a woman seeks help for self-harm

How to Help Someone Who Is Self-Harming

Learning that a friend or family member is engaging in self-harm can be deeply upsetting. You may feel frightened for their safety and confused or angry about why they are doing this to themselves. For a long time, self-injurious behavior was wrongly categorized as “attention-seeking” behavior. On the contrary, most self-harm individuals go to great…

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3 Benefits of Individual Therapy for Addiction

Contrary to the beliefs of many, addiction recovery involves much more than detoxing from drugs or alcohol. The simple fact is that detox is the first step in the recovery process. Substance use and mental health disorders are diseases whose roots are commonly intertwined. Under particular circumstances, a mental health disorder can come to light…

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Signs You Need Mental Health Treatment

Mental health encompasses our psychological, social, and emotional well-being. It affects our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and factors into how we relate to others, handle stressful situations, and make decisions. When our mental health suffers, it can negatively impact all areas of our lives. Mental health disorders are common, affecting millions of people every day.…

a woman wonders if she has bipolar disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that can cause unpredictable and often extreme mood swings, referred to as mania and depression, that can significantly impact a person’s ability to perform day-to-day tasks. Mania is an extremely elevated mood and can last for several days or weeks. Depression caused by bipolar will last for at…

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Can a Therapist Prescribe Medicine?

Whether dealing with mental health issues or in treatment for a substance use disorder, sometimes clients need more than therapy or counseling to get the best results from their mental health treatment. Therapists provide counseling, often in the form of talk therapy or other evidence-based treatment. However, in most states, they are not allowed to…

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Different Types of Counselors

Understanding the many different types of counselors in mental health therapy can be confusing. Therapist, psychologist, LCSW, psychiatrist, and counselor are just a few of the titles you may encounter. It’s important to understand where to start. At Harmony Hills, we have all of your mental health and counseling needs covered. Our experienced staff treat…

is a psychologist a doctor

Is A Psychologist A Doctor?

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behavior. Yet many find themselves wondering, “Is a psychologist a doctor?” Psychologists hold doctoral degrees in psychology, such as clinical or counseling psychology; they are not medical doctors. One main difference between psychiatrists, who are medical doctors, and psychologists, who hold doctoral degrees, is that psychologists…

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What Kind of Therapist Do I Need?

So, you’ve decided to seek mental health treatment, but what kind of therapist should you choose? There are many types of mental health counselors, and knowing what kind of therapist you need can be confusing. Sometimes, not knowing what kind of therapist may be best prevents people from beginning a therapy and treatment regimen. Harmony…