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Blog – Anxiety

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For abuse survivors, seeking therapy can often be a difficult decision, and may not be a conscious, chosen path to coping until years afterward. Throughout a person’s life, abuse can come in many forms—including physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, psychological and financial mistreatment—and unfortunately, the list...

For those suffering from chronic pain, learning how to manage the physical symptoms is often just the beginning of a complex journey toward healthy living. Persistent bodily pain can easily take a toll on your mental health, leading to unpleasant changes in mood, behavior and...

As we mentioned in an earlier blog, online therapy (also known as teletherapy, virtual therapy, and telehealth therapy) is therapy provided by a licensed Colorado therapist to a client who also may be located anywhere in Colorado. This type of therapy is delivered through a...

Postpartum depression (also known as postnatal depression or PPD) is a mood disorder that arises after childbirth. While postpartum depression can occur at any time within the first year, symptoms typically appear between two weeks to a month after delivery. Symptoms can include anxiety, lack...

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a commonly used, evidence-based practice that’s employed to treat mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. While perhaps not for everyone, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (or “CBT”) treatment has proven effective for a number of individuals who wish to change irrational...

People with panic attacks have multiple and often unpredictable episodes of intense fear which may be accompanied by sweating, chest discomfort, rapid heart beat, nausea, rapid breathing, dissociation, tingling, numbness, feeling "unreal," and/or other responses associated with a heightened state of the sympathetic nervous system. Panic...

People with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) experience excessive, intrusive and undesirable ideas (obsessions) supported by compulsive actions whose purpose is to superstitiously reduce fear, anxiety,or the chances of catastrophe. These sufferers frequently recognize that their obsessive ideas and compulsive actions are exaggerated and even irrational, but nonetheless they feel at...

OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) sufferers normally have both obsessions and compulsions, although some people may experience obsessions alone. The seriousness of symptomotology tends to vary, but it often gets worse over time, especially throughout occasions of stress. Here are some examples of OCD variations: • Excessive Washing (e.g., washing hands...