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Personality Disorders- Children with Obsessive Compulsive Parents

February 23, 2017

Children growing up with obsessive compulsive parents can be extremely difficult. Personality disorders differ from mood or behavioral disorders because it encompasses the personality of the affected person. People with obsessive-compulsive disorders hate their behaviors, whereas research has shown that people with Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder are comforted by their rigid behaviors. OCPD does not exhibit true obsessions and compulsions…

10 Tips ~ How to Overcome Drug & Alcohol Addiction

January 05, 2017

Many people usually start out drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, or smoking marijuana during social gatherings. When we engage in activities that make us feel good, we tend to develop urges and attempt to repeatedly experience that sense of euphoria as often as possible. This leads to cravings for more of the same substance, and often leads to being introduced to…

9 Tips for Parents ~ Talking to Teens About Sexual Identity

December 22, 2016

The stage of adolescence involves discovering and developing sexuality and sexual identity. This includes sexual orientation, anatomy of one’s own body, as well as gender identity. When adolescents are transitioning and learning to associate with their own gender identity, they will also focus on the desired gender of their partner. It is crucial for parents to remain within a supportive…

From Infancy to Teens: Good Communication Guidelines for Parents

December 08, 2016

How to maintain good communication with your child based on their developmental stage? From infancy until the toddler phase…. When your child is hitting his or her milestones in development, then you can use this information as a good communication guideline. From birth until 6 months old, your child will be able to varied emotional tones in you voice. From…

Bulimia: How to Identify Signs in Teens?

December 01, 2016

In order to diagnose an individual or teen with Bulimia Nervosa, one must struggle with his or her consumption of overeating excessive amounts of food. Do you think that your teenager is struggling with an eating disorder? Are you noticing abnormal emotional reactions toward food? Has your child shown signs of overeating and then expressed shame about it? Does your…

Binge Eating & The Holidays ~ Healthy Tips

November 23, 2016

Controlling Binge Eating During the Holidays can be Challenging. The holidays have become known as the season where everyone gets a free pass to eat as much as they want. However, for those of you who struggle with an eating disorder, like binge eating, it’s not that easy. This season for you becomes challenging as you are faced with guilt,…

ANOREXIA: Understanding the Facts & Signs in Adolescents

November 17, 2016

It is extremely difficult to identify behaviors of Anorexia Nervosa in our youth when adults are preoccupied with uncontrollable life stressors. Therefore, I am going to share with you the causes, symptoms, and the treatments for adolescent Anorexia. As a parent, you are most likely watching the behaviors of your child on a daily basis regardless of their age.  You…

How will Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help Me?

November 03, 2016

What is the most common, and most effective, modern form of psychotherapy utilized in counseling services today? The answer is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also know as CBT is a brief, solution-focused behavioral treatment that helps people process the correlations between automatic thoughts, behaviors, feelings, and consequences. In fact, an individual’s perceptions hugely will impact their responses to…

10 Tips on How to Help Someone Diagnosed with Schizophrenia

October 27, 2016

If someone close to you has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia, you can make a huge difference by helping that person find the right treatment, cope with symptoms, and build a fulfilling life. Schizophrenia and other related disorders causing devastating hallucinations and delusional thoughts can be scary not only for the individual with this mental health illness, but also for the…

Suicide Prevention & Awareness

September 08, 2016

Help For Dealing With Suicidal People Have you ever experienced suicidal thoughts? Do you know someone who may be suicidal? Do you know a loved one or friend who has committed suicided? Dealing with suicide can be challenging. People who take their own lives truly feel that is the only way to end the unbearable emotional pain. Most suicidal threats…