7 Best Online Therapy Services in 2022 – Top Virtual Counseling Professionals Online

Online counseling allows you to engage with a mental health professional at your convenience. It was created to increase access to mental healthcare by connecting people to a professional who communicates with her/him via messages, phone calls, text, live video conferencing, or phone conversations. Psychotherapy services are among the most...
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19 Ways to Ask Loved Ones for Help (Without Feeling Like a Burden)

Receiving and giving help are basic human needs and behaviors. But somehow asking for help that is related to your chronic illness isn’t easy. It sounds like it should be straightforward: You need help and your loved ones want to help you — so why is it so tough to reach out and ask for it?
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Psychology professor receives 2021 state advocacy award

—DENTON—Ronald Palomares-Fernandez, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Texas Woman’s University, has received the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) 2021 State Advocacy Award for his commitment to the advancement of the psychology profession and discipline at the state regulatory level. In 2019 Palomares-Fernandez developed the biannual, elective graduate course “Politics and...
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College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences: ISPP PsyD Program Overview Webinar on December 8

National-Louis University recently issued the following announcement. Please join us for a virtual program overview with our Outreach and Enrollment Specialist, Dr. Tina Simmons. During this LIVE meeting, we'll discuss the structure of the PsyD program, curriculum, program length, tuition, funding options, the admissions/application process and more. Be prepared to...

Dismantling Diet Culture in a Pivot Towards Mindful Eating

Contributed by: Elizabeth Mariutto, PsyD, CEDS at Lindner Center of HOPE. Americans are pummeled with the importance of fighting obesity. Individuals that are in larger bodies are pressured by our society, including the medical community, to lose weight to improve their health. However, data indicates that weight loss is notoriously ineffective, with 95% of those who lose weight gaining that back, and more, within one to five years (National Eating Disorders Association, 2018). Research has indicated that while weight can be stable over time if there are not changes in how much nutrition is taken in and then burned, this settling point can be impacted by long term changes in energy balance, or the amount of calories burned vs. those that are taken in. Specifically, changing this balance of energy too drastically leads to lowered metabolism, making it easier to regain the weight lost (Martin et al., 2007).

Doug Tieman Named NCAD East Champion

Plus: A new podcast on the psychedelics treatment space, and webinars on couples with addiction and behavioral health issues in the workplace. From overseeing Caron Treatment Centers’ vast expansion as its president and CEO to his research advocacy, Doug Tieman has created a lasting legacy in the field of addiction treatment. His contributions, spanning four decades, were recently recognized when he was named the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) East Champion for 2021.

Is Being Wealthy Really the Answer to Happiness? If So, Why Does the Same Not Seem to Apply to Everyone?

I work in the film and television industries and know individuals of substantial wealth and social standing. Why then, are so many of them miserable?. The question is an old one, oft-debated, but there does appear to be some science to the affirmative. See here for’s 2010 story on the matter, “Money Can Buy Happiness: Here's How Much You Need and How to Spend it, According to a Financial Therapist.” The article, by Honah Liles, is credited as having been medically reviewed first by Alisa Ruby Bash, an acclaimed PsyD and LMFT.
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Bones or No Bones? Psychiatrists Explain Why We Love Noodle the Pug

Every morning, millions of people around the world tune in to Jonathan Graziano's TikTok account to find out what kind of day they'll have. The way this news is determined isn't by the stars or the moon or numerology, but by a 13-year-old pug named Noodle. Graziano adopted Noodle back...

Indira Paharia, Centene & Eric Bailly, Anthem Slated As Keynotes For The 2022 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute In Florida This February

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (November 21, 2021) – OPEN MINDS has announced Indira Paharia, PsyD, MBA, MS, Chief Operating Officer, Behavioral Health, Centene Corporation and Eric Bailly, LPC, LADC Business Solutions Director, Behavioral Health Clinical Strategy, Anthem Inc. have been invited to keynote The 2022 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute. The institute will return to the Sheraton Sand Key Resort – Clearwater Beach, from February 15-17, 2022 and is the one health and human service executive event focused on improving performance ̶ service performance, clinical performance, financial performance, and more. The institute brings together executives interested in the metrics and the practices to improve organizational performance ̶ and succeed in the year ahead.

A Breakdown of Mental Health Professionals Who Can Help

So, you’ve decided it’s time to talk to someone about your mental health. Good on you! That’s a huge step. Next comes picking up the phone. But who do you call? And what professions can best help you with your specific issues? Here’s a quick rundown to guide your research:
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Naples hosts symposium with medical specialists in the Parkinson’s Disease field

Parkinson’s Association of Southwest Florida presents its annual Living Well with PD: Education Symposium from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, at the Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail North. The symposium brings together medical specialists and health professionals in the field of Parkinson’s Disease who help persons with PD to live well.

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder During Another Pandemic Winter

Colder and darker days mean many Americans are beginning to feel the effects of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. As we head into another pandemic winter, SAD can make it more difficult to manage COVID-19 anxiety. Several coping mechanisms can help ease symptoms of both seasonal affective disorder and COVID-19...

New Study Shows 83% Of Americans Want a 4-Day Workweek—Boomers Included

Earlier this year, I began to question my life priorities, which led to some pretty dramatic changes...including moving to a new city and scaling back how much work I was taking. While my situation and reasons are longer and more nuanced than anyone reading this article would be interested in (short answer: burnout), they are part of a larger trend in the workforce that spans all generations: Americans are re-evaluating the meaning of work, and we overwhelmingly want a four-day workweek.

Brain Health Scholars Program Paves the Way for Young, Healthy Minds

Continuing to pave the way for brain healthy communities is Lakewood Ranch's Brain Health Initative (BHI). With mental wellness at its core, BHI has garnered local and national recognition for its research and promotion of developing brain healthy communities. In a collaborative effort with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), BHI launched a new Pilot program known as Brain Health Scholars, which includes student leaders from Sarasota County Schools, School District of Manatee County, as well as schools across the state and country. The Pilot program is the first step in a long-term strategic plan to provide positive impact to brain and mental health for the region at large, as well as support Lifesciences, student leaders, and the additional communities and college/university systems where chapter programs will be established over the years.

Stages of Healing After Narcissistic Abuse

If you have recently gotten out of a relationship with someone who exhibited narcissistic behavior, it can be hard to know how exactly to move forward in your healing process. To get some help, Verywell Mind spoke with Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD, PhD, a psychotherapist with extensive experience in helping people who have experienced emotional abuse in relationships.