Peak Performance Therapy: A New Service at Thriveworks Atlanta

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TRANSCRIPT: Hey there, I’m Dr. Barbara Rubin, a licensed psychologist here with Thriveworks, and I’m thrilled that you’re listening to our video today. I wanted to let you all know that in my practice here, I work with individuals and couples on a wide variety of issues: everything from depression and anxiety, to custody issues, […]

5 Steps for Effective Communication in Your Relationships

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TRANSCRIPT: Hi. I’m Twilynn Jourdain, a licensed psychotherapist here at Thriveworks, and I’d like to speak with you about effective communication in relationships. We all know how important relationships are, and the key to having strong, positive relationships is our ability to communicate effectively our feelings, our thoughts and our needs. So I’d like to […]

3 Ways to Be in The Moment, with Atlanta Counselor Thomas “TJ” Prince

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TRANSCRIPT: Ok, with great respect and great love, I’d like to great each and every one of you out there. I thought I’d take a few minutes and talk about the importance of mindfulness in psychotherapy. A lot of us struggle with negative mental diets. Our inner narrative and self-talk oftentimes is negative. Learning how […]

WHO: “I Had a Black Dog, His Name Was Depression” Video Passes 4M Views

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The World Health Organization‘s “I had a black dog, his name was depression video” has passed 4,000,000 views on Youtube, and may reach 5,000,000 by the end of the year. The video depicts the common mood disorder in a relatable way; as an oversized, overbearing, twist on man’s best friend. Using the concept of the […]

Crisis Is Not a Disaster; it’s an Opportunity for Change

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By, Counselor Teresa J. Cooper, M.A., LPC-MHSP — Thriveworks Knoxville While you may be in the midst of a persona crisis, the sky isn’t really falling. A crisis can be big or small, but most often the “crises” we experience aren’t disasters, but opportunities for growth and for change. Change is possible, but it’s not […]

How to Reduce Stress in Your Mind and Body

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By, counselor Neal Hughes — Thriveworks Knoxville Throughout the day, pay attention to the areas of stress in your body [...] and consciously work to relax the muscles.” The connection between mind and body is stronger than you think. Watch the video above and listen to Neal Hughes talk about a simple thing to keep […]

A Tip for Making Life Changes, with Counselor Justin Hall LPC

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By Justin Hall, LPC — Thriveworks Knoxville When looking to make changes in your life, think about the healthy or new things in your life you want to include instead of focusing on the areas of our life that you want to quit. This approach will help you to take a more active and positive […]

The Neurological Effects of Mindfulness

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Writings on Mindfulness With K. Neal Hughes, M.A. LSPE NCC There is a science to all of this, and in the absence of science there really is nothing to any of it. How would lasting changes occur in anyone unless neurology was involved? It is my contention that unless spiritual practice touches neurology then no […]

How to Avoid Feeling Like Just Another New Year’s Statistic

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So you blew it. It’s not even February and you’re back to your old ways. You were certain that things were going to change. This year would be different – you were going to actually keep your resolutions . . . but alas, you were wrong and now you feel like just another failure to […]

5 Ways to Survive Grief During the Holidays

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The loss of a loved one can make even the most joyful celebrations difficult to bear, no matter how much we used to enjoy them. If you prevent grief from having a hold on your yearly traditions, then consider these tips for managing grief during the holidays. 1. Do less The last thing you want […]

3 Habits That Are Making You Lonely

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Here are a few habits that might be making you lonely. Do you have trouble making and keeping friends? Almost everyone gets lonely once in a while. Even the most social people you know get lonely, even if they don’t wear it on their sleeves. That being said, one of the main causes of loneliness […]

3 Things That Are OK To Say To Someone With Mental Illness

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What are things you can say to someone struggling with a mental illness? There will be times when you’ll be confronted with a person who needs help. They’ll come to you specifically for comfort, reassurance or just someone who will listen to them. Are you prepared for these moments? Perhaps you’ve experienced this before and […]

7 Tips For Staying Positive During Unemployment

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Steps to tackling the mental health challenges of unemployment. You’re in between jobs, and with that fact comes an air of uncertainty that is likely weighing down on you. Many times, people who are struggling with unemployment fight hard to stay positive in order to encourage the people around them, such as their spouses, friends […]

Surviving the Holidays After Divorce

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When we think about the holidays, most of us are expecting a time of fun, family, and traditions we hold dear. Unfortunately, this can also be a time that is dreaded for the first time by people who have recently ended their marriage. For some, this will be the first holiday season without their spouse, […]

Is Daylight Savings Time Making You Depressed?

