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How to Pick a Good Therapist?

Over 198,811 therapists employed in the United States. Also, with nearly 200,000 mental health professionals to choose from, finding a therapist can be challenging, to say the least.   You may currently be in the process of finding a good therapist. Because of this the answers to these questions can help them narrow down your

Depression Medications: The Complete Guide

    Introduction     According to the Centers for Disease Control, antidepressant use is on the rise throughout the United States, among both men and women. For those who are struggling with Major Depressive Disorder (also known simply as depression), antidepressant medications can be a crucial component of their treatment plan. Even though they’re being used more frequently,

Anxiety Medication: The Complete Guide

    Introduction According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, approximately 18.1 percent of the U.S. population struggles with an anxiety disorder. However, among this population, only 36.9 percent receive treatment for their condition. Medication is one of the most effective options to treat anxiety disorders. A lot of people are hesitant about taking

What is a Chemical Use Assessment or a Rule 25 Assessment?

    Table of Contents (click on a question below to be directed quickly) What is a Rule 25 Assessment? Who needs a Chemical Health Assessment? Who administers a Chemical Use Assessment? What happens when I get a Rule 25 Assessment? How much does a Rule 25 Assessment Cost? Should I hire a Private Assessor?

Root Causes of Relationship Problems

    Introduction   The majority of Americans (64 percent) report being happy in their relationships. However, what about the other 36 percent, though?   For those who are struggling with relationship problems or marriage problems, it’s important to understand the root causes of these issues. Because of this, below are some of the most

ADHD: What Is It & Do I Have It?

    Introduction   According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 6.1 million children in the United States have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD).   Additionally, roughly 4.4 percent of American adults struggle with this condition as well.   Despite the prevalence, ADHD is confusing, and there’s a lot of misinformation

Mental Health Jargon: A Glossary

Introduction Mental health jargon and Medical Jargon can be difficult to understand. We understand that without proper information, you cannot fully understand what is going on. Below is a list of Abbreviations, and then a Glossary of terms, to help explain some of the jargon in a way that is not so jargony.    

How to Become a Professional Counselor: The Ultimate Guide

Introduction Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that there are hundreds of thousands of counselors working in the U.S., there’s still a shortage of professionals who are qualified to treat conditions like anxiety and depression.   According to the American Psychological Association, nearly one-third of therapists are seeing more patients than ever. They’re even