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Can Technology Improve our Mental Health?

While some modern technology may have a negative affect our mental health, other technologies show promise for improving mental health. The mobile app industry along with virtual reality may prove to be a crucial component for the future of mental health. Many patients are able to take advantage of technology that allows them to schedule appointments, [...]

By |August 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Ways to Manage Workplace Anxiety

So you wake up Monday morning and realize that last night’s anxiety is still with you. But that’s not all. You also soon realize that you have to be at work in a couple of hours and pretend like you’re not feeling terrible, which is a real special kind of double whammy. It’s something I [...]

By |August 10th, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

Can You Distract Yourself from Fear?

Is it possible to distract yourself from fear? Fear is a basic human reaction, an instinct even, to something we perceive as a threat to our safety or general wellbeing. It sounds an alarm in the brain and kicks the fight-or-flight response into gear. When we are afraid, we want to run from what it [...]

By |August 10th, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

7 Ways to Prevent Anxiety Relapse

Breaking free from high stress and anxiety is no easy task. But once you do manage to break away how do you prevent them from coming back? Well, although you can’t ensure permanent remission of high anxiety, you can certainly do a lot to avoid it in the future. You can also do a lot [...]

By |August 9th, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

Emotions, Logic, and Wise Mind

In DBT™, you learn about three states of mind: Emotion mind, rational mind, and wise mind. Living your life in either emotion mind or rational mind is not effective. In emotion mind, your emotions are in control. They overwhelm you.  To make good decisions, you need the information you get from your emotions, such as [...]

By |July 11th, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

Heavy Use of Social Media Linked to Depression in Young Adults

New research suggests the more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed. Investigators from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine believe the findings could help clinical and public health entities better care for depression. The study does not, however, establish causation. Depression is expected to become the [...]

By |March 31st, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

A Closer Look at Intrusive Thoughts

One of the defining features of OCD is the presence of intrusive thoughts. But here’s the thing that really threw me for a loop when my therapist and psychiatrist explained intrusive thoughts to me: Everyone has them. Everyone. Your friends, your family (even your grandma), your co-workers. Very few people on this planet can claim [...]

By |March 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Vulnerable” Narcissism and Making Amends

Making proper amends is hard work, even for someone with a relatively healthy personality. But it’s a particular challenge for someone with narcissistic traits in their character. Whether we’ve hurt someone else intentionally or unintentionally, repairing a damaged relationship is often a slow, delicate, and painstaking process. It’s not the kind of undertaking that narcissistic [...]

By |March 23rd, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

Mental Health Awareness: Understanding Depression

There has been a little more attention to the importance of mental health lately in the news.  It’s great to get people aware of mental health and learn more about mental health and the diseases associated with them.  There is much more to understand beyond the stigmas. Let’s get a better understanding about depression.   [...]

By |March 16th, 2016|counseling|0 Comments

Binge Eating Disorder and Self-Harm

Recent studies have revealed that people with eating disorder engage in self-harm. Self-harm is  defined as non-lethal harm done to the self. It can include minor burns, cutting the skin, or even knowingly engaging in the symptoms of the eating disorder. People with binge eating disorder might engage in self-harm. Self-Harm Can Be A Symptom [...]

By |March 10th, 2016|counseling|0 Comments