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Finding the link between Daylight Savings Time and Depression. For many people in the United States, daylight savings time is just another burden we adjust to a couple of times a year. We turn the clocks back, forward, upward or what have you, and we may not think much of it. For others, however, Daylight […]

4 Reasons Why Smiling Should Be a Relentless Habit

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Facts about smiling that will turn you into a grinning enthusiast. You’ve probably heard the old cliche, “it takes more muscles to frown than smile!” And a lot of us have trouble accepting that point. Still, there are plenty of other reasons why this upbeat gesture is pretty much the best one out there. Below […]

5 Myths About Mental Illness

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What are some myths and misconceptions about mental illness and health? I have spent most of my childhood and adult life around friends and family who suffer from different types of mental health problems. It took me a long time to realize that not everyone has had these experiences, and I am saddened whenever I […]

3 Steps to Surviving a Breakup

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How to survive (and thrive) through a difficult breakup. Chances are you’ve been in a relationship where everything seemed to be going fine, but then your partner confronts you with those four dreaded words. We need to talk. Few other word combinations can reverse our emotions so dramatically, but the truth is that breakups happen. […]

How Sadness Can Actually Make You Happy

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Get In Touch With Your Emotional Side It seems counterintuitive, but sadness can lead to happiness. If you want to thrive this week, consider getting in touch with your emotional side. To be clear, sadness does not always lead to happiness. Sometimes, you are just sad. Still, scientists have confirmed that sad mediums, such as […]

“Science of Happiness” Experiment Reveals What Truly Makes Us Happy

Sharing Happiness SoulPancake is a media company that seeks to enrich people with positive ideas through big experiments, their latest being the “Science of Happiness” project. In the video above, the host of the experiment explains how happiness comes from gratitude, and to prove it, participants did something that is unthinkable these days: they thanked […]

4 Apps That Can Make Your Life Better

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Our smartphones have become essential little devices and are definitely getting more and more integrated into our daily lives. We use apps for everything: social media, games, news, and sharing pictures. One hidden benefit to them, however, is their ability to actually improve your life across multiple levels, so I did a bit of research […]

Why Millennials Need Counseling More Than Ever

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What is a millennial? This generation consists of individuals between the ages of 18 and 33. These days, millennials are typically seen as upbeat individuals who are confident and technologically savvy. Unfortunately, that perception doesn’t hold up to the reality of what this generation is really experiencing. Going through the data, few contest that millennials […]

Getting Rid of Guilt: Steps to Forgiving and Moving On

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Moving on from Guilt Almost everyone in their life at some point experiences the emotion of guilt. There is not one general explanation of guilt due to the nature of what guilt is. It depends on what the person is dealing with. One thing that can be generalized is -that if one does not rid […]

Comfort Animal – Therapeutic Tool or Tool to Scam Landlords?

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I recently received a call from a colleague who works in property management. He manages an upper-scale apartment complex that doesn’t allow pets. One woman in the building had either a cat or a small dog (I don’t recall), and management had contacted her about the violation. They approached the woman living in the apartment […]

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Embarrassing DSM 5 Mistake?

The DSM 5 is no stranger to controversy, and the new “Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder” diagnosis is on the list of new diagnoses that has critics either raising an eyebrow, or throwing a fit. DSM 5 isn’t the first DSM to have controversy. No, that began as early as the DSM I, which included a diagnosis […]

Over diagnosing Bipolar Disorders: Why Bipolar is the New ADHD

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Recent studies show that 15%-20% of bipolar related disorders that are diagnosed are actually false positives. Research has indicated that there are several reasons for this: Incompetence. In some cases, the therapist mistook borderline personality disorder for bipolar disorder. This is pure diagnostic incompetence. Pursuit of Reimbursement. In studies, mental health professionals admitted to diagnosing […]

Counseling Community Forum and Discussion Board

Thriveworks Community Forum features member and counselor discussions, ranging from specific symptoms and related conditions, to topics concerning happiness and health. “If it takes a village to raise a child”, a village (community) can help individuals when they are in the middle of divorce, struggling with addiction, working through relationship problems, or even struggling with […]

Caring for Elderly Parents: 6 Tips from a Counselor on Surviving the Emotional Roller Coaster

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Caring for Elderly Parents: 6 Tips from a Counselor on Surviving the Emotional Roller Coaster Over the course of the last year, something has become abundantly clear to me. My parents are getting old and they need my help. My mother and father are 78 and 79 respectively. Until recently, their age has been just […]