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5 Benefits of Therapy

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Working with a counselor brings many benefits to your life. Read below for a few of the ways counseling can benefit you.  Decrease emotional distress The counseling axiom,“You can’t heal what you don’t feel,” perfectly describes the counseling goal of decreasing emotional distress (Bradshaw). By feeling deep emotions in the presence of another compassionate person, emotional distress heals for most …

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FAQ: Understanding Your Insurance Benefits

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Why are you not in-network with my insurance? At Compleo, our mission is to provide the best possible care to help you reach your goals as quickly as possible. When we are not in-network with insurance, we can make decisions based on what YOU need instead of a third party’s non-medical opinion. Examples include: Insurance often dictates the number of …

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Helping Children Cope with Stress After Mass Violence

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Mass violence incidents, where several people are injured and killed, affect everyone in the community. Coping with mass violence can be very stressful. You or your friends might have been physically injured; you may have been worried about the safety of family and friends or lost a loved one. You may have been interviewed by the police. It can be …

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Can Counseling Help My Chronic Pain?

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Typically, people think of counseling as a means to treat a limited set of psychological conditions (Major Depressive Disorder, PTSD, e.g.). However, modern psychology offers tools to help deal with physical symptoms related to chronic pain. What is chronic pain? Chronic pain is defined as pain persisting for more than 3-6 months. According to the CDC, chronic pain affects 50 …

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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You may have heard of CBT, but do you know how it works? Is it right for you? Keep reading to learn more! What is CBT? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy that helps people identify and develop skills to change negative thoughts and behaviors. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: says that individuals create their own experiences that are …

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Understanding PTSD: Risk Factors, When to Seek Help, and More

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In our previous post, I discussed symptoms of PTSD. If you think you may be experiencing PTSD knowing when to seek help is critical. The thought of working through PTSD can be overwhelming and scary. Keeping reading for causes, risk factors, and when to seek help for PTSD. Causes You can develop post-traumatic stress disorder when you go through, see …

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

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What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good …

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The Beauty of Boredom

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How shelter in place may help our children find their creativity again In the past week, my usually sunny attitude and optimism started to wane. As the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis continues to escalate, I am finding it more and more difficult to remain patient. Like so many Americans, I am ready to go back to the job I …