Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions are thought patters we develop over time that are inaccurate and that can contribute negatively to our mental health. The study of cognitive distortions was the foundation of Aaron Beck, who is considered to be one of the founding fathers of the cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) movement. Beck started investigating our thinking patters … Continue reading Cognitive Distortions

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Natural ways to improve mental health

By now, many people have heard that our body produces various chemicals that significantly influence our mental state. While this is a very complicated subject, there are four specific chemicals that are of predominant importance. These are serotonin, oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphin. There a many products in the drug industry based on the manipulation of … Continue reading Natural ways to improve mental health

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The Benefit of Groups in Outpatient Rehab

One of the most important aspects of an intensive outpatient rehab program, such as an IOP, is the power of groups. Much research has been performed both in psychology and sociology elaborating on the effects groups have on individuals. In fact, it is believed that participating in a group is a fundamental human need. Here … Continue reading The Benefit of Groups in Outpatient Rehab

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25 Practical Tips for Staying on the Road to Recovery from Addiction

Here are some practical tips for helping you stay on the road to recovery: Maintain a healthy diet. There is a strong correlation between diet and mental health. Sleep hygiene. Lack of sleep is tied to mental instability across many research studies. Exercise regularly. Exercise is proven to release good chemicals into the system. Set … Continue reading 25 Practical Tips for Staying on the Road to Recovery from Addiction

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Talk Therapy Center now accepts Tricare West

Tricare is the health services and support program for active duty service members and retirees, and their families.

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