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Focused on communication, therapy can support us through difficult times, help us learn life-long coping skills, and make changes that will positively impact our relationships. Explore this section to learn more about different types of therapy and find tips on how to get the most of your therapy sessions.
Expressive Writing Therapy

Health Benefits of Expressive Writing + Tips to Get Started

Reading Time: 11 minutes Have you ever found yourself ruminating about a tough situation or negative experience when you can’t figure out how to stop thinking about it? Such thinking can distract you from your family life, interfere with work or study, prevent you from falling asleep at night, and cause you to experience constant stress. When you just try to push emotional thoughts and feelings out of your…

July 25, 2022

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The Right Fit: How to Find the Right Therapist for You

Reading Time: 8 minutes You’ve decided to see a therapist. You’ve done a quick Google search and oh my! The sheer number and type of therapists out there is dizzying! If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Most of us don’t think about how to choose a therapist until we need one. Choosing a therapist can be hard, especially if seeing a therapist is something new to…

July 21, 2022

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18 Reasons & Excuses Why Men Avoid Therapy

Reading Time: 7 minutes Therapy can be an excellent way for men to get the mental health support they need. Unfortunately, however, many men avoid therapy at all costs. There are many reasons why men don’t go to therapy. Some of these reasons are valid concerns, while others are simply excuses. This article looks at 18 common excuses men use to avoid therapy and why they might want to…

June 16, 2022

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5 Tests to Check the State of Your Mental Health

Reading Time: 6 minutes When you notice that issues like stress, feelings of sadness, or relationship conflict are beginning to interfere with everyday life, you might wonder if it’s time to seek help from a mental health professional. If you need support for managing emotions or interpersonal problems, there is no shame in seeking therapy. But some people may prefer to do a little bit of self-assessment before deciding…

June 6, 2022

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What Is Mindfulness, and How to Use It to Look after Your Mental Health?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Mindfulness is the practice of intentionally focusing your attention on the present moment. You perceive the present without any judgment and seize dwelling on the past or projecting into the future. Mindfulness is a very popular practice in today’s extremely fast-paced world rife with time pressures. People who incorporate it in their lives often report increased happiness, acceptance, and compassion as well as reduced levels…

May 28, 2022

Borderline Personality Disorder Therapy

Borderline Personality Disorder: What You Need to Know

Reading Time: 10 minutes Relationships, emotions, likes and dislikes, behaviors, and self-image change abruptly, like the weather, reacting to the slightest changes in the environment. Frequent mood swings, seeing things in extremes, impulsiveness, intense fear of rejection and abandonment, difficulty managing emotions, “all good or all bad” — for a person with borderline personality disorder, every aspect of life may feel unstable. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is widely discussed…

May 14, 2022

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Couples Therapy Approaches: What’s Your Best Fit?

Reading Time: 8 minutes If you’ve made the decision to seek couples counseling, you’ve probably done some research on what to expect and how the process works. In your research, you’ve probably come across a lot of different approaches or types of couples therapy. Some of them have names that don’t even sound like they’d be related to couples therapy. You’re probably wondering, “Which one is right for our…

April 6, 2022

How Therapy Can Help You Overcome Drug and Alcohol Addiction Therapy

Setting Free: How Therapy Can Help You Overcome Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Reading Time: 8 minutes Over 2% of the world population has an alcohol or illicit drug addiction, which is more common in men. It’s a complex, chronic disease that becomes all-consuming and disrupts the normal functioning of your brain and body, and the psychological aspect of addiction is as serious as physical dependency. Drug and alcohol abuse can affect many aspects of a person’s life. Not only does it…

March 24, 2022

What Do Couples Do in Couples Therapy Therapy

Just What Do Couples Do in Couples Therapy?

