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Check our this monthly digest of our content - June edition

What it Feels Like to Shop in a Busy Store if You Have Anxiety (

For many people, going #shopping is a relaxing and social experience. Browsing through the racks for a new favorite outfit makes most people excited; the phrase "retail therapy" is a thing!

Healthy Eating & Depression (

Eating #healthy makes a body feel "good" in a number of ways. The right nutrients can help our body perform at optimal levels, while improving the many interconnected systems within our bodies.

Cellphone Addiction? (

Here's an interesting test. Next time you're on a #bus, #subway or some other form of public transportation, take a minute to glance around you and see how many people are staring down at their cell phones versus those that might be reading a book, newspaper or otherwise engaging in conversation with a human.

8 Million People in the U.S Suffer From Poor Mental Health (

A new report into #mental #health in the U.S has found that more people than ever are suffering with mental illnesses. However the U.S health care system is poorly equipped to deal with the increasing rise in the demand for mental health services.

Are Your Nightmares Telling You Something? (

No one likes waking up in a cold sweat after having a #nightmare. However normally a person brushes off a nightmare as nothing to worry about.

Sad Truths, Drug Addiction Patients Receive Least Amount of Treatment (

Our staff are experts in the field of #drug #addiction, but a recent statement from the Surgeon General paints an alarming picture of the ratio between people who are suffering from addiction versus those who receive treatment.

During Addiction Treatment, Many Remain on Prescription Opioids (

The unfortunate truth is that #opioid addiction is a severe problem for many people in this country, and even with treatment, there is a high rate of relapse for addiction therapy cases.

Could the Need for Marriage Counseling be Confused with Money Counseling? (

When you get #married, there are a whole new set of responsibilities that need attention. There are the obvious ones, like maintaining love and respect for your partner and then there are some not so obvious issues that can cause friction.

"What Couples Therapy IS, And What It Is NOT" - (

#Couples #therapy is designed to encourage growth in a desired relationship. At the Williamsburg Therapy Group, we often help couples break cycles of communication that contribute to an adverse environment for their relationship.

Mental Health Care's Role Within The Community - (

#Williamsburg Therapy Group provides a safe and confidential environment for those seeking help. The collective is proud to provide mental health services to local Brooklynites. The doctors are all highly skilled with diverse backgrounds.

An Accurate (and Playful) Description About Starting Therapy -

When it comes to starting #psychotherapy , there are some hurdles that everyone has to overcome. The saying is true that the only qualification you truly need for going to psychotherapy, is to be a normal human!

25 Famous Women on Dealing With Anxiety and Depression -

The feelings of #depression make no exception based on social status, it's no surprise that many celebrities have had their own personal battles with anxiety and depression.

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What You Need To Know To Get Started (

You do not need to know your diagnosis or your treatment goals in order to get in touch with us. Often, that is part of our initial work together.

All you need to know is that you have something in your life that is concerning or confusing to you, and you would like to speak with a therapist individually or as a couple to work through it.

If you have any questions about therapy, we are happy to provide a brief, initial phone consultation to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.

Like most private practitioners in New York City, we are out-of-network provides. While we do not accept insurance directly, we make the reimbursement process as turnkey as possible by providing you with all the necessary paperwork in a timely fashion.

In our experience, most patients are reimbursed for 50 to 80% of the cost of their sessions. You may want to call your insurance provider in advance to determine the level of coverage, but we find that most people are pleasantly surprised!

We would be happy to answer any questions that you have about insurance reimbursement or therapy itself.

We are here to help you reach your goals, so let's get started. Visit our website to learn more:

#CouplesTherapy #Brooklyn #Williamsburg #BrooklynNY
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Have You Considered Premarital Counseling? (

When you get engaged you spend a lot of time planning your wedding, but planning for your marriage is important too.

According to a survey published in the Journal of Family Psychology, couples who have premarital education reported higher levels of marital satisfaction. They also experienced a 30% decline in the likelihood of divorce over five years.

Some religious organizations require premarital counseling before the service, but if you're not in a position where it is a required part of your engagement, it is still something to consider.

Going to couples therapy can help you create positive marriage solutions. It can be difficult to discuss heavy topics such as money, sex, and kids. Working through these issues with an experienced counselor can help guide the conversation and come to a solution, rather than losing focus or tabling it for later.

