Losing a Loved One Unexpectedly – 5 Tips from a Therapist

Loss is never easy. But losing a loved one unexpectedly can be one of the most overwhelming experiences in a person’s life. When someone you truly care about passes away suddenly, you might feel at a loss for what...

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Comparing Individual Therapy and Group Therapy: What Is the Difference?

There are many different mental health approaches you can take when it comes to treating anxiety or depression. Individual therapy and group therapy are two popular options. Both offer different things, and some people benefit more from one setting...

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Combatting Anxiety: 3 Ways to Use Mindfulness When Starting the New Year

Mindfulness has become a bit of a buzzword in recent years, but it’s more than just a new trend. The practice of mindfulness, when done correctly, can help with a variety of different issues, including combatting anxiety. As you’re starting...

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When Your Inner Critic Deepens Your Depression—How to Silence Its Voice

Some people are more prone to depression than others. But, no matter if that's the case with you, some things can both trigger and deepen a depression. If you have a negative, nagging inner critic, you might find that all...

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Relationship Issues: How to Navigate Communication Barriers

You’ve probably heard it said that communication is a major key to a healthy relationship. So, when you’re dealing with communication barriers, it can feel like your relationship is in trouble. Encountering roadblocks to communication isn't necessarily an uncommon issue...

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Parenting a Child with Challenging Behavior: 7 Sensible Solutions

Sensible parenting seems like a beautiful endeavor—until your child's challenging behavior nearly drives you up the wall. Then, parenting "survival mode" sometimes kicks in. Many of us have been there—quoting our parents, tossing away parenting books, and surrendering to a...

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Understanding the Effects of Anxiety Medication – Pros and Cons of Treatment Options

Anxiety impacts up to 40 million Americans every day. Despite the astounding number of individuals battling this mental health condition, anxiety continues to put up a good fight. Natural remedies, such as exercise or meditation, do the trick for some...

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Managing Life Transitions: How to Make It Through Difficult Changes and Thrive

If there's one constant in life, it's undoubtedly that you will experience change. Even when you reminisce, it's evident that different elements in your life have changed—career, relationship status, residence, mindset, goals, etc. Although these changes are natural, they're not...

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4 Essential Tips for a Healthy and Successful Transition to College

The transition to college is one of the most significant (and likely the biggest to date) in a young person's life. Although your child may seem ultra confident about their future, keep in mind that they're still not quite an...

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Preparing for Summer Break: How to Have an Amazing Time as a Family

Getting to the end of the school year can feel like the last few miles of a marathon. Once you make it to the finish line, though, the desire to dive into summer adventures is contagious! Unsurprisingly, it takes more than...

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