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LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy

LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy

People within the LGBTQ+ community share many things in common outside of sexuality and identity. Many seek therapy for things like self-esteem concerns, anxiety, relationship issues, and more. Whatever the reason someone from the community might seek therapy, it’s...

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Online Therapy and COVID-19

Online Therapy and COVID-19

People often start psychotherapy because they’re facing unprecedented challenges and are feeling overwhelmed. If you’re feeling this way now, you’re not alone. The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for you and your loved ones. Fear and...

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Anxiety Management for Daily Life

Anxiety Management for Daily Life

Anxiety can be difficult to manage, especially when it starts impacting your daily life. Some days anxiety is like a light breeze, and you barely notice it. Other days anxiety can feel like a gust of worry, fear, and uncertainty. Anxiety is a normal reaction that...

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Why Am I Having Panic Attacks?

Why Am I Having Panic Attacks?

Panic attacks are often caused by anxiety. Anxiety is the body’s way of responding to stress. Anxiety triggers our body’s fight-or-flight response causing anxiety symptoms and panic attacks. In anxiety, symptoms provoke a response from the body to confront a certain...

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What is Mindfulness?

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a state of open attention on the present. When we are mindful, we carefully observe our thoughts and feelings without judging them as good or bad. Mindfulness can also be a healthy way to identify and manage hidden emotions that may be causing problems...

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What is Individuation?

What is Individuation?

In Jungian psychology, also called analytical psychology, individuation is the process in which the individual self develops out of an undifferentiated unconscious—seen as a developmental psychic process during which innate elements of personality, the components of...

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Anxiety: Physical Symptoms Explained

Anxiety: Physical Symptoms Explained

Anxiety has a wide range of symptoms that may be frightening, especially when you aren’t sure what’s causing them. Those with anxiety symptoms are more prone to worry that something physically wrong is happening to them, which further exacerbates their anxiety. This...

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What is Peter Pan Syndrome?

What is Peter Pan Syndrome?

Peter Pan Syndrome was coined in 1983 by Dr. Dan Kiley, in his book, The Peter Pan Syndrome: Men Who have Never Grown Up. This “syndrome” is not a recognized disorder by the American Psychiatric Association in the DSM 5, but rather is a collection of symptoms...

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