Tag: Treatment

Podcast: Children’s Treatment for Mental Health Issues

Today’s guest is Okpara Rice, CEO of Tanager Place, a mental health facility for children in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Unlike adults, children are not in control of their own environment, and anything that affects a child will affect their families, and vice versa.  So, what is the best way to help these kids?  Join us […]

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Podcast: Online Teen Therapy: Everything You Need to Know

In today’s episode, we speak with Haesue Jo, Clinical Support Lead for a large online therapy website, about their new offering for teens and adolescents.  On-line therapy is a novel idea for many — and prompts a lot of questions.  How does on-line counseling work for adolescents?  Are there a lot of differences between the […]

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Your Insurance Company Doesn’t Want You to Access Mental Health Care

If your health insurance company cared about your access to mental health treatment, naturally they would work hard to ensure their databases are up-to-date and as close to 100 percent accurate at all times. After all, it’s not difficult to do; I can think of at least a half-dozen inexpensive methods to do it. But […]

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From Attempting Suicide to Feeling Full of Life: One Woman’s Story

Blackman had struggled with suicidal thoughts since age 12, regularly triggered by witnessing drug addiction and domestic violence. At the time of her attempt, she was 24 years old. She felt “powerless and hopeless.” For years, Blackman also struggled with depression and anxiety. “They both were beyond exhausting to the point I became numb,” she […]

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What Is ERP for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

What do you value in life? When Noah’s next therapist asked him, “What and who matters most in your life?” Noah indicated that all he cared about was to eliminate the intrusive thoughts and anxiety. It made sense to him as he believed that once he could control his thoughts and feelings, he could move […]

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Trauma Informed Care: How CBT & Mindful Awareness Are Key Factors in Repairing the Brain

The person who experienced trauma is said to be stuck in “trauma time” and may also be emotionally reactionary when something triggers them, which is called a “trauma response.” When a person continues to feel trauma, the brain stays in a disassociated state until they are able to re-integrate the two parts of the brain […]

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The Inpatient Drug Rehab Industry Is Still Failing

The inpatient drug rehab industry created its own problem. Led by the biggest names in the industry, such as American Addiction Centers, some of the marketing practices these companies engaged in online were always questionable. Just a year after I wrote this expose’ of some of the shady practices of Recovery Brands, as well as […]

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12 Depression Busters for New Moms

1. Say it … “Yikes.” Take a moment to consider all that has changed in your life. Your social life is … poof … gone, not to mention your sex life and any romance that was left in your marriage. You don’t remember becoming a Navy Seal but, like them, you operate on about three […]

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