How Family Therapy Helps You Work Through Issues With Loved Ones Our family therapy sessions are designed to help family members communicate to understand one another’s needs and desires. During family counseling, roles, behaviors and boundaries are discussed. Why Do People Come to Us for Family Therapy? People seek family therapy when a traumatic event [...]
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Struggling with Gender Identity? Gender Identity refers to the relationship between an individual’s sex and gender; meaning an individual’s self-expression of masculinity or feminism (gender). An individual’s gender identity could differ from his/her sex or physical appearance. Sexual orientation refers to an individual’s sexual desires, feelings, and identification. Sexual orientation can cover many different categories [...]
Grief & Loss: What is it and What Does it Look Like? Grief is the name given to that pain of mind we endure when we have suffered a deprivation of something or someone that we love. Grieving is the process that we must go through, the psychological tasks that we must perform, in order [...]
When LGBT Discrimination, Stigma Affects Your Mental Health We at American Behavioral Clinics, proudly support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. Our mental health professionals understand that there are many stressful obstacles faced during the intimate journey of personal realization and sexual orientation. Throughout this process, it is imperative that patients feel supported [...]
How to Save Your Relationship As a society, people are becoming systematically desensitized to the trauma of divorce. Divorce is an everyday occurrence that seems to reinforce society’s matter of fact attitude. Yet, for the thousands of people who experience divorce without support; the pain, grief, sadness, anger, and resentment are not matter of fact, [...]
Do I have OCD? Every one of us is a participant in certain ritualistic behaviors. Not only is it expected of us by society, but we recognize that tradition and ceremony serve symbolic functions. Church services, weddings, holidays, sports competitions all have a basis in ritual. When we take part in these events we follow [...]
Types of Personality Disorder Everyone has personality traits that uniquely characterizes them by the way they think and behave. However, when these personality traits are presenting extreme, maladaptive patterns of thoughts and behavior, then it becomes a personality disorder. This disorder is a serious mental illness that may cause major disruption and instability to a [...]
What are the Symptoms of PTSD? Everyone reacts to stress differently. We have no way of knowing in advance what kind of situation will affect us adversely. What upsets one person may not upset another to the same degree or at all. It is no reflection on the “strength” or “toughness” of the individual. Sometimes [...]
How to Know if You or a Loved One Suffer from Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder. Those suffering from schizophrenia have a skewed sense of reality. It affects the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves. Schizophrenia can be very confusing for people because their world is perceived differently than those who do [...]
ABC and partner Viva Wellness are proud to now offer CBD oil and products! What exactly is CBD? - CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is extracted from the flowers and buds hemp plants. It does not produce intoxication, high, or other psychoactive effects. Can help improve the following conditions: Anxiety Depression Pain Helps reduce stress Insomnia Supports weight-loss efforts - [...]