Mental Health Blog

Sex Therapy for Intimacy Issues

When people desire to be in a relationship, they are not wanting or needing company or someone to do things with. Most people look for that perfect relationship because they want real, true intimacy in their life. But what is intimacy, really?Intimacy is NOT the same thing as sex. You can have sex without intimacy.Intimacy is TRUE and genuine closeness...[ read more ]

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, nearly 1 in 5 women will be raped at some point in their lives in the United States. In addition, an estimated 13% of women and 6% of men reported being a victim of sexual coercion, which means being pressured in a nonphysical way of experiencing unwanted sexual penetration.Keep in mind, these...[ read more ]

Sleep Hygiene

It is common in our office to hear people having trouble sleeping. You might be staying up late because your mind is racing and it feels impossible to quiet your thoughts. Some might be able to fall asleep easily but then wake up in the middle of the night filled with worry and dread for the next day. Some of...[ read more ]

National Counseling Awareness Month

April is National Counseling Awareness Month, and so I thought it would be a good idea to take this time to talk a little about mental health and the benefits of seeking treatment for whatever issues you may be facing.When we talk about mental health, we are talking about our emotional, psychological and social well-being. Our mental health not only...[ read more ]

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

It is a common misconception that if someone is cutting themselves, that they are trying to kill themselves. Sometimes when people hurt themselves, they are trying to relieve some sort of emotional pain or tension. When they are experiencing negative and emotional thoughts, they may self-harm to regain a sense of control of their bodies and pain. Some may self-harm...[ read more ]

5 Amazing Health Benefits of Garlic

National Garlic Day is April 19th. While many of us enjoy the taste of garlic, much to our loved ones’ chagrin (hey, that’s why God invented breath mints), not a lot of people know that garlic is really good for you!With this in mind, here are 5 reasons to start eating more garlic:1. It Boosts Your Immune SystemStudies have shown...[ read more ]

The Importance of a Sense of Control

It is only natural to want control over our lives. We believe that the more we can control, the less likely something bad will happen to us. Research suggests that those individuals who believe they have more control over their lives have better immune responses and decreased anxiety and depression symptoms. Feeling like we can make positive changes in our lives gives...[ read more ]

Lean on Me: Why People with a Mental Health Crisis Need a Support Network

Human beings have a need for social connection. It stems from our ancestors needing to stick together to stay alive. Back in the day, those individuals who strayed from the group had a harder time surviving the elements and not starving to death.While it is far safer to be an individual these days, that doesn’t mean it is healthy for...[ read more ]

Helping Kids Cope with Divorce

Divorce isn’t easy for anyone, but children can take it particularly hard. Many children don’t understand what is happening and many more feel the divorce is somehow their fault.  Here’s how you can help your child cope:Communicate OpenlyThe divorce should be explained in simple and straightforward terms. If at all possible, both parents should be part of the conversation. Your language...[ read more ]

Compartmentalization: How it Hurts Men’s Relationship with Women

You’ve no doubt heard the expression “men are from Mars, women from Venus.” And while we can all point out some major differences between the sexes, typically those differences all start in one major organ – the brain!One of the biggest complaints women tend to have about men is that they sometimes seem emotionally unavailable or distant. This distance stems...[ read more ]



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