Teen Drug Use: How to Spot it and What to Do

Today, generally speaking, teenagers are not far from someone who participates in recreational drug use. In fact, 86% of teenagers claim to know someone who smokes, drinks, or does drugs during the school day. Therefore, they are often at-risk of falling to the pressures of their surroundings. The four years of high school are an… Read more »

What is a Psychiatric Evaluation?

Much like getting an annual check-up with your general doctor, it is important and necessary, mental health should always be considered important and necessary - because it is. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD or some other symptoms you can’t describe, do not go through another day without seeing a therapist for a… Read more »

Common Myths and Facts About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a brain condition that causes alternating shifts in mood and energy from elation (mania or hypomania) to depression. Also referred to as manic-depressive illness, this disorder can affect one’s ability to carry out day-to-day activities. Although more people have an understanding of the existence of the disorder, there are still a number… Read more »

Opioid Abuse: Symptoms & Treatment

Opioid abuse, unfortunately is more common than many realize – affecting 2.5 million Americans and causing 130 fatal overdoses every single day. The problem is that opioids are commonly prescribed to treat pain after surgeries, injuries, dental procedures, and even chronic conditions like cancer. Sadly, 21 to 29% of these patients will eventually misuse their… Read more »

What does Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Treat?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy treats post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which occurs after traumatic experiences like military combat, physical and/or sexual assault, and car accidents. EMDR has also been used to treat patients with anxiety, stress, chronic pain, addictions and eating disorders. An EMDR session is approximately 50 minutes and involves a therapist… Read more »