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3 Questions to Ask Your Depression Counselor

Whether you are searching for a depression counselor, or you are currently enrolled in counseling, navigating the relationship with your counselor can seem overwhelming. From the first visit to the last visit, communicating with your depression counselor is crucial for your counseling therapy success. For new patients and recurring patients, sessions can sometimes be difficult when you feel down and out. Here are three questions to ask your depression counselor that you may not have considered. What are your strengths as a counselor? This question will help you get to know your counselor in a deeper way. It takes the Read more
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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Teen Counseling

Teen counseling deals with teens who are having emotional misconnections throughout their young life. However, there is much more to teen counseling than you may know. At Insight Child & Family Counseling, we do a lot more than counsel teen angst. Instead, we provide solid care for many different life changes and adolescent behavioral concerns. Here are three things you maybe didn’t know about teen counseling that you should know. Diagnosis is Not the Goal Although some counselors may have diagnosis concerns, teen counseling is focused on more than the diagnosis. They focus more on issues that teens face such Read more
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3 Things You Need to Know About Depression Counseling

Depression counseling may seem easy to define. You might think that depression counseling is for crippling sadness and is only for severe bouts of depression that you may not have experienced. The truth is that depression counseling is much more than that and can be a beneficial tool for most individuals. Insight Child & Family Counseling offers depression counseling to all individuals with a need. Here are three things you need to know now about depression counseling. Depression Counseling Doesn’t Last Long You may be surprised to know that depression counseling or counseling in general does not last long. Instead, Read more
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From The Depression Counselor: Misconceptions About Suicide

Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens? As often as we hear about a teen being cyberbullied or suffering from mental illness and taking their life, there are still tons of misconceptions when it comes to suicide. Education is the first step to prevention so lets talk about some of these misconceptions. 1) “If they want to do it, there is nothing I can do to stop them”. While it is true that everyone has their agency, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take steps to help those you suspect are suicidal. Oftentimes a Read more
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Teen Counseling Tips: Balancing A Job And School

The teenage years are an exciting time of life when your teen has a little more freedom and responsibility. A great way for them to develop this responsibility and manage their freedom in a safe atmosphere is by entering the work force. There are some things you should know as parents before your teen starts their first job outside of the home. 1) Start Slow. Remember that their schoolwork needs to still be a priority. Many places that hire teenagers have specific shifts designated for teenage workers. As a rule of thumb, stick to a 15 hour work week (or Read more
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How Anxiety Counseling Can Help Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are quite common, especially in this day and time. Those who are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder by a physician are often offered medication for their illness yet are not educated on the good that anxiety counseling can do for them. Counseling offers many tools to help those with anxiety cope with their emotions and the overwhelm that comes with the illness. Insight Child & Family Counseling offers many counseling services for anxiety disorders. More Ways to Cope Anxiety counseling can help those with anxiety disorders learn new and crucial ways to cope with their anxiety. Despite the Read more
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How Anxiety Counseling Can Help With Specific Phobias

While anxiety can cover a broad array of feelings, a phobia is the fear of a specific object or situation. For example, the fear of snakes is called Ophidiophobia and the fear of crowds is called Enochlophobia. When you are dealing with a phobia you will often times go beyond what is appropriate or reasonable to avoid that object or situation. It is normal to feel fear in dangerous situations. If you encounter a large, growling dog it is reasonable to feel fear. However, a phobia is when the “threat” you feel is greatly exaggerated or even non-existent. What is Read more
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Depression Counselor: Understanding Depression In Bipolar Disorder

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Bipolar Disorder is defined as “a mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly.” Oftentimes a person with bipolar disorder will experience extreme high and low moods – known as mania and depression. During the depression phase of bipolar disorder you might see the following behaviors: -Lack of Energy -Poor Sleep Schedule (sleeping too much or too little) -Decreased Motivation to Get Out of Bed -Difficulty With Decision Making -Preoccupied with Suicide or Thoughts of Death As a depression counselor, Insight Child & Family Read more
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What Happens Before Anxiety Counseling Begins

Are you dealing with feelings of hopelessness, dread or fear? Do you often feel your heart fluttering or short of breath in these moments? You may be dealing with serious anxiety. If you are aware of your anxiety, you may be searching for a way to deal with the pain and stress of this disorder. Anxiety counseling is a great way to learn new ways to combat your anxiety and to help you grow from it. Before the counseling can happen, there are movements that must happen too. Here is what to expect before anxiety counseling begins. Understanding Your Disorder Read more
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Ask The Depression Counselor: How Do I Fight Holiday Depression?

The holidays are here, and so is the winter.  With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays and all of the family gatherings, depression may begin to rear its ugly head.  Whether this time of year is hard because of loss or grief, or you are prone to anxiety, a depression counselor can help you find solace in these times.  Is there a way to fight holiday depression? Yes. Let’s discuss some simple ways to fight this form of depression so you can enjoy the season how you want. Take Time For Yourself Even during this busy season, Read more