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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...

The choice to seek individual therapy is a significant moment in a person’s life. When someone decides to see a therapist, it is often a reaction to troubling thoughts and behaviors (such as anxiety/depression), a recent trauma/life event or other ongoing issues that make it...

Colorado online therapy (also referred to as teletherapy, virtual therapy, telemedicine therapy, and E-Therapy) is already available. Colorado online therapy is the delivery of online services - from a licensed Colorado therapist to a client located anywhere in Colorado. This type of therapy is delivered through a...

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...

Biofeedback Therapy Biofeedback therapy is a form of treatment that is used to help patients suffering from attention deficit disorder (ADD), depression, anxiety, addiction, and other conditions by controlling involuntary mental processes which may be contributing to these problems. Through biofeedback, patients may learn to control their...

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Or EMDR  Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing or EMDR is a therapy technique that is used to treat patients who are troubled by traumatic memories. The technique focuses on the emotions and negative feelings triggered by trauma. EMDR is most commonly used...

Signs of Emotional Difficulty in Adolescents Mental health issues can strike anyone, irrespective of their age, nationality, gender and physical location. But emotional or mental problems in adolescents can be especially concerning. Adolescence is not an easy time of life, and as a result it's common for...

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...

According to a study just published by an international team of researchers, people who have suffered childhood abuse are more likely to be diagnosed with major depression after reaching adulthood, even more likely if they have inherited genes which cause a predisposition to the disorder. Adult patients who...