Attachment Issues in Children: Signs, Symptoms, and Interventions

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Attachment Issues in Children: Signs, Symptoms, and Interventions

Sometimes, when children struggle with mental health problems, it’s because they’re coping with a seemingly common issue, like separation anxiety or ADHD. For some children, though, a label like anxiety or ADHD doesn’t adequately capture their symptoms. In the case of a child who has a history of trauma, neglect, or extreme stressors, attachment issues may be at play. If...[ read more ]

How is ADHD Diagnosed and Who Can Diagnose It

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a relatively common mental health disorder in children and teens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9.8% of children aged 3 to 17 have ADHD. If you have a child who shows symptoms such as difficulty focusing or staying seated, you may worry that they have ADHD. Plenty of Internet resources can provide...[ read more ]

The Many Ways that Sandtray Therapy Can Foster Healing

When people hear the word “therapy,” they probably imagine going to a therapist’s office, sitting on the couch, and sharing their feelings while the therapist helps them to process. While this is the most common form of therapy, there are alternative methods. One such method is sand tray therapy, which allows people to articulate their emotions through the use of...[ read more ]

Struggling with Childhood PTSD? How Animal and Pet Assisted Therapy Can Help

As society becomes increasingly trauma-informed, the availability of treatments and supports for PTSD is increasing. While talk therapy can be beneficial for those living with PTSD and other trauma-related disorders, sometimes, alternative or adjunctive approaches are needed. One such option for childhood PTSD is animal and pet-assisted therapy.  What Is Animal Assisted Therapy? Animal-assisted therapy, sometimes called pet-assisted therapy, involves...[ read more ]

Psychoeducational Assessments: When to Know if One is Right for Your Child

When your child is having difficulty in school, you may not know where to turn. If you’re exploring options, you might benefit from seeking a psychoeducational assessment for your child. This tool allows you to identify your child’s areas of strengths and weaknesses, so you and the staff at your child’s school can develop a plan to ensure that your...[ read more ]

Ways Sand Tray Therapy Can Be Used to Address Specific Issues Such as Trauma

When people hear the word “therapy,” they probably imagine going to a therapist’s office, sitting on the couch, and sharing their feelings while the therapist helps them to process. While this is the most common form of therapy, there are alternative methods. One such method is sand tray therapy, which allows people to articulate their emotions through the use of...[ read more ]

How Do You Know You Actually Have PTSD?

As the world becomes more trauma-informed, it’s common to hear about people seeking treatment for trauma or accessing support to help them cope. The term “trauma,” may be mentioned often, but the experience of trauma in and of itself does not mean that a person has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). So, how can you determine if you actually have PTSD...[ read more ]

How to Access Therapy Services if You Don’t Have Insurance or Your Plan is Not Accepted

When searching for therapy services, cost is certainly a factor. Fortunately, insurance plans often cover behavioral health services like counseling and therapy, but in some cases, your plan may not be accepted by a specific counseling facility. Or, perhaps, you don’t have an insurance plan that covers behavioral health. In this case, there are ways to access therapy and keep...[ read more ]

The Doggie Will See You Now: Understanding Therapy Dogs and Animal-Assisted Therapy

As awareness of the need for quality mental health services is growing, some providers are turning to alternative methods beyond traditional talk therapy. While sitting down with a professional and processing emotions can certainly be helpful, some patients may want something a little different. For example, some patients may prefer hands-on mental health care, such as that provided via art...[ read more ]

Medical Necessity and Mental Health: Understanding New Trends in Insurance Coverage for Mental Health Services

When you seek treatment for a mental health condition like depression, anxiety, or trauma, and you choose to pay with insurance, it works just like any other health condition. A claim is submitted to your insurance company, and they determine what portion of your bill they will cover and what portion you must pay out-of-pocket. While most insurance companies cover...[ read more ]



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