Depression is not only hard to endure emotionally, but it can take a toll on a person physically. If you experience symptoms of depression, don't be afraid to ask for help. Harvard Health Publishing shares a blog on how ongoing mood, cognitive changes may require professional help.
Depression is not only hard to endure, it is also a risk factor for heart disease and dementia.
Healing from a trauma such as sexual assault or abuse happens in stages. Lisa Nosal, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, shares her blog on "Why Are Memories of My Past Trauma Coming Back Now?"
“I’ve been fine for years. Now I have nightmares every night and can barely function at work. What’s going on?”
September 10th, 2018, is World Suicide Prevention Day. This is a topic that we should pay close attention to because we all have a roll to play when it comes to suicide prevention.
Licensed mental health professionals are equipped to provide the right tools for anyone needing to cope with depression, hopelessness, confusion, anxiety and/or suicidal thoughts. An Individual who attends therapy will be less likely to resist urges to self-harm.
Every relationship is going to have some degree of conflict. Keep perspective on things by thinking about what it is you want from your partner and whether that matches who you fell in love with. Dr. Bernard Golden, Ph.D. shares his thoughts on "How Realistic Are Your Expectations of your Partner? And, to what extent are they fueling anger in your relationship?"
Dr. Richard Taborga, Psy.D., LMHC, NCC, a Lotus Counseling psychotherapist, shares his blog on how "Not All Therapists are Created Equal."
Pick me, pick me!!
So you’ve made the courageous decision to go to therapy and now you’re online looking at the first few websites that popped up on your google search.
It's hard to identify the exact moment when your marriage goes from happy and healthy to heavy and disheartening. At some point between walking down the aisle and spending nights on the couch, things change.
But, the good news is there's hope for your marriage no matter how rough it might be right now.
According to relationship and marriage expert Dr. John Gottman, couples wait an average of six years of being unhappy before getting help. That’s an awfully long time to feel unheard, misunderstood, lonely, disappointed, discouraged, as well as helpless. These relationship dynamics may develop into resentment and bring about the worst in any person. When working with couples, I realize that they have been suffering for a long time before making the courageous decision to seek help, so I want to ensure that they feel validated in their experience and find hope in the therapeutic process.
Are your reactions to feelings of anger disrupting your life? If so, there's a good chance you can benefit from professional help. Here are 10 of the most compelling signs that it's time for you to seek anger management therapy.
Everyone feels angry from time to time. It's human to get upset when things don't go our way or when someone has crossed a personal boundary. But, that doesn't mean people should go about their lives being angry every single day.
Dr. Victoria Raymond, Ph.D., LMFT, a Lotus Counseling psychotherapist, shares her blog on relationships.
“What can I do for you?”
Six magical words that can change the course of a conversation, a day, and sometimes a relationship.
When someone is angry is not the time to lecture. Try to break the negative thought cycle with a cool-down period. Signe Whitson L.S.W. shares her blog on How to Respond Effectively to a Young Person's Anger.
Even small expressions of contempt can devastate a relationship. Be careful not to communicate something to your partner that is harsher than you intended, and speak up if you're receiving contemptuous messages. Meredith Shirey, MS, LMFT, shares her blog on How To Ruin a Relationship.
Before attempting to rebuild a relationship, consider whether that is what you want and then be prepared to let your partner take the lead. Deidre Prewitt, MSMFC, LPC shares her thoughts on Healing Your Relationship After Your Affair.
Student athletes are under a lot of stress and sometimes have disrupted sleep schedules. While hallucinations and sleep paralysis are not unusual for the, they may be disturbing and a sign of another problem. Traci Pedersen shares her research on "Sleep Disorders May Signal Depression in Young Athletes."
August 5th is National Sister’s Day. Sisterhood is a lifelong bond of women who empower each other by sharing their thoughts, secrets, protecting each other, mentoring each other, sharing laughs and memories filled with love.
Communicating honestly and fully is an important part of keeping sex satisfying. Kyle Benson, an Intentionally Intimate Relationship coach, shares 5 Simple Ways to Make Sex More Romantic.
Robin Raven, a young journalist, recovered from her eating disorder and wants other people to know what worked for her. Below you can read her story an how self-compassion and making decisions in advance were two of the biggest factors.
In successful relationships, partners regard each other as friends and regularly demonstrate their affection. Below you can read a blog by Mr. Stuart B. Fensterheim, LCSW, who shares his thoughts on the Ingredients for a Successful Marriage.
Studies consistently show that accepting negative emotions is important for psychological health. Dr. David R. Topor, PhD, shares his blog on Feeling Okay About Feeling Bad is Good for Your Mental Health.
Don't punish yourself for being unable to handle your emotions. Learn how to talk yourself through them and reach out to us if you need support. Ms. Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. shares her thoughts on how to cope with anxiety.
The best way to help teenagers cope with social stress is to adapt lessons you taught them earlier about empathy.Seeing things from other peoples' perspective makes the world seem less hostile. Dr. Juli Fraga shares her thoughts on Talking To Teens About Stress.
Nearly all of us struggle with mental health issues from time to time. But how do you know whether or not your problem are serious enough to visit a therapist? Here are 8 sure signs that you might need psychological help.
Not too long ago, a woman gave a play-by-play via Twitter posts of a couple’s break up. They were all passengers of a plane, and she was a stranger to the couple. The spectator tweeted the couple’s entire exchange of the man breaking up with his girlfriend and also provided visuals of the woman sobbing. The most comical thing for people watching, probably the most embarrassing thing for the couple, is that after the conflict, they started making out.
Stressful thoughts and situations often trigger emotional reactions that can cause you to feel uncomfortable, lost, or out of control. However, regulating your emotions is easier than it seems. Detailed below are straightforward methods for harnessing the power of your emotions and channeling challenging moments into positive learning experiences.
- Ground yourself.
- Label your emotions.
The highly competent therapists at Lotus Counseling Center are well-versed in how to practice emotional regulation. Beginning therapy with one of our staff members can provide you with the tools to be able to pause, ground, label, process and reflect. Call us today to learn more about what you can do to demystify emotional regulation...