• Relationships,  Self Esteem,  Trauma

    Toxic Relationships: How to Spot Them, How to Exit & How to Heal

    Have you ever questioned if you’re in a toxic relationship with your significant other, a friend, or a family member? Do you want insight on how to spot, exit, or heal from a toxic relationship? You can find out about all the above by watching our conversation with relationship expert, Meredith Prescott, LCPC. Don’t have time to watch the full 50 minutes? Check out the summary of topics discussed below. What is a toxic relationship? Defined by Dr. Glass in 1995: “Any relationship between people who don’t support each other, where there is conflict, one seeks to undermine the other, where there is competition, where there is disrespect and a…

  • Anxiety and Depression,  Parenting,  Self-Harm,  Teen Therapy,  Trauma

    The Misconceptions Behind Self Harming Behaviors

    Self harm is on the rise* in the US and around the globe. Yet many misconceptions around the behavior continue to persist. These misconceptions often lead to missed opportunities to intervene and provide proper treatment. It also leaves those who self-harm feeling stigmatized and ashamed to ask for help.   What is Self Harm?  Self-harm is the more commonly used word for Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI). Mental health professionals use the definition of NSSI from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5): the deliberate, self-inflicted destruction of body tissue without suicidal intent and for purposes not socially sanctioned, includes behaviors such as cutting, burning, biting and scratching skin.  While the…

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