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From the Depression Counselor: The Dangers of Obsessing with Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a double edged sword.  Sometimes it is talked about as a quality to be admired; the highest standard that we should strive for.  But perfectionism and the pressure for perfection is driving a rise in mental illness, specifically in anxiety and depression.  The pressure for perfection is everywhere around us. Social media, our jobs, our families. It can be overwhelming and debilitating when realizing that perfection is not possible.  Simply put, no one is perfect and the constant drive for perfection will always end in discouragement. Everytime you are knocked down, instead of beating yourself up and instantly Read more
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Depression Counseling: 6 Things to Avoid Saying

Because depression is a common disorder, it is oftentimes dismissed or discounted.  Sometimes well meaning family or friends think that your depression is simply a matter of you being in your own head or a funk that you need to snap out of.  However, there are quite a few things that are more harmful than helpful to say to someone that is going through a depressive time. Things such as: -Just stop thinking about all your problems-Stay positive-I know how you feel-Count your blessings-It could be worse-Get over it These types of comments can lead to the person in the Read more
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Anxiety Counselor: The Signs of Anxiety

The signs of anxiety can be broken down into 3 different categories.  Thinking/Learning, Behavioral and Physical. It is important to note that people who suffer from anxiety might not have all or any of these symptoms and having just one of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean someone is dealing with anxiety.   Thinking Learning -Problems concentrating-Memory problems-Attention problems-Problem solving difficulties-Worry-Memory problems Behavioral -Restlessness-Fidgeting-Task avoidance-Rapid speech-Irritability-Perfectionism-Lack of participation-Failure to complete tasks Physical -Stomach Discomfort-Rapid heart rate-Perspiration-Muscle tension-Headaches-Sleeping problems-Nausea If you are worried that someone you know is having anxiety, the real thing to look out for is if these symptoms are 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: How To Deal With Holiday Depression

For some, the holidays are a trigger for depression and anxiety. Sometimes, it is due to the loss of a family member or maybe the stress of running around all over the place, visiting family and friends. However, the holidays should be a happy time for you, and there are ways to deal with holiday depression. At Insight Child & Family Counseling, the depression counselor is in and is ready to help you with these struggles. Let’s discuss how to deal with holiday depression and what to look out for during this winter season. Make A Plan While you are Read more
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Depression Counselor: Symptoms Of Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression and its symptoms are coming to light more and more as the conversation with depression widens. The most important thing to remember is that postpartum depression is not a sign of weakness or something that will just go away. Knowing what symptoms to look for can also help you recognize when you need to reach out for professional help from a licensed counselor. Here are a few indicators that you or someone you love might be suffering from postpartum depression. 1. You feel hopeless, like the situation will never get better. You feel like a failure as a Read more
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What to Expect During Depression Counseling

Perhaps you are researching depression counseling for yourself or a loved one. Maybe you are scheduled for a counseling session and feel a bit apprehensive. Whatever the case, you should be aware of what to expect before the first appointment. Depression counseling is offered in many different forms by many different types of counselors. Although the situations may differ, all depression counseling is similar in that it works to create a space for you to heal and become open about your depression. Depression Counseling: Your First Session Your first session with your counselor will involve you and your therapist getting Read more
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Counseling Corner: Clear Up The Misconceptions Around Depression

We live in a world of instant information. You can go to the internet and google any set of symptoms and immediate have a list of possible diagnosis’. When it comes to depression, its important to get the facts and understand that a lot of the information you will come across will be false. Some of the most common misconceptions about depression are: 1) Depression is always hereditary 2) Depression is not common 3) If your life is good, you won’t have depression 4) If you have depression, you’ll never be happy 5) Medication and therapy are cures for depression Read more
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When Is It Right to Seek Depression Counseling?

Sometimes, we can feel down and out. Situations in our lives can happen that make us feel strong feelings of sadness, anxiety, and fear. When is it just feeling the blues or depression? Is it just a once in a while feeling, or do you find yourself feeling this way often? Depression has a way of sneaking up on its victims. If you are struggling with wondering if it is time to seek professional help from a depression counselor, here are some symptoms and signs you should not ignore. 1. Your Favorite Activity No Longer Brings You Joy Do you Read more
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Recognizing Self Esteem Issues In Your Teen And When To Get A Counselor Involved

The teenage years are some of the most difficult to manage in your entire life. Physical and emotional changes are rampant and it can be hard to keep up. You need to be able to recognize low self esteem in your teen as it can be an indicator of other issues such as anxiety or depression laying beneath the surface. Be on the lookout for these things with your teens and if you notice them, give a teen counselor a call today. 1. Avoiding Interaction With Others 2. Stops Making The Effort at Home and School 3. Exhibits Consistently Negative Read more