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How Can a Therapist Help Me Overcome a Phobia?

July 15, 2022

By: Danielle Bertini, LCPC There aren’t many people I know who love spiders, let’s be honest. But what happens when that fear is so strong that it causes symptoms like hyperventilating, nausea, an overwhelming sense of doom, and dizziness? These are some common symptoms of a phobia. Phobias affect 9.1% of Americans, from fear of public spaces, confined spaces, spiders, and more. A phobia can feel like a prison sentence, where a person is restricted to the…

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How to Breathe When You’re Trying to Relax

July 8, 2022

By Karin Luk, LGSW It seems like an obvious thing to say that breathing is important. It comes naturally to us and we do it because it’s necessary for our survival. There are many studies on the benefits breathing can have in reducing stress, anxiety, irritability, and tension. But would you believe that most people do not know how to take a deep breath? It sounds ridiculous, but stay with me. People tend to use two types…

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What Is Grief and How Do We Move Through It?

June 27, 2022

Shannon Keating When you think of grief, what likely comes to mind? Death is most likely. This is completely understandable and valid because the two are almost always synonymous.  But there are other forms of grief, a myriad of them with many layers. Grief is a complicated, multi-dimensional, individual process that can never be generalized in five steps” (TLC Group, 2006).  A person who loses their job, despite the reason, may feel the grief of lost income,…

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