Behavioral Health Blog

Four Benefits of a Male Therapist

Finding a therapist is all about matching with someone you’ll feel comfortable pursuing treatment with, and that may include a therapist of specific gender. Here are four benefits that a male counselor brings to a therapeutic relationship: Get a Male Perspective Some people feel at ease knowing they’re discussing a particular issue with someone they can more easily relate to, but it may be…

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Back to School During a Pandemic

Back to school is an exciting time for kids and families alike! Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic this exciting time has become more anxiety ridden. Transitions are hard for children of all ages, and in the last year and a half our kids have only been in transitions – “mask, no mask, go to school, go to virtual school, etc.” Many families are…

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Take Time To Relax, Restore & Rejuvenate This Summer

As we move into midsummer, take time to relax and restore before the busy fall season sets in. Here are five simple ways to recharge your mind and body: Practice Daily Self Care Set the stage to stay healthy and happy all year long. Whether it’s yoga, running, going to the gym, meditation, or deep-breathing exercises, get started on a routine that focuses on…

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Lockdown Blues: Taking Care of Your Teen’s Mental Health

It’s no secret teens aren’t as happy as they were before the pandemic. Online learning, the loss of sports and activities, and minimal socializing, lockdowns are especially rough during a time when trying to find an identity and gain independence from parents. In a recent survey of 100 teens, 65% reported signs of depression, anxiety, and little to no exercise. These symptoms are even…

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Back to School in the Pandemic

Get ready for a new school year and a new way of learning. This year brings us to uncharted territory and an ever-changing pandemic, so it's important to focus on helping your family adjust to new routines. Here are some tips: Help your kids adapt The back-to-school season is exciting, and your kids may be experiencing a wide range of emotions. This can include…

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Coping Strategies During Times of Change

2020 is a year of change for everyone. As soon as you get used one thing, things change again, and the sense of uncertainty is stressful even without fear of the virus itself. If you’re feeling uneasy about the unknown or worried about how you’re going to balance it all, here are some tips to cope: Acknowledge Change & Give up Control Don’t fight…

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Feeling Anxious? Don’t Lose Hope, Get Help!

With more uncertainty about what the future holds, anxiety is at an all-time high. It can creep up on you in many ways, and the effects can be debilitating. The good news is anxiety can be managed with the help of a mental health professional, so don’t lose hope. Recognizing the symptoms is the first step. Symptoms of Anxiety Anxiety disorders are characterized by…

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Make the Most of Telehealth

Telehealth is changing the way healthcare is delivered. Whether you’re limiting public areas or just want to save travel time, virtual therapy or psychiatry appointments are a convenient option. With HIPAA secure Telehealth, you get the same quality face-to-face service via your phone, tablet or computer. Here’s what you can do to make the most of your Telehealth session: Before your Telehealth appointment Make…

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Help! My Teen Has No Motivation.

Low energy. Boredom. Only interested in electronics. Motivating teens can be a struggle in the best of times, and restrictions and social distancing make things worse. It may just be a phase, but you're concerned. What's a parent to do? Here’s some insight: Everyone is motivated Everyone is motivated, but some teens are less motivated than others or motivated by different things. If your…

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Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Pain, rapid heartbeat, dizziness…you’re not feeling well, and you don’t know why. You try and remain calm, but it’s difficult to relax when Dr. Google suggests the worst possible cause of your distress. Is your health in serious trouble, or could it just be anxiety? While you shouldn’t rule out a medical problem, be aware that anxiety has very real effects on your physical…

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