FAQ with Telehealth

Is teletherapy/telemedicine effective? Yes. For most patients, research shows telehealth is as effective as in-person therapy. Multiple studies have found that telehealth tends to have high client satisfaction ratings and produces outcomes as good as traditional face to-face therapy. Is it easy to use? Yes, it’s extremely easy to use! The telehealth platform sends an … More FAQ with Telehealth

How to Stay Sober on New Year’s Eve – A Guide for Those in Early Recovery

Are you wondering how you will get through your first New Year’s Eve without drinking or drugs? These suggestions, based on my years of experience with people in early sobriety, may help you.. It is important to plan ahead of time for the holidays, because, like the proverb goes, “If you fail to plan, you … More How to Stay Sober on New Year’s Eve – A Guide for Those in Early Recovery

Healing from Trauma

This article was contributed by guest author, Marian Mullahy, LCSW, a psychotherapist and friend of Psych Choices. As one clinician said, trauma is a gift that keeps on giving.  For individuals who have suffered a single-event trauma or have experienced  multiple traumatic events and complex PTSD, the first step in healing is to connect with … More Healing from Trauma

Addiction doc says: Stop chasing the drug! Focus on ACEs and people will heal.

Originally posted on ACEs Too High:
He says: Addiction shouldn’t be called “addiction”. It should be called “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking”. He says: Ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking (what traditionalists call addiction) is a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood, just like bleeding is a normal response to being stabbed. He says: The solution to changing the illegal…

Anger: When Management is Not the Answer

Many people have already tried a variety of anger control strategies, and the strategies have failed, leading to a sense of powerlessness and inadequacy. Most wish that their anger would just go away, but it seems that the more they try to suppress it, ignore it, disown it, detach themselves from it or punish it, the more out of control the anger seems to become, and the more often it shows up…one must first learn not see anger as an adversary that one tries to subjugate or suppress, but as a manifestation of suffering that deserves to be acknowledged and validated. … More Anger: When Management is Not the Answer