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Finding an EMDR Therapist Near Me

Eye movement reprocessing and desensitization (EMDR) is a powerful interactive therapy. It is highly effective in helping people recover from trauma and other distressing experiences that can lead to maladaptive behaviors, including substance abuse and addiction. EMDR was initially developed to treat PTSD but has been proven effective in treating many mental health disorders. At…

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How a CBT Program Benefits Your Sobriety

Addiction is a complex disease that has a history rooted in stigma. Historically addiction has been viewed as a moral failing of people who actively chose to relinquish self-control. Thankfully, modern science and medical research have proven that addiction is a chronic, progressive brain disease, which has helped to alleviate much of the stigma previously…

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Benefits of Residential Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health disorder that usually manifests in early adulthood. People with borderline personality disorder have difficulty managing their behavior and emotions, which often results in significant impairment in their daily functioning. Individuals with BPD also struggle to maintain healthy relationships. As with most mental health disorders, there is no…

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Overcoming Past Traumas Can Benefit Your Mental Health

Psychological and emotional trauma responds to an event that is very disturbing or stressful and challenges a person’s sense of security. During a traumatic event, the body’s natural defenses take over and create a stress reaction known as the fight or flight response. This leads to a variety of physical symptoms and intense emotional reactions.…

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Tips for Managing Your Anxiety

Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress, and in normal doses, can be beneficial to our overall well-being. When anxiety is chronic or persistent, though, it is harmful to our mental and physical health. Every year, tens of millions of Americans suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder…

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3 Ways to Heal From Self-Harm

We all experience difficult times when we feel overwhelmed by feelings like stress, anger, frustration, and sadness. However, it can be a challenge for many to find ways to cope with these feelings healthily. People who suffer from substance use or mental health disorders can especially struggle to utilize appropriate coping mechanisms. Unfortunately, turning to…

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Signs I Could Benefit from Behavorial Therapy

Mental health therapy is a crucial part of the treatment of substance abuse and addiction. There are five broad types of psychotherapy: psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapies; integrative or holistic therapy; humanistic therapy; cognitive therapy; and behavioral therapy. Each of these approaches has its own goals, utilizes its different techniques, and has its benefits. Behavioral therapy…