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Archives for June, 2015

Self-Care & Life

7 Ways to Avoid Re-Traumatizing A Trauma Victim

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Trauma is a complex phenomenon. Many of us have probably experienced an event that we struggle to not only forget, but emotionally cope with. If I were to ask you if you have ever experienced a traumatic event what would you say? Was it severe, moderate, or mild? Was it long-term or short-term? Were you able to easily get over it? Whatever the case may be, a...
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Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Your First Therapy Session: 9 Important Questions To Ask

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A first therapy session can be very intimidating for both therapist and client. But first sessions seem to be more  intimidating to clients because they are unfamiliar with the process, do not know what to expect, aren't sure if they will like the therapist or office, are anxious about the conversation, and are sometimes fearful of the therapist "psychoanalyzing" them.  That first therapy session could also be the very...
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8 Symptoms That May Require A Mental Health Evaluation

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Last week I wrote about 8 Symptoms that should not always be labeled a mental illness. Life is life. We are all going to experience the worst of it and the best of it. We should not be so quick to label ourselves "disordered" until we evaluate every aspect of what could be happening to us. Clinicians and mental health professionals should also be careful not to...
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