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Category: Therapy

08 Feb
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Benefits of Premarital Counseling

Congratulations to all you newly engaged couples out there! A lot of y’all got engaged over the holidays. Congratulations!  You are embarking on this exciting journey of planning a wedding. I’m here to help remind you to not only focus on planning a beautiful and spectacular wedding but also to focus on creating and maintaining […]

28 Jan
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Coping with Seasonal Depression

  Combat the Winter Blues Seasonal depression can make getting through the winter even tougher! Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder Isolation- staying home alone and declining requests to leave your home Increased appetite- eating more than normal.  Particularly high-fat, high-sugar foods that can leave you feeling guilty the next day. Desire to sleep in- when […]

15 Dec
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Meet the Counselor- Lauren Vilar

What do you love most about therapy? Being a therapist excites and fulfills me. I truly believe it is what I was meant to do with my life.  I work a lot with people who have experienced some very difficult experiences in their lives and the absolute raw strength that they exhibit is nothing short […]

02 Dec
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Meet the Counselor- Jamie Washington

What do you love most about therapy? There are a lot of things that I love about therapy but I love the parallel process most.  What I mean by this is that I have learned a great deal about myself in helping other people become more aware of themselves. What are your specialties and how […]

17 Nov
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Meet the counselor- Dillon Epley

What do you love most about therapy? I love being a part of the ‘aha moment,’ when someone finds a positive new understanding about themselves, their relationship, or a problem in their life. It’s a beautiful thing to witness. What are your specialties and how are you different from other therapists? I choose to only […]

06 Oct
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder: do you have it?

Anxiety can manifest in different people different ways. Some experience anxiety primarily physically, like an upset stomach or racing heart.  Others may recognize their anxiety as primarily psychological, like racing thoughts and difficulty concentrating.  Regardless of the type of anxiety you experience, all anxiety disorders share the features of excessive fear and anxiety related disturbances.  […]

25 Aug
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Find an Addiction Specialist

How do you find out if you need an addiction specialist? There are several standardized addiction assessments that are easy to administer at a physician’s office, the emergency department, or even on college campuses.  These are typically brief and short to identify risk factors that a person may be suffering from addiction.  Examples of questions […]

04 Aug
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Comprehensive Addiction Treatment

Thinking Outside the Box For Addiction Treatment By Kimberly Hayes When we think about addiction recovery, our minds usually go to traditional methods: rehabilitation centers, 12-step programs, and counseling. It’s the default for most addicts trying to get sober. But for some addicts, alternative recovery methods could be more effective. Below are 5 alternative addiction […]