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What is Anxiety?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 40 million adults (age 18 and over) are affected by some type of anxiety disorder each year – that’s approximately 18% of the U.S. population. Anxiety (or excessive worry) is increasingly replacing depression as the most common mental concern in western culture.  It is often accompaniedContinue reading “What is Anxiety?”

Should I Trust My Feelings?

The battle between head and heart is a common one. This is especially true when trying to make an important decision. The logical part of our existence wars against the emotive, so much so that we tend to minimize our feelings in favor of our intellect, the result is we invalidate the importance of ourContinue reading “Should I Trust My Feelings?”

Grief-Related Guilt: What to Do?

Grief is a universal, God-given response to a significant loss. Grief is a process through which one journeys, not something one simply “gets over.” It is not unusual for the journey of grief to last up to eighteen months, sometimes longer. While everyone’s journey is different, unresolved guilt is often the one aspect that hindersContinue reading “Grief-Related Guilt: What to Do?”

Therapist, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist: What’s the Difference?

The office receptionist knocked on my door saying, “We’ve a prospective client on the phone saying they need to make an appointment with a psychologist. We don’t have a psychologist on our staff, do we?”  “No,” I said, “not in the official sense. But lots of people use the term as a generalization for anyContinue reading “Therapist, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist: What’s the Difference?”

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