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Articles

At WBC we are dedicated to bringing you current and relevant information related to mental health issues. In this resources section you'll find a series of articles from studies conducted on various subjects along with self-help tips and editorials. Please feel free to contact us if there is a subject that you wish to learn more about.

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A Better Way to Find a Good Therap...

Every year, more than 30 million Americans experience symptoms of depression or anxiety. Proper mental health maintenance is just as important as physical health and regular visits to a doctor.  With the month of May being recognized as mental health month, Westside Behavioral Care in…

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New Study Finds Most Antidepressan...

 Almost all antidepressants are ineffective for depressed adolescents and children, and some of these medications may not be safe for use, according to Dr. Andrea Cipriani of the University of Oxford, one of the study’s main authors. He indicated that the evidence for these drugs…

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Grief Counseling

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Knowing When Your Therapy Is Compl...

How long should psychotherapy take? How long psychotherapy takes depends on several factors: the type of problem or disorder, the patient’s characteristics and history, the patient’s goals, what’s going on in the patient’s life outside psychotherapy and how fast the patient is able to make…

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Self-esteem and cosmetic surgery

People who have significant psychological issues or disorders are more likely to undergo cosmetic surgery. Their mental health may also actually deteriorate following surgery. A team of researchers from the Evidence for Policy Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI Centre) reviewed 192 studies on cosmetic surgery…

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Is Therapy Effective?

Some people wonder why they can’t just talk about their problems with family members or friends. Therapists offer more than someplace to vent. Therapists  have years of training and experience that help people improve their lives. And there is significant evidence showing that psychotherapy is…

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Advantages and Training of Therapy...

Westside Behavioral Care now has a therapist working with us,  Lacey Mashinter, LCSW, who allows her official, Assisted Therapy Dog of Colorado, the beautiful Jack, to accompany her in therapy sessions when appropriate.  Consequently we thought it would be helpful to provide the following excerpt…

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Westside Behavioral Care: Metro De...

Westside Behavioral Care in Denver has integrated and expanded its local exposure by utilizing multiple platforms and forums to reach and inform new potential clients and the local community.  Furthermore, we wish to extend more resources to current patients and create a sense of community…

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Insurance Coverage for Therapy: Ho...

If you have private health insurance, Medicaid, military coverage, or Medicare, it may cover mental health services such as psychotherapy. Before you start psychotherapy, you should check with your insurance plan to see what is covered.   Insurance companies vary in terms of which mental health…

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How to Find a Good Therapist in De...

Why choose a therapist? Therapists who specialize in psychotherapy and other forms of psychological treatment are highly trained professionals with expertise in mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and behavior change. After graduating from a four-year undergraduate college or university, therapists spend an average of…

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How to Begin Therapy

You may feel nervous about contacting a therapist. That anxiety is perfectly normal. But having the courage to overcome that anxiety and make a call is the first step in the process of empowering yourself to feel better. Just making a plan to call and…

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How You Can Reduce The Stress Abou...

Many people over the years have asked me if I see more people for appointments in my private office during holidays than other times. The answer is not really because everyone is too busy to schedule even one more thing. So if you’re one of…

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Healthy Eating Habits For Healthy ...

Over the last 30 years, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than a third of children and teens are now overweight or obese. And unhealthy eating habits can continue into adulthood. Luckily, parents…

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How to Avoid a Blue Holiday Season...
Denver Therapy Helps

For many, the holiday season brings with it an opportunity to celebrate, eat and be merry, engage in tradition, connect with friends and relatives, and to draw meaning from the spiritual significance of the season. For many others it brings financial stress, temptations to eat,…

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Helping Children Be Gentle in This...

In a world where violence and cruelty seem so common, many parents wonder what they can do to help their children become kinder and gentler — to develop a sense of caring and compassion for others. Raising kids who care isn’t a solution to violence…

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Getting to the Goals – The J...

Dream big! That’s what I tell my students and clients whenever I do a “goals list” exercise in a class or a session. I do this continually in my own life as I achieve goals I’ve set and add new ones to my list. Formulating…

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DO YOU NEED PSYCHOTHERAPY?: Notes ...

If you’re like most people, you probably have ups and downs. You might even have wondered if you need to see a therapist. But how do you decide? What is the difference between the normal ups and downs that everyone experiences and the kind of…

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Westside Behavioral Care Denver Co...

Westside Behavioral Care in Denver has integrated and expanded its local reach by utilizing multiple platforms and forums to reach and inform new potential clients. Furthermore, we want to extend more resources to current patients and create a sense of community with a more personalized…

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Healthy Divorce: How to make your ...

No one enters into a marriage expecting it to fail. Still, more than 20 percent of first marriages end in divorce within five years, and 48 percent of marriages dissolve by the 20-year mark, according to 2006-2010 data from the government’s National Survey of Family…

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TEACHING CHILDREN EMOTIONAL INTELL...

As parents, we all want our children to succeed in both the academic and the emotional realms of their lives. Parents and teachers can become so focused on the academic realm that they neglect the emotional one. Daniel Goleman is a Harvard educated and internationally…

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