A friend learning how to communicate with an alcoholic

How to Communicate with an Alcoholic

By Amanda Stevens, BS | March 7, 2022

Communication is hard to do even when there are no major obstacles. Alcohol misuse can be a considerable obstacle, especially when figuring out how to communicate with an alcoholic. Depending on how long someone has had an alcohol use disorder (AUD), they may not be interested in talking. However, the more you can introduce the…

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The Many Benefits of Being Sober

By Amanda Stevens, BS | February 22, 2022

Getting sober is not easy, but the effort you put into it pays off — such as gaining all the benefits of being sober. Your mind clears, and you can focus on things other than alcohol or drugs. You can accomplish tasks and fulfill responsibilities because your days are not filled with seeking and using…

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How to Cope with Anxiety and Depression in 2022

By Amanda Stevens, BS | February 10, 2022

Anxiety and depression affect many Americans today. Learning coping skills to manage anxiety and depression must be a priority this year.  The best way to do this is through individual counseling. Therapists can provide you with hundreds of coping mechanisms and regulating emotions. They can also help you create a toolbox of activities to help…

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How to Celebrate Mental Wellness Month in the Workplace

By Amanda Stevens, BS | January 5, 2022

Have you heard of mental wellness month? Whether you are working from home or are back in the office, your workplace environment affects the mental health of your employees. Mental Health America’s Mind the Workplace 2021 survey found nine out of ten employees feel their workplace stress affects their mental health. Four out of five…

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Help for Sex Addiction: Signs, Causes, and Treatment

By Amanda Stevens, BS | December 14, 2021

There is very little statistical data on sex addiction. However, one study of 2,000 American men and women found more than 8% reported having compulsive sexual behavior disorder (CSBD). But when does sex become an addiction? Other reports claim the prevalence is between 3% and 6% of the population.  Sex addiction has many names, including compulsive sexual…

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How to Help Someone with Severe Depression

By Amanda Stevens, BS | November 25, 2021

Depression is a serious mental illness that can be debilitating for the individual suffering from it. It causes sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, anxiety, or anger. Depression also impacts someone’s ability to sleep or concentrate, leading to other physical health problems like chronic pain or fatigue. It is not easy to live with someone who has depression,…

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How to Recover from Emotional Trauma

By Amanda Stevens, BS | November 10, 2021

Emotional trauma is a serious issue that many people struggle with. If you are suffering from emotional trauma, it can be hard to know where to start on the path toward healing. This post will give some helpful tips for recovering from emotional trauma. Emotional trauma is extremely common, so there is no shame in…

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The Many Benefits of DBT – Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

By Amanda Stevens, BS | October 29, 2021

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a popular treatment method in individual and group counseling. One reason is that it has different forms and can be easily adapted. Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is an excellent example of a CBT form created to treat specific disorders. In the 1980s, DBT was developed for people with borderline personality disorder.…

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Why Depression Should Be Taken Seriously

By Amanda Stevens, BS | October 19, 2021

Depression can have a profound impact on every aspect of your life. Depression is one of the most common illnesses among Americans today. Mental Health America reports about 50 million American adults are experiencing a mental illness in 2022. In this article, we’re exploring depression and why depression should be taken seriously. Why Depression Should Be…

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Treatment for Major Depression

By Amanda Stevens, BS | September 20, 2021

The Los Angeles Department of Mental Health reported in 2018 that there were 1,316,000 residents with depression. Of those, 496,000 are male, and 812,000 are female. The age group with the highest number of depression was 30 to 39, with 250,000 people. This group was followed by 249,000 people aged 50 to 59; 229,000 aged…

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