16 May 2017
Group Therapy

GROUP THERAPY

One or more clinicians leads a small group of people in discussion once or twice a week. Sometimes regularly talking to others puts your own problems into perspective. Often the group acts as a support network. Listening to others’ problems can show you that you are not alone in your mental health struggles.

TREATMENT PROCESS

You are not alone in your struggles.
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Even though it seems intimidating to talk among strangers, sometimes it is rewarding to know there are others much like you who can offer suggestions on what helped them through some of the road bumps.

Need advice? … Please call us at (410)757-2077 and book an appointment today.

18 Mar 2016
Teen Therapy

TEEN THERAPY

Some kids dance through adolescence with little turmoil, while for others, a puberty time bomb goes off and nothing is the same. Parents, teachers, and the teens themselve agonize over what must have gone wrong, blaming each other, thinking of things they should have done differently, or even declaring it is genetic, just like fill-in-family-member-here.

 

What is normal teen adjustment angst, and how do you know when to seek professional help?

Adolescence is often encompassing fear or grief as the sudden awareness of the fragilities of life bloom. The reality of mortality of themselves and their loved ones can darken their outlook, and be expressed in a variety of unhealthy behaviors. But this developmental depression can also signal a new chapter in a teen’s life where a budding sense of self begins to emerge. Issues of defining self-identity and wrestling with the need for separation from parents and a desire to become independent. If this doesn’t happen, they may remain mired in outdated negative early childhood behaviors.

Atypical depression may overwhelm teens with crushing despair, rage, hopelessness, and powerlessness which can give way to mood swings and destructive obsessions. This psychic battle is exhausting and may appear as loss of interest, social isolation, and extreme fatigue. Red flags for when your teenager needs professional help are self harming behaviors, chronic substance abuse, and thoughts and/or attempts at suicide.

 

Getting help for your child is an act of strength, responsibility, and compassion.

 


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15 Feb 2016
Child Therapy

CHILD THERAPY

There are many children that suffer from emotional or behavioral problems which could result in bad behavior. It is important for parents to understand that their children don’t purposely want to act badly and that they can learn to respond in a positive way. Through various therapy programs such as cognitive behavioral therapy, these children can identify their inner thoughts and replace bad thoughts with positive and productive ones.

All children may sometimes engage in problematic behavior especially when they are sick, or stressed, or very tired. If your child repeatedly engages in inappropriate or unwanted behaviors, however, please consider meeting with a mental health professional.

Need advice?  Please call us at (410)757-2077 and book an appointment today, or request an appointment online.

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06 Jan 2016
Individual Therapy

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Individual therapy is when a therapist or psychologist meets with you to help you overcome obstacles to your well-being. It can increase your compassion and self-esteem as you learn skills for making healthy decisions and handling difficult situations. Many people enjoy the journey of becoming more self-aware, and continue ongoing therapy for self-growth and reaching life goals. Remember that, although your therapist may be directing the conversation and the sessions, you are the one in control.

The length of each session varies widely, depending on what you and your therapist agree to. To make sure all aspects of the problem have been addressed, it usually takes at least eight sessions, but can be more or less depending on the complexity of the issues.

The first session will often involve you and your therapist getting to know each other through discussion, asking and answering questions about you such as your past experiences, your family, job, and friends. Once you and your therapist have both developed an awareness of the situation, you work together to determine potential solutions, possibly involving a course of treatment or working at a program.


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