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Navigating Panic Disorder: A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment

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Navigating Panic Disorder: A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment

Navigating Panic Disorder: A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment Experiencing recurrent panic attacks, characterized by a combination of physiological and psychological symptoms, may indicate the presence of Panic Disorder. This mental health challenge can significantly impact daily life, leading to heightened anxiety and avoidance behaviors. In this guide, we will explore the nature of panic attacks and outline a professional approach...[ read more ]

What is Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy and it’s benefits

Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is a therapeutic approach that combines the use of psychedelic substances with psychotherapy, typically in a controlled and supervised setting. This form of therapy has the potential to revolutionize mental health treatments by utilizing mind-altering substances in a controlled therapeutic setting and providing ongoing support during the journey and the integration process.   Let's delve into the world...[ read more ]

Effects of Child Abuse on Adult Survivors

Each year in this country, millions of children are the victims of child abuse at the hands of parents, guardians, and other adults. Whether this abuse is physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional, it can leave scars on their heart and psyche for many years.Here are just some of the long-term effects of child abuse on adult survivors:Forming Healthy Bonds and...[ read more ]

Can EMDR Therapy be Done Online?

When the pandemic hit, many people began to work with their therapists online. But many skeptics did not believe the benefits of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, also known as EMDR therapy, which is traditionally a hands-on therapy, could translate to online platforms. But as the pandemic unfolded and more and more therapists began using EMDR therapy online, it...[ read more ]

Overcoming Generational Trauma

You know you got your hairline from your Dad’s side of the family and your eye color from your mom. You know diabetes runs in your family, as does heart disease and Parkinson’s.But do you know that many families also pass down trauma to their loved ones? So it’s not just our physical makeup and risk of disease that we...[ read more ]

Journaling Therapy

  As kids, many of us told our deepest secrets and our hopes and dreams in our diaries. And then we got older and forgot all about visiting those pages each day.   You may have heard about journaling, which some would say is the adult equivalent of keeping a diary. But journaling can also be a powerful form of...[ read more ]

Somatic Meditation and Mindfulness for Trauma Treatment

While most people will experience challenges and hardship in their life, some people experience trauma. We’re beginning to understand trauma better now and have recognized that trauma is a physiological process that impacts our psychological and emotional wellbeing. When trauma is suppressed, it often leads to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and even PTSD.While talk therapy can effectively...[ read more ]

Dealing with Family Trauma Around the Holidays

The holidays are often a complex time for many people. On the one hand, there is a sense of joy in the air, while on the other hand, sorrow and grief because of either a loss or dysfunctional family dynamic.The following are some ways you can deal with family trauma around the holidays.Have an Escape PlanIt’s important not to isolate...[ read more ]

What is Emotional Incest?

Many of us grew up in households that were dysfunctional, where boundaries between parents and adults were blurred in unhealthy ways. Emotional incest is not of a sexual nature, but it does describe unhealthy emotional interactions between adults and children that are psychologically inappropriate.What this looks like in a real-life is a parent treating their child as a partner, relying...[ read more ]

How to Deal with Social Anxiety after COVID

It has been a very long year. Lockdowns and social distancing have had a profound impact on our hearts and minds. But thankfully, as the vaccines roll out and the country begins to slowly open back up, we are beginning to return to some kind of normal. While many people are jumping for joy with the idea of taking part...[ read more ]