If you are the parent of a teen in therapy, you may have questions about confidentiality with your teen's therapist. Here are the 9 most common reasons why parent's want to reach out to their kids' therapist, why it doesn't work, and the better ways to handle each situation, which is almost always to include your child in the conversation with their therapist. Implementing these tips will help protect confidentiality with your teen's therapist.
Let's talk about the fascinating therapy approach known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (or EMDR, for short). It involves a structured progression through eight distinct phases. Sound like a lot?! Well therapy doesn't have to be intimidating or boring. I like to think of these phases as different parts of an exciting opportunity to embark on a journey of personal growth with the guidance of a skilled therapist. So, let's buckle up and embark on this ride through the eight phases of EMDR therapy.
Being a caregiver is a rewarding position that nourishes the soul, but with a tradeoff. Taking care of a loved one or patient can be overwhelmingly taxing, both physically and mentally. Caregiver stress can take a toll on your overall health and well-being, leading to burnout. Here are some risk factors, signs, and suggestions to reduce caregiver stress.
Task completion is a universal concept that is almost unavoidable, even on our easiest days of the week. Many kids, teens, or adults struggle with task initiation, planning, execution, or other executive functioning skills. Completing tasks, large or small, can lead to anxiety, frustration, or emotional dysregulation that makes tasks more difficult. The "Get Ready, Do, Done" skill has proven incredibly effective in many professional disciplines and is easily adaptable to many tasks!
Both clients and therapists alike feel the impacts of climate change on our mental health. Here's some validation and ideas for change.
Judging, by definition, is taking an facts and digesting them through our own subjective lens and interpretation. This is where many painful emotions comes from, both in thinking about ourselves and in thinking about others. As humans, we already go through a lot of difficult situations. Our judgements only make it worse. A very effective way get through tough times is incorporating non-judgmentalness into the process. Only then can we begin to problem-solve. Here are some helpful tips on how become less judgmental get closer to a judgment free mind!
Podcasts can be an important part of our wellness. Mental health podcasts provide us with a space to explore, question, challenge, and ultimately sit with ourselves. They also serve as a great reminder that recovery is dynamic. And, as a collective group, we can all work on bringing down the walls of mental health stigma to better connect with ourselves and others.
Answerthepublic.com uses data-based insights to look up the most common questions being asked online about a topic. And the results about therapy questions are fascinating. Take a look below and you’ll see almost 100 of the most frequently asked questions about therapy. We’re here to help answer some of those questions about therapy now!
We mostly associate play with children. It's an integral part of their cognitive and social development. However, young adults tend to stop playing when they start working. It's almost as if our working lives are so serious and all-consuming that we no longer have time to play.