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How To Find A Therapist For My Teenager

    According to the World Health Organization, one in 7 10-19-year-olds worldwide experiences some kind of mental health disorder. This includes conditions like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, low self-esteem, and behavioral disorders (Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, etc.).   People in this age group can benefit greatly from working with licensed professionals and

What Type of People Become Therapists?

    Over 198,811 therapists currently work in the United States. This might seem like a lot, but there is a therapist shortage  plaguing the country.   The shortage is not showing signs of slowing down, either. In fact, by the year 2025, researchers from the Health Resources and Services Administration estimate that the U.S. will

5 Signs Your Spouse Is A Narcissist

    Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) affects between 0.5 and 5 percent of the population in the United States.   NPD is a personality disorder and mental health condition characterized by patterns of grandiosity, a need for admiration, and a lack of empathy for others. People with NPD are often described as narcissists, and it can

Do Dating Couples Do Couples Counseling?

    When most people think of couples counseling, they think of a married couple sitting down in a therapist’s office to help them work through a difficult situation, such as an affair.   This is certainly a situation in which couples counseling can be helpful. It’s not the only one, though.   Couples therapists

Complex PTSD: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (or C-PTSD) affects between 0.5 and 7.7 percent of the population — and 36 percent of those in mental health treatment.   Many people have heard of PTSD, but they’re less familiar with the separate diagnosis of C-PTSD. Some frequently asked questions about C-PTSD are answered below.   Please

What is Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy (PAT)?

    Early research on psychedelic-assisted therapy (or PAT) looks very promising. A new study published by COMPASS Pathways even showed that 30 percent of people were in complete remission from their depression symptoms after just 3 weeks of treatment.   With new information coming out about psychedelic experiences and their impact on mental illness,

Is My Job Ruining My Mental Health?

    It doesn’t matter if they’re working from home or in an office. According to a 2021 Gallup survey on the State of the Global Workplace, 57 percent of workers in the United States feel daily stress — this is an 8 percentage point increase from the previous year’s study.   Lots of people

How To Help My Depressed Spouse

    Depression is a common illness that affects approximately 3.8 percent of the global population. This might seem like a small number, but it works out to roughly 280 million people.   The same data linked above also shows that depression is on the rise and has been for the last 30 years. Even