Announcing that you’re going to couples therapy can result in raised eyebrows from those who aren’t well versed in the benefits of counseling. There’s a stigma associated with counseling, especially for couples. Thinking that there is something “wrong” with your relationship, outsiders might not understand that going to couples counseling is a positive step that helps healthy relationships, too. To debunk some of these myths, we’re discussing what to expect in couples counseling and how it can help your relationship.
Children are naturally curious and are full of energy, but often times when a child has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), their impulsivity can become an issue. ADHD is the most common mental health disorder that affects children. An estimated 6.4 million children are diagnosed in the United States alone. The three main symptoms of ADHD are impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. Parents of children with ADHD often have concerns over the impulsivity and actions of their children. What are the signs?
Topics: Counseling for Children
Valentine’s Day, viewed by some as a “Hallmark holiday”, is a day that is dedicated to celebrating love and showing the people in your life that you appreciate them. More often than not, Valentine’s Day can bring stress and worry to those who feel pressure to celebrate with a special someone in a grand fashion (flowers, chocolate, and fancy dinners come to mind). Even if you aren’t celebrating Valentine’s Day with someone, it doesn’t mean you can’t partake in the holiday's festivities. We’ve got a few ways that you can take the time to give yourself some love this Valentine’s Day...
The Transition House, Inc. has developed valuable community partners and behavioral health resources over the years that work with us to assist our clients and their families. Our community partners are a vital part of the success of our clients and those in need around Osceola County and the Central Florida area.
When the Transition House was established in 1993 in St. Cloud, Florida, we began as a halfway house, providing substance abuse treatment and transitional housing for men. Our goal was to assist homeless men with alcohol or drug abuse diagnoses, and to prepare them for their return to society as productive and self-sustaining members of the community.
There’s a fine line between recreational use and substance dependency. Young adults are so often tempted with recreational substance use, especially in their college years. What begins as ‘innocent’ experimentation can turn into a dangerous substance dependency. So what exactly is substance dependency, and how can you recognize it in your loved ones?
Topics: Substance Abuse
Every family has some secrets, but when does secrecy affect our family relationships? Keeping a family secret from outsiders shouldn’t be confused with secrets kept between family members. Keeping secrets among members of the family can take a significant impact on the mental health of everyone involved. We’re discussing how secrets affect your mental (and physcial) health and why you should break the cycle of secrets and stop sweeping issues under the rug.
Topics: family counseling
It’s easy to fixate on our flaws and even obsess over them. When does this self-consciousness become an issue, though? Those suffering from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) focus on and obsess over these flaws to a point where it interferes with their daily life. According to WebMD, people who have body dysmorphia “can't control their negative thoughts and don't believe people who tell them that they look fine. Their thoughts may cause severe emotional distress and interfere with their daily functioning." It’s not uncommon for them to isolate themselves, or miss work or social events in fear that others will notice their flaws. In some cases, individuals may even undergo unnecessary plastic surgeries to correct perceived imperfections, never finding satisfaction with the results.
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things we experience in life. Grief is a journey not everyone understands or has experienced. The best of intentions can backfire when giving condolences to a person who has recently lost someone they love. Loss is something that is tricky to navigate, so we’ve put together a list of helpful and safe phrases that you can offer to someone who has lost a loved one...