Trauma and Its Effect on Relationships

By: Kathryn Millán, MA, LPC/MHSP Traumatic incidents are uncontrollable, distressing events that leave a lasting imprint on the people they affect. People who have survived trauma often continue to live normal lives, but the effects of trauma may impact mood, motivation and relationships. It’s normal to experience some changes after a distressing and uncontrollable event,…

The Importance of Giving Back: How Clinical Training Programs Benefit Everyone

By Cindy Coloma One in five Americans has a mental illness, and many communities are unaware of the facts, symptoms and resources available to help them. This lack of understanding creates a cauldron of consequences that harm individuals and the societies themselves. Consequences of Ignorance Not only do taxpayers bear the cost, but issues are…

When Should You Consider Group Therapy? The Answer Might Surprise You.

By Wesley H. Gallagher Let’s face the facts: therapy is expensive. Even with insurance, the cost of individual therapy can be enough to keep people from seeking the help they need. While it’s easy to say money shouldn’t be an issue when it comes to mental health, the fact of the matter is that therapy…

How 13 Reasons Why Is Changing the Conversation about Suicide

It’s hard to find a corner of the Internet where people aren’t talking about 13 Reasons Why. This popular Netflix show, adapted from Jay Asher’s bestselling young adult novel, chronicles the life — and subsequent suicide — of high school student Hannah Baker. The story is told through a series of cassette tapes, with each side containing…