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Turning the Tide: How an Active Addict Found Peace Through Therapy

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

Therapist Nicole Arzt recounts how one of her patients "experimented" with sobriety before committing to a sober life. Continue Reading

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My Experience with Pet Therapy

By Leia Rivera

Pet therapy turned around my recovery and changed my life, and I believe it can do the same for others. Continue Reading

3 Things to Remember During Your First Group Therapy Session

By Tori Utley Tori Utley is an entrepreneur working jointly in technology innovation and addiction recovery, holding her license as an alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) in Minnesota.

The first night of treatment can be nerve-wracking for everyone. Remember these tips to set your nerves aside and start your jo... Continue Reading

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Introducing the Emotional Freedom Technique

By Caitlin Thiede

Remember, with the right guidance and some practice, the Emotional Freedom Technique can help provide exactly what it promises:... Continue Reading

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Reaping the Rewards of ‘Horticultural Therapy’ in Addiction Recovery

By Caitlin Thiede

Therapeutic horticulture could be defined as the art or practice of garden cultivation and management for the purpose of self-h... Continue Reading

CBT vs. DBT: Is One Better Than the Other?

By Leia Rivera

These two most prevalent types of treatment have differences that could affect which one could better benefit a patient. Continue Reading

One writer walks us through the roller coaster of emotions she went through before she finally went to her first therapy session—and how she felt afterwards.

What I Learned About Myself After My First Therapy Session

By Lisa OBrien

One writer walks us through the roller coaster of emotions she went through before she finally went to her first therapy sessio... Continue Reading

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Psychotherapy: For One-on-One Recovery

By Lisa OBrien

A trustworthy professional can teach you tools on how to better cope with family of origin issues, depression, or why certain p... Continue Reading

Individual vs. Group Therapy: What's the Best Choice for You?

By Elizabeth Seward

Individual and group therapies can both help strengthen the process of recovery. Learn about the biggest differences between th... Continue Reading

Signs That You're Too Dependent On Your Therapist

By Dominica Applegate Dominica Applegate has worked in the mental health field for 12 years before launching her own business as a writer. She earned her Master's in Counseling from Liberty Universit

Having a great professional bond with your therapist is important, but when you start to live your life according to his or her... Continue Reading

Defining Therapy Treatment Options

By Nina Bradshaw Nina Bradshaw is a professionally qualified social worker and therapist in the UK. She earned a Master's Degree in Personality Disorder Studies, a Master's Degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a Master's Degree in Sociology/Social Policy/Social Work.

Your therapist can approach treatment a number of ways. Here’s an overview of some of the most commonly used therapy techniques... Continue Reading

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Life After Therapy: 4 Tips on How to Fly on Your Own

By Audrey Beim

It’s easy to latch onto therapy as a safety net, but there are also ways to move forward without it. Continue Reading

Imagination Therapy: Does It Really Work?

By Dominica Applegate Dominica Applegate has worked in the mental health field for 12 years before launching her own business as a writer. She earned her Master's in Counseling from Liberty Universit

Some therapists are using guided imagery to help launch people into making positive changes in their lives. Take a look at the ... Continue Reading

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4 Practical Gains from Group Therapy

By Chris Weldon

What you can't get from an one-on-one session. Continue Reading

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Addiction Therapy--How It Helps

By Angel W. Abott

Find out more about this type of counseling and if it may be a good fit for you. Continue Reading

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