Category: <span>Individual Treatment</span>

Declutter Your Life!

By: Gregory Rymer

Declutter Your Life!

The New Year brings hopes and dreams of a prosperous future. Sadly, a date will not reset our life. Many of us place extra stress and emotional burdens upon ourselves.

I have come to believe and have a working testimony that any resolution must not add any undue stress to our busy lifestyle. We need to declutter our schedules and our physical surroundings. We must stop thinking that we need to accept every task that is placed before us. “No” is an acceptable answer. What benefits are achieved if you are emotionally, physically and spiritually exhausted or spent? Read more

Stop Avoiding Anxiety! Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)


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Anxiety can be horrendous, so why would anyone want to stop avoiding anxiety and instead practice acceptance and commitment therapy? Avoiding anxiety can make a lot of sense. After all, anxiety can cause our thoughts to race with fear and worry, it can make our emotions spiral out of control, and it can create a whole host of awful physical symptoms from head to toe. We want to do whatever we can to reduce anxiety. Ironically, avoiding anxiety doesn’t lessen it; avoidance intensifies anxiety. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an approach that helps us stop avoiding anxiety so we can overcome it.  Read more

What Prevents People From Seeking Mental Health Treatment?


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Like anything worthwhile, psychotherapy takes time and effort. And often just getting through the door can be tough.

How do you find a therapist? Where’s the best place to look? Isn’t it pricey? Do you even need to go?

You probably have a slew of questions with a side of skepticism and self-doubt. In fact, many hurdles can prevent people from seeking professional treatment.

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8 Ways to Enrich Your Holidays with More Comfort & Joy


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This time of year, we’re used to reading about holiday blues and holiday stress. Contrary to popular belief, however, anxiety, depression, and suicide rates do not rise during the holidays. The CDC, Mayo Clinic, and other research institutions have found no link between holidays and increased depression and suicide. (Read more here.)

Nevertheless, holidays do knock some of us off balance. Between family gatherings, pressure to spend money, kids coming back from college, work disruption, and other holiday-related events, we may forget that holidays are supposed to be about comfort and joy.

Here are eight ways to embrace the true meaning of the season and focus on increasing joy, love, and peace. Read more

Experiential Therapy


Experiential Therapy

By: Lea Mangus, PCSW

Have you ever heard the term “Experiential Therapy” and wondered what exactly it means? I would like to offer a brief overview of experiential therapy and what it entails.  As the name indicates, experiential therapy involves activities and actions rather than the more traditional “talk therapy.”  It is a therapeutic approach that encourages clients to identify and address hidden or subconscious issues through activities such as play, art, outdoor activities, and a range of other active experiences.  Many people find it hard to think about, remember, or talk about their hidden hurts. After years of burying those thoughts, it can be difficult to drag those feelings to the surface and expose them. Some people find that experiential therapy helps make this process easier. Read more

Fear and PTSD

Fear Itself
The Economist
Oct 24th 2015 | From the print edition

ONE night in 2009 Jennifer Hopper and her fiancée, Teresa Butz, woke to find a man standing over them with a knife in his hand. He raped them both and killed Ms Butz with a stab through the heart. Ms Hopper was left with scars from slash wounds to her throat and arms. Her mental wounds healed more slowly. She became petrified of the dark and her sleep was disturbed by nightmares of intruders. A tap on the shoulder left her terrified. She could not get into her car: during the attack her worst fear had been that their assailant would drive them somewhere they would never be found.

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Put yourself in first place

Individual treatment is often termed as psychotherapy, and is meant to help people with their emotional issues, which can vary widely in their severity or intensity. The main aim of this form of therapy is to change the quality of life by defining the path of life clearly, and bringing in more clarity. Whether it is the problem of repressed childhood experiences that you are facing, or an emotional breakdown due to divorce, failure, or loss of a loved one, a professional psychotherapist can help you revive your mental health through systematic counselling.

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