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Incidence and Statistics of Eating Disorders

Incidence and Statistics of Eating Disorders The relatively-new diagnoses of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder were first publicized by the American Psychiatric Association in the 1950s, these types of behaviors have been around for centuries and have even been practiced in ancient times. Studies have suggests that up around 5% [...]

Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior

Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior Many people have heard of skin picking, but not many realize that it is a disorder that falls under the category of the term body-focused repetitive behavior. Body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) is an umbrella term for impulse control behaviors involving compulsively damaging one's physical appearance or causing physical injury. BFRBs [...]

10 Tips Couples Learn in Marriage Counseling

10 Tips Couples Learn in Marriage Counseling More and more couples are going to marriage counseling for one basic reason – it works. Of course, it does not work for all couples. While marriage counseling may seem like a miracle for one couple, it could actually may another couple’s situation even worse. Whether [...]

The New Counseling Psychology

The New Counseling Psychology Counseling psychology is a form of applied psychology that is used by psychologists and psychotherapists to help people improve their lives. In practice, counseling psychology focuses on treating individuals with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, vocational, and social problems and disorders. It is one of the most common [...]

February 7th, 2016|Categories: Counseling, Psychotherapy|Tags: |

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a theory of psychological development developed by Abraham Maslow in a 1943 paper entitled "A Theory of Human Motivation." Over the span of his career as a psychologist, Maslow expanded on his original idea to include his observations of natural curiosity. In order to [...]

Marriage Family Therapy

Marriage Family Therapy Marriage and family therapy is a type of counseling that uses psychotherapy, marriage counseling and family therapy to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems. Marriage and family therapists (MFT) help people work through problems and rebuild relationships. Couples often seek [...]

Learning Good Boundaries in Therapy

Learning Good Boundaries in Therapy One of the common reasons people seek therapy is to learn about how to have better boundaries in their personal and/or professional relationships. If you think about it, it’s an understandable problem. A client can work on communication, mental health issues or other personal problems but if they don’t [...]

November 13th, 2015|Categories: Therapy|Tags: , |

Psychotherapy and Insomnia

Psychotherapy and Insomnia Behavioral and psychological counseling are recommended for people with poor sleep habits. Recognition that psychological and behavioral factors play an important role in insomnia has led to the increased use of psychotherapy in helping sleep disorders. A study at Loughborough University in the U.K. noted that psychological treatment for insomnia [...]

October 31st, 2015|Categories: Insomnia, Psychotherapy|Tags: |

Four Behaviors That Predict Divorce

Four Behaviors That Predict Divorce Have you ever been in the middle of an argument when the other person suddenly refuses to talk to you? Maybe they pull out their cell phone or maybe they just tell you they don’t want to talk any longer. If this has happened to you with the [...]

September 14th, 2015|Categories: Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling|Tags: |

The Psychological Effects of Stress

The Psychological Effects of Stress When we experiences stress, our brain responds by releasing a variety of chemicals to the blood. This provides a biochemical boost that enables us to respond to the source of stress. If stress and the subsequent biochemical reaction continues unabated, the body becomes prone to a variety of [...]

August 16th, 2015|Categories: Stress Management|Tags: |