A Key Component for Successful Therapy: Therapeutic Alliance

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and for our blog, we wanted to highlight an important aspect needed for successful therapy... therapeutic alliance.  Here is what our own, Susie Schrader, M.Ed, MA, LPCC, had to share. We are hurt in relationships with others, we can heal in relationships with others. This is one of the [...]

#NEDAwareness Day 5

Let’s get real - eating disorders can affect anyone, anywhere. This National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness), we’re changing the conversation around food, body image, and eating disorders! Join us at DAY 5: Note: There are many people with disordered eating that do not fit into one of these categories and may be diagnosed [...]

2020-10-09T15:42:37-05:00Specialties: Eating Disorder, News|

Navigating the Holidays With an Eating Disorder

Written by Angela Staples, MS, RDN, LD The first snowfall is here and the holidays are fast approaching. While this is an exciting time for many, it can be difficult for those struggling with an eating disorder. Holidays are filled with family, food and traditions. Try to stay ahead of the curve and plan for [...]

Top 10 Benefits of IOP

The Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program Have you been referred to an IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program)?  Not sure if it's right for you? We asked 3 of our current IOP Team leaders what they witness daily as the greatest benefits to participating in an IOP program, here is what they had to say... ED [...]

2020-10-09T15:54:20-05:00Specialties: News, Services|

What is an IOP?

...and other questions you are afraid to ask. What is an IOP? IOP stands for “Intensive Outpatient Program” and is the standard name for a mental health or chemical dependency group that runs 3-5 days a week, 3-4 hrs a day to focus on a specific set of mental health symptoms or diagnoses. IOP is [...]

2020-10-09T16:10:17-05:00Specialties: News|

“Surviving” Suicide: How to Heal in the Wake of Tragic Loss

**WARNING: Potentially triggering, please read with caution** Written by Megan Unertl, MA, LPCC You are a “survivor of suicide,” and as that unwelcome description implies, your survival—your emotional survival—will depend on how you learn to cope with your loss. The bad news: What you are experiencing is horrific, will take time and will surely be [...]

2020-09-22T12:46:39-05:00Specialties: News, Suicide Awareness|Tags: , |

Cultivating Laughter

August marks the end of our ten month series on Brene Brown’s guideposts for wholehearted living as defined in her book: The Gifts of Imperfection. Whether this is your first or your tenth, we invite you to reflect with us on guidepost #10: “Cultivating Laughter, Song, and Dance: Letting Go of Being Cool and ‘Always [...]

Cultivating Meaningful Work

Over the past several months, we have been walking through the guideposts for wholehearted living as defined by Brene Brown in her book: The Gifts of Imperfection. Today, this journey brings us to guidepost #9: “Cultivating Meaningful Work: Letting Go of Self-Doubt and ‘Supposed To’”. Here at WECHC we often define an individual’s “spirit” as [...]

2020-09-22T14:09:51-05:00Specialties: News|

Cultivating Calm & Stillness

For the month of June, we here at Water’s Edge CHC are focusing on guidepost eight: “Cultivating Calm and Stillness: Letting Go of Anxiety as a Lifestyle” from Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection. Whether this is your first guidepost or your eighth, we invite to join us! In just addressing the title of this [...]

2020-09-22T12:49:30-05:00Specialties: News|
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