Posts made in July, 2016

4 Myths About Psychotherapy You Should Know Before You Go

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in GoodTherapy | Comments Off on 4 Myths About Psychotherapy You Should Know Before You Go

4 Myths about Psychotherapy You Need To Know Now by Alena Gerst, LCSW, RYT For many people, going to therapy is a hot-button issue. The idea somehow implies that a person in therapy is weak, unable to manage their problems, downright crazy, or just seeking attention. But regardless of where you live, you undoubtedly know someone who is currently in therapy or has been at some point in their lives. Therapy can be an instrumental tool for growth and healing. The mental wellness community is making tremendous strides to educate the public on the real truths about therapy. If you have been wondering about therapy for yourself or someone you love, here are four myths you...

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I Wanted To Avoid a C-Section At All Costs

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in MindBodyGreen.com | Comments Off on I Wanted To Avoid a C-Section At All Costs

Before I became pregnant, I thought Cesarean sections were performed only in the event of a true emergency. But when I began researching labor and birth, I found out that the rate of C-sections in the U.S. is more than double the World Health Organization’srecommendation. As I began to learn more, I heard horror stories from women who were pressured to have C-sections to stay on the hospital’s schedule. I also read about all the potential complications from the surgery and even came across information stating that a C-section could harm the chances of bonding with my baby. I was terrified. round this time, I was also taking note of research that backed up the...

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Thinking About Taking Antidepressants?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in MindBodyGreen.com | Comments Off on Thinking About Taking Antidepressants?

If I had a nickel for every time someone struggling with depression told me they don’t “believe” in antidepressants… Even with all of the information proving depression is an illness, not a weakness, the disorder still has a powerful stigma attached to it. Even though we know how swiftly and profoundly depression can strike us or those we love, some of us are still wary of using medication as a means to treat it. Deciding on a course of treatment for depression is nothing to take lightly. I get it. I’m a psychotherapist, and I’m also a yoga instructor. I eat organic and local food as much as possible. I love to research, try out, and...

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