Therapist Corner - Thoughts and Lifestyle Tips from Our Therapists

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There's been A LOT of research on depression, to say the least, over the last 20 years. Much of it has focused on the benefits of therapy and medication. While both have been found to be effective as...
May 30, 2012
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This is a great question. A good way to start is to look at the therapists available in your area or online that and to scroll through their bios. Try to identify what therapeutic traits matter most t...
May 15, 2012
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My first journal was lime green with a lace center, it had a picture of a blue vase of flowers and a lock and key- I was nine years old. I wrote in that journal off and one throughout middle school, h...
May 10, 2012
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One of my most favorite books is called "Radical Acceptance" by Tara Brach, PhD. Much of the book is based in Bhuddist an Eastern philosophy, yet the contents of this book touches us all. Even if medi...
May 3, 2012
deneejordan's picture
Did you know that ALL of our behaviors have their root in our very strong instinct to survive? For human beings, this ‘survival’ means many things; to feel connected, valuable, independent, capable,...
Apr 27, 2012
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During my adolescence and in my early twenties I had what I now call an 'addiction' to self-help books; I devoured them over a period of days or relished them over weeks. They often gave great st...
Apr 25, 2012
Amanda-Hill's picture
We've all heard it said, "Perception is everything".  There sure is some truth to that when considering what constitutes a "crisis" and why.  The exact same thing can occur to two different people and...
Apr 20, 2012
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If a couple truly wants their marriage to succeed, there is no end to the list of ways they might work to improve their relationship... from the very beginning all the way throughout their marriage. ...
Apr 20, 2012
kelliemontgomery's picture
In this article I want to offer some suggestions about when it is time to seek the care of a professional, such as a therapist, psychiatrist or your general doctor. Its important to understand what yo...
Apr 16, 2012
Amanda-Hill's picture
There are so many things we learn by being a *truly* good friend to others.... one of them is that our job is often to LISTEN rather than PROBLEM-SOLVE... something many of us have difficulty...
Apr 13, 2012
Amanda-Hill's picture
It has always been interesting to me to see how different the sexes can be when it comes to relationships.  It isn't that men don't desire to have a solid marriage or healthy relationship with their w...
Apr 13, 2012
kelliemontgomery's picture
"Why can't I just be happy"? I hear this question quite often...and more often than not it's not a question, but a statement expressed with frustration and at times despair. Approximately 20 years ag...
Apr 12, 2012
Amanda-Hill's picture
People today (men as well as women, perhaps) are looking to "guard their hearts" from pain or loss.  The more accurate term might be that they are "protecting" their hearts... but the more accurate id...
Apr 7, 2012
Amanda-Hill's picture
Have you ever sought out therapy and left feeling as though you did not have a positive experience?  This is SUCH a common experience amongst clients, and because of that, most therapists realize that...
Apr 7, 2012
kelliemontgomery's picture
Self mutilation or cutting is often seen as a very paradoxical way to control, cope with or relieve emotional pain. The nerves of the skin are very sensitive and when our skin is cut these nerves send...
Apr 6, 2012
Amanda-Hill's picture
The psychology of our experiences, or rather what we feel or think about something plays a huge factor in whether or not we are likely to put our stamp of approval on something, or embrace it for ours...
Mar 31, 2012
Amanda-Hill's picture
The "Cliff-Note Version" mentality is popular these days, isn't it?  I was laughing with a friend over how "instant" our society has become, even within my lifetime.  We want coffee on the go?  No pro...
Mar 31, 2012
Ken-Fields's picture
Parents often bring their child (or children) to a counselor or therapist to help “fix” behavioral problems exhibited by the child. These behaviors could be some form of conduct or adjustment disorder...
Mar 27, 2012
Ken-Fields's picture
The term co-dependence is pretty familiar to many people today. It is a term that arose out of the treatment of alcoholics and refers to how one person, generally a spouse, would benefit in some way b...
Mar 27, 2012
Amanda-Hill's picture
Adolescence is a major time of transition in an individual’s life - the “in between” that comes AFTER childhood and BEFORE adulthood. Not only is the body making significant changes during this time -...
Mar 23, 2012

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