Improving The Counseling Process

Improving The Counseling Process

  • It's Not Just The Substance But The Habit As Well

    Undertaking drug addiction rehab is a big, necessary step in the right direction, but if you're trying to kick a hard habit, you have to keep something in mind about treatment: there's a reason that addictions are colloquially called habits. Whether it's a cigarette habit, a drug habit, or what have you, what's really going on is that some sort of behavior is manifesting as chronic use and abuse of a particular substance.

  • Does Your Child Have OCD After Strep? Watch For PANDAS!

    Pandas are adorable black and white bears. PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections) is a medical condition that children can get after having strep throat, and it can make them act more like a grizzly bear than a panda bear. Here's what every parent needs to know about PANDAS. How a Child with PANDAS Acts   If your child has PANDAS, he or she may wake up one day and act like a completely different person.

  • Going Through A Divorce? Two Reasons Why Your Child Should See A Counselor

    If you and your spouse are going through a divorce, you may be grappling with how to break the news to your child.  You and your former mate may not know how to properly explain the change in living situation that is about to take place, not to mention that you could be concerned about how your child is going to handle the dissolution.  That's why you should take your child to see a counselor.

  • 3 Facts You Should Know About Anxiety Treatment

    It is important to note that there are a number of occasions where feeling anxious would be an accepted and appropriate response. However, when your anxiety develops into panic attacks or a dread of of everyday events that would not normally provoke issues, it is probably time to treat seek treatment for the problem. Unfortunately, anxiety impacts one out of ten teenagers and four out of ten adults, so although you may feel alone with your discomfort, you are not.

  • About Me

    Improving The Counseling Process

    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.