Posts by Renisher Roberts

Exploring Anxiety Disorder: General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Anxiety Treatment

Exploring Anxiety Disorder: General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

A number of disorders fall under the classification of Anxiety Disorder. Some of the most common anxiety disorders includes post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Anxiety disorder is the second most common type of mental illness after depression and often times goes undiagnosed. According to research, an estimated 25% of the population will experience some type of symptom typical to anxiety in their life time. However, for purposes of this blog, the focus will be placed on General Anxiety Disorder or GAD. What makes someone who is...

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Exploring Mood Disorders: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Depression Counseling

Exploring Mood Disorders:  Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Depression is the most prevalent mood disorder in the United States. It is estimated that over eight million Americans suffer from depression each year. Depression can be the underlying factor to many physical and mental disorders, and can lead to suicide. Major depression carries a high mortality rate in terms of suicide, natural death and medical conditions. Individuals diagnosed with depression may display an inability to effectively carry out activities of daily living, in social, occupational and interpersonal settings. Depression also contributes to a high absenteeism rate in the work...

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Am I Really Ready for Love?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Singles Therapy

Am I Really Ready for Love?

A question every single need to ask them self. With so many singles in our society today, the only logically thing to do it seems is to search for that special someone. From dating sites to meet ups and set ups by well deserving family members and friends, singles always seem to be seeking love. But are you really ready for love? What will you bring to the table once you find that special someone? Are you independent, or are you co-dependent? Do you have hobbies, what makes you different, special and unique from all the others? What do you see when you look in the mirror? These are just a...

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What Keeps Happy Couples Happy

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Couples Counseling

What Keeps Happy Couples Happy

This is one on the most popular questions amongst couples today. Everyone wants to be and stay happy, but after years of the same routines, not only does the romance dwindle but the relationship as well. So what then makes some couples appear happier than others? Is there a magic trick to staying and keeping one’s relationship fresh and happy? If there were such a trick, I believe that every couple would have already possessed it and every relationship would be perfect. Unfortunately, like everything else in your life, if you want something to change you will have to take action and...

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Changing it up……..

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

Changing it up……..

I always seem to be talking about change with my clients.  As a therapist, change is a necessary element used to measure growth in a therapeutic setting.   I work on getting clients to change their behaviors, attitudes, mind sets, and other areas of their life, that they deem important to reach their goals.  But change does not come without a cost, toll, and lots of hard work.  In order for anyone to move forward, or move ahead in life, some type of change has to take place.  The decision to make a positive change in one’s life is a big step, because often times it will not only affect that...

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