Tips for Fresno families, individuals and married couples on a variety of counseling and therapy related topics.
Nov 02, 2017
0 commentsCategory: PTSD
The timer is on. You have 30 seconds to come up with eight ways PTSD therapy can help you. 30, 29, 28 ... Ding! Really? Hey, no one can shout out eight therapeutic approaches to PTSD in 30 seconds. You may not have even heard of all eight?
Oct 26, 2017
Individuals who seek counseling to help overcome their anxiety issues have already taken a big step in supporting their own self-care. But did you know there are other things you can do on your own to help support your mind and body while you are recovering from excessive anxiety?
1 commentCategory: Family Therapy
Everyone gets anxious now and then. But the difference is that when a kid gets anxious, they often don’t have the vocabulary to deal with it. Adults can say, “I’m feeling anxious/worried/tense/stressed out.” But kids don’t often know exactly what is troubling them. So they can’t express it. This is why you need to be more vigilant as a parent or a teacher in order to reduce anxiety in kids
Oct 12, 2017
Everyone experiences anxiety at some level. However, when feelings of self-doubt, apprehension, and nervousness aren’t linked to a particular life event, anxiety can severely impair a person. You don’t have to live with the fear, obsessive thoughts, or insistent worries that an anxiety disorder can bring about.
Oct 09, 2017
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Holidays can be a challenging time for anyone, and that's especially true if you or a family member are already dealing with conditions such as anxiety or depression. When you're putting together your to do list for the holidays, you might want to consider including family therapy in your plans. See how working with a counselor could help you and your loved ones.
0 commentsCategory: Depression Counseling
Is it really possible to increase the levels of serotonin and decrease depression with food? In order to understand this process, you also need to know that serotonin is made by combining tryptophan and tryptophan hydroxylase. You may not directly be able to increase the amount of serotonin in the brain but you can increase the amount of tryptophan by eating foods in certain optimal combinations.
0 commentsCategory: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Drug addiction can create a powerful hold on a person's life that can seem impossible to escape. However, cognitive behavioral therapy can break that grip and help you get back on your feet in a new sober lifestyle.
1 commentCategory: Depression Counseling
You may have heard that serotonin fluctuation in the brain leads into depression. It’s possible that your brain may just not be producing enough serotonin. It may also be the case that serotonin is produced but isn’t absorbed by the brain. Serotonin may not be reaching the receptor sites. Or there may be a shortage of tryptophan—one of the chemicals which leads into the production of serotonin.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a structured form of psychotherapy that focuses on identifying negative patterns of thinking, which are known to contribute to anxiety disorders. Working with a therapist over multiple sessions, clients learn to identify these negative thoughts and to replace them with more positive, adaptive ones.
Sep 07, 2017
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PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a condition in which someone who has previously experienced or witnessed a traumatic event suffers from persisting mental and emotional stress. PTSD is a mental health problem that can manifest itself within anyone -- it is important to remember this.