Understanding EMDR Therapy
Have you ever noticed how you sometimes forget significant details about extreme, distressing or traumatic events? Sometimes we can get “stuck” in overwhelmed by these experiences, and that can make it feel as if they’re happening over and over again, in the present. Depending on the nature of the event(s), reliving them can lead to exacerbated symptoms of mental illness and other trauma-rooted disorders we might have developed. One of the ways we can begin to heal from these images, thoughts, emotions and memories is through EMDR therapy. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at EMDR, [...]
The Top Signs Your Teen Needs a Partial Hospitalization Program
Your teenager might require a partial hospitalization program if they begin exhibiting certain signs, such as if they completed a residential treatment plan; are being discharged from an inpatient program; are struggling to develop or maintain daily responsibilities; or have relapsed multiple times.
Partial Hospitalization Program: What it is, Who it’s For, Why it’s Used
A partial hospitalization program is a structured treatment program for individuals struggling with a mental health disorder, substance use disorder or dual diagnosis.
Family Support in Recovery
Studies show that family support as a component of intervention contributes to a higher rate of success in recovery from substance use. Here’s how to help your loved one.
Here’s Why You Need Social Support in Addiction Recovery
Your intro to peer groups that encourage social support in addiction recovery, like Alcoholics Anonymous, SMART Recovery, SOS and more.
Which Treatment is Best for Which Bipolar Disorder?
Bipolar disorder treatment depends on the exact diagnosis and can include hospitalization, inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment and counseling.
Attending Rehab as a Teen: What Parents and Their Children Can Expect
When your teen starts treatment for drug addiction, you can expect psychotherapy, peer support, lifestyle skills and accommodations for academics.
The Future of Telehealth in Medicine and Healthcare: How the Pandemic Changed Virtual Services for Patients and Healthcare Workers
If you’ve wondered about telehealth in the future, you can be sure to have increased accessibility to services, more secure encryption and no wait times.
All the Ways You Can Expect to Benefit from Evidence-Based Treatment
It seems like a no-brainer that medical and mental health professionals should be using the most current evidence to inform their practice. However, a disappointing number of experts tend to rely on traditional methods rather than the most safe and successful treatment. Evidence-based treatment has been gaining ground to combat practices that may be ineffective and even harmful. What is evidence-based treatment? The term “evidence-based treatment” has been around since the 1980s when it was used to inform clinical interventions with recent publications, according to the journal Neurotherapeutics. The American Psychological Association states that evidence-based treatment, or EBT, in the [...]
Preparing for Mental Health Teletherapy
Finding mental health teletherapy Teletherapy has been an accepted treatment modality for the last several years, but it has gained popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health counseling via teletherapy is particularly valuable because it provides access to treatment and convenience factors that are not available with traditional in-person therapy. In addition to online mental health counseling, several other types of therapy can be made available on a telehealth platform: Addiction counseling: Online addiction counseling is a great medium for those in recovery who are still looking for outpatient support. A teletherapist specializing in online addiction counseling can provide treatment [...]
Knowing What You Need For Your Recovery Process
Coming to the realization that you or a loved one is in need of drug rehab can be a scary thing. Not only is it frightening because of the reality of addiction, but also because of the sheer number of treatment centers, counseling services and therapists available. Would virtual or in-person therapy be better? What about options like inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization or outpatient treatment – how do you determine which one you need? Because each individual’s addiction story is going to be different from the next person’s, it’s important for the success of the recovery journey to ensure that [...]
Counseling During COVID: Tips for School Counselors
COVID-19 has brought challenges for many industries, and counseling is no exception. Teletherapy sessions are different from in-person sessions. School counselors may be struggling to build rapport and keep clients engaged. Here are some effective strategies to use when counseling students virtually during COVID. Meet Students Where They Are At Start by recognizing that your students are facing new challenges during the pandemic. They are probably feeling less focused at home, so you may not be able to stay as focused in counseling sessions. Accept that and don’t try to push to get too much done. Instead, keep sessions light [...]