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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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4 Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy also referred to as CBT, is a popular evidence-based talk therapy frequently used in treating substance use disorders and various mental illnesses. Being evidence-based means that CBT has been clinically proven to be effective. Unlike more traditional therapies that rely on the therapist-patient relationship and aim to uncover past events that might impact…

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The Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month

May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States since 1949. This effort’s main goals are to educate the public about the wide-reaching impacts of mental illness and reduce the stigma associated with it. Organizations work together to advocate for policies that support those who have mental illness and highlight the…

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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 Are The Benefits of Therapy?

Psychotherapy is the cornerstone of any successful mental health program or addiction treatment. For over a century, psychotherapy, or “talk therapy,” has been used to improve people’s mental health and help them better understand their minds and behaviors. Today there are many forms of therapy and evidence-based treatments used in mental health treatment programs, and…

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What Are Group Therapy Activities For Adults With Mental Illness?

There are numerous therapeutic options for individuals struggling with mental health issues or substance use disorder, addiction to drugs or alcohol, to aid in healing and recovery. Group therapy is often a key ingredient in successful mental health treatment programs and is also a common component in residential addiction treatment. In a group therapy program,…

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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…

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What Do You Learn in Individual Psychotherapy?

While many understand the importance of physical health, too often, mental health is ignored. Yet, an individual’s overall wellbeing requires positive mental health just as much as it requires good physical health. An individual psychotherapy program is a rich experience for clients and the gateway to good mental health. Mental health therapy takes many forms,…