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Mental Health Topics

Deeply Rooted in Movement

Seeking Clarity

By: Scott McConnell, ACMHC Have you ever felt that your brain is running a million miles a second? Perhaps it was when you were trying to complete a task, make a decision, or contemplate something, but your mind kept racing and wandering to different things that made it hard to focus or relax. If you…

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Deeply Rooted in Adaptability

By: Kenny Frazier, LCSW Once again it’s that time of year of change and transitions. And, if we look at our experiences closely, our lives seem to be filled with hundreds, maybe thousands of transitions—some big and others seemingly inconsequential. From waking up in the morning and beginning our day, to finishing with the work…

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Deeply Rooted in Understanding Therapy Modalities

By: Karen Salisbury, CSW I often hear our wonderful office administrators on the phone explaining therapy modalities to clients and potential clients. I underestimate all of the hats they wear and the knowledge they need to acquire in order to meet the needs of those they come in contact with. Because this is something they do…

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Deeply Rooted in EMDR (FAQ’s)

EMDR FAQ’s By: Cindy White, LCSW What is EMDR? EMDR therapy is a form of psychotherapy based on the adaptive information processing (AIP) model, which suggests that our current level of resiliency and health is directly related to how past memories of adverse life events or traumas are stored in our brains. Adequately processed memories…

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Deeply Rooted in Community Resources

By: Karen Salisbury, CSW Often in life, we find ourselves in situations beyond our control.  We may have family members working through infertility struggles, cancer, drug addictions, deaths, etc. We, as clinicians, are no different. Many years ago, I found myself involved with family members who suffered chronically from debilitating mental illnesses. It was long…

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Deeply Rooted in Bibliotherapy for Anxiety

Books

By: Karen Salisbury, CSW I love children’s books! If a young client comes in to my office, they know that at some time during the session, we will be sharing a book. Many of them run immediately to the bookcase to make their own selection. I’ve even been known to occasionally read a children’s book…

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Deeply Rooted in DBT

By: Shannon Nielson, LCSW DBT Group Manager In a series of blog posts, I will be giving information about DBT and some of the interesting things you can learn when you attend our groups. Below you will find a schedule of our groups and age ranges we currently offer. DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy.…

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Deeply Rooted in the Benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy

By: Odessa M. Stevens, ACMHC, CAAP, CCLS II Since my childhood, pets have been such an integral part of my life. My earliest memory is of my little mouse, Mickey, clinging to dear life on the handle bars of my tricycle as we rode around the neighborhood. I cannot count the number of times that…

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Deeply Rooted in Forgiveness

By: Candice Packer, LCSW Forgiveness. When we hear that word, a lot of time, it raises a lot of emotions in us. Additionally, everyone has a different definition of forgiveness. So what does it really mean? I am going to answer your question with a question of my own. When you think of the hurt…

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