After the recent pandemic, the mental health industry improved its online capabilities. Therapists met with patients over video calls, phone calls, and messaging. With things back to normal, many doctors and patients maintained the teletherapy sessions instead of going back to the office. Learn more about the 4 main benefits of telehealth therapy sessions. 1. Increased Convenience Online therapy sessions are much more convenient than traditional therapy appointments. The patient doesn't need to leave their home, let alone drive to the therapy office and find a parking spot.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a popular yet relatively new form of psychotherapy that changes the brain's functions when it encounters certain thoughts. Do you want to try EMDR to treat your mental illness? Learn a little more about the process with these 4 facts about EMDR. 1. EMDR emerged in 1987 as a PTSD treatment. Dr. Francine Shapiro first theorized about the equalizing effect of eye movements in 1987 after she recognized the positive impact controlled eye movements had on her own emotions when she experienced unpleasant memories.
Welcoming foster children into your home is a wonderful act of kindness and gives kids from traumatized backgrounds a chance to live with a stable family. But those dreams of a happy foster experience can be made much tougher due to potential PTSD and behavioral issues. Counseling for the child is a good idea, and foster parents may benefit, too. Chances Are the Child Has Been Through Trauma Kids go into the foster system as a result of something negative, such as neglect, abuse, or even family death.
It's no secret that pregnant women are advised to give up alcohol. But for many pregnant women who are struggling with addiction, quitting drinking can feel impossible. Here's why pregnant women need to stay sober. Drinking Can Cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prenatal exposure to alcohol can cause birth defects and developmental disabilities. Drinking while pregnant can result in a wide range of problems for the developing baby. It could cause problems such as heart defects, intellectual disability, and facial abnormalities.
If your child has experienced a traumatic event, it is important that they get the right treatment to help them heal emotionally. Unfortunately, not all parents are even aware of events that may be causing trauma to their child, which makes it more important than ever to recognize key signs of trauma. Knowing how to look for red flags that your child may be experiencing trauma will help you seek the right intervention and treatment.
As a lifetime sufferer of depression, I have spent a great deal of time in therapy. One thing that I learned early on was the importance of having a good attitude and trying to figure out how to cope with some of the suggestions that my counselors gave me. I realized that when it came to having a good experience, the bulk of the responsibility fell in my lap. I started working hard to take their suggestions in stride and carefully analyze my life and my behavior. This blog is all about improving the counseling process by having a better attitude.