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July 17, 2018

5 Compelling Reasons to Try Group Psychotherapy




Because we’re human, we are familiar with being members of a group—family, school, work, and social groups. It follows that groups are realistic settings for solving real-life problems. And that includes groups in the therapy setting. In group therapy, one or two professional therapists help several people with similar problems—such as anxiety, addiction or illness—work […]
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July 12, 2018

Group Therapy for Social Anxiety: Why It Works




Social anxiety disorder is not as unusual as you may think. About 12% of Americans have social anxiety at some point in their lives. Extreme fear of social interaction can lead people to avoid social situations, even if it means losing a job or contact with family and friends. And, like many mental disorders, it’s […]
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July 2, 2018

Building a Positive Family Environment – 5 Practical Steps




Children’s lives center on their families. That’s where they learn how to be individuals and how to fit into society. To succeed, kids need a positive family environment. How is it possible to build that environment in the rush of modern life? Parents have careers, kids have school, and the technology we depend on changes […]
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June 26, 2018

The Secret of Long-Term Relationships? – Showing Love with Daily, Small Gestures




Small gestures make people feel loved. In fact, they can do more to make your relationship last than over-the-top romantic gestures. Researchers at the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State asked 495 American adults about whether they would feel loved in 60 different scenarios. Results showed that loving actions are the best […]
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June 4, 2018

Relationship Communication: How to Give Negative Feedback to Your Partner




Most people don’t like being told what they’ve done wrong. Even if we try to keep an open mind, negative feedback can lead to counter-criticism and argument that ruins relationship communication. In fact, often, poor communication between couples leads to blaming, fights, and damage to the relationship. It’s difficult to tell your partner that you’re […]
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February 9, 2017

Can Therapy Change Your Personality?

Enduring Changes in Personality May Happen Quicker Than You Think



Most people seeking therapy are struggling with a problem (or multiple problems) that they want to overcome. They rarely come to therapy stating, “I want to change my personality.” They want to keep the essence of who they are, but make the tweaks needed to achieve something they haven’t been able to achieve on their […]
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