Posts Tagged 'mental health therapist'

Getting The Most Out Of Women’s Group Therapy Sessions

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GrouptherapyWhen a tragedy occurs or we encounter difficult periods in our lives, the healthy thing to do is to seek professional help from a qualified mental health therapist. Having a professional to talk to who can help us work out our issues will help us heal and become stronger people. In addition, many people benefit from supplemental group therapy as well. Knowing you ...

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Coping With Social Anxiety Disorder

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Many people get nervous or feel self-conscious now and then, especially before giving a speech, attending a job interview or meeting their significant other’s friends and family. But social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, involves intense fear of certain social situations—especially situations that are unfamiliar or in which you think you’ll be watched and judged by others. But even those with severe social anxiety disorder can learn to overcome it and be comfortable in social situations.

But is it just ...

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Ten Ways To Beat Low Self-Esteem And Love Yourself

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797px-Depression-loss_of_loved_oneAre you reluctant to take on new challenges, prone to social withdrawal and anxiety, and guilty of self-neglect? Do you have a lack of social skills, a lack of self-confidence and a habit of accentuating your negative qualities? Are you incapable in accepting others’ compliments or praises? These are all symptoms of chronic low self-esteem. And while low self-esteem itself may not seem like ...

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How To Help Someone With Depression

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Many people experience depression at some point in their lifetime. No matter what the reason or situation, depression is a very tough thing to experience. If you’re watching a loved one go through it, you may feel powerless—but there are things you can do to help.

First, offer your support without criticism, tough love or judgment. Offering to lend an ear and be there is a good thing—saying things like, “I don’t know what you have to be sad ...

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Understanding The Stages Of Eating Disorder Recovery

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Recovery from an eating disorder is a long process that requires professional help from a mental health therapist or perhaps even a team of professionals. It’s not uncommon for the recovering person to feel uncertain about their progress, and sometimes it takes more than one attempt to stop the disordered behaviors.

Friends and family who were initially supportive can sometimes grow frustrated, unintentionally hurting ...

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Five Common Triggers Of Bipolar Disorder Mood Swings

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Vincent_Willem_van_Gogh_002Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that is characterized by its mood swings. A person with bipolar disorder will experience alternating “highs” (periods of mania) and “lows” (periods of depression). The highs and lows can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks or even months, depending on the person and the situation. While there is no cure, the best ...

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The Bipolar Diet: Five Foods To Eat During Mania

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The best treatment plan for bipolar disorder includes a mixture of regular sessions with a mental health therapist, medication and a healthy lifestyle. Part of a healthy lifestyle includes a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and lean proteins. As we’ve previously mentioned, adding certain foods to your diet—as well as avoiding certain foods and additives—can help you stabilize your moods if you have ...

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Ten Tips For Your First Therapy Session

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GrouptherapyBeginning treatment with a mental health therapist can be extremely nerve-wracking. After all, you’re about to divulge a lot of information about your personal life with a stranger. If you’ve never been to any kind of therapy before, you may have no idea what to expect or have a preconceived notion that causes you stress.

Your first session with your therapist will be primarily ...

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Five Tips For Dealing With Difficult People

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It’s one thing to take care of your own mental health and well-being. If you have healthy habits, stay away from addictive substances and see your Costa Mesa therapist, you’re probably feeling good about your overall health. Unfortunately, you can’t control the mental health of others, and you’re bound to come across some difficult people in your everyday life. Whether it’s a colleague, a family member or someone in your social circle, here are five tips for dealing with ...

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Childhood Bullying Could Result In Psychosis

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Childhood bullying is a real problem in our country. According to Bullyingstatistics.org, an estimated one in four children is bullied at school on a regular basis. While childhood bullies are far from new, there are few studies that have been done to determine just how much being bullied as a child will impact that person as an adult. But now, a ...

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Do You Know A Narcissist?

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There are plenty of arrogant people in the world, but having an inflated sense of self worth does not make someone a narcissist. A selfish person puts their own needs and desires first without taking others into consideration. But narcissists cut others off, become emotionally isolated and lose all ability to feel empathy for others. While narcissism typically results from a traumatic event, it can still be difficult to understand.

Some symptoms of narcissism include:

  • Believing that he or she is special ...
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Is It Normal Anxiety Or Anxiety Disorder? How To Tell

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NervousWe all have things in life that we worry about, and sometimes that worry can get overwhelming. We’re told that some anxiety in life is normal, yet up to 40 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. Telling the difference between normal worry and generalized anxiety disorder can be difficult, particularly during challenging times in your life. But knowing the difference is ...

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