Do You Have a Fear of Death? Here’s How Therapy Can Help

Most of us experience some worry about dying. Even though we know that life is ultimately finite, being aware of your final demise can feel unnerving and frightening. To complicate matters, the topic is largely taboo in mainstream society. We don’t really talk about the fear of death until we’re faced with it directly.  Thanatophobia…

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7 Tips for Dealing with Anticipatory Grief 

Anticipatory grief happens when you start feeling grief before a loss has occurred. This type of grief may arise when faced with a terminal illness or concerning medical diagnoses. It can also emerge when you start preparing for the end of something- whether it’s the end of a job, relationship, or other specific situation. Working…

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6 Ways Therapy Can Boost Your Self-Esteem 

Low self-esteem is one of the most common reasons people enter therapy. Your self-esteem has a direct impact on your mental health. Problems may affect your relationships, work performance, and overall sense of stability.  Low self-esteem is a primary symptom in numerous mental health conditions, including mood, anxiety, eating, and substance use disorders. While low…

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Here’s How Spiritual Abuse Can Lead to Religious Trauma

Spirituality can offer a profound moral compass for how you embrace to live your life. It may provide a sense of solace and community when going through a difficult time.  However, this isn’t always the case. Spiritual abuse can quickly transform a beautiful way of living into a perpetually trapped feeling of discomfort. At times,…

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Here’s How Anxiety Impacts Sleep (And What You Can Do About It)

Anxiety disorders affect 40 million American adults. Anxiety disorders range in severity, but if you’re struggling, you may also experience sleep problems. Anxiety impacts sleep because it can be challenging to unwind when your mind and body are on overdrive. You may find yourself tossing and turning, feeling excessively stressed as you ruminate over past…

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What Is Trauma Bonding?

If you’ve experienced abuse, you might know the confusing paradox of still feeling deeply connected to the person who hurt you. You may feel a profound sense of guilt, remorse, safety, or love towards them. Yet, even if you recognize the abuse as unacceptable, it can still be hard to step away from the situation…

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What Are The More Subtle Effects of Trauma?

When people think about trauma, they often consider the more classic PTSD symptoms like hypervigilance, flashbacks, or anger outbursts. And while these reactions are typical, they do not always accurately show the full picture. The subtle effects of trauma can be more insidious, and they can also be more challenging to overcome. That’s because it’s…

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7 Things to Do When You Think Your Partner Needs Therapy

It’s challenging to see someone you love struggle with their emotions or behaviors. It’s also hard when you recognize that they could probably benefit from professional support. But encouraging a loved one to seek help can feel uncomfortable. This is especially true if you worry about them becoming defensive or embarrassed by your request. However,…

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