Why Use A Cloud Based Intake System?

How do you manage intakes? There are very few intake management systems out there specifically for mental health, and even fewer that are cloud based and follow the security guidelines for HIPAA. The benefits, however, of an intake system that is accessible from anywhere and is secure are enormous. Imagine having yourself or your fellow therapists maintain…

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Risk Management for Mobile Devices in Mental Health

Risk Management for Mobile Devices in Mental Health: Some Basics for Private Practice If you work in private practice, chances are your personal email and your work email are fairly closely tied together. I’m not sure how it is for you, but in my workweek, people email me all manner of private information, whether or…

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How to Recognize Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is a pattern of behavior that is used to confine, isolate, intimidate, or demean a person, resulting in psychological trauma or harm and diminishing a person’s sense of identity, dignity, and self-worth. Anyone can abuse or be abused emotionally, but it is most commonly seen in an uneven powered relationship; such as parent…

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Stop and Breathe

Its not often that people stop and take the time to think about their breathing. On an average day most people won’t even give it a second thought or even notice that they are breathing. Its one of the most important bodily processes in keeping us alive and yet one of the most neglected. Our…

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Exploring the Self Leads to Peace

When we think of being mentally healthy, we tend to think of a state of being that is devoid of negative thinking, lacking sadness or pain, and virtually stress-free. This level of functioning is what we assume as the expected baseline for the healthy “normal”. We have come to this conclusion for many reasons. Media,…

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Mindful Eating

As a dietitian, I’ve seen the emotional and physical damage fad diets have done to my clients. Fad diets often warp your relationship with food, fill you with shame and guilt, damage your metabolism and generally make eating a struggle. Food is meant to be enjoyed and to nourish you, not fill you with anxiety…

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Self-Injury Awareness Month

March is Self-Injury Awareness month and the perfect opportunity to discuss what self-injury is and how to support someone who struggles with injuring. Self-Injury, or Self-harm, is any deliberate and non-suicidal act that causes physical harm to one’s body. There are a multitude of reasons why one may harm their self and it can occur…

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Making the Most of Mondays

Monday, or in other words, the most dreaded day of the week. It signifies the end of the weekend and the start of the work week and usually starts off with too little sleep, not enough preparation, and a general lack of excitement. Its hard because even when you like your job, its hard to jump…

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