The Gottman Method of Couples Therapy and the Importance of Finding a Certified Gottman Therapist

By Terri A. Ammirati, LCPC. Does love really cure all? Over the past 50 years, social epidemiologists have proven that loving relationships, whether romantic or friendly, contribute to a longer and healthier life. But, it takes hard work for love to stay strong and unleash its potential. It’s almost unfair the way negative emotions can …

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Understanding Trauma

Understanding Trauma

Deconstructing the language to work with trauma is the first step in understanding this critical situation. Also, removing adjectives from people is vital because they could do more damage. “Individuals are not traumatized; they deal with trauma.” Language Using the appropriate language creates a space of respect and dignity. It holds the individual’s wisdom to …

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How to Spot the Potential Dangers of Cyberbullying & Concerning Online Activity

What Is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is bullying that occurs on digital devices such as cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can take place online through SMS, text and apps, or through social media, forums or gaming where people can view, participate in or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting or sharing negative, harmful, false or mean …

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Using Behavioral Activation to Help With Depression

Behavioral activation is an evidence-based approach to treating depression rooted on the idea that engaging in pleasurable activities helps people feel positive emotions. While this idea – the idea that fun activities lead to positive emotions –  may seem obvious, putting this notion into action is, ironically, difficult to activate. When we feel depressed, we …

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What is Trauma?

The American Psychological Association defines trauma as an emotional response to a terrible event like experiencing an accident, being the victim of a crime, or enduring a natural disaster. The variety of individual responses to trauma can make it challenging to define. In the face of these difficulties, it is essential to understand the meaning …

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