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The Benefits of School-Linked Mental Health Services

School-linked mental health therapy services have become increasingly common due to the many benefits they provide. This model can be best defined as a therapist from an outside agency working onsite at a school, providing services to students during the normal school day. The benefits of this model are many... School counselors and teachers are [...]

August 27th, 2020|Categories: Family, Mental Health, Services|

Simple Tips for Wearing Masks

Today, I want to share some thoughts and advice around wearing masks and the anxiety that can come with it. As more cities and states have moved to mandatory mask-wearing policies, we're hearing from people about their experiences of masks causing anxiety. This can include creating full-blown panic attacks whenever a person puts on a [...]

August 18th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Self Care, Services|

Men’s Health – Five Tips for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle

Water's Edge Counseling & Healing Center believes in nurturing an individual's whole self, including biological, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being. For men, this can be particularly challenging. Many haven't learned to be proactive about their health, and some try to ignore the signs their body gives them. Others simply focus on being "silent and strong." [...]

July 20th, 2020|Categories: Family, Mental Health, Self Care|

Where PTSD and Eating Disorders Meet

Trigger Warning: This post will address the topic of trauma and names specific eating disorder behaviors. You may have heard people say that eating disorders are not just about food, but instead, a way to cope with some form of significant distress. This distress can show up in a number of ways, but for many, [...]

June 24th, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorder, Mental Health, Services, Trauma|

Managing Emotional Eating During Stressful Times

Have you noticed during this pandemic and recent community emergency, that you are struggling to stay on the path, or maybe getting on a path, of mindful eating? If you are, you are not alone.   There's a reason for this. It's your brain. You see, your brain is a very efficient organ. It likes to [...]

June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Eating Disorder, Mental Health, Self Care, Services|

Caring For Our Children’s Mental Health

The past few months of life with COVID-19 in our midst has given new meaning to the word “challenging.” Adjusting to isolation and all the changes we are experiencing has not been easy for most of us, but particularly impacted are those most important to us, our children. COVID-19 increases stress, mood disturbances, and fears [...]

May 6th, 2020|Categories: Family, Services, Trauma|

Alcohol Abuse and Awareness

It’s hard to talk about alcohol awareness without first talking about shame. Unfortunately, shame continues to be one of the most significant barriers to people struggling with alcohol abuse getting the treatment that they may desperately need.  Shame takes so many forms and can be sneaky and pervasive in how it shows up. Shame for [...]

April 28th, 2020|Categories: Family, Mental Health, Services, Trauma|

What to Know About Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression can be debilitating, but it is not a personal failing. If you are feeling sad or anxious after childbirth, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, postpartum depression may affect as many as 1 in 5 women. Use the following guide to learn how postpartum depression can be [...]

5 Ways Anxiety Impacts Health

Anxiety can be a debilitating psychological issue, leaving patients with continuous negative thoughts and potentially even panic attacks. However, prolonged stress can also have physical side effects that impact every part of your body, from your teeth to your heart. Below are a few symptoms that may be alleviated with anxiety treatment. Physical Symptoms of Anxiety [...]

April 9th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Services|Tags: , , |

A Brief Guide to Group Therapy

When you’re dealing with a mental health challenge, therapy can help restore peace to your life. Although you might assume all sessions involve a therapist and one individual, many people benefit from group therapy instead. If you’re currently looking for therapy options, here’s what you should know about this unique outlet. What Is Group Therapy? In group [...]

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