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3 things you should know about mental health insurance coverage

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Mar 12, 2019 2:29:49 PM

 

Did you know your health insurance covers mental health treatment? Everything from routine talk-therapy to inpatient residential treatment is covered. This is because mental health services fall under essential health benefits. Here’s what you need to know to make sure you’re taking full advantage of your health insurance plan.

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Topics: Counseling, Insurance, therapy

4 important tips for your first counseling experience

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 19, 2016 12:39:42 PM

Going to counseling for the first time can be intimidating. Talking to a stranger about very personal things takes courage, and addressing a problem, no matter how insignificant it may seem, is a big deal. The decision to see a counselor sometimes comes as a result as a significant amount of time and energy. Once you’ve taken care of choosing your counselor and set up your appointment, here are a few things you should keep in mind for your first session.

Nerves are normal

It’s completely normal to have some jitters before your first counseling session. Your first session will consist of icebreaker type questions that could range from general likes and dislikes to your childhood and relationships with your family members. The counselor will generally be trying to get to know you and gain an idea of why you are seeking counseling.

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Topics: Counseling, therapy

Why counseling is beneficial at any age

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 14, 2016 5:38:59 PM

Counseling can be beneficial to everyone. Despite a common misconception that it is only for adults who need serious help, counseling can be extremely helpful at all stages in life, whether you’re 7 or 70. There are plenty of benefits of counseling during any life stage, and here are a few reasons why...

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Topics: Counseling, therapy

Residents of The Transition House get therapy on the water

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Feb 10, 2016 2:26:20 PM

Heroes on the Water helps our nation’s warriors, and veterans from all branches of the United States Military, unwind using the therapeutic qualities of fishing from kayaks. What looks like a day trip of paddling and fishing is in fact something much deeper and longer-lasting. Heroes on the Water was founded in 2007 and today offers its services all over the United States. Their program is a very unique form of outdoor therapy for veterans.

The kayak fishing program allows participants a chance to relax from the stresses associated with PTSD and the physical effects of rehabilitation. These veterans are able to relax in a scenic setting while on guided fishing trips held in local communities with other veterans much like themselves.

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Topics: Help for Veterans, therapy

Find peace when you pair meditation with counseling

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Feb 5, 2016 10:40:24 AM

An ancient practice, meditation is a powerful tool that has been used throughout history to relax the body and the mind. Meditation is often associated with religious practice, but modern meditation has emphasized stress reduction, relaxation, and self-improvement. More specifically, meditation is the practice of focusing attention on one’s breathing and internal bodily sensations.

Like yoga, meditation is encouraged by many medical professionals when an individual is going through therapy or treatment for addiction or substance abuse. Meditation has been proven to help mental concentration and clarity, reduce anxiety and depression, and promote a deep sense of inner peace.

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Topics: Counseling, therapy

5 tips to combat chronic worrying

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Feb 3, 2016 1:35:11 PM


If you’ve ever experienced anxiety or chronic worrying, you probably know first-hand how constantly worrying can take over your life. Many people who suffer from an anxiety disorder struggle with irrational thoughts. These thoughts can become a very heavy burden, weighing negatively on your relationships, self-esteem, and other aspects of your life.

For instance, you may worry about things that haven’t even happened or are out of your control, such as your health or safety, or the health and safety of your family. These thoughts can range from rational to completely irrational. Clearly these thoughts can impact you emotionally and mentally, contributing to your symptoms of panic and anxiety.

Considering how disruptive worrying can be, you may be wondering how you can stop worrying so much. Here are 5 ways to stop worrying and relax more:

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Topics: Counseling, therapy

Why you should forget about social stigmas and get some therapy

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jan 11, 2016 4:44:49 PM

“What other people think of you is none of your business.”

This quote couldn’t be more true, especially when it comes to seeking mental health counseling.

If you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other issues, you might also feel ashamed or embarrassed, like you should be able to “get it together” on your own.

While research shows that roughly 1 in 5 Americans suffers from mental illness, there’s still a stigma associated with getting help. You might feel like family, friends, and co-workers will think less of you if they knew what you were going through. Unfortunately this leads to denying your feelings, isolating yourself, delaying treatment, and ultimately suffering in silence.   

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Topics: Counseling for Children, Counseling, family counseling, therapy

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The Transition House is a behavioral health organization serving the public in Florida and Tennessee.

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