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April 9, 2018

What Is Trauma-Focused Therapy?

As its name implies is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that addresses the specific emotional and mental health needs of children, adolescents, adult survivors, and families who are struggling to overcome the destructive effects of...

CBT provides a powerful set of interventions for the treatment of patients suffering from substance use disorders, and works in a complementary fashion with 12-step approaches that provide patients with valuable social support and a methodology for change 

The Concept o...

January 22, 2018

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. Psychological, behavioral, and biological factors are implicated in the development and maintenance of insomnia as a disorder, although the etiology of insomnia remains under investigation, as it is still not fully understood...

Online counseling has no real barrier to entry. You don’t have to motivate yourself to make a call, set up an appointment and turn up for it, it is simply there for you to find on the web, just as we do with so many other things these days. This not only means that peo...

The power of the human mind is pretty amazing, when you think about it. This one part of our bodies controls everything in our bodies, from the breaths we take to the conscious movement of our muscles. Our heart beats because of our brain. We feel emotions because of o...

December 4, 2017

The Science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Hundreds of studies have shown that CBT is a powerful solution to problems like anxiety and depression. When CBT tools are delivered online, they're as effective as face-to-face sessions, making this a smart option for...

November 20, 2017

Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment model designed to assist adolescents, and their families in overcoming the negative effects of a traumatic experience.

A small percentage of people suffer from intense emotional or physi...

October 22, 2017

“The therapeutic relationship is the soil that enables the techniques to take root.”

"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled.  For it is only in such, moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different...

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Often, the process of understanding oneself is a confusing and frustrating experience that can cause a myriad of different obstacles. Emotional reactivity, regulation, and affiliation are all critical for daily living and maintaining mental and physical health. 

Emotion...

Some people seem to quickly bounce back from personal failures and setbacks or do you find yourself completely overwhelmed with little confidence in your ability to deal with the challenge? Our resilience is often tested when life circumstances change unexpectedly and...

The results show that increases in connectivity between several brain regions - most importantly the amygdala (the brain's threat centre) and the frontal lobes (which are involved in thinking and reasoning) - are associated with long-term recovery from psychosis. T...

What is your day-to-day communication like with your team? Effective communication builds a sense of mutual trust and respect while empowering the employee. Every coach knows the value of  empowering people to believe they have what it takes to succeed. More positive a...

Cognitive restructuring, or cognitive reframing, is a therapeutic process that helps the client discover, challenge, and modify or replace their negative, irrational thoughts (or cognitive distortions).

Cognitive restructuring was first developed as a therapeutic tool o...

The defining feature of social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is intense anxiety or fear of being judged, negatively evaluated, or rejected in a social or performance situation. People with social anxiety disorder may worry about acting or appearing visib...

Fortunately, depression is a treatable disorder.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an empirically-validated psychotherapy that is recommended as a first-line treatment for depression in the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Depressive Disorder (...

Most people now know that addiction is a chronic—but treatable—condition. We also know that the right treatment is highly effective in helping people get clean and stay that way. But which treatments are most helpful? There are many to choose from, but the one that has...

Clients with anxiety and fear will normally have co-existing problems, such as self-worth issues and depression. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based way to address these conditions.

Unfortunately, most mental health conditions impair an individual’s...

One of the highlights of CBT is that it is focused on eliminating symptoms as quickly as possible, typically in a few weeks to a few months. Of course, people rarely have only a single issue to work on in therapy, so this length depends on the number and severity of th...

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