Reading Time: 7 minutes You’ve found your therapist and made your appointment for couples therapy. You’ve even done some research on what to expect in a counseling session. You’ve probably read that you’ll be learning new skills and you might even have homework. But still, you may find yourself wondering, “What does that really mean? Just what do couples do in couples therapy?” If the idea of just “what”…

March 17, 2022

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How can you tell if therapy is working? 3 signs of progress

Reading Time: 5 minutes Starting individual therapy can be a transformative experience, but how do you know if it’s actually working? It’s not always intuitive to make sense of the fact that talking to someone you barely know (at least not in the conventional way) once a week can actually help you. But it can. Though typically not a “quick fix,” therapists are trained to guide us through some…

March 14, 2022

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Career Counseling: What Is It and Can It Help Me?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Seemingly overnight, the pandemic forever changed how we think about careers and the workplace. It’s a very different landscape than it was in March, 2020 when everything paused. Suddenly, working from home became a reality for jobs that had traditionally been thought of as 100% in-office. Online entrepreneurship became a realistic option for people who had never entertained such a path. New opportunities in tech,…

March 14, 2022

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What Should I Expect from My First Online Therapy Session?

Reading Time: 8 minutes I often compare the first therapy session to a pilot episode of a new TV show. You get an introduction to the main characters and their dynamics, the general setting and background, and a hint about what’s to come. It’s typically not a very juicy episode but it helps you decide whether it’s a show you want to continue watching. It can be intimidating to…

February 22, 2022

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How to Use a Mood Journal to Manage Your Emotions

Reading Time: 5 minutes From early cave paintings to the modern works of Toni Morrison, we can see how humans are natural storytellers. It’s how we make sense of our experiences, process our internal worlds, and connect with each other. Journal writing is a powerful storytelling tool that we engage in with ourselves. When we arrange our experiences into a coherent narrative, our logical left hemisphere is able to…

February 10, 2022

What To Expect from Couples Counseling Therapy

What To Expect from Couples Counseling

Reading Time: 6 minutes You’ve been considering couples counseling for a while. Maybe you’ve even checked out some therapists in your area. You and your partner are ready, but not sure what to expect. What’s it going to be like? Will the therapist tell us the relationship is doomed? Will I get blamed for everything? Do I have to tell everything (even THAT thing)? These are all normal questions…

January 31, 2022

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8 Tips for Setting Goals in Therapy

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you’ve ever been in therapy, chances are you’re familiar with the question, “What brings you here?” Simple and straightforward on the surface, this can also be one of the most complex and baffling questions. Collaborative goal setting can break this question down into concrete terms by delineating what you want to be addressed in therapy. When used in time-limited therapeutic approaches such as cognitive…

January 26, 2022

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Do I Need Therapy? 11 Signs It’s Time To See a Therapist

Reading Time: 8 minutes Many people think that something must be seriously wrong with you to see a therapist. That is one of the common misconceptions about therapy. In fact, therapy is an incredibly useful tool that is worth trying even if you don’t have a medical problem. So when should you see a therapist? The truth is, you should never let things get to the breaking point before…

January 17, 2022

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How to Sidestep Negative Thinking Patterns

Reading Time: 6 minutes Whether you’re a glass-half-empty or a glass-half-full kind of person, chances are you’ve experienced or at least observed a negative thought spiral. More than just an occasional bad day, chronic negative thinking can impact your relationships, personal wellbeing and health. What is negative thinking? You may have noticed that your inner critic has a lot to say. Perhaps you’ve felt ashamed of your body while…

December 23, 2021

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10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Therapy Sessions

Reading Time: 8 minutes Making the decision to come to therapy is a huge step. It’s at once one of the hardest things you’ll do and one of the most satisfying things you’ll do. It’s satisfying because you can experience growth and healing. It’s hard because it takes a lot of emotional energy to face your challenges and find that path to healing.  Now that you’re ready to seek…

December 6, 2021

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Top 5 Books about Mental Health Recommended by Calmerry Therapists

Reading Time: 2 minutes On October 10, we recognize World Mental Health Day. To emphasize the importance of mental health, Calmerry therapists have prepared a special gift to our readers. These are the books that will help you deeper understand your emotions, patterns, and coping strategies. Reading itself is an excellent way to contribute to your mental health and practiсe mindfulness. Especially, when the books you read are recommended…

October 8, 2021

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Who Is Who in Psychotherapy: Titles of Mental Health Professionals

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you have never been to therapy before, you probably know that it can be very challenging to decide who to see about your mental health. There are different types of mental health professionals. Their job titles and specialties can vary by state, and it all can seem so confusing to figure out who does what. So if you are struggling to cope with your…

October 1, 2021

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What is CBT?

