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The 5 Major Types of Anxiety Disorders
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What is Anxiety? Anxiety is defined as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like Read More...

What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is one of various anxiety disorders. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services defines OCD Read More...

When is it Time to go to Couples Counseling?
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There isn’t a perfect time to begin going to couples counseling, as it’s typically on a case-by-case basis. Couples may choose to Read More...

Children and Mental Health (Ages 10-12)
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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental health is an important part of overall health for everyone, including preteens. Read More...

Children and Mental Health (Ages 1-9)
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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental health is an important part of overall health for everyone, including children. Read More...

What is Teletherapy?
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Teletherapy, also known as online therapy, virtual therapy, telemedicine therapy and telehealth therapy, includes mental health therapy Read More...

Alcohol and Substance Abuse
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What is Alcohol and Substance Abuse? In many cultures, alcohol is used to celebrate, relax and socialize. The effects of alcohol vary Read More...

What Is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)? Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a brief, formatted, and present-oriented therapy designed Read More...

Marriage and couples counseling

  Marriage Therapy and Couples Counseling comprise very specific types of therapy. Marriage counseling helps couples of all types Read More...

How to Choose a Therapist

Superb Therapy May Be Found Choosing the right therapist is a complex and extremely important matter, involving questions with licensing, Read More...

Clinical Social Workers and Professional Therapists in Denver

  What is the difference between a licensed clinical social worker and licensed professional counselor or therapist? The short answer Read More...

Find a Denver Therapist

Every year, more than 30 million Americans experience symptoms of depression or anxiety. Proper mental health maintenance is just as Read More...

New Study Finds Most Antidepressants Ineffective for Children and Teens

Almost all antidepressants are ineffective for depressed adolescents and children, and some of these medications may not be safe for Read More...

Knowing When Your Therapy Is Complete

  How long should therapy take? How long therapy takes depends on several factors: the type of problem or disorder, the patient’s Read More...

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 Read More...

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 Read More...

Westside Behavioral Care: Metro Denver Counseling and Social Networks

Westside Behavioral Care in Denver has integrated and expanded its local exposure by utilizing multiple platforms and forums to reach Read More...

Insurance Coverage for Therapy: How Do I Pay for Therapy?
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If you have private health insurance, Medicaid, military coverage, or Medicare, it may cover mental health services such as therapy. Before Read More...

Find a Good Therapist in Denver
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Why choose a therapist? Therapists who specialize in psychotherapy and other forms of psychological treatment are highly trained professionals Read More...

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 Read More...

How You Can Reduce The Stress About The Holidays And Actually Enjoy Them : Notes from a Denver Psychologist
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Many people over the years have asked me if I see more people for appointments in my private office during holidays than other times. Read More...

Healthy Eating Habits For Healthy Families
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Over the last 30 years, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More...

How to Avoid a Blue Holiday Season
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For many, the holiday season brings with it an opportunity to celebrate, eat and be merry, engage in tradition, connect with friends Read More...

Helping Children Be Gentle in This Violent World
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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 Read More...

Getting to the Goals – The Journey of Setting Them and Getting Them
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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 Read More...

Do You Need Therapy?: Notes from a Denver Therapist

If you’re like most people, you probably have ups and downs. You might even have wondered: Do I need to see a therapist? But how Read More...

Westside Behavioral Care Denver Counseling Social Network News
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Westside Behavioral Care in Denver has integrated and expanded its local reach by utilizing multiple platforms and forums to reach and Read More...

Healthy Divorce: How to make your split as smooth as possible
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No one enters into a marriage expecting it to fail. Still, more than 20 percent of first marriages end in divorce within five years, Read More...

TEACHING CHILDREN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ( E.Q.)
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As parents, we all want our children to succeed in both the academic and the emotional realms of their lives. Parents and teachers can Read More...

Denver Therapy: Depression, Anxiety, Marital Therapy
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Do you ever feel too overwhelmed to deal with your problems? If so, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Read More...

Denver Therapy and Relationship Counseling – Ready to Reconcile?

Relationships are some of the most complicated things that we humans create. They can be very rewarding, but for some of us relationships Read More...

Inositol and the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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At the American Psychiatric Association (APA) conference in 1996, a paper was delivered on the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Read More...

Protect Against Age-Related Cognitive Decline With Healthy Fats
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A team of researchers at the University of Bari-Policlinico in Bari, Italy, using prevalence data from the Italian Longitudinal Study Read More...

Guarding Against Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
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Nearly 60 percent of people worldwide incorrectly believe that Alzheimer’s disease is a typical part of aging. In fact, Alzheimer’s Read More...

Healthy Eating Habits for Children and Adolescents
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Over the last 30 years, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More...

Making Stepfamilies Work
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The so-called “blended family” is no longer an aberration in American society, including right here in Denver. It’s Read More...

Exercise versus Medication for Depression
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 There is a growing number of studies suggesting that regular aerobic exercise is effective as a treatment for major depression. Here Read More...

Eating Disorders – A Detailed Article
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In a society that continues to prize thinness even as Americans become heavier than ever before, almost everyone worries about their Read More...

Emotional Abuse Hurts Children As Much As Physical Abuse
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A recent article in the journal Pediatrics indicates that emotional abuse of children is not only severely damaging but difficult to Read More...

Diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder
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Recently an 8-year-old boy diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was put on stimulants. Soon afterward the child, Read More...

Painful Shyness In Children and Adults
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Painful Shyness In Children and Adults Avoidance or inhibition creates problems for the painfully shy and for those around them. Examples Read More...

The Stigma of Therapy Prevents Adolescents from Seeking Help
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 The Stigma of Mental Illness and Needing Therapy Prevents Adolescents from Seeking Help A new study published in the Journal of Nursing Read More...

Doctors: How to Assess Alcohol and Substance Abuse
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Doctors: Tips For Assessing Alcohol and Substance Abuse By Bonnie Mucklow, LPC, LMFT, CAC III The football season we enjoyed in past Read More...

How Do I Choose a Therapist?
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Look for someone who specializes in your area of concern: someone whose credentials announce their field of expertise such as “Licensed Read More...

Anxiety and the Anniversary of a Traumatic Event
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Anxiety and sadness may increase on the anniversary of a traumatic event. Anniversary dates of traumatic events can reactivate thoughts Read More...

Children with ADD or Bipolar Disorder Have Certain Nutritional Needs
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The full article on this topic was released by the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service. We are providing excerpts below as a public Read More...

Can A Person Be Seriously Depressed Without Feeling Depressed?
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Major Depressive Disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis that is used to classify and define severe depression. Naturally enough, we may Read More...

Does Your Anxiety Need a Professional Counselor?
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By Denver Therapist Sarah Page Anxiety is an inevitable part of everyday life. If you didn’t feel any anxiety in response to everyday Read More...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Counseling
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a normal response by normal people to an abnormal event. The severity of the exposure to the Read More...

Denver Therapists for Depression
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Research Shows… According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about six million American men suffer from depression Read More...

Denver Counselors Discuss Adolescent Therapy
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Most of us have heard at least one of the jokes: Raising adolescents is like nailing Jell-O to a tree. Teenagers: Tired of being harassed Read More...

Denver Therapy for a Good Marriage
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Research on what makes a marriage work shows that people in a good marriage have completed these psychological “tasks:” Separate Read More...

Denver marital therapy for closeness
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 When it comes to having a lasting and fulfilling relationship, common wisdom says that feeling close to your romantic partner is paramount. Read More...