Category: Therapy

26 Sep
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Convincing Your Loved One to Enter Into Treatment

Convincing Your Loved One to Attend a Rehabilitation Program Contributing Post by Patrick Bailey The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 19.7 million Americans battled a substance use disorder in 2017. That number seemingly has remained the same throughout the years, meaning many persons with substance use disorders are not recovering fully or not […]

13 Jun
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Quick Win for Young Adults Right Now

Jackie Tozour sits down to tell us what she is noticing with young adults and college students.  Jackie tells us folks are dealing with disillusionment. She provides us with tips for a quick win to help young adults and college students feel better now. Disillusionment Disillusionment is a feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery […]

16 May
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Meet the Counselor- Catherine Ladd

WE ARE OFFERING TELETHERAPY DURING THIS TIME. GET STARTED NOW. Meet Catherine What do you love most about therapy? I currently specialize in grief and loss which can come in many forms. Loss of a loved one, a career, a child moving to college, physical changes to the body and anything that changes ones personal […]

04 Apr
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Meet the Counselor- Jackie Tozour

WE ARE OFFERING TELETHERAPY DURING THIS TIME. GET STARTED NOW. Meet Jackie What do you love most about therapy? I enjoy being trusted with the deepest and most vulnerable corners of others lives and helping people to explore and identify their truest self. I love tapping into my intuitive nature to connect and advocate for […]

07 Mar
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10 Signs of Depression

10 Signs of Depression Major depressive disorder causes changes to a person’s mood, appetite, sleep, and overall demeanor. It can feel like a dark cloud and that there is no way out. Check out these signs of depression. These signs are not meant to diagnose. If you think you maybe suffering from major depressive disorder, […]

04 Feb
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Moving Forward: Learning about Child Sex Abuse

Moving Forward After Learning About Childhood Sexual Assault The #metoo movement has brought forward survivors’ stories and the media outlets are paying attention.  From Harry Weinstein to Jeffrey Epstein, we hear about stories of sexual assault frequently.  Our own community of Wilmington, NC has been dealing with two high profile and devastating cases highlighted in […]

07 Dec
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What to Expect: Your First Therapy Session

It is a courageous decision to enter into therapy and seek help.  Often, people put off coming to counseling until they absolutely have to get help.  This means that by the time the door closes in the therapy office, you’re ready to spill about everything that has been going on and upsetting you.  We want […]

E-cigarettes and Vaping

You’ve seen the stories on the news almost nightly about e-cigarettes.  You’ve wondered where did this vaping trend come from?  Why are so many teens dying from this?  Perhaps you’ve tried vaping before as a way to wean yourself off of other nicotine products.  We will help breakdown what’s going on with this dangerous health […]

11 Oct
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How to Help After a Traumatic Event

How to Help After a Traumatic Event Life happens.  Scary and upsetting events happen.  As loving friends and family members, you want to help those in your life that have been exposed to a traumatic event and may worry about post-traumatic stress disorder.  It’s okay if you don’t know what to say or how to […]

04 Oct
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Understanding Post Traumatic Stress

Scary and upsetting events are bound to happen in our lives.  However, after an extraordinary event your mind and body learn new ways to react.  You are meant for survival and we have biological structures to help predicting potentially dangerous situations based on our past.  The Amygdala The brain structure looks like an almond.  It […]