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Should You Try Online Couples Counseling?

Benefits of couples counseling

Couples counseling provides a number of benefits for couples who want to improve their relationship. It has helped marriage mates and intimate partners to improve their interpersonal communication, learn more about each other, and work through conflicts that may have affected the relationship for a long time. Many couples believe their emotional attachment to their partner grew stronger after they tried couples counseling. Marriage mates also report increased feelings of sexual attraction and intimacy toward each other. Continue reading

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How to Tell if Your Relationship is in Trouble

Signs of toxic relationship

Almost half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. However, this does not mean that getting married is a bad idea. Every marriage, and indeed, every relationship will experience challenges in one form or another. The key is to identify issues as early as possible and address them before they become toxic. Continue reading

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How Phone Counseling May Help Save Lives During the Covid-19 Lockdown

Phone counseling

With the covid-19 pandemic now affecting virtually every country on earth, it is understandable that much of the world’s focus has been on protecting people’s physical health. Hand washing and social distancing is important in the fight against the coronavirus. However, it is important to remember that mental health issues may lead to loss of life as well. And as people’s anxiety, grief, frustration, and anger continue to rise as the pandemic continues, mental health services such as phone counseling and crisis hotlines may become very important in helping individuals who may be contemplating self harm or suicide. Continue reading

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Intimacy vs Isolation: Why Do Some People Struggle to Form Intimate Relationships?

intimacy vs isolation

Loneliness is a surprisingly common phenomenon in the 21st century. In 2018, a survey conducted by The Economist and the Kaiser Family Foundation revealed that 22% of adults in the United States and 23% of adults in the United Kingdom often or always feel lonely or left out. Interestingly, many people who describe themselves as lonely are unable to explain the reason for their loneliness. They only know that other people seem to be making friends and falling in love, while they keep marching forward alone. Continue reading

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Does Insurance Cover Therapy Costs in the United States?

Does Insurance Cover Therapy

Although mental health is just as important as physical health in promoting overall well-being, many insurance companies in the past did not agree with that viewpoint. This is shown by the fact that, for many years,  a large percentage of insurers provided better insurance coverage for physical issues than mental health issues. Continue reading

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Examining the Pros and Cons of Phone Therapy

Phone therapy benefits

Telephone therapy has taken on greater significance in the mental health industry in wake of the covid-19 pandemic. While some individuals may have avoided telephone therapy in the past, the temporary closure of mental health offices and the necessity of social distancing have resulted in an increasing number of people asking for more information on this form of treatment.  Continue reading

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