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Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) & Learning How to Cope with It

Posted by admin on May 2, 2017 Many people joke that when they become fixated on something they have “OCD.”  It is a fairly common “joke,” and yet, anyone that has OCD knows it is no laughing matter.  OCD, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is defined by the National Institute of Mental Health as follows, “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and … Continue reading Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) & Learning How to Cope with It

Is Your Teen Depressed? Signs to Watch for and What to Do

Posted by admin on May 2, 2017 Understanding and communicating with your teenager can feel like a veritable minefield.  Teens are frequently closed off and moody so determining what is normal teen behavior and what could be signs of depression can be challenging.  It may be easy to dismiss certain behaviors as “typical teen behavior” but the startling reality is that depression … Continue reading Is Your Teen Depressed? Signs to Watch for and What to Do

10 Signs You Suffer from Anxiety Attacks and What to Do If You Are

Posted by admin on April 22, 2017 Chest pain, sweating, pounding heart, inability to catch your breath – sounds like the symptoms of a heart attack, right?  If you are experiencing these symptoms you may not realize that you are actually having a panic attack.  Everyone experiences fear, stress, and anxiety in life.  But even intense moments of fear, stress and anxiety … Continue reading 10 Signs You Suffer from Anxiety Attacks and What to Do If You Are

How to Know if You Need Trauma Counseling

Posted by admin on March 30, 2017 When you hear that someone is seeking help to deal with trauma they have experienced in their life, it may seem very logical.  Perhaps they have experienced the death of a close friend or loved one.  Perhaps they have experienced a physical assault.  Perhaps they have experienced a significant change to life circumstances.  We can … Continue reading How to Know if You Need Trauma Counseling

Symptoms of GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) – Importance of Receiving Counseling

Posted by admin on March 16, 2017 All humans experience stress, fear, worry, and anxiety at various times in life.  Those periodic experiences are simply part of the human experience.  People might experience symptoms of anxiety for a variety of reasons and many can pinpoint what the source of that anxiety is – a traumatic experience, interacting with a certain person, performing … Continue reading Symptoms of GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) – Importance of Receiving Counseling

5 Signs Your Teen May Be Struggling with Addiction

Posted by admin on March 6, 2017 When it comes to parenting a teenager, no parent wants to think their child could be struggling with addiction.  And, what compounds the problem is that the symptoms can be hard to spot.  Teenagers tend to be moody, irritable and tired so it is easy to assume those behaviors are just your teen being a … Continue reading 5 Signs Your Teen May Be Struggling with Addiction

Setting Realistic Expectations for Your Teen to Diminish Risk of Addiction

Posted by admin on February 28, 2017 As humans, we all have unique personalities.  Some of us are fairly laid back, and some of us are perfectionists.  Some of us fall somewhere in the middle. Whatever your child’s personality-type or predisposition is, at their core, they want your love, attention, and they want you to be proud of them.  This may not … Continue reading Setting Realistic Expectations for Your Teen to Diminish Risk of Addiction

How Drug and Alcohol Addiction Can Damage Your Brain and Why It Is Important to Resolve Addiction

Posted by admin on February 28, 2017 Drugs and alcohol pose a number of risks to the addict – they can lead to risky behavior, they can diminish the ability to get through the day and perform daily tasks, they can destroy relationships, they can cause financial loss, and so much more.  But, while those risks and ramifications may be the most … Continue reading How Drug and Alcohol Addiction Can Damage Your Brain and Why It Is Important to Resolve Addiction

How Addiction Changes Brain Chemistry and the Brain’s Ability to Regenerate In Recovery

Posted by admin on February 24, 2017 Addiction can have devastating ramifications on the lives of those addicted, as well as their loved ones.  So often, we focus on how addiction is impacting day-to-day life and relationships, but addiction impacts more than that.  Addiction causes real, visible changes in the human brain.  First, it is important to understand why the brain can … Continue reading How Addiction Changes Brain Chemistry and the Brain’s Ability to Regenerate In Recovery

How to Know When to Get Help from a Behavioral Health Professional

Posted by admin on February 2, 2017 Saying the words “I need help” is never easy, whether you feel ready to say them or not. We all experience struggles in life, emotional highs and lows, or other challenges that feel difficult. But, when those struggles and challenges begin to feel insurmountable or unmanageable, it may be time to seek the help of … Continue reading How to Know When to Get Help from a Behavioral Health Professional
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