A counselor can also help you face any fears that one or both of you may have about marriage. If one or both of you come from divorced or dysfunctional families, premarital counseling can teach you how to make peace with your past and break the cycle moving forward.

If you are looking to build a strong foundation for your marriage or partnership, consider how couples therapy can help.

If you're in Brooklyn, New York and you are trying to decide if couples therapy is right for you, call Williamsburg Therapy Group at 347.765.0904. We are here to help you reach your goals, so let's get started. Visit our website to learn more:

#CouplesTherapy #Brooklyn #Williamsburg #Engagement #Wedding
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Reasons People Seek Couples Therapy Pt. 2 (

In our last post, we talked about how trust being broken, frequent arguments, and poor communication are some of the most common reasons people seek couples therapy.

Here are more of the common reasons couples seek couples therapy.

Something feels wrong, but you don't know what.
Therapy isn't just useful for solving problems, but also for identifying them. A therapist's office is a place to discover the root of the feeling that something is off or something has changed.

You've gone through something devastating.
Sometimes a setback in life can also have an effect on a marriage or partnership. Keeping your bond strong during a major setback can give you additional strength to weather the storm.

One or both of you become dysfunctional during a conflict.
How a couple handles conflict is one of the best predictors of whether the relationship will last. It may sound counterintuitive, but learning how to fight well is actually important for your relationship. A therapist can guide you through learning how to communicate, which will make conflict resolution easier.

If you're in Brooklyn, New York and you are trying to decide if couples therapy is right for you, call Williamsburg Therapy Group at 347.765.0904. We are here to help you reach your goals, so let's get started. Visit our website to learn more:

#CouplesTherapy #Brooklyn #Williamsburg #BrooklynNY
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Reasons People Seek Couples Therapy (

There are many reasons that couples may seek out therapy, and many couples choose to start couples therapy at the onset of their relationship.

Here are some of the common reasons couples choose to start couples therapy.

Trust has been broken.
One of the most common reasons seek couples therapy is the need for help to overcome a major breach of trust. Whether it's a physical or emotional affair, or lies about other things, rebuilding the foundation of trust can be helped when there is a safe forum for each member of the relationship to speak freely.

Arguments happen frequently.
Couples sometimes feel as though their day-to-day life becomes more conflict-oriented. Whether they are small arguments or huge blowouts, they can take a toll on both parties involved. It could indicate more significant problems under the surface. Couples therapy can get to the root of those issues and then allow a couple to work on those issues together.

Poor communication.
Even when poor communication does not lead to direct conflict, and can leave partners feeling misunderstood and ignored. One of the most tangible outcomes of couples therapy is an increase in communication and a major improvement in its quality.

If you're in Brooklyn, New York and you are trying to decide if couples therapy is right for you, call Williamsburg Therapy Group at 347.765.0904. We are here to help you reach your goals, so let's get started. Visit our website to learn more:

#CouplesTherapy #Brooklyn #Williamsburg #BrooklynNY
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Should You Go To Couples Therapy? (

Making the decision to go to couples counseling is a very big step. It involved admitting that things aren't perfect in your partnership, which can be hard to know.

If you're not already familiar with what therapy can do, it may feel mysterious and confusing.

Often times, the idea of seeing a marriage or couples therapist sits on the back burner with one or both parties feeling unsure about whether or not they should proceed.

If you and your partner are considering seeing a couples therapist, you should know that there is no harm in trying.

The only way to understand the process and how couples therapy can work for you is to get started.

At Williamsburg Therapy Group in Brooklyn, New York, we offer free consultations. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have about what to expect from couples therapy, and we look forward to working with you.

If you're in Brooklyn, New York and you are trying to decide if couples therapy is right for you, call Williamsburg Therapy Group at 347.765.0904. We are here to help you reach your goals, so let's get started. Visit our website to learn more:

#CouplesTherapy #Brooklyn #Williamsburg #BrooklynNY
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Restoring Morale in Hard Times Important for Mental Health (

It may feel as though every time you turn on the #news there is another horrible event to discuss. From the recent terrorist attacks in London to the Portland train stabbings it might feel that you are only ever hearing bad news.

These sorts of stories are causing a lowering of morale in people that is having a noticeable impact on mental health.

