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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
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Teen Counseling: What To Do When Grades Drop

As a parent, there are a lot of things you worry about with your teen. Substance abuse, Self-Harm, Depression and Teen Pregnancy just to name a few. One situation a parent may tend to overlook is when their child’s grades at school begin to drop. While a slight drop in grades every now and then is not a huge cause for concern, when the drop in grades is sudden and dramatic and lasts for an extended period of time, it could be an indication of a larger issue at play. Here are a few things you can do if you Read more
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Teen Counseling Toolkit: How To Be Supportive

Is your teen struggling with anxiety or depression? Do they have outbursts of anger, show high levels of stress or have difficulty focusing? If any of these symptoms ring true, you may be searching for teen counseling to help. As a parent or caregiver, you may be worried that your teen will fight back at the idea of counseling. You may be wondering how you can best support your teen through this life change. Let’s discuss how you can be supportive of your teen’s counseling to make it easier for all of you. Show Interest In Your Teen’s Progress Throughout Read more
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How To Support Loved Ones In Anxiety Counseling

Whether you realize it or not, you probably have multiple people in your life who suffer from anxiety in one form or another. When it is someone you love, such a a family member or close friend, it can be hard to know how to act or how best to support them. The most important thing to remember is that they are still the same person, separate from their anxiety. However, there are some things you can do as their support system to help them manage their anxiety. 1. Let them know they can talk to you openly and honestly Read more
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The Case for Anxiety Counseling: What’s the Big Deal?

Millions of Americans suffer from depression and anxiety every day. With numbers so high, it is crucial to understand what treatment options are available. If you suffer from depression or anxiety, anxiety counseling may work for you as a treatment option, more so than other methods of treatment. Does it work? Can anxiety counseling truly benefit your condition? What is the big deal? Let’s discuss the benefits of anxiety counseling and how it can help affect those dealing with anxiety. Counseling Gives You A Voice Anxiety counseling gives you a voice when you feel as if you are alone. Your Read more
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Depression Counselor: Understanding The Link Between Depression And Genetics

If someone has a family history of depression, are they more at risk to have depression as well? There is no simple answer to that question. However, there are many studies to suggest that family history plays a role in whether or not a person is predisposed to develop depression. Even so, there are also non-genetic factors that come into play including environment and living situations. When you come right down to it, the best action that can be taken is education. 1. Educate Yourself On Your Family History – It won’t change whether or not you have depression but Read more
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Fear Of The Depression Counselor? Here’s How To Beat It

Throughout our lifetime, we can have moments of struggle. Whether we lose a family member, are dealing with severe grief, or something tragic happens to us, there are moments of depression. However, when depression becomes too difficult for us to manage and we sink into it, we may need help to get back out. A depression counselor can help you unpack your feelings and learn to cope instead of leaving them to fester on the inside. However, if the thought of visiting the depression counselor leaves you feeling frightened and stressed, there are ways to deal with that. Here’s how Read more