Are Online Psychological Assessments Accurate?

If you were to search the term “mental health assessment” on Google, thousands of results would pop up, all with varying degrees of credibility.  Change that to “mental health quiz,” and you’ll get even more.  The problem then becomes deciding which, if any, to choose.  As licensed therapists, we often get asked about the accuracy

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Understanding Neuroplasticity:  The Basis of Cognitive Training

As our understanding of the brain grows, so does our definition of neuroplasticity.  Have you ever noticed how your mind seems to work differently from others’?  Or that your ability to focus or recall information seems to have changed over time?  Well this could easily be a result of your brain’s neuroplasticity.  For individuals suffering

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Tips to Spread Awareness during Mental Health Month

  In honor of Mental Health Month, we want to dedicate a special blog to increasing awareness.  Today, mental health issues are one of the leading causes of illness in the world—but knowing this is only part of the solution.  Often times, whether you’re experiencing mental illness, or you know someone who is, it’s hard

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Perfectionism in America:  The Upward Trend

As society’s standards climb higher and higher, so does the number of people diagnosed with perfectionism each year.  The drive for perfection is mistakenly thought to be a positive trait by some, but, in reality, it often leads to serious mental health issues.  Today, we’ll delve into this epidemic disproportionately affecting adolescents and young adults.

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Vertigo & Neurofeedback:  An Innovative Solution to a Chronic Condition

We’ve all had the experience of vertigo at some point in our lives.  As a child when you spun around too many times that even when you stopped, it felt like the world was still moving.  Or, when at the top of a tall building, you look down and suddenly feel dizzy.  Even the sensation

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Dealing with Psychosomatic Disorders

Too often, people tend to consider mental health and physical wellbeing separate matters.  Yet, there’s a wide variety of psychosomatic disorders that are essentially illnesses triggered by or related to mental factors, like stress, anxiety, fear, or a similar internal conflict.  Often people will refer to such problems as being “all in your head,” but

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Striking a Balance:  Keeping Kids Busy Without Overscheduling

Today the overabundance of extracurricular activities presents a dilemma for parents and children alike.  Committing to a wide variety of pursuits can help cultivate diverse interests, while adding to college applications.  Signing up for too many, though, can also overextend your family’s schedule and tax the mental health of your child(ren).  Ideally, you and your

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Understanding Heart Rate Variability and How to Use It

New Year resolutions are time-tested tradition dating back to the ancient Babylonians.  Some of us work toward financial security, while others crave a better love life, or a different career path.  If one of your goals for 2018 is better health, then you need to acquaint yourself with the term “heart rate variability.” What is

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The Grit Conversation

Parenting culture today is completely different from what it was 40, 50, and even 10 years ago.  The urge to provide for your children and prepare them to be as successful as they possibly can is a natural one, to be sure.  Trying to do this without being overbearing or overloading your child is a

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Long-Term Effects of Ritalin Use

Since the 1980s, recognition and treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has grown increased significantly.  Many of those diagnosed with ADHD have been treated with a central nervous center stimulant. Generically, methylphenidate HCl (better known as Ritalin) has become widely accepted in American psychiatry, for the treatment of this prevalent disorder.  Though many studies have

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