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How To Identify Core Values (And Live By Them)

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By Deepak Santhiraj, MSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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As we welcome 2019, many Americans will attempt to pursue various ambitions and achieve different goals as part of their new year’s resolutions. If we desire to pursue meaningful goals and form healthy habits around what will matter most, our decision making must start with a vital exercise: identifying core values.Read the rest →

Crisis in Suburbia: The Drug Epidemic

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By Alex Goreham, LCSW, CRADC, EMDR

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There is so much stigma surrounding drug use and drug addiction. It was often viewed as an inner-city problem faced by low-income families and young adults. In my experience, this stigma is intensified within the Evangelical Christian arena.… Read the rest →

Facing Fears and Controlling Anxiety

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By David Tobey, MA Licensed Professional Counselor

fearsWhat’s in your closet? Were you afraid of the dark when you were a child?

I was. I remember the terror that accompanied my parents saying good night followed by the click of the light switch.… Read the rest →

The Necessity of Emotional Regulation

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By Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

emotional regulationIn our societal context, we can scarcely go a day without creating an emotional response as part of our daily experience. Emotions can have a wide range of expression and intensity and simultaneously describe a spectrum of life’s experiences.Read the rest →

How to Take Control of Automatic Thoughts

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By Aubrey Morris, Licensed Professional Counselor

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How often do you think of things that you “should” or “have to” do? I’m not talking about taking a shower, going to school, or paying your bills. No, I mean thoughts like, “I have to be perfect”, “I should not make mistakes”, “I should not need help”, “I should be happy all of the time”, “I have to ______”…fill in the blank.… Read the rest →

Process Addiction: Understanding Impulsive and Addictive Behavior

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Process addictionThe concept of addiction to alcohol and other drugs is pretty well understood by most people. A chemical creates a reaction in the body that makes
us feel so good that it becomes impossible to live without it. But did you know we can react to behavioral stimuli in the exact same way?… Read the rest →