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Can a 12-Step Program Benefit Me?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was the first 12-step program, founded in 1935. Since then, 12-step programs have helped millions of people throughout the world manage and maintain their sobriety. AA was created to help those suffering from alcohol addiction. Because of the approach’s effectiveness, the 12-step program philosophy has been used as the model to create…

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What Happens During EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, referred to as EMDR therapy, is an interactive therapy used to heal from the psychological distress frequently associated with trauma and other negative life experiences. Originally developed in the 1980s to treat PTSD, EMDR has since gained worldwide recognition for its effectiveness and is now used in a wide…

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Ways Group Therapy Can Help You

Group therapy is a type of structured psychotherapy where one or more therapists work with several people simultaneously. Participants in group therapy share common challenges. Therapists guide the group to work through a particular theme in each session. Research shows that group therapy programs have proven to be equally effective as individual therapy programs and…

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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…