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Conquering Shame with the 100 Dreams

Conquering Shame with the 100 Dreams Journal In my office, trauma and shame go hand in hand. However, I recently attended a training in DC that highlighted something so true: the emotion of shame takes center stage.   We as clinicians want to develop great treatment and relapse prevention plans, but where we fall short […]

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Timeline: The History of Counseling

Written by Megan Dottermusch In recent years, counseling has become a popular mental health profession among those interested in preventing and treating different forms of mental, emotional, and behavioral issues. Timeline: The History of Counseling features information about industry pioneers like Sigmund Freud, details government involvement through legislation, particularly in dealing with the fallout from […]

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Foods and Moods: The Reality of the Binge

Foods and Moods: The Reality of The Binge I sit across the room from a 20-something telling me her reality of not being able to control her emotional eating, and I think, “We’ve all been there.” More and more like her walk into my office begging the answer to a similar question: “How do I […]

Ways to Build your Child’s Self – Esteem

by Adina Silvestri Whether young or old, self-esteem is something we all would like a bit more of. I have listened as parents ask the question:  “What can I do to help.” The answer is simple. Let’s start a dialogue on this most important subject.   Self esteem means to have respect for yourself and […]

Binge Eating

by Adina Silvestri as seen in “American Counseling Association”   Binge Eating: Easy to Swallow, Hard to Digest When I first heard of cheat meals, I was concerned because it was coming out of the mouth of a 20-something, thin-framed client at the prime of her life. Then the dreaded body competition stories began, and […]