What is Art Therapy?

If you enjoy the creative process and sometimes can’t find the words to express what you’re feeling, Art Therapy may be a fit for you. Art Therapy combines the creative process with applied psychological theory to help you heal and move forward, and it’s available at LifeStance Health in both individual and group settings. What specific concerns does art therapy address? Art therapy helps…

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is goal-oriented treatment that takes a hands-on approach to problem-solving. Numerous studies suggest CBT leads to significant improvement in one’s quality of life, and it’s widely used among LifeStance Health therapists to treat everything from depression to substance abuse. What are the core principles of CBT? Psychological problems are partly based on faulty or unhelpful ways of thinkingPsychological problems are…

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What Does Psychology Have to Do With Weight Loss?

New year. New goals. A fresh start. We often start a new year inspired with goals to practice healthy habits and lose weight. Yet how often have your diet plans felt sabotaged? You start a diet and exercise program that you can’t maintain, or you lose weight and get discouraged when you gain the weight back again? It’s easy to end up feeling defeated…

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5 Psychological Benefits of Gratitude

In America, we often think about gratitude more as Thanksgiving approaches, but Emmons, the leading scientific expert in gratitude, teaches about gratitude as a lifestyle. His research consistently reveals that gratitude improves all aspects of our health: physically, socially, and psychologically. People who cultivate gratitude into their lifestyles have stronger immune systems, so they are less physically sick. They also sleep better and tend…

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Movies Exploring Mental Health

Movies can be a wonderful platform in which parents and children can have an honest dialogue about everyday life, as well as emotions/mental illness and the stigma that surrounds it. Here are three movies that can foster a dialogue in regards to mental illness and everyday life for individuals of various ages. Whether parents watch these movies with their kids or watch on their…

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