Setting and Using S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Goal setting is an essential part of our lives.  In order to help guide us towards our hopes and dreams, we all need goals.  Setting goals helps us create a more solid path to what we want to reach in life.  Writing out those goals makes them real; it helps us visualize what we want...

Dealing with Depression Part 1

Depression effects millions of people in the United States; statistics show that nearly 15 million people suffer from this disease and over 3 million of those people experience continuous, persistent episodes of depression.   Continuous, persistent episodes of depression is defined as depression lasting over two years that does not go away by itself or...

Nutrition Food and Mood 2018

Nutrition: Food and Mood EDUCATIONAL CLASS THURSDAY 6:00PM-7:30PM   March 29th cost: $25 Come learn ABOUT NUTRITION AND HOW IT CAN IMPROVE YOUR MOOD IN A SMALL GROUP SETTING. The food you eat greatly effects your brain chemistry and in turn your mood. Learn to identify foods that may be having a negative impact on your...

Anxiety Skills Group for Women – April 2018

THURSDAYS 6-7PM  April 12 – May 10 cost: $25/WEEK (Must sign up for the full 5-week series) Come learn skills in a small group setting that you can implement into your life right now! Anxiety can show up in response to a number of different factors, some of which may include; trauma, relationships, work, illness...

What will happen if I never get treatment for PTSD?

In our previous blogs we have discussed what constitutes PTSD and different approaches to treatment, now let’s discuss what happens if one does not seek treatment.  There is evidence to suggest that once somebody meets criteria for PTSD it is unlikely for this diagnosis to go away without outside intervention.  This is not to say...

What options are available to treat PTSD?

In our previous blog series we discussed trauma as it pertains to post-traumatic stress disorder and then outlined the set of symptoms that folks experience after trauma that might indicate they have PTSD.  Now let’s talk about treatment.  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a treatable mental health condition.  There are a variety of treatment options...

What are the symptoms of PTSD? How do I know if I have it?

Our previous blog post outlined what exactly trauma entails when it comes to the diagnosis of PTSD.  This next blog speaks to the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder so that you can better understand whether you might fit the criteria. Once someone experiences a traumatic event it is quite common for them to experience...

What constitutes trauma when it comes to diagnosing PTSD?

PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. In order to be diagnosed with PTSD one has to have endured a traumatic event which includes witnessing or experiencing a threatened death to self or others, actual or threatened serious injury or sexual violence. The definition of trauma has also expanded to learning of a close friend or...

What is the difference between military counseling and civilian counseling?

The health of our military is critical for maintaining it as the best in the world.  When we refer to the well-being of our military personnel, mental health professionals play a very important role in this.  There are special military counselors, trained to provide a wide range of mental health services for all our branches...

Couple Counseling Exercises

Continuing our couple counseling blog series, let’s take a look at some exercises for couples that your therapist might ask you to do.  Types of exercises vary, but most of them have something or another to do with communication.  Communicating is the most common area that couples usually have problems with. Gratitude List A gratitude...

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