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20 PTSD and Trauma Group Therapy Activities For Your Clients

20 PTSD and Trauma Group Therapy Activities For Your Clients

When someone is looking into mental health treatment for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, there are a variety of factors that should be taken into consideration. This includes cost, frequency of visits, and if it could improve their mental health symptoms. Group therapy is typically more affordable than individual therapy sessions which can be an …

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25 Group Therapy Activities for Individuals with Self-Esteem Issues

25 Group Therapy Activities for Individuals with Self-Esteem Issues

If you were to search for a definition of self-esteem, you will find various descriptions of what self-esteem is. Generally speaking, self-esteem refers to how an individual views themselves. Self-esteem can be impacted by a person’s mental health, environment, and personal history. Every one of us has different factors that contribute to our self-esteem. Self-esteem …

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Group Therapy Activities for Individuals with Anger

20 Group Therapy Activities for Individuals with Anger Issues

A 2014 study published by Cambridge University Press reported that approximately 7.8% of American adults struggle with poorly controlled anger, inappropriate anger, or intense anger. This study showed that individuals who struggled with mental health concerns such as bipolar disorder, drug dependence, borderline personality disorder, and schizotypal personality disorders may have a higher risk of …

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Group Therapy Activities for Individuals with Depression

35 Group Therapy Activities for Individuals with Depression

Approximately 21 million adults living in the United States experienced at least one major depressive episode in 2020 according to the National Institute on Mental Health. It is estimated that 17% of these individuals fell between the ages of 18 and 25 years old, and were more likely to be females than males. While the …

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Group Therapy Activities for Individuals with Anxiety

35 Group Therapy Activities for Individuals with Anxiety

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that approximately 19.1% of adults in the United States have struggled with an anxiety disorder in the past 12 months. Statistics show that women had a higher prevalence of anxiety disorders when compared to males.  When we look at the lifetime prevalence of anxiety disorders, NIMH reported …

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50 Substance Abuse Group Therapy Activities for Recovery

50 Substance Abuse Group Therapy Activities for Recovery

When we look at treatment programs that are designed to help individuals who are struggling with a substance abuse disorder, we often see that treatment facilities utilize a combination of different approaches. This can include medication-assisted treatment, group therapy, individual therapy, life skills groups, psychoeducation groups, and support groups. Some clients may present with reluctance …

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Navigating When to Terminate Therapy with a Client

Navigating When to Terminate Therapy with a Client

One aspect of the counseling relationship that may be challenging for Counselors and Therapists is terminating therapy with a client.  In many situations, counseling relationships are not intended to be long-term. Rather, we work to provide clients with the support needed to make changes that can help them live their best life.  In this post, …

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Should I Use Patient or Client in My Therapy Practice

Should I Use Patient or Client in My Psychology Practice?

When working in the mental health field, you may have noticed that there are some professionals who use the term “patient” while others use the term “client” when referring to the individuals that they work with. When it comes to using patient vs. client, some professionals believe that it does not matter which word you …

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Exceptions to Confidentiality in Therapy - When to Break Confidentiality

Exceptions to Confidentiality in Therapy: When to Break Confidentiality

Confidentiality is a vital component of a Mental Health Professionals work. Clients come to use to talk about concerns and we ask them to be vulnerable and open with us. Protecting their privacy will enhance your therapeutic rapport which in the end, benefits your client. In this blog, I will review the importance of confidentiality …

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Should You Offer a Sliding Scale in Your Therapy Practice?

Should You Offer a Sliding Scale in Your Therapy Practice?

The National Institute of Mental Health  estimates that approximately 25% of individuals living in the United States are living with a mental health concern. This includes a range of mental health concerns such as anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, substance abuse disorders, mood disorders, and personality disorders. Mental health concerns impact everyone differently which means that …

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