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

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,

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

Why Am I Waking Up Depressed?

    According to the World Health Organization, depression affects approximately 5 percent of adults worldwide (or 280 million people). Furthermore, according to this study published by JAMA Psychiatry, 10.4 percent of Americans have struggled with major depressive disorder during a 12-month period and 20.6 percent have dealt with a lifetime prevalence.   Some people

What is Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

    Pathological demand avoidance (also known as PDA or extreme demand avoidance) is a relatively rare subset of autism spectrum disorder (formerly known as pervasive developmental disorders).   Many people are unfamiliar with PDA and how it can impact a person’s everyday life and well-being. For those who are confused and unsure of where

How to Find a Black Therapist

    According to data collected by Zippia, 198,811 therapists are working in the United States. Of these nearly 200,000 professionals, 76.4 percent are white and a mere 4.1 percent are Black.   For many Black individuals, it’s more comfortable to attend therapy sessions and work through mental health challenges with a Black therapist rather

Binge Eating Disorder: Signs, Causes, and Solutions

    According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, approximately 28.8 million people in the United States struggle with some kind of eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder.   Of all these conditions, binge eating disorder is one of the most misunderstood. This lack of