Tips for Fresno families, individuals and married couples on a variety of counseling and therapy related topics.
Apr 12, 2018
0 commentsCategory: PTSD
By seeing a therapist, a person who suffers from PTSD-like symptoms can learn new coping strategies, begin to comprehend what has happened, and compartmentalize the pieces of the event and how they can fit into the life they are already leading. Mental health counselors are trained to use therapeutic counseling techniques designed to fit a person's specific needs.
Apr 05, 2018
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Welcome back to the second half of our two-part series on how counseling can help you through the hardest time in your life. Last time, we covered how difficult it can be to deal with laving home or when your loved ones make painful decisions that you'd like to change. This time, we're wrapping up with the stresses of a new job and how it can help to talk to someone you can trust.
Mar 29, 2018
One of the major signs of mature adulthood is knowing when to ask a professional. When the breaker box is sparking, your sore throat doesn't get better, or the satellite dish detaches in a storm are all great examples of when it's time to seek professional help. The same rule applies to emotional turmoil and unusually stressful situations. When you get in over your head and start to worry about making the right decisions, often the smartest thing to do is seek a little professional counseling.
Mar 22, 2018
Welcome back to the second half of this two-part series on dealing with loss as an adult. Last time we covered how children are supported when handling loss but the burden of self control and responsibility is heavy on an adult who feels the same way after a personal tragedy. We talked about how different people express their grief in different ways and how it's okay to do so in order to heal. The second half is about helping yourself to recover through physical recuperation, time, and counseling.
Mar 15, 2018
As children, expressing sadness and mixed emotions in the face of loss is expected. It's okay to cry on the first day of kindergarten when your parent walks away, and it's okay to be upset for days when your first pet dies. Parents help their children through difficult separations like moving to a new house, attending sleep-away summer camp, and dealing with divorce. But what about as adults?
Mar 08, 2018
1 commentCategory: Depression Counseling
Depression is the most common reason that people seek the help of a counselor; there are also many people that go untreated. Depression is a very common symptom of other psychological issues including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and PTSD. Depression can take form in different ways for different people. There are two different ways that depression is treated they can be used separately or in conjunction with one another, which is much more likely.
0 commentsCategory: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Rest assured that when we say Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works, we mean it. While the list of reasons to try this therapy is long and varied, we have listed 6 specific ones that we think might interest you. After reading this list, you will see that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a valuable asset that can help you achieve positive results.
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Communication doesn't just mean talking. In order to effectively communicate, you and your partner must feel heard. If you feel like you aren't being heard by your partner or if your partner keeps telling you that you aren't listening, it might be time to give couples counseling a try.
Feb 15, 2018
1 commentCategory: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) is a great tool to use while in therapy to help you understand yourself even more. CBT is used to help people recognize their thoughts and how their thoughts can affect their situation. If you are already actively working on CBT and you are ready for a push within your treatment, journaling may be a great activity that can help to further your success with CBT.
Feb 08, 2018
0 commentsCategory: PTSD
Now you can't diagnose yourself with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), that should be done by a professional. Being able to recognize you have symptoms that can indicate you may suffer from PTSD is the first step to getting the help you need.