Reading Time: 7 minutes If you think of yourself as uninteresting, unintelligent, and unworthy of anything good, you’re probably not going to put yourself out there very much. In fact, you’re likely going to miss out on a lot of connections and opportunities throughout your life. But what if your negative thoughts are just like any other bad habit that can be broken? According to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),…

September 10, 2021

Narcissistic Therapy

What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Reading Time: 5 minutes As the myth goes, Narcissus was the beautiful son of a river god and nymph. When he rejected the love of Echo, the gods of vengeance cursed him to fall in love with his own reflection in the waters of a spring, which led to his death. In psychology, narcissism represents excessive self-involvement, a sense of entitlement, and a need to be admired. Narcissistic personality…

July 16, 2021

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8 Benefits of Online Therapy

Reading Time: 5 minutes Therapy can be a rewarding and valuable experience for those who need help to overcome the challenges they encounter in life. However, seeking help is still something that some people find difficult. Stigma, physical limitations, and busy schedules often get in the way of accessing therapy. Online counseling reduces the barriers to access to mental health services. It is yet another area of health that…

April 7, 2021

Bipolar Disorder Therapy

Bipolar Disorder: What It Is, Signs & Symptoms, Treatment

Reading Time: 7 minutes 2.8 percent of U.S adults live with bipolar disorder. Some of them have episodes several times a year; others experience them rarely. Attacks may last for days or weeks. Unfortunately, this condition has no cure. A common misconception is that this disorder is just about having mood swings. The truth is, it is a severe mental condition that can affect one’s quality of life. There…

March 31, 2021

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How is Emotional Healing Different from Physical Healing?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Somewhere along our never-ending evolutionary journey, our ancestors developed perceptions towards negative emotions. Research and studies in evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and psychology agree that anxiety and stress are feelings we developed to stimulate movement, for survival. Consequently, these emotions triggered us to address specific primary stimuli, such as danger or thirst. However, these emotions manifest on a different plane in the current human experience. Coping…

December 14, 2020

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Characteristics of High-Functioning Sociopaths

Reading Time: 6 minutes At some stage, you may meet an individual with antisocial characteristics. Some surveys estimate that about 4% of the population are sociopaths, and most of them are men. The concept is commonly used in reference to people diagnosed with the disorder. The behavior of these people often hurts others more than it does themselves. High-functioning sociopaths can cause harm to people close to them, making…

December 14, 2020

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Defining the MMPI Test: Implications of the Results 

Reading Time: 6 minutes The MMPI is one of the most commonly used psychological tests in the world that assesses personality traits and psychopathology. Although it was created in the middle of the 20th century, the test remains popular even today, given its empirical tradition. The test has measures to check dishonest responses and to detect exaggerations.  Originally created in the 1930s, the MMPI has undergone numerous updates. Now,…

November 25, 2020

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What You Can Change About Yourself, What You Can’t, & How to Do It

Reading Time: 6 minutes Can people change? According to recent studies, personality can change throughout a person’s life, even stretching into older adulthood. People can always work to adjust the personality aspects that least impress them. The main factors influencing our personalities, values, beliefs, and behavior are genetic predispositions to specific traits, childhood environments, and life experiences. However, this does not mean that personality is always predetermined. In this…

November 19, 2020

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So, What is Career Counseling?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Career counseling involves getting advice on matters regarding choosing, leaving, or changing your career at any stage of life. Many factors come in when making such a crucial decision, and it makes perfect sense when you make your final verdict based on professional advice. Studies reveal that only 52.4% of working Americans enjoy their jobs. Bear in mind that people spend the better or considerable…

November 4, 2020

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Feminist Therapy – All About Treating Everyone Equally

Reading Time: 4 minutes Feminist therapy and feminism are two completely different things, and you shouldn’t disregard the former because of the latter. Feminist therapy is a treatment methodology for mental issues, and it’s becoming more and more popular. It’s regarded as the most tolerant and accepted type of mental help, and it might be the answer for you. What’s Feminist Therapy? In a nutshell, feminist therapy is a…

