Entries by Savannah Maa

Is Positive Parenting Effective?

Every parent has their own method of raising children. Some are more lenient, while others are stricter; some parents give their children everything, and others make their kids work for every dime. Authoritarian parenting puts high expectations on children and has been proven ineffective. Uninvolved parenting – or offering little guidance or nurturance – is […]

Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Panic attacks and panic disorder are two different things. A panic attack is a sudden strong feeling of fear that can occur anywhere at any time. Panic disorder is when you’ve had at least two panic attacks and are constantly worried that another one is coming. The incessant concern can create a sense of terror […]

Understanding Self-Harm and How to Help

Self-harm isn’t an official mental health condition, but it’s more common than you might think. About 17 percent of people will manifest self-harming behavior at some point in their lives. Those who do it repeatedly feel trapped in a cycle of habits to relieve overwhelming emotions or pain. But education and awareness can ensure more […]

Coping with a Codependent Relationship

When someone suffers from addiction, it can affect themselves and other people around them. Addicts often lie, cheat, and steal from their loved ones to support their uncontrollable addiction. This behavior can seem crazy to their family and loved ones who do not understand addiction. Those closest to an addict often think they can reason, […]

What Is Solution-Focused Therapy

Solution-focused therapy is one of the newer treatments available, and you can use it to treat many different conditions. It focuses on finding a solution to the problem rather than focusing on the problem itself. It is often future- and purpose-oriented, helping clients make changes to remove or reduce difficulties. In solution-focused therapy, the client […]

How Do Counselors Help People With Depression

Depression is a severe mood disorder affecting 17 million U.S. adults annually. Depression impacts how you think, feel, interact with people, and go about your daily life. It can generate feelings of sadness or loss of interest in things you once loved. It can happen to anyone, at any age – but it generally begins […]

What Does an Integrative Medicine Doctor Do?

Integrative medicine is a relatively new specialty in healthcare that combines complementary therapies (like acupuncture and yoga) and conventional treatments, emphasizing safety and evidence. Integrative medicine does not replace the advice of your doctor or specialist, nor does it urge you to stop all medications prescribed for you and switch to alternative treatments. Instead, it […]

Does Craniosacral Therapy Work?

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a hands-on method utilizing soft touch to manipulate the skull or joints in the head, pelvic parts, and spine to treat disease. It examines membrane and fluid movement in the central nervous system. Relieving tension promotes health by eliminating pain and enhancing health and immunity. CST therapy is an alternative therapy […]

Living With Bipolar Disorder

 Approximately 3% (a little over 2.3 million people) of the U.S. population has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Despite the massive number of individuals living with Bipolar Disorder, it continues to be one of the most misunderstood mental health disorders. While depictions from T.V. series, movies, and the like have somewhat improved, the disorder remains […]