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Thanksgiving triggers and triumphs

Thanksgiving Triggers and Triumphs

Sometimes, the holiday season can bring unexpected stress and anxiety for those who are in recovery from substance or alcohol ...
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How Is Sugar Affecting Your Memory?

In America, sugar addiction is a real problem. Many people can’t go a single day without their sugar fix of ...
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Why the Best Los Angeles Trauma Therapy Centers Don’t Accept Insurance

Nowadays the demand to find the best Los Angeles trauma therapy center has grown. According to the National Alliance of ...
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Boost your Mood and Brain Function

5 Healthy Fall Vegetables to Boost Your Mood and Brain Function

As the cold weather approaches, many of us experience the desire for hearty, warm foods. Typically, comfort food is not ...
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How Does Brainspotting Therapy Work?

Many people have experienced severe trauma but finding the right treatment method can be challenging for people who are actively ...
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What are the Most Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Brainspotting Therapy?

Brainspotting therapy is a therapy-based solution for treating PTSD and other anxiety disorders. Brainspotting therapy is one of the few ...
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Do You Have Body Dysmorphia?

We all have some insecurities about our appearance. This may include our weight, skin, hair, etc. or there may be ...
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Five of the Most Effective Los Angeles Trauma Therapy Types for Treating Forms of PTSD

According to the National Center for PTSD, six in  every 100 people suffer from a form of post- traumatic stress ...
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Understanding The Difference Between Vulnerability and Invulnerability

"What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to ...
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Why Somatic Experiencing is Growing as a Popular Option for Trauma Therapy Treatment in Los Angeles, for Women

PTSD and other forms of trauma can create a devastating and crippling sense of existence for so many people. According ...
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Can Brainspotting Therapy Help People with Childhood PTSD?

When we are children, we look to our guardians to protect us from all the dangers that lurk in the ...
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Do You Have a Drinking Problem? How to Recognize and What to Do

While there is no particular quantity of alcohol or frequency of use that defines an alcohol use disorder, certain features ...
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4 Components of wellbeing

4 Components of Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing are often divided into seemingly separate spheres. However, with research and developments in the healthcare fields it ...
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4 Ways Brainspotting Therapy Helps People Suffering from PTSD

According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, more than 19% of all American adults have been diagnosed with a ...
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Reduce Procrastination

8 Ways to Reduce Procrastination

Do you tend to put things off until the last minute? Maybe you lack motivation or interest. Maybe you get ...
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How to Cope with Adult Bullying

How to Cope with Adult Bullying

When we think of the word “Bully” we often associate it with childhood drama. Many, if not most, people have ...
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How To Regulate After Tragedy

How To Regulate After Tragedy

On Tuesday May 24th, 2022, the country was shaken by the news of yet another school shooting. This time the ...
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Can Havening Therapists Successfully Treat People with Anxiety?

Havening therapists are highly trained mental healthcare providers who specialize in havening therapy–an approach that relies on “amygdala depotentiation'' that ...
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borderline personality disorder

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder and Treatment Options

Borderline Personality Disorder is the most commonly recognized personality disorder and is characterized by instabilities in self-image, interpersonal relationships, and ...
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EMDR Therapy

What Makes EMDR Therapy Successful at Treating PTSD?

First, let's talk about what EMDR therapy is. EMDR is short for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, which is ...
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treatments for anxiety

7 Treatments For Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal human feeling, especially when we experience stressful life events. However, anxiety can become problematic when we ...
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Los Angeles Trauma Therapy

How To Find The Best Los Angeles Trauma Therapy Options Near Me

When looking into different therapy options, it can feel a little daunting at first, especially when you are unsure of ...
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No Surprises Act

No Surprises Act

Effective January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act, which Congress passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, ...
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Treatment for Anxiety

5 Signs that Therapy Could be your Ideal Treatment for Anxiety

Anxiety can be overwhelming and debilitating at times when it goes untreated for a short or long period of time.  ...
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Can’t Stop Doomscrolling

Can’t Stop Doomscrolling?

What is “doomscrolling”? Have you found yourself scrolling through negative news or commentary such as political issues, climate change, COVID ...
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Does Havening Therapy Actually Work

Does Havening Therapy Actually Work?

By Jamie Stern It can be very confusing to navigate trauma. It’s easy to feel disoriented by triggers and isolated ...
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obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Obsessive Thinking

Do you have continual obsessive thoughts that make you uncomfortable or seem inappropriate on a regular basis?  Why does it ...
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Spiritual Abuse and Religious Abuse Therapy

Spiritual abuse and religious abuse come in a variety of types, but all of them have one thing in common: ...
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Don’t Be Fooled By These 10 Health Foods

Don’t Be Fooled By These 10 “Health” Foods

Most people can agree that making healthy food choices has a positive impact on the health of  both your body ...
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What is Art Therapy? 

What do you think of when you hear the term “Art Therapy”? Adult coloring books? Sip  and paint parties? Unfortunately, ...
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4 Types of Trauma Therapy Used to Treat Survivor’s Guilt PTSD

Survivor’s guilt is a common symptom of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is a common reaction to traumatic events and ...
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Bad Mood Food and Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States according to the National Institute of ...
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What is the Somatic Experiencing Method and How does it Treat PTSD?

The somatic experiencing method is an approach for treating PTSD that is body-focused as opposed to a solution that only ...
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Codependency: The Battle of the Care Takers

Codependency: The Battle of the Care Takers

Codependency is a term that the majority of the population doesn't like and one that few people understand. We often ...
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4 Popular Anxiety Therapy Treatment Types that May Help You Improve Your Life

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in America ...
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Are You Experiencing Depression After 40? Will Therapy for Anxiety Help?

