1. Common Misconceptions about PTSD

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a commonly misunderstood mental health disorder. When most people envision a person suffering from PTSD, they picture a war veteran, but the truth is, trauma is a reality in our daily lives, and many people experience PTSD because of it. In this blog, we will go over some common misconceptions you may have heard about PTSD. MISCONCEPTION: Only the mental…Read More

  2. The Benefits of Couples Therapy, Part Two

    In our last blog, we began reviewing some of the many benefits of couples therapy. In this blog, we will continue to go over reasons why you may want to consider couples counseling with your partner, even if you don’t believe your issues are “that serious.” Get to the root of your problems You may find that you and your partner seem to have the same argument over and over again. This general…Read More

  3. The Benefits of Couples Therapy, Part One

    There is a stigma surrounding couples therapy because many people believe it is a last-ditch effort to save a relationship that will inevitably fail. The main problem with couples therapy is that couples often wait years after their initial dissatisfaction with their marriage to seek out counseling. This means that couples must attempt to tredge through years of resentment, distrust, poor communic…Read More

  4. The Difference Between Depression and Bipolar Disorder

    Two common mood disorders that are often confused are depression and bipolar disorder. While there is some overlap in symptoms, these disorders are very different, which is why an accurate diagnosis is crucial. In fact, antidepressants are often detrimental to people with bipolar disorder, and can further aggravate their symptoms. However, due to their similarities, it is common for bipolar disord…Read More

  5. How to Help A Loved One With Addiction

    Today we have a lovely guest blog post written by the wonderful Trey Dryer.    It did not help when I yelled at him. It did not help when I would ignore it and thought it would eventually work itself out. It did not help when I told my parents what was happening. My brother’s drug addiction was severe, and nothing my parents or I did ever seemed to have an effect on his substance use. To r…Read More

  6. 3 Tips to Combat Disappointment

    “I’m so disappointed in you.” “I’m dissatisfied.” “You let me down!” “Why do I even bother? These are all phrases we’ve heard echo across our lifetime. They only take a few seconds to utter, but can linger on within us for a lifetime.  Chances are if you’re reading this, then someone at some point has disappointed you or vice-versa; you’ve disappointed them. For disappoint…Read More

  7. Trust, 4 Reasons Why Trust is Important

    Trust can be defined as a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. The definition seems very clear and straightforward, however for some actually putting trust into action is the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest with no gear, no supplies, and only one arm. The thing is trust is something that is irrefutably necessary for the success and happiness of …Read More

  8. 6 False Beliefs About Therapy

    1. Your therapist is there to give you advice – Most people believe that your therapist will tell you what decisions you should make in your life and why. This could not be further from the truth, most people have friends to help them make the hard decisions in life, whether you want their advice or not. If your therapist attempts to give you advice then they are setting you up to become dep…Read More

  9. Therapy – What I Know and What You Should Know

    I have learned throughout the years of my professional career that there are many false beliefs as to what to expect from therapy or therapists. It is no surprise that these beliefexist when you consider that he majority of people get their information from the media or the web. The medias’ renditions of how therapy is conducted and what to expect from a therapist could not be further from the t…Read More