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Though TeleTherapy has been around for over 20 years, it’s gained traction in the last few years. While this is partly due to advancements in technology, it speaks to a greater cultural shift promoting greater access to care and less stigma regarding mental health. While TeleTherapy can be just as effective as traditional, in-person therapy, it’s important to consider whether it’s right for you.
Cognitive Processing Therapy was developed by Patricia Resick, Candice Monson, and Kathleen Chard and is an evidence-based trauma treatment that focuses on “Stuck Points.” Resick (2017) explained that in treating trauma, clients needed to go back to where their thoughts originated and if they had processed the trauma experience. She stated: “I started conceptualizing that those who hadn’t been able to recover had been ‘stuck’ in their thinking since the time of the traumatic events” (2017), therefore creating the idea of Stuck Points.
Repressing vs. Expressing Our Feelings Are you one of those people who knows and says what they are feeling when bothered, blue, irritated, giddy or angry? Or are you the type, like many I’ve known, who tends to go blank when someone asks you, “How does that make you...
Developed in the 1980s by Dr. Marsha Linehan, a psychology researcher at the University of Washington, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) originally created to treat borderline personality disorder and later extended to other mood and behavioral disorders.
Psychological assessment is a process of testing that uses a combination of techniques to help arrive at some hypotheses about a person and their behavior, personality, and capabilities.
COVID-19 pandemic is increasingly taking an emotional toll, with a majority of U.S. adults (72 percent) saying that worry and stress related to coronavirus have had a negative impact on their mental health.
While teletherapy can be just as effective as traditional, in-person therapy, it’s important to consider whether it’s right for you.
MCS Counseling has a commitment to contributing to the health of our community through service. We honor this commitment by providing mental health clinicians in multiple programs throughout both Kitsap and Jefferson Counties to reach those who experience barriers to obtaining care for mental wellness.
A mental health evaluation gives a doctor, counselor, psychologist, or other licensed professional a picture of the way a person feels, reasons, thinks and remembers. Through a series of questions and physical tests, a professional can diagnose a number of mental disorders.
When you get to the therapist’s office, expect your initial experience to be similar to a doctor’s appointment.