November 3, 2020

Ignore Therapy

How to Ignore Someone and Keep From Engaging Conflict

Reading Time: 4 minutes More often than not, there is something to lose when a person reacts to a conflict. Holding back the urge to respond physically or verbally will save you serious consequences. Getting into a conflict with the main person in your life can be costly and just not worth it. So, ignoring someone will keep anger and rage from escalating, and it creates a platform for…

October 29, 2020

How to Master the Skill of Persuasion Therapy

How to Master the Skill of Persuasion

Reading Time: 6 minutes Persuasion is a very useful skill for a person to acquire. Very often, people think negatively about this word and consider it as a form of manipulation. However, its not true, and to understand what persuasion is, keep reading the article. Besides, we will tell you about how to become more persuasive in your everyday life. What Is Persuasion? This is a communication strategy aimed…

October 26, 2020

People Therapy

How to Talk to Random People

Reading Time: 4 minutes Most of the meaningful relationships start with a light conversation. It begins with two strangers striking a simple talk that turns into a strong bond. For some, interacting with strangers is their forte. These types of people like to interact with new people outside their circle. It brings a sense of fulfillment in their lives. Also, there is another category of those who find it…

October 26, 2020

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Intriguing Personal Questions to Get to Know Someone

Reading Time: 5 minutes When you meet someone for the first time, it can be challenging to keep the conversation going. On one hand, you don’t want to seem like you’re prying by asking too many questions. On the other, you don’t want to come across uninterested. So what do you do? The trick is to identify deep questions to ask someone that strikes the right balance. We’ve compiled…

October 26, 2020

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I Don’t Know Who I Am

Reading Time: 4 minutes At times, it is possible to take note of people who tend to take the persona of whoever they are with at a given time. Such people tend to change their behaviors, gestures, word usage, and perceptions, making you ponder who they are. If you’ve got similar friends or close associates, their character change might have, at one time, compelled you to brainstorm on if…

October 26, 2020

Scared Therapy

Why Am I Worried About Death?

Reading Time: 4 minutes We will all die at some point, and it can be one of the most depressing realities of life. That is why most people avoid talking about death. Since we rarely engage in conversations about it, you will frequently find yourself brushing away thoughts about the subject. Most people fear the end of life, especially since no one is certain about what happens when we…

October 26, 2020

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What Should You Expect In Your First Therapy Session?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Starting therapy can be nerve-wracking even for people who have no trouble opening up. You see, it’s one thing to talk to a loved one about our troubles, and it’s an entirely different thing to talk to a complete stranger. Where do you start? What are you expected to share? These and many more questions may be going through your mind. If you’re anxious about…

October 22, 2020

Relationship Counseling Therapy

Premarital Counseling – All You Need to Know

Reading Time: 6 minutes Premarital counseling encompasses professional sessions with a licensed counselor where an unmarried couple is prepared, advised, and guided in matters about marriage. Contrary to many people’s beliefs, a couple doesn’t have to go for counseling sessions only during bumpy times in the relationship, but should rather attend them to gain insights on how to understand each other and resolve issues that might arise in the…

October 19, 2020

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How Serious is a Lack of Meaning and a Feeling of Emptiness?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Most individuals experience emptiness at some points in their lives, and this does not always indicate that they have any underlying issues. However, if the feeling is prolonged, it can have serious impacts on your day-to-day activities. It can significantly affect your ability to interact with other people and will decrease your performance at work. Let’s learn more about this condition.  Key Takeaways: Emptiness can…

September 28, 2020

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5 Reasons We Should Get Counseling Help

Reading Time: 6 minutes Counseling and counselling are words referring to the same thing, just that the former is the American pronunciation while the latter is the British version. Counseling entails getting professional help from licensed counselors, a form of therapy designed to help individuals cope, embrace a positive outlook, and even find solutions to their problems. Many people question whether counseling is really essential. The fact is, life…

September 24, 2020

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What Is Sliding Scale Therapy: Do You Qualify?

Reading Time: 6 minutes What Even Is This Benefit? Smaller Price Tag Does Not Equal Lower Quality of Service How the Application Process for Reduced Fees Occurs Regarding the Medical Coverage Plan Why You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Using the Benefit Why Web Counseling Is so Accessible Concluding Are you considering counseling, but think that won’t be able to keep up with the payments? Well, visiting a therapist may…

September 21, 2020