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How to Talk about Trauma in Therapy: Three Expert Tips

How to Talk about Trauma in Therapy: Three Expert Tips

When you have spent years trying to block out intense and painful experiences, talking openly about them doesn’t come easily. For trauma survivors, this can make being candid in therapy feel very challenging. They may even resist going to therapy as they don’t know...

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Understanding Family Dynamics

Understanding Family Dynamics

Shea Barakatt, LCSW, LCDC - Clinical Director Family dynamics can be complicated and time-consuming. Many facilities dismiss the importance of understanding family dynamics as a framework for understanding the individual. The “identified” patient with the addiction is...

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Benefits of Group Therapy

Benefits of Group Therapy

At a time when isolation and social distancing have been a standard practice for more than a year, the idea of returning to group activities may seem novel. Resuming social activities is one of many valuable forms of group experiences. Therapy among other people in...

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Why Family Therapy Is Essential for Healing from Addiction

Why Family Therapy Is Essential for Healing from Addiction

Healing during recovery from a substance use disorder is never a solo act. Whether a person is married or single and with or without kids, there is often a significant impact on every loved one around them. Restoring relationships within the family is also an...

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5 Important Reasons to Continue Therapy After Rehab

5 Important Reasons to Continue Therapy After Rehab

For recovery to last, it needs to be sustainable by design. That means the way someone learns to stay sober can be maintained over time through a specific process or actions. One significant part of that design to support a sober life begins after detox or after...

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Why Therapy for Addiction Might Be Your First Step to Recovery

Why Therapy for Addiction Might Be Your First Step to Recovery

For some people, the thought of starting rehab can feel like jumping into the deep end of a pool. Just getting your toes in the water may seem like a safer way to start. That’s the same idea of using therapy to take smaller first steps towards recovery. Today, let’s...

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Team Spotlight – Joellen Walter, LPC

Team Spotlight – Joellen Walter, LPC

Joellen’s professional experience included working in private practice with adults dealing with depression, anxiety, identity, and balance in their everyday living and conducting pre-surgical psychological evaluations. Joellen worked as a certified personal trainer for 15 years and has a deep understanding of the relationship between body, mind, and spirit. She’s trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is a corrective exercise specialist, a performance enhancement specialist, and a nutrition coach.

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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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