The Benefits of Group Therapy

By Nicki Line LMHC, LAPC, CST Have you ever wondered what group therapy is, or what the point of group treatment would be for you? Depending on the issue, joining a group can be a helpful choice for making positive life changes.Group therapy is a form of therapy where a small, selected group of people …

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Intern Spotlight: Meet Sara Mercier-Kennedy

M.S. Clinical Mental Health Intern Graduated from Colorado State University with a double Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology, where I focused on Gender Identity formation, and LGBTQIA+ issues.  Specifically those in relation to the Transgender population and access to health-care and mental health counseling by knowledgeable counseling professionals and doctors.  I then went on to …

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Love Addiction and Approval Addiction

In my experience as a counselor for a number of years, I have found that love addiction and approval addiction are far more prevalent than any other substance or process addictions. We live in a love-addicted, approval-addicted society. What does it mean to be love/approval addicted? Below is a checklist for you to see if …

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History of Pride by Melayne Spataro

The way we know pride month now isn’t actually how it started out. In the beginning it was not a celebratory thing that we think of now, it was actually a riot, more specifically it is now what’s known as the Stonewall Riots which lasted from June 28th 1969 – July 3rd 1969 at the …

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Depression Q&A: Common Kinds Of The Depression

* What is Depression? Depression is a disorder, engaged in a person ís body, mood and thoughts. It can influence and interrupts eating, sleeping or judging manner. It is different from unhappiness or a down feeling. It is also not an indication of personal flaws or a condition that can be motivated or wanted away. …

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Domestic Violence And Depression

More and more people are reporting incidents of domestic violence to the police. If you are a victim of domestic violence you will be aware of just how frightening it can be. The question that many people ask is what are the causes of this violence, is the person just a lunatic or are there …

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Finding Help in the Mental Health Community by Melayne Spataro

Within recent years, the topic of mental health has become more talked about than it previously has. I think this is because people are more willing to talk about the things they are going through and are willing to talk to someone else about it. For such a long time, it was kinda looked at …

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Finding Your Tribe By Melayne Spataro

There’s not really a set-in stone time layout in how long it takes to find your tribe, someone might be a friend that you have had since kindergarten and someone else might be someone you met several months ago or even a few weeks ago. Though there are some things that may differ from person …

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Scam Alert

Anyone who reads my blogs regularly knows that I really prefer to write or repost information that is positive, educational, funny, or helpful. However, I feel that I need to share my recent experience with Voyageurs International, LTD.  (VIL) My youngest Polliwog was signed up for a European tour to perform in a number of […] More