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Jennifer Dellasanta

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How to talk to your doctor about mental health

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 22, 2020 12:10:45 PM

When you first begin seeking treatment or when you switch healthcare providers, learning about the symptoms you’re experiencing is one of the first things you’ll do together. Talking about your mental health can be challenging, but it’s important and can help you get the right treatment plan to treat your mental illness.

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Topics: Counseling, Mental Health services, therapy, mental health tips

Therapy for children and adolescents

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 7, 2020 12:06:00 PM

Searching for the best therapist for your child can be challenging. How do you know who to choose? Which therapist is the best fit for your child or family system?

Kids and teens need therapy when they experience challenges that are difficult to cope with alone. These challenges can affect how well they think, feel, or act.

Many times, children are able to cope with challenges on their own. In some circumstances, therapy can help them in that process. In fact, all families need support or family counseling from time-to-time to learn how to improve communication and cope in a healthy way.

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Topics: Childhood Depression, suicide, teen substance abuse, family counseling, therapy, depression

Step-by-step guide to getting therapy

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 30, 2020 2:51:56 PM

Most people consider starting therapy because one or more aspects of their life feel challenging or overwhelming. But when the process to find a therapist is also overwhelming, it can bring up our resistance and deflate our momentum for better self-care. Choosing the right therapist really depends on your needs and the counseling style that will work best for you. 

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Topics: Services, Counseling, Mental Health services, Behavioral health services, mental health tips, telehealth

Online Therapy: What is telehealth?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 20, 2020 4:25:14 PM

Online therapy is becoming more common as technology becomes an integral part of our everyday lives. Not only is online therapy convenient, but it also provides you with another tool that can help you treat and manage your mental health.

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Topics: Counseling, telehealth

How case managers support your treatment

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jul 14, 2020 6:48:04 PM

Beginning mental health treatment can sometimes be overwhelming. If you’re coping with a new diagnosis or just starting addiction treatment, do you know what your first step is? What kind of counseling appointments should you schedule? What is the best treatment for your mental health condition?

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Topics: Counseling, Mental Health services

Peer support specialists: Using lived experience to help others

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 14, 2020 1:36:04 PM

On your road to recovery from mental health and substance use disorders, you’ll encounter many people who become integral parts of your care. Perhaps one of the individuals you’ll meet and most closely relate to is a peer support specialist.

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Topics: Counseling, Mental Health services, addiction, therapy, peer support specialists

What does self-care really mean?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 1, 2020 1:31:56 PM

Self-care is an important part of any mental health routine. Practicing regular self-care can improve your mental health and reduce the negative impact of chronic stress on your mind and body. While a little bit of stress is a natural part of life, it is important to practice self-care to promote relaxation and peace of mind for overall health and well-being.  

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Topics: stress, Mindfulness, mental health tips

Our best advice for coping with depression

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Mar 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM

When you are struggling with depression symptoms, your daily activities can become more difficult. You might experience trouble sleeping, changes to your appetite, and a loss of interest in things you used to enjoy.

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Topics: depression, mental health tips

How counseling can address eating disorders

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Mar 24, 2020 8:06:14 PM

Eating disorders are not simply a lifestyle or diet choice. Eating disorders are a serious medical illness that can be potentially life-threatening. They can affect people of all ages, body weights, and genders. Fortunately, therapy, medical treatment and monitoring, and nutritional counseling can help people overcome eating disorders and live a healthy life.

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Topics: eating disorders

How to better manage stress

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Feb 21, 2020 3:39:05 PM

Stress is a natural part of life that can be the result of both negative and positive experiences. Because stress can take a toll on your physical health, learning how to manage stress is important. Healthy coping skills can help you build resilience and improve your health.

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Topics: anxiety, stress, panic attacks, mental health tips

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