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Psychiatry or Therapy?

posted on May 28, 2024

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What is the difference between psychiatry and therapy?   Psychiatry treats mental and physical symptoms related to mental health, behavioral, and emotional conditions with medications or other interventions such as electroconvulsive therapy to relieve your symptoms or eliminating them while in treatment. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/psychiatry  Therapy treats mental health conditions, stressful life situations, behavior issues and emotional problems by…Read more


You don’t have to have a mental health diagnosis to seek therapy!

posted on March 5, 2024

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It might be surprising to people, but many clients in therapy are not warranted a mental health diagnosis. Trying therapy early or when life gets sticky, prevents situations turning into serious mental health issues. People with and without a mental health illness can enjoy therapy. We always say at Innovative Direction https://www.pensacolacounseling.comthat our brain is…Read more


Postpartum Anxiety

posted on January 2, 2024

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What is Postpartum Anxiety? According to Cleveland Clinic, “Postpartum anxiety is excessive worrying that occurs after childbirth or adoption. People with postpartum anxiety may feel consumed with worry and constantly nervous or panicked.” https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22693-postpartum-anxiety Signs of Postpartum Anxiety. Constantly checking if your baby is breathing (some is normal) Fear that your baby may get sick, hurt…Read more


Postpartum Depression

posted on October 19, 2023

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According to the American Psychological Association one of nine women will experience postpartum depression. https://www.apa.org/topics/women-girls/postpartum-depression What are the symptoms of Postpartum Depression?  Loss of emotions or no feeling of emotions Feeling empty Feeling sad most or all the time Feeling helpless or hopeless Crying a lot Having thoughts of hurting yourself or your baby Having…Read more


Living your best life in a Pandemic.

posted on February 9, 2021

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Are you living your best life? Just because there is a Pandemic does not mean you cannot live your best life! The reality is we are not promised tomorrow and there will always be a hill or mountain to climb. Yes, it can be scary right now but we can’t just live in our homes…Read more


Are you in a relationship with a Narcissist?

posted on August 24, 2020

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Do you have a close relationship with a Narcissist? If you do, the chances are, you are not feeling good about yourself or life in general. The Narcissist will suck the happiness and joy right out of you. This person may be your parent, your sibling, your very own child, a boss, or your significant…Read more


Therapy: What to expect in your first session

posted on June 8, 2020

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Are you not getting therapy because you do not know what to expect? Or have you been to therapy session and did not go back because it was not what you expected? Therapy is like making morning coffee now. It’s popular. Celebrities do it. Our friends do it. Our parents do it. So why not…Read more


The Psychology on why people vote and why people don’t vote.

posted on November 5, 2018

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Voting. It is that time of year again. Time to vote or not to vote! Voting brings so many emotions and an array of feelings to numerous American people. We love our country and most of us are quite thankful to live here. We have opinions on how our country should be lead and how…Read more


Confrontation or Communication?

posted on April 7, 2018

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I think you might have confrontation confused with communication…. Confrontation? Communication? I have noticed over the years working as a therapist that many people have confrontation confused with communication. I have heard “ I don’t like confrontation” or “ I don’t mind confrontation” 100s of times. Hmmmmm… why are we jumping over communication to confrontation?…Read more


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