The expression of emotion makes us human. Anxiety is a complicated emotion and usually expresses itself in response to stress. It is not always a negative or abnormal response to stress, but like any aspect of life, it can be. For teens, who are in a stage of life marked by transition from childhood to adulthood, anxiety can spiral out of control and cause periodic to ongoing distress. CBT...Lear More
We’ve all seen some form of them in our lives. They dominate social media, they assault us in advertisements, and wind their way into conversations with friends and family. It’s so deeply ingrained in our culture that we don’t even realize what’s happening until it’s over.
It’s the fear of missing out. Recently rebranded in social media using its acronym FOMO, the concept has had an...Lear More
Are you having trouble getting your child to spend less time in front of a tablet or video game system? Children this day in age don’t know a life where there was no such thing as screen time. Over the last decade or so, electronics and screen time have become a part of everyday life for children of all ages. The question that many parents have begun to ask is if screen time can alter your...Lear More
The CDC estimates that more than 6 million children in the United States battle with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and that this number may be on the rise. It can be characterized by difficulty keeping focus/attention, hyperactivity, impulse control and can lead to difficulty in school, with social interactions, and low self-esteem. It usually presents in kids under the age...Lear More
When a child is diagnosed with autism, it can sometimes come as a relief for a family, but it can also mean that challenging times may be ahead. An autism diagnosis is not just a diagnosis of an individual, but it has far reaching effects for an entire familial unit. At CBT Counseling Centers, we work with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum and have found that family...Lear More
If you know of a family member or friend that is struggling with depression, at times you may feel completely hopeless. You often don’t know what to say, or how to act, but you want to make sure that your loved one still feels supported.
Unfortunately in our society, depression is often not looked at as a serious condition in the same way as other physical illnesses like cancer and other...Lear More
Intimacy is a topic often left for quiet, private conversations. Most commonly we use the word when discussing sex, a subject still considered taboo in many circles. But what is intimacy, really?
Consider a moment in your life when you felt safe with another person. It doesn’t have to be in a sexual or romantic context. It could be in a deep conversation with a close friend....Lear More
The teenage years are characterized by intense change. Your child’s body is changing from a child to an adult, their brains are developing and their hormones are in a constant state of flux. This time period can also be marked with emotional mood swings and irritability, so it can be difficult to determine whether what your child is experiencing is normal or if it is something more. The...Lear More
The mental health professionals of CBT Counseling Centers have helped a great number of individuals experiencing some form of depression. For years, we have suspected that some of the rise in the number of cases of depression is linked to time spent on social media. Social media is still a relatively new form of communication, so research on its impact on individuals has been spotty. But...Lear More
LPC, Ph.D., LCSW, LCAS, LMFT, the list goes on. What do all those letters mean, anyway?
If you’ve ever searched a directory of therapists, you’ve seen these acronyms. They are usually tacked on at the end of a therapist’s name. Mine reads: “Erin Shadle, LCSW.” If you’re not already familiar with these acronyms, deciphering this lexicon can be confusing at best. Here you will find...Lear More