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5 Signs of Childhood Emotional Neglect

For many, childhood is a time of wonder and adventure; a time when all needs are met and comfort is merely a whimper away. And yet for others, childhood never feels quite safe or secure. For these people, emotional neglect was something that colored their early years and affects them as adults. Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) is the result of...[ read more ]

5 Exercises & Tips to Lower Your Anxiety Before a Big Exam

For many of us, college was absolutely the best time in our lives. The freedom and friendships made those four years incredibly special. But college isn’t all sparkles and unicorns. For others, college is a completely different and often negative experience. As fun as it can be, it’s also incredibly stressful, especially when it comes time to take an exam. The bigger...[ read more ]

Mindfulness: What it Means, Part 1

Engaging Mindfully, Not Mindlessly, in Everyday Life These days, the term mindfulness has become part of our cultural vernacular. Most people have a general sense of what mindfulness means, such as it being the practice of staying focused on the present moment. To truly understand the powerful impact of practicing mindfulness in everyday life, however, it is helpful to know...[ read more ]

Grieving is a Process that Requires Patience

More than one kind of loss When we think of grieving we automatically conjure up an image of someone suffering the loss of a loved one.  Whether it is a spouse, a sibling, a close friend, a parent, or a child, the emotional wounds left by their loss can take a very long time to heal….if ever.  Each person grieves...[ read more ]

Yep, Men Get Depressed Too

6 Signs of Depression in Men News flash: It isn’t only women who can suffer from depression. Yes, women are much more likely to admit to themselves and others that they are struggling with persistent depressed mood, making it easy to forget that men, too, can fall into depression. Men typically are not as “in touch” with their feelings as...[ read more ]

Confidentiality, Protections and Issues

In this day and age, confidentiality is more important than ever in the therapeutic setting. It is crucial that a client can trust that the sensitive issues that the client relates in session stays in the session. The legally protected confidentiality found in a therapeutic relationship is the bedrock of trust. As detailed below, PeoplePsych therapists, like all licensed psychotherapists,...[ read more ]

8 Reasons to See a Therapist

Years ago, the idea of seeing a therapist for help navigating through a difficult event or an emotional struggle was often stigmatized, portrayed as a sign of weakness or of mental instability. In recent years, much of the stigma attached to psychotherapy has, fortunately, diminished, opening up a potentially life-changing source of support for those who sought it out. Still,...[ read more ]

Choosing a Therapist

Finding the right therapist can be challenging.  At first glance all therapists may seem alike, but no therapist is right for everyone.  Despite the difficulty, it is important to find a therapist that works for you. This is someone that you are going to establish an ongoing relationship with as you work through the issues that bring you to therapy...[ read more ]

Top 10 Coping Skills

What are some of the best coping skills out there? How they work depends on the individual, but it is possible to list some coping techniques that are helpful for most. As with anything, there are assumed rules when talking about coping skills.  Some of the coping techniques listed below may be triggers or unsafe activities for individuals. For example,...[ read more ]

4 Benefits of Couples Counseling

Anyone who has ever been in psychotherapy to get help for a personal issue knows how vulnerable it can make you feel. Therapy sessions are often emotional as past pain or trauma is revealed as part of the therapeutic process. The therapist gently guides their client through the counseling journey that eventually leads to insights that can be examined as...[ read more ]

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