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What is Bipolar Disorder and How is it Managed?

Many people experience mood highs and lows and the majority of them don’t have true bipolar disorder. Extreme mood swings may be caused by a number of things, including but not limited to anxiety, panic, trauma, anger, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, stress, lack of sleep and certain medications or recreational drugs. A thorough evaluation must […]

How to Manage Anxiety Triggers During the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a fun time to spend with family and friends. Unfortunately, this is isn’t always the case for everyone. For many people, the holidays are busy and stressful which may cause or increase symptoms of anxiety. People who already experience anxiety disorders, social anxiety, or are being treated with anxiety […]

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Coping with Social Anxiety

What is Social Anxiety? Social anxiety is a common form of anxiety where people may be fearful of some or even all social situations. This could include meeting new people, interviewing for a new job, dating, attending a social event, talking to a server at a restaurant, returning an item to a store, or being […]

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Infidelity Hurts: How EMDR Can Help You Move Past the Pain of Betrayal

Infidelity is, unfortunately, a common and profoundly damaging occurrence in intimate relationships. The emotional pain and anxiety it generates have as great an impact as other traumatic life events. In fact, it’s symptoms often mirror the loss of a loved one, exposure to violence, or a severe accident. One of the key differences, however, is […]

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Manage Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Naturally 

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. ADHD is often diagnosed in children but can carry on into adulthood. For some people, treatment may include medication management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), or life coaching. An important part of treating […]

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5 Ways To Rebuild When Trauma Changes Everything

Trauma is a taker. It takes your sense of calm, connection, and security. Your sense of well-being can feel very far away. The struggle to make sense of whatever comes next can challenge even the strongest relationships. After all, trauma is so hurtful because it manipulates or strangles the faith you had in someone, something, […]

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7 Ways to Tell Whether Your Teen’s Behavior is Troubled or Typical

Raising a teenager can be a rewarding, though, harrowing experience. Suddenly, your child is making their own decisions, developing an identity and emerging as an adult. Of course, some of their old behavior patterns may still arise at times. How your teen currently faces challenges, reacts to conflict, or manages relationships can inform you of […]

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Parenting Strategies to Reconnect With Your Anxious Teenager

Teenagers today are dealing with an enormous amount of pressure. Juggling a demanding schedule that includes school, studying, extracurricular activities, sports and time with family and friends can be overwhelming for anyone, especially young people who are still trying to figure out who they are and what their values are. Fortunately, specialized teen counseling can […]

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Five Healthy Habits That Alleviate Anxiety & Boost Your Mood

Stress, anxiety, feelings of depression: they can all creep into our lives at some time or another. It could be the demands of work that stress you out, missing time spent with your family that generates sadness, or perhaps a period of great change that creates fear. Fortunately, these emotions are quite normal as long […]

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How to Cope When Political and World Events Stress You Out

Life is full of ups and downs where every day can present new challenges to hope, success and happiness. However, every once in a while, we are struck by something more powerful. It can even seem like the world hands out more punishment than we can handle. But, given time and effort and a little […]