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Ending a significant romantic relationship is one of the most stressful life events, full of emotional challenges. Rebuilding afterward can be a difficult, complex, and lonely process that often involves conflicting feelings and a great deal of change and adjustment. The truth is that break-… Read more

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When it comes to mental health or addiction, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment approach.  Some people respond very well to talk therapy alone, while others may need medication to assist with the process.  When combined with therapy, medication can be an important part of the treatment … Read more

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When something disturbing or traumatic happens, the brain will sometimes “trap” the memory of that event in the emotion center of the brain rather than memory storage.  Because of that, when the memory is recalled, it can feel like you are right back in it (a flashback).  EMDR, which stands … Read more

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Diagnosis, especially in mental health and addiction, can feel very stigmatizing.  Part of the reason for this is because of the tendency to use diagnoses as labels.  For example: “She’s bipolar,” or “He’s an alcoholic [or addict],” or “I’m schizophrenic.”  We don’t do that with medical diag… Read more

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Here’s the thing: We tend to be our own worst critics. We expect perfection of ourselves and belittle and berate ourselves for being human and falling short. We all have times in our lives when we struggle and things begin to feel overwhelming or unmanageable. In those moments, when we could… Read more