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5 Reasons to Avoid Free Online Chat Counseling

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“You can’t think your way to a new way of acting, you must act your way to a new way of thinking.” David Schnarch One of the biggest trends in mental health is free online chat counseling forums. Although they are the answer to many peoples’ prayers because they offer the accessibility that wasn’t available in the past, they are …

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7 Daily Habits Hurting Your Mental Health

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All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire.” Aristotle Humans are creatures of habit. And sometimes it is easier to continue to do the same things day after day, even if they are nonproductive, then to take the time to change. But if you have habits that are keeping …

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5 Reasons Why Online Counseling is Effective

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For many, there are significant hurdles to getting the mental health they need. Online counseling opens up barriers to assistance and reaches many on a highly accessible level. Not everyone has access to or can afford mental health assistance. And there are also those who aren’t sure about the entire process of sitting down with a stranger to talk about …

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Ten Reasons Online Chat Counseling is Becoming so Popular

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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” Maya Angelou The ways that people communicate has completely transformed since the introduction of the internet and cell phones. Just a few short decades ago, if you wanted to talk to someone; you had to either meet with them in person or pick up a telephone. Now there …

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Why Millennials Love Text Based Counseling & Does It Actually Work?

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What’s the best way to reach millennials who need support? Meet them where they already operate, on their phones. It’s why counseling is moving out of private offices and into text messages at least when it comes to the younger generations. Millennials, those born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s, are on their devices up to five hours …

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10 Signs (or Reasons) you Should go to Couples Therapy

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Something doesn’t feel right in your relationship, but you are having trouble putting your finger on it. There are more arguments over trivial issues, more criticisms flying back and forth, and a general sense of unhappiness. It’s starting to feel like this turmoil is about more than just dirty socks on the floor. Is this an indication it’s time to …

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Free Online Therapy: Is it Really Free? Paid vs. Free Online Therapy

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Americans are relying on the internet in more ways than ever before for their health and wellness. Right behind email use, and product research – looking up information about health issues is one of the top three reasons people use the internet these days. Some of the top health-related searches include look up symptoms of disease and illness, and topics …

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Divorce Advice: 7 Last Ditch Strategies to Try Before Filing for Divorce

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Things look hopeless right now, but the good news is that you are even researching how to get help. Before you call your attorneys…try these last-ditch relationship strategies. Relationships are difficult all on their own, but add in kids, a mortgage, and work, and two people can find themselves struggling to keep the till death do us part commitment alive. …