Dysphoria types and treatments: A discussion guide

Dysphoria is characterized by deep dissatisfaction with life. It differs from depression in that it’s considered a symptom, not a condition. Various types of dysphoria include rejection sensitive dysphoria, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and gender dysphoria.  Gender dysphoria is a condition that exists because of society, not individual pathology.  Dysphoria treatments…

What is LGBTQIA+ counseling and why is it important?

The LGBTQIA+ community consists of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex, and asexual individuals. While society is growing increasingly supportive, LGBTQIA+ individuals still face unique challenges that can harm their mental health and overall wellbeing.  But with the help of an LGBTQIA-based counselor, who can help their clients…

I Hate My Parents. Is That Normal?

Many people have close relationships with their parents — in fact, some consider their mother or father their best friend. But that isn’t always the case. There’s a less fortunate narrative: Some people hate their parents. They don’t just lack that connection or disagree with their parents from time to…

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