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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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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 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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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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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