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All the Ways You Can Expect to Benefit from Evidence-Based Treatment

September 16, 2021|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

July 23, 2021|Mental Health, Treatment|

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

July 16, 2021|Treatment|

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 [...]

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Counseling During COVID: Tips for School Counselors

January 18, 2021|Mental Health, Treatment|

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 [...]

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Common Mental Health Disorders that Co-Occur with Eating Disorders

January 4, 2021|Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Treatment|

Some people experience the symptoms of an eating disorder and other mental health disorders at the same time. For example, you might have the lack of energy and sadness common with depression while also severely restricting your food intake. So which mental health disorder should you be diagnosed with - depression or an eating disorder? In many cases, you’ll actually be diagnosed with both. These two conditions are called co-occurring disorders since they happen at the same time. How Common Are Co-Occurring Disorders? Co-occurring mental health and eating disorders are more common than you might think. According to a 2015 [...]