Understanding Panic Disorder

If you’ve had at least four panic attacks and you regularly worry that you’ll experience another one, you may have panic disorder. In some cases, this type of anxiety can make it difficult for people to leave their home, since they may worry about when and where their next panic attack will occur. What Does…

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Understanding Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that causes someone to excessively worry about leaving an environment that they consider to be safe (in many cases, their home). Oftentimes, individuals with this type of anxiety are concerned that they won’t have help available to them when necessary, or that they won’t be able to escape a dangerous…

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Great Expectations

An expectation is the feeling or belief that something will or should happen. That sounds good, doesn’t it? But, if we’re being honest, we know that expectations aren’t always reality, and they can lead to disappointment, heartache, and frustration. Our early interactions and life experiences form the way we think about ourselves and others, and…

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Coping With Grief After Losing a Job

People often speak of grief in terms of losing a loved one, but did you know it can also result from the loss of a job? It’s true. When you lose a job—especially one that you enjoyed and planned to stay at well into the future—it can cause you to question your self-worth. Jobs provide…

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Healing Generational Trauma in Families

Families have unique generational dynamics shaped by the experiences, beliefs, and traumas passed down from one generation to the next. According to Counseling Today, “Trauma does not have to be experienced at a community level to affect later generations”. While a family’s history can be beautiful and enriching, it can also perpetuate harmful patterns that…

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Coping With Grief & Loss

If you’ve recently lost someone or something, you may be going through the grieving process. Below, we explain what grief is and how long the grieving process can be expected to take. We also offer some tips on how to cope with loss. What Is Grief? The emotional pain that you feel after a loss…

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