Ready Post: Parents, How Can You Support Your Twice-Exceptional Child (Both Gifted and Challenged)?

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Counseling Wise

A child who is gifted or has a learning disability diagnosis can face challenges making schooling and personal interactions difficult. Being a 2e child, or twice-exceptional child, can bring a different set of challenges since they operate at both ends of the spectrum. Per the National Association for Gifted Children, there is approximately 6 percent […]

Can Couples Therapy Work for Other Types of Relationships?

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Brittani Rable

When relationships break down or there is a lack of communication, we always urge people to go to couples therapy. Talking it out with a third party present as a sort of mediator can prevent disagreements from creating a divide in your relationship. So, what is couples therapy exactly? What issues can you address in […]

Common Gaslighting Phrases to Watch Out For

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Brittani Rable

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation. It is a means of making another person doubt themselves and what they believe. This tactic is used by narcissists and abusers in order to generate doubt and confusion in the victim’s mind.  It is also used so that the abuser can plant seeds of uncertainty in the […]

How to Tell If You Might Have Financial PTSD

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Brittani Rable

A study by the American Psychological Association has shown that over 70% of Americans have suffered significant stress over money, which can cause a strain on their mental health and wellbeing.  For many people, expenses, overdue bills, debt, and financial instability can trigger excessive stress, anxiety, and sometimes even depression. When you experience a sudden […]

What Is a “Moral Injury” and Is It the Same Thing as PTSD?

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Brittani Rable

A moral injury is when there is a traumatic or stressful situation, where someone fails to prevent, perpetrate, or witness something that is against their moral values or expectations.  In short, a moral injury occurs as a response to witnessing or acting a certain behavior that goes against your morals, beliefs and individual values.  Is […]

Understanding Grief After Your Recession-Related Job Loss

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Brittani Rable

Losing a job can really take its toll on you. It’s not just the financial aspect of it. You can feel overwhelmed, like you’ve lost control, and find it difficult to remain positive and looking forward. Losing your job can make you feel like you’ve lost your sense of purpose and drive, especially if it […]

Why These Stereotypes About Depression Are Harmful

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Brittani Rable

Many people may feel ashamed or in despair about having depression. They may feel embarrassed to admit they struggle with a mental illness because of the stigma and misrepresentation of depression within modern media, culture, and society.  In many cases, this stigma can prevent people from coming forward and seeking help for their mental health, […]

What to Know About the Role of Self-Esteem in Depression

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Brittani Rable

Depression affects around 8% of all Americans every year. This may not sound like much, but when you consider this is an estimate of 19.4 million American adults, you can see how serious this mental health disorder is. There may be many symptoms of depression, from feelings of loneliness, hopelessness, sadness, irritability, outbursts, loss of […]

How to Keep Work Anxiety from Affecting Your Weekends

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Brittani Rable

We all dread work from time to time. Whether you have too much on your plate at the minute, or you have a toxic workplace, it can make you feel uneasy and unwilling to go to work.  You may be struggling with work anxiety. So, let’s take a look at what work anxiety actually is, […]

How You Can Cope with Anxiety Caused by Political Unrest

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Brittani Rable

Are you feeling stressed about the current political climate? You’re definitely not alone. Many people feel stressed and uneasy, or unsure about what the future holds for them.  According to a recent study by the American Psychological Association, over 57% of Americans feel some sort of stress due to the political climate. This stress can […]