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LGBT Issues / Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation


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 [...]

LGBT Issues / Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation2018-08-22T22:23:48-05:00

Grief & Loss


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 [...]

Grief & Loss2021-08-26T14:49:38-05:00

Gender Identity


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 [...]

Gender Identity2020-09-30T19:42:14-05:00

Family Therapy


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 [...]

Family Therapy2019-12-02T22:58:19-06:00

Dual Diagnosis


What is Dual Diagnosis? A co-occurring disorder, also commonly referred to as a dual diagnosis, is when an individual has a substance abuse disorder as well as a mental health disorder. Substance use disorder can include: ✅  Alcohol ✅  Marijuana ✅  Cocaine ✅  Opiates/heroin ✅  Any other drug, illicit or [...]

Dual Diagnosis2018-08-22T22:30:55-05:00



Living With Depression? Depression is one of the most common psychological disorders that plague our modern society. It is estimated that 1 in 7 adults will experience a depression of significant magnitude to warrant obtaining treatment. Since virtually everyone considers themselves to be depressed at one time or another, the term depression is not easily [...]


Children & Adolescent Issues


Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences Significant life events — such as the death of a family member, friend, or pet; divorce or a move; abuse; trauma; a parent leaving on military deployment; or a major illness in the family — can cause stress that might lead to problems with behavior, mood, sleep, appetite, and academic [...]

Children & Adolescent Issues2020-06-25T17:53:19-05:00

Bipolar Disorder


How to Know if You or a Loved One Has Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that is characterized by cycles of “low” and “high” mood. These are also called depression and mania stages. Changes between the cycles can happen rapidly and cause impairment in functioning depending on the severity of the symptoms. [...]

Bipolar Disorder2019-12-02T20:55:01-06:00

Drug and Alcohol Abuse


Recovery Options For Drug And Alcohol Abuse Despite the awareness campaigns on the dangers of drugs and alcohol, substance abuse is a common and increasingly growing problem in the U.S. that claims the lives of users every day. Often it seems as though every week there is a new drug that people are quickly becoming [...]

Drug and Alcohol Abuse2018-08-22T22:39:32-05:00

Problematic Gambling


How to Stop Gambling and Reign Control of Your Life In addition to substance use as an addiction, problem gambling is also an addiction. For most of us, gambling is a casual and harmless pastime. It has about the same impact on our day-to-day lives as participating in a weekly bowling league or holding season [...]

Problematic Gambling2020-07-23T19:29:52-05:00