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Questions to Ask During Your Depression Counseling Session

Depression counseling can seem overwhelming at first. You may be emotional, trying to find a depression counselor that fits your needs. Before you choose, you should know which questions to ask during your first counseling session. We have compiled a list of great questions for you to use in preparation for your session. At Insight Child & Family Counseling, we want you to feel comfortable with your treatment. Give us a call today with any questions you may have as well. What kind of approach do you use? This is a great question to ask your counselor. Each counselor is 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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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 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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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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When To Seek Child Counseling

Is your child dealing with some tough emotions? Do you feel they are crying, screaming or inflicting pain on others due to trouble inside of them? Are you constantly struggling with tantrums and breakdowns out and about? It may be a sign that your child is in need of child counseling. Although the words can be scary, child counseling is something that is made with your child in mind. Child counselors are here to help. Keep reading to discover how to know if your child is in need of counseling and what to do if they are. Your Child Has Read more
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How To Find Your Holiday Happiness With Anxiety Counseling

You’ve heard it before and I’ll say it again, the holidays are a stressful time of year. For those suffering with anxiety, they can be even more stressful. When its all too much and you need time to decompress, try some of these tricks to get you back on track and enjoying the holiday how you want to. 1. Choose to say “NO” – This may seem harsh, especially this time of year when the get togethers are numerous. However, your mental health is more important than Uncle Jim’s annual Christmas party or the office white elephant exchange. It is Read more