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.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with substance abuse, what can be done to help? The decision to seek treatment for alcohol or drug addiction is not always easy, but it is the first step towards a healthier life. With the right support and information, you will be better equipped to take the necessary steps to have a better life.
Speaking with a therapist and making your mental health a priority is an important first step towards living a healthier and happier lifestyle. The good news is that therapy is covered by insurance if you are insured by a major insurance provider. In this blog, we’ll show you how to find out exactly how much your therapy will cost with your health insurance. There’s no doubt that your mental health is worth the investment.
Mental health services, like therapy and substance abuse treatment, are covered equally by health insurance plans, but it wasn't always that way. In this blog, we’ll give you the tools you need to check your health insurance plan for mental health coverage.
Childhood depression is a growing issue in today's society. According to The National Institute of Mental Health, 11 percent of adolescents have a depressive disorder by the age of 18 and this is the leading cause of disability among Americans age 15 to 44. With children, it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint if a behavior or behaviors being exhibited are related to a temporary phase he or she might be going through or because of true depression.
Issues with childhood depression, that go untreated, can turn into bigger issues as children grow into their adolescence and adulthood.
- TTHI Counseling Center has found that expressive or creative arts therapy as a form of counseling for children is very effective. With this form of therapy, the focus is on the arts as a treatment for the illness, such as art, music, dance, writing, etc. Therapy using the arts may sometimes come across as a form of play, but it encourages the child to express themselves through their art and allows the therapist to understand the feelings of the patient beyond the scope of "play".
When it comes to substance abuse and the military, veterans are not immune to the problems faced by so many other Americans. Illicit drug use, such as marijuana or hallucinogens, may not be as widely abused, but heavy alcohol, tobacco and prescription drug use is a common problem for veterans or those who have recently returned from active duty.
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A transition house is often associated with a halfway house. And, that’s how we started back in 1993. We began as a traditional halfway house which provided substance abuse treatment and transitional housing for men. The purpose of the halfway house was to help those struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, and to help them become members of society.
However, through the years of growth, we have discovered that a transition house is more than a halfway house. A transition house does much more than provide substance abuse treatment for men. So, what is a transition house exactly?