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Communication difficulties are probably the number one cause of conflict, breakdown of relationships, and resulting stress. Unfortunately, communication skills are most often taught through observation and without proper example unhealthy communication skills are passed down. There are a variety of types of communication, some more effective than others. Poor or ineffective communication can lead to …

Thanksgiving is the start of Holiday season. A period in time filled with family, food, gifts, fun, and much much chaos. While it is a joyous time, many people also experience symptoms of depression, or the Holiday Blues. All of the celebration can cause extreme stress which contributes to feelings of depression. It can be …

How Can Marriage Counseling Help New Couples? The goal of Marriage Counseling or Couples Therapy with new couples is to build a strong and healthy foundation, with effective communication skills, in order to reduce the conflict and discord that leads many couples to need Marriage Counseling in the future. At the beginning of most relationships …

Marriage Counseling, or Couples Therapy is sought out for many different reasons. Sometimes it is at the beginning of a relationship to help build a healthy foundation, sometimes a traumatic event triggers a rift that requires assistance to repair, and sometimes communication fails leading to frequent conflict and fighting. Relationships do not need to be …

Play Therapy is a form of therapy used with children through young adolescents to help assist them in expressing their feelings and experiences through a more natural, self-guided, self-healing, and engaging process. Play is the area children are most familiar and comfortable with. They can express themselves more effectively through play than talk due to …

Social Anxiety or Social Phobia is a fear of social or performance situations where a person is unfamiliar with the people, place, or activity. There is also a fear of scrutiny by others leading to a person fearing that they will act in an embarrassing way. Exposure to these situations provokes anxiety and in some …

When are the terms “Mental Health” and “Behavioral Health” used, and what specifically do they refer to? The field of mental health has been undergoing significant changes in recent years. When referring to the types of difficulties people face that include biological, genetic, social and environmental factors (such as depression, anxiety and stress), the terms …

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a therapy approach that works on facilitating and engaging intrinsic motivation within a client in order to change behavior. While it is goal oriented, it is also client-centered, meaning that the course is less directed by a therapist and focused on the level of the client. the therapist and client are …