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Team Spotlight – Joellen Walter, LPC

Team Spotlight – Joellen Walter, LPC

Shea is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Certified Addictions Counselor trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) who has worked in residential treatment for over 14 years. She earned both her bachelor’s in sociology and her master’s in clinical social work from the University of Oklahoma and joined the Origins family in March 2020.

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How to Incorporate Exercise into Your Recovery

How to Incorporate Exercise into Your Recovery

Joellen Walter, LPC How many times have we started going to the gym and quit within two weeks? Or we try to start/restart but can’t find the ambition to go? As people who’ve recovered from alcoholism or drug addiction, we think exercise has to be seven days a week,...

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Managing Family Dynamics During Recovery

Managing Family Dynamics During Recovery

One of the most important elements of sustaining recovery is having family support during and after treatment. It’s why there’s so much emphasis on getting loved ones involved early in the process. But, casual conversation at home about treatment doesn’t necessarily...

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ADHD in Adults

ADHD in Adults

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Affects Not Only Children  Adult ADHD has wide-ranging symptoms that can affect everything from an individual's relationships to their career. Adult ADHD is often unrecognized during childhood. As a young person, the...

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What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders

What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders

The National Eating Disorders Association estimates about 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States have or had an eating disorder at some point in their lives. An eating disorder is a complex mental health issue requiring medical and psychological...

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What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that affects how people feel and think about themselves and others, resulting in everyday functioning problems. It features difficulty controlling emotions and behavior, self-image issues, and a pattern of...

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What is Bipolar Disorder?

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that results in extreme mood swings, including emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). When someone with bipolar disorder becomes depressed, they may feel sad or even hopeless and lose interest in most...

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Therapy: Addiction Treatment’s Essential Ingredient

Therapy: Addiction Treatment’s Essential Ingredient

If you’ve been thinking that stopping drug use or trying to control the amount is enough to get sober, you may be unaware of the benefit of therapy as part of a treatment program. For some, a stigma around the use of the word “therapy” may be a barrier. But...

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Benefits of Trauma Therapy

Benefits of Trauma Therapy

For anyone living with trauma, managing it for years may feel like performing a one-person show. You’re handling everything on your own, perhaps afraid to ask for help or unaware of the kind of help that’s available. Whether you know it or not, unresolved trauma has a...

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Different Types of Stress

Different Types of Stress

Stress is an unavoidable fact of life, and everyone experiences it at some point. However, knowing how to handle it effectively is essential. Before tackling stress, you need to understand its intricacies. Eustress Eustress is a good form of stress. You don't need to...

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