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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

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

How therapy can support addiction recovery

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jun 24, 2019 2:52:48 PM

Regardless of where you are in your journey towards addiction recovery, therapy can support you through treatment and better prepare you for any challenges you might encounter. In this article, we’ll discuss how therapy can be a vital component of your addiction treatment plan.

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Topics: Counseling, addiction, rehabilitation, therapy, addiction recovery program

How alcohol addiction treatment works

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on May 31, 2019 10:41:31 AM

Alcohol addiction affects more than 15 million adults in the United States. While alcohol use disorder is a disease, like most medical conditions, it is treatable. Every person’s journey to sobriety and recovery is different. In this blog, we’ll help you understand how alcohol addiction treatment works so you better understand your options for recovery.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Mental Health services, Alcohol Dependence, Behavioral health services, addiction, rehabilitation, therapy

How much therapy costs with insurance

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 25, 2019 11:39:19 AM


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.

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Topics: Services, Counseling, Insurance, Mental Health services, therapy

Does your health insurance cover therapy?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 10, 2019 12:12:33 PM

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.

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Topics: Services, Counseling, Insurance, therapy

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 therapy is only for adults, counseling can be extremely helpful at all stages in life, whether you’re 7 or 70. It can also help everyone to develop increased resiliency and the social and emotional wellbeing that people carry with them throughout life. Check out some of the benefits below.

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Topics: Counseling, therapy

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