Joan Cook is an Associate Professor at Yale School of Medicine and has written an article for The Conversation about how demoralization is having an impact on our society and the individual in the face of so much bad news on a daily basis.

But our current sense of disempowerment and despair threatens not just the integrity of our individual body and mind. Collective demoralization impacts our relationships, sense of community and willingness to work together to engage in much-needed restoration. Our social fabric is torn. We’re disconnected and mistrustful. And the current situation looks grim.

Here is Cook’s advice on a way to move past this demoralization:

One way to promote a sense of morale and a return to reasonable confidence is to look to our commonalities and build upon them. We need reassurance that we care for one another, are part of the same team and are on an equal plane. We need to problem-solve together – sanely, respectfully, allowing our voices to be heard and honoring each others’ perspectives.

Click the link above to read the full article.

#currentevents #mentalhealth
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Expert Psychiatric Services for Brooklyn (

The choice to pursue #psychiatry is a difficult one to make, initially. Our staff is trained to provide top-notch psychiatric care for Brooklyn and Williamsburg residents.

Our approach involved adjunctive treatment to therapy and we see patients through whatever style fits the client best, independent consultations, evaluations, medication management, and diagnostic refinement.

We provide a unique ability for patients to receive treatment from a variety of mental health disciplines under a single roof. If you, or a loved one are struggling with mood disorders, anxiety, psychotic episodes, personality disorders, or trauma-related disorders we can help you.

Additionally, those dealing with substance abuse and ADHD can benefit from psychiatric treatment. Also consider our team for relationship therapy, anxiety & depression treatment, group therapy, treatment for severe emotional conditions, and addiction treatment options.

Are you ready to meet our team? The Williamsburg Therapy Group offers free consultations which provide the ability to get to know our team, give them the opportunity to learn about your situation, and create a blueprint for getting on the road to effective mental health management.

Click on the website to learn more about the collective. We're looking forward to meeting you!

#Brooklyn #mentalhealth #doctors
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Higher Number of Teenage Girls With Depression (

#Parents are often advised to watch out for warning signs of depression in their teenagers. However a recent study has shown that the rates of depression in teenagers is much higher than previously thought. In fact children as young as 11 are developing depression.

Further the study also found that there is a significant gender gap when it comes to teenagers suffering from depression.

By the time teenagers reach 17 years of age the rates of a child having had or currently having depression are 13.6 percent of boys and 36.1 percent of girls. This is a staggering difference between the genders. So why is there this big gap and what does this mean?

The Washington Post put together an article investigating the reasons that boys and girls have such significantly different rates of depression:

There are numerous theories about why boys develop differently than girls from a mental health perspective. While depression may be more common among girls, other conditions are more common among boys, such as conduct problems, aggression and substance abuse. One way of explaining this pattern involves a possible single underlying phenomenon, with different people branching off to develop different disorders because of social influences. There's also the possibility it may be connected to biological differences, perhaps involving changes in hormones or other ways that are distinct to how girls are socialized.

Click the link above to read the full article all about this new research: (

#healthnews #depression
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Mental Health Days (

At Williamsburg Therapy Group we are thrilled that #mental #health is being discussed more openly now than ever before. We especially are fond of doing our part to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental disorders such as anxiety and depression is decreasing.

One trend that is gaining in momentum in more industries is the idea of "mental health days", or taking a day off work when you feel overwhelmed and need a day to get on top of things.

It is perfectly normal for everyone to feel overwhelmed mentally from time to time. Personal and professional stress can contribute to anxious or depressed feelings. However it is important to recognize the difference when you are simply feeling anxious to when you actually have anxiety.

So when is it right to take a mental health day off work and when do you need to seek professional help? The online magazine Health put together an article all about mental health days and gave this advice about when a mental health day is justified:

It comes down to what's causing it. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, skipping a day of work may not always be helpful, says Dr. Saltz. “One of the most common defenses against anxiety is avoidance,” she explains. “But avoidance—like staying home from work—is often what you don’t want to do, since it’s essentially positive reinforcement. It might help you feel better in the short run, but it makes it that much harder to go back.” _

_On the other hand, if you’re struggling with a sudden traumatic crisis or something that’s overwhelming you right now, a mental health day might be the perfect break for you to get a handle on things.

Click the link to read the full article: (

#mentalhealth #vacation #worklife
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