what is humanistic therapy

Approaches to Therapy: What Is Humanistic Therapy?

For the millions of people who suffer from mental health disorders, psychotherapy is a significant component of effective treatment. Often referred to as talk therapy. A licensed professional will provide this treatment, as psychotherapy aims to explore a person’s beliefs, feelings, behaviors, relationships, and experiences to improve their overall wellbeing. There are several different approaches…

schizoaffective disorder

Facts About Schizoaffective Disorder vs. Schizophrenia

Schizoaffective disorder is another name for schizophrenia. However, they are two distinct mental health disorders that can have significant consequences for those affected, especially when left untreated. Both are defined as psychotic disorders and do have some similarities and common symptoms. However, understanding the differences between the two is critical for effective treatment. Of course,…

inpatient psychiatric group therapy

What to Expect in Inpatient Psychiatric Group Therapy

Forming and being part of groups is a natural inclination that satisfies our need to belong. From inclusion in groups, we gain insight and understanding about ourselves and others. Groups also help us define our social identities and achieve goals while allowing us to provide and receive support. When group members work together cohesively, everyone…

ways you can reduce your anxiety symptoms

Ways You Can Reduce Your Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. In average doses, anxiety can be beneficial to our overall well-being. However, chronic or persistent anxiety is detrimental to our mental and physical health. It is estimated that nearly 40 million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. Common anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD),…

common signs of bipolar disorder

Common Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that can cause unpredictable and often extreme mood swings that include emotional highs and lows, referred to as mania and depression. Unlike the typical highs and lows most people experience with life’s ups-and-downs, these mood swings can affect a person’s sleep. They also impact their activity level, decision-making,…