Client Therapist Relationship
Undergoing therapy may help you change your maladaptive or unsatisfactory patterns of coping and handling stressful situations. It may even be simply a relief to talk to someone about what is happening while learning how to alter your approach to deal with it more successfully…
How To Choose A Therapist
Have you made the decision to seek therapy? The steps to choosing a therapist are important for successful treatment. You do not want to share your personal problems with a person with a less than stellar track record or an inexperienced practitioner. Your goal should be to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can create a relationship. Therapy is difficult – you are sharing your deepest emotions – and a personal connection is imperative…
When Life Gets to Be Too Much
The concept of stress is not a new one. It has been used as a term since the 14th century. No matter who you are, what culture you are from, or what you do, you will come face-to-face with stress. It is almost as natural as breathing in today’s complex and fast-paced world…
You’re Never Alone
Life is full of events that must be endured and overcome whether we like it or not but you’re never alone. For example, a friend or family member dies unexpectedly; you are laid off at work; you lose your home in a tornado or flood; your teenage son is using drugs; your marriage is headed for divorce; you can’t pay your bills on time; and on and on and on. At times it may seem like nothing good is happening in your life…
Transactional analysis is can be summed up as the study of interactions between individual people. However, the theory of transaction analysis delves into many more aspects than just interactions. It discusses the roots of these actions and how they are learned. In psychology, transactional analysis therapy can be used to help patients identify patterns in relationships and help them change these relationship structures…
Psychological Approaches to Drug and Alcohol Addictions
There are a variety of psychological approaches that can help you recover from your drug and/or alcohol addiction and maintain your sobriety. The one thing that all of these approaches share in common is the concept that you achieve abstinence if you acknowledge your addiction, accept your role in the addiction, identify and avoid your triggers and make a conscious effort to change your behavior.
Child and Adolescent Bullying: The Bully’s Perspective
Bullying is a common experience for many children and adolescents. Approximately 1 out of 2 children are bullied at some time during their school years and at least 10% are bullied on a regular basis. Bullying can take the form of verbal insults and/or physical threats.
Art Therapy for Adolescents
Adolescence typically occurs between ages 13 and 19, but it can occur earlier or later depending on the individual. During adolescence, you transition from childhood to adulthood. You experience a myriad of physical, emotional, sexual and psychological changes during this time. You tend to be overly concerned with how your peers react to you. Your self-esteem and self-value is based on how others perceive you versus how you see yourself. This is often a time of internal struggle. You want to be independent yet you also want your parents’ guidance, protection and support.