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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 →

Youth and the Digital Age

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By Deepak Santhiraj, MSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The Effect of Technology on Adolescents

In viewing the contemporary youth outlook in America, unique challenges kids face on a daily basis are apparent: conflicts with peers and parents combine with daily pressures to form a ceaseless helping of stress.Read the rest →

Break the Grip of Cabin Fever

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By Grant Stenzel, MS Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Winter has settled in and it will be months before it releases its icy grip on our bodies…and our minds. Winter means less sunlight per day and many more hours spent indoors. The restlessness and boredom that result from being confined can make almost all of us irritable.… Read the rest →

Simple Tips for Sticking to Your Goals This Year

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Simple Tips for Sticking to your Goals this year

By Leigh LaSota, MA Licensed Professional Counselor

It’s that time of year again.  Resolution time.  Some approach this with an excitement to clear the slate, start anew, and to create and commit to new personal goals.  Others may find themselves turned off, discouraged, or scoffing at the idea of “New Year’s Resolutions”, looking to the many resolutions that have gone undone, left unfinished, and not followed through, by themselves or by others. … Read the rest →