Category: Therapy

Learning from the Past to Protect Your Relationship Future

Learning from the Past to Protect Your Relationship Future

It’s easy to start this contemplation by listing off all the mistakes you’ve made. Truth be told, there’s nothing productive about that kind of framing. We currently live in a culture where the vast majority of relationships end. In other words, you’re probably not uniquely flawed if you’ve endured a…
Can Social Media Truly Be Addicting

Can Social Media Truly Be Addicting

Over the past ten to fifteen years, social media has become a more easily accessible, time-consuming part of daily life for many people. For some, it’s become an obsessive habit or an addiction.  Social media addiction is a real thing, and it is defined as when one has excessive use…
Grieving the Loss of an Infant

Grieving the Loss of an Infant

The death of an infant just might be the most heartbreaking moment anyone can experience. Whether the loss happens suddenly or after a prolonged illness, such a loss is virtually unimaginable. Yet, despite the jolting nature of this scenario, it’s not exactly rare. Each year, almost 1 in 5 pregnancies…
Why Grief Doesn't Always Move in Stages

Why Grief Doesn’t Move in Stages

Accepting that grief has stages is a comforting thought. Losing a loved one is a jolting and disorienting experience. Hence, it can offer a hint of solace to envision the ensuing mourning period as having a structure. In a general sense, it does. But we’d all be better served if…
Phases of EMDR

What are the 8 Phases of EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is unlike other types of psychotherapy. Designed in the 1980s to help with healing trauma, EMDR is also an effective treatment for many other conditions. However, it is not focused on talk. Rather, EMDR relies on something called bilateral stimulation. In a nutshell, both…
Depression After Divorce

How Common is Depression After Divorce?

Regardless of the circumstances, the end of a marriage is a major, stressful event in anyone’s life.  Even when you feel a divorce will supply relief, it will also provide a wide range of other emotions. A chapter of your life has ended. In addition, so many potential future paths have…
Girl teen comforted by therapist

6 Reasons Grief Comes in Waves

6 Reasons Grief Comes in Waves Everyone grieves in their life. Loss is inevitable; therefore, the emotional reaction to loss is equally as unavoidable. In the meantime, we each experience grief differently. Generally speaking, there is no right or wrong way to grieve. However, it makes a whole lot of…
Woman eating burger

5 Ways to Help a Loved One With an Eating Disorder

5 Ways to Help a Loved One With an Eating Disorder Disordered eating is more common than you might think. About 10 percent of the world’s population struggle with disordered eating. So, what do you do when someone you care about falls into that demographic? How do you support them?…