focus on the positive [jwplayer...

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