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How Trauma Affects the Body

How Trauma Affects the Body

Trauma is a serious issue that requires trauma therapy. An estimated 90% of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. Eight million people have PTSD at any given time. Approximately 7-8% percent of all adults—1 of 13...

Why Some People Develop PTSD When Others Don’t

Why Some People Develop PTSD When Others Don’t

Within the trauma therapy and PTSD treatment world, we often say that PTSD is a process of non-recovery. Why? Because after any traumatic event—either big or small, the symptoms one experiences are very natural, and they often dissipate. However, there is one critical...

Treating Substance Use Disorders and PTSD

Treating Substance Use Disorders and PTSD

“A lot of people think the problem for Philip Seymour Hoffman was drugs. It wasn’t – That was the solution to his problem.” – Seth Jaffe I remember reading that quote a long time ago and thought it was so profound because it speaks to the fact that addiction doesn’t...

Who Needs Couples Therapy?

Who Needs Couples Therapy?

Have you been questioning if you need couples therapy? It’s been a difficult year for many couples regardless of how healthy their relationship was before the start of the pandemic, so if you’re wondering if you need couples therapy, you’re not alone. We’re facing new...

How Can We Apply CBT to Addiction Treatment?

How Can We Apply CBT to Addiction Treatment?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment that has been applied to a variety of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and psychosis, among others. How can cognitive behavioral therapy help you? About Cognitive Behavioral...

Do I Have an Addiction?

Do I Have an Addiction?

Do I have an addiction? It’s a question many of us wonder, especially when those around us suggest we do, but we’re still ambivalent, if not staunchly against the idea. So how can we know if we have a problem that requires substance abuse treatment? What I often tell...

Creating Healthy Habits in Quarantine: Strategies

Creating Healthy Habits in Quarantine: Strategies

Part 1: A series on maintaining mental and physical health in isolation. If you all are like me, I’m sure you’ve been feeling a mix of confusion, powerlessness, helplessness, and an overall anxiety about the state of the world right now. And as many of us are...

Creating Healthy Habits in Quarantine: Relax

Creating Healthy Habits in Quarantine: Relax

Part 2: Meditation and relaxation strategies. In my last blog post, I mentioned “taking care of yourself.” This looks different to different people and has become somewhat of a buzzword in pop psychology. I also know that meditation is everywhere right now....

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