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What Is Trauma?

What Is Trauma?

Trauma refers to the emotional and physical responses experienced after a real or perceived life-threatening event. Not every event is traumatic- people react in all sorts of ways to danger.  But trauma can fundamentally change someone’s sense of safety, comfort,...

What Is Structural Family Therapy?

What Is Structural Family Therapy?

Salvador Minuchin developed structural family therapy in the 1960s after working as a pediatrician in Argentina. After spending time exclusively working with children, he began to realize that treating them alone didn’t inherently solve their problems.  His model of...

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The Signs You Grew up in a Toxic Family

The Signs You Grew up in a Toxic Family

Some people can easily recognize the toxicity in their family systems. In these cases, the dysfunction is obvious. Others may dismiss their experiences as normal or even as deserved. At times, this kind of toxicity can even be challenging. It’s hard to heal from...

The Most Common Mental Disorders: What You Need to Know

The Most Common Mental Disorders: What You Need to Know

Tens of millions of Americans are affected by mental health disorders each year. Anyone can be affected by mental health disorders, regardless of age, race, gender, or socioeconomic status.  Through recognizing how common mental disorders are, we gain a greater...

What Is Psychosis?

What Is Psychosis?

Approximately 3% of people in the United States will experience psychosis at some point in their lives. This means that each year, about 100,000 American adults and teenagers will experience a psychotic episode.  Psychosis affects people’s minds so that they don’t...