In the field of mental health, inclusivity, diversity, equity, accessibility, and others play a vital role in the patient-provider relationship.
While stigma surrounding mental health continues to dissipate, there are still many misconceptions surrounding the topic. Some of the most common mental health myths include the following.
Can online addiction and therapy technology coexist? Mental health and addiction treatment overlap in a multitude of ways and the same is true for the technology providers use to offer those services.
Those with one or more chronic conditions face challenges with their physical health but also with their mind. The management of long-lasting medical conditions introduces challenges and barriers that can quickly impact the state of one’s mental health, even for those that feel they are the most prepared.
Rapid resolution therapy is a somewhat young evidence-based technique that aims to help eliminate the negative impacts of past experiences in the lives of clients. Through the use of clinical hypnosis, providers apply techniques that reduce emotional pain in a short amount of time. The term “rapid” is an accurate descriptor of RRT as thisContinue reading “Rapid Resolution Therapy Explained”
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) mindfulness activities range depending on a variety of factors. This therapy is a modified version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based theory used by mental healthcare providers. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is based on the theory that thoughts and behaviors have an influence over an individual’s emotions and by altering howContinue reading “8 Easy DBT Mindfulness Activities to Share with Your Clients”
It is relatively common for a therapist to encounter a client that needs to overcome their fear of change. Change can be difficult, especially if a client has spent their life settled in one particular spot or way of living. The job of the therapist is to help their client overcome their fear of changeContinue reading “Tools for Helping Your Client Overcome Their Fear of Change”
Acceptance and commitment therapy is a mindfulness-based behavioral therapy that stands out against many of the popular cognitive-behavioral theories that exist in the field today. This type of intervention focuses on the use of mindfulness along with other behavioral skills working in tandem with exercises based on an individual’s experience. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)Continue reading “Understanding Acceptance and Commitment Therapy”
Group therapy activities exist across a huge range of life experiences, community needs, and group dynamics. In the early stages of any group therapy effort, it is important that group members feel comfortable and safe with one another. The more trust a client has in the group environment, the more likely they are to participateContinue reading “Fun Group Therapy Activities that Will Break the Ice”
Transference and countertransference are both common occurrences in therapy. Going to counseling or therapy can be a truly emotional experience, depending on the circumstances that brought the client/patient to seek help. Sometimes in therapy, the people who are working together can blur the lines of emotions and feelings and connect them to other parts ofContinue reading “How to Deal with Countertransference as a Therapist”