Posts Tagged ‘mental health care’

Knowing Your Healthcare Benefits

Life Tree Counseling Kathleen Mills

Your healthcare coverage is one of the most important benefits you’ll receive in your lifetime, and it’s an excellent idea to educate yourself on your plan when it comes to getting the most out of your money.  Mental health or behavioral health care deals with a wide range of issues, from traditional counseling sessions to…

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What happens in Play Therapy?

Life Tree Counseling Kathleen Mills

“What’s Happening in There, Anyway?” In our office, many parents of our child patients often ask us: “What exactly is it that happens in play therapy? It just looks like you guys are playing, to me.” Naturally, playing is the essence of play therapy, but there is a lot more going on behind the scenes…

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Asperger’s Syndrome : Specifics, Fixations and Odd Behaviors

LaShondra Manning play therapy counselor

Some Specifics on Asperger’s Syndrome Asperger’s Syndrome is one of the very many complex therapy subjects I have studied in depth. My name is LaShondra Manning, I am a counselor specializing in treatment for teens and “tween” patients. While working through my LPC internship, I had the opportunity to work with teenaged boys diagnosed with Asperger’s. This gave me…

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Journey to Recovery – Segment Three: Getting Support You Need

Getting the Support You Need for Recovery Before your start to recovery, You’ve realized you’re in trouble. You seem to be completely consumed–by alcohol. Or cocaine, or crystal meth, or heroin, or marijuana, or compulsive sex, or gambling, or compulsive overeating. And your life is a mess. Welcome to reality. This is where the rubber…

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Let the Parenting Begin!

LaShondra Manning play therapy counselor

Parenting Group If you are having trouble with the relationship you share with your child, you may feel frustrated, confused, and hopeless.  If traditional therapy venues aren’t a good fit or don’t produce successful results in your situation, you should consider child parent relationship therapy as a new path.  A research-based weekly parenting course, it…

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Journey Into Recovery – Segment One: The Hope of Recovery

The process of recovery from addiction—whether it is addiction to substances, sex, work, food, spending, relationships, gambling—can feel quite overwhelming at times.  The initial stage of realizing you have a problem with any kind of addiction can be frightening and disorienting. But, that stage of realizing there is a problem is a sign that you…

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