Treating trauma symptoms vs treating the trauma itself

Trauma is a technical term, but in the context of psychology it simply means having a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. This experience affects the person in a significant way that does not get healed with time. Trauma is often defined as part of a mental illness and while this is a fair definition, it's … Continue reading Treating trauma symptoms vs treating the trauma itself

These four simple changes to your diet can reduce anxiety

I've written a few articles on anxiety and how to manage it. Today I will discuss how what we put into our bodies can directly affect the level of anxiety we feel. Caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and sugars can all be especially harmful and exacerbate anxiety for those of us who suffer from it. Caffeine. We … Continue reading These four simple changes to your diet can reduce anxiety

If you need to see a counselor for PTSD, but don’t know if you can talk about it

This is a great question, and one that I get frequently. In the past, the way therapists were taught to deal with PTSD is to talk about it. They had the patient talk again and again and again about what happened, and over time the person would become desensitized and have more tolerance for their … Continue reading If you need to see a counselor for PTSD, but don’t know if you can talk about it