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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

What is a Dry Marriage

    Approximately 15 percent of married couples have not had sex in the last 6 to 12 months or longer.   This statistic resonates with a lot of couples, and a poor sex life can have a significant impact on the quality of their marriage and relationship.   Answered below are some of the

What To Do If Your Marriage Is In Crisis…

    The latest data from the United States Census Bureau states that the national marriage rate is 16.6 per 1,000 women, and the divorce rate is 7.7.   Both the marriage rate and the divorce rate have decreased over the last few years, but there’s still a significant number of couples separating. This is

What Is Somatic Healing or Somatic Experiential Therapy

    Although the concepts that guide it have existed for more than a century (according to this study from the book EMDR as an integrative psychotherapy approach), somatic therapy or somatic healing is still a relatively new approach that professionals are using to address mental health challenges.   For those who are skeptical about