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 ]

Are Stay-At-Home-Parents More Prone to Depression?

Stay-at-home parents play an important role in their families. They perform the majority of tasks related to childcare and maintaining a household, in order to allow their spouse or significant other to maintain full-time employment. With the increasing childcare costs, some families may find that having one parent stay at home is even more economical than adding a second income. ...[ read more ]

How to Find a Therapist Who’s Right for You

Making the decision to attend therapy is a big step. It indicates that you recognize the need to seek professional treatment, which shows courage and is a sign of strength. While working with a therapist can certainly come with benefits, it’s also important to choose one who is the right fit for you. There are several considerations associated with finding...[ read more ]

Why Some People Prefer Telemental Health to In-Person Treatmen

The popularity of telehealth and teletherapy services increased during the pandemic, mostly out of necessity. As stay-at-home orders closed nonessential businesses, many healthcare providers, including therapists and counselors, moved their appointments online to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus and comply with government mandates. As the threat of the pandemic fades away, and life returns to normal, some people...[ read more ]

How Accelerated Resolution Therapy Helps With Trauma Responses

Experiencing a traumatic event can have a significantly negative effect on mental health, especially if a person perceives the event to be central to their life. A recent study found that when people experienced traumatic events as being more central to their lives, they were more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, and their psychological well-being was...[ read more ]

Marijuana and Brain Development: What You Should Know 

Marijuana is the most commonly misused drug in the United States, with 17.9% of Americans aged 12 and up indicating that they had used it within the past year, as of 2020. Among adolescents aged 12-17, 10.1% used marijuana in 2020. The public tends to have pretty accepting attitudes toward marijuana use, as just 27.4% of people perceive that smoking...[ read more ]

The World Is Opening Up, Why Are Some Kids Still Staying Home?

In many sectors of the world, life is returning to normal following the stay-at-home orders and other restrictions that were in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the Department of Health and Human Services extended the COVID public health emergency for an additional three months in April 2022, this extension ends mid-July. There is talk of another extension, but many...[ read more ]

What Parents Need to Know to Support Their LGBTQ+ Teen

What Parents Need to Know to Support Their LGBTQ+ Teen Identifying as a member of the LGBTQ+ population can be challenging for teens. Adolescence in and out itself can be a difficult developmental period, as children strive to establish their identities and find acceptance among peers and the larger society. Identifying as a member of a sexual minority group can...[ read more ]

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