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How to Talk to Teens about Illegal Drugs: 3 Things You Need to Say

How to Talk to Teens about Illegal Drugs: 3 Things You Need to Say   I talk with parents all the time about their children’s well-being. We work on how to make little Johnny more responsible, to stop lying, show more respect, and stop constantly using his phone. Yes, all of these things are important. […]

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What is Binge Eating? Symptoms and Treatments

Binge Eating   Monica Seles’s professional career began at age 16 when she won the French open. Before she turned age 20, she won 8 gran slams. Seles is the winningest teenager in the history of the game. What you may not know is that the tennis pro had lived with a dark secret for […]

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Body Image, Self-Acceptance, and Finding Your Awesomeness

Body Image, Self-Acceptance, and Finding Your Awesomeness     When people have high self-esteem, they usually feel better. However, increasing self-esteem is a temporary solution because it perpetuates the underlying problem of self-rating. How does one accept himself/herself when they have lost their awesomeness? What is self-acceptance?   The mental health profession spends much of […]

What is Anger? An Emotion with a Bad Reputation

You may be familiar with his legendary temper, which in 2004 won him a seventy-three game suspension, the longest suspension for an on-court incident in NBA history. In addition to his anger on the court, Ron was arrested twice for violence against his wife. What you may not know is that this impulsive celebrity is […]

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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 […]