Tips for Fresno families, individuals and married couples on a variety of counseling and therapy related topics.
Understanding how to help someone who suffers from anxiety attacks can be difficult if you've never personally experienced one. Anxiety attacks are not only scary for the person experiencing them, but also for the people around them who aren't sure how to help. Often times, well-meaning friends or family members will do what they think is best to help a person experiencing an anxiety attack, but their efforts are unsuccessful.
Has there ever been a moment in your life where you experienced an event that promoted feelings of fear, unbearable sadness, or intense guilt? Did you continue to feel those same emotions when you thought of that moment a week later? Six months later? Years later? An experience that promotes such reactions often results in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dec 31, 2020
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The answer is yes! There is always hope! However, unlike the fairy tales and movies that told us relationships were easy, rebuilding a relationship is a very difficult thing to do. You have to be willing to work at it, and work hard. Here are some key things to keep in mind that will help you ensure success as you rebuild your relationship.
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When you're struggling with depression, today's hard times can feel even harder. Feelings of isolation are increased by stay-at-home orders, anxiety rises because of world events, and lack of a schedule can lead to a lack of motivation. If you're having trouble managing your emotions while in self-quarantine, here are some ways that seeing a therapist may be able to help.
Dec 10, 2020
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the result of exposure to a traumatic event whether you experienced the trauma yourself, witnessed trauma inflicted on another person, or are repeatedly exposed to the graphic trauma of others. First responders are often confronted with the latter, and the prevalence of PTSD is substantially higher in this profession than the rest of the general population.
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All too often the illogical nature of depression prevents sufferers from finding relief of their symptoms. Many individuals believe that they are doing what is needed to get better but end up feeling worse. The reason? Depression bluffs its afflicted with empty promises, leaving them even more stuck.
Nov 26, 2020
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Originally used to treat depression, CBT has been adapted to treat a wide range of problems. Instead of delving into the underlying causes of why someone is the way they are, as is done with psychoanalysis, CBT looks to challenge behavioral patterns and beliefs and correct errors in thinking. Read more to find out how CBT could be thought of as a "common sense" approach to dealing with mental health.
Nov 19, 2020
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While the disorder is often associated with veterans and those in the military it can affect anyone. PTSD is the result of a traumatic event from the past that has caused an individual intense fear, stress, or emotional turmoil. Therapy is a proven treatment for PTSD, with intervention the symptoms of PTSD can be reduced or resolved.
Nov 12, 2020
You may suffer from dating anxiety if you want to meet someone new but can't seem to go through with it. Anxiety disorders are prevalent in 30% of the population. Dating anxiety falls under the umbrella of social anxiety. Jodi Mitchell is dedicated to understanding your plight and helping you navigate back to full emotional health so that you can find true love. Contact us for encouragement, education, counseling, and strategy building.
Nov 05, 2020
Panic attacks seem to be lurking close by, ready to strike at any moment's notice. An accumulation of stress building up over time unseen can make these attacks seem to come out of nowhere. Usually, this can occur during the most inopportune times like during work. What do you do when this happens? How do you get through this episode unscathed, especially if you are in the middle of your work-day?