Are you mid-way through your life and experiencing depression for the first time? Have you been mostly happy or able ...
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Is Anger a Normal Trauma Response, and can Anxiety Therapy Help?

When we experience a traumatic event, whether this occurred at the time of our childhood, in the past few years, ...
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What You Need to Know About the 8 Phases of EMDR Counseling

One of the top methods of therapy used for treating several anxiety types, phobias, forms of PTSD, and general depression ...
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3 Signs You Need to Seek Treatment for Survivor’s Guilt PTSD

When some of us have survived a traumatic event in which life-threatening situations were present and others lost their lives, ...
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Three Types of Therapies Used to Offer PTSD Support

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder one can be diagnosed with after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event ...
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Wellness Wednesday Tip – Gratitude

Wellness Wednesday Tip – Gratitude

There are many benefits to practicing gratitude. Keeping a gratitude journal and writing for around five minutes a day about ...
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Health and Nutrition During the Holidays

Health and Nutrition During the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner which means increased time with loved ones, the potential increase in feelings of ...
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National Stress Awareness Day (NASD)

National Stress Awareness Day (NASD)

National Stress Awareness Day (NASD) is on every first Wednesday in November and was founded by Carole Spiers, a chairperson ...
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Waking Up

Kate Hudson shares how fitness fuels her mental health: ‘If I’m not active, if I’m not moving, I don’t feel good at all’

The Unwind is Yahoo Life’s well-being series in which experts, influencers and celebrities share their approaches to wellness and mental health, from ...
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What is Brainspotting Therapy and How does it Help People Suffering from PTSD?

When most people think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) they drum up images of war veterans that have experienced horrific ...
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Family Scapegoat PTSD

4 Important Things You Should Know About Family Scapegoat PTSD

Scapegoating, in some cases, is a way for families to cover up issues they cannot face. When this happens, an ...
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About Depression

About Depression

Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a very common mood disorder. It affects how an individual feels, thinks, and acts ...
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UNC-Chapel Hill cancels classes after police investigate reported suicides

UNC-Chapel Hill cancels classes after police investigate reported suicides

Lucille Sherman Sun, October 10, 2021, 8:29 PM UNC-Chapel Hill officials canceled classes Tuesday after police investigated multiple reports of ...
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How Brainspotting Therapy Combats Deep Traumas Associated with Addiction

Brainspotting therapy, also known as BSP, is a speech-based therapy that unveils the unprocessed traumas a client has through fixed ...
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Long Covid is a bigger problem than we thought

Long Covid is a bigger problem than we thought

The long Covid problem might be bigger than we thought. A large study has revealed that one in three Covid-19 ...
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American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) marks September as Sexual Health Month

American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) marks September as Sexual Health Month

American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) marks September as Sexual Health Month. It is important to have a discussion about this ...
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Here’s why planning a trip can help your mental health

Here’s why planning a trip can help your mental health

With the pandemic far from over, now may not be the right time for leisure travel. But that doesn’t mean ...
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Nike closes offices for a week to give employees a mental health break

Nike closes offices for a week to give employees a mental health break

By Devon Haskins, KGW News Global apparel and shoe company Nike is putting some of its employees’ mental health ahead ...
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September is National Suicide Prevention Month.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This month is about raising awareness for suicide prevention. September 5 – September 11 ...
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International Self-Care Day

International Self-Care Day

International Self-Care Day (ISD) - July 24 International Self-Care Day was established in 2011 to bring awareness to the importance ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Brainspotting Therapy for PTSD Treatment

Treating PTSD, regardless of the type or root case requires a two-way partnership between the therapist and patient, as well ...
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What is Brainspotting? From 911 Survivors to Celebrities, the Trauma Therapy that Treats Anxiety and More

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 40 million adults in the US aged 18 and older ...
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What Are Your Core Values?

What Are Your Core Values?

Have you ever stopped to think about what your core values are? What life experiences have influenced your values and ...
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The Link Between the Environment and Mental Health

The Link Between the Environment and Mental Health

How does the environment affect Mental Health? A frequently changing climate and disasters related to this frequent change can cause ...
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Healing the Emotion-Body Connection with Reiki

Healing the Emotion-Body Connection with Reiki

What is Reiki? Reiki is holistic hands-on or off-energy healing practice that is not attached to any religion or belief system ...
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The Enticing and Exhausting loop of Narcissism

The Enticing and Exhausting loop of Narcissism

Narcissism is a term that is thrown around a lot. Yet somehow people seem to have difficulty actually identifying what ...
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Women’s Week is your Time to Shine

Women’s Week is your Time to Shine

Dr. Joanne Mednick March 8 starts this year’s Women's Week. There is no better way to celebrate all women than ...
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Women's History Month

Women’s History Month

Women's History Month Empowered Women Empower Women Still I Rise Maya Angelou Foundations that Support Women Serenity Trauma Foundation: The ...
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An Interview with Florah Leverett

An Interview with Florah Leverett

 Florah Leverett Can you Tell us your Story? I was born in South Africa and at the age of 4 ...
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Gratitude

Gratitude

Thank you to everyone that voted! As we await the results of the election remember to take care of yourself.  Turn ...
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Self-Care

Self-Care

Every year we dedicate one week to Mental Health Awareness to aid in decreasing stigma surrounding mental health disorders. This ...
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A New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions Can Be a TRAP

3 simple things to help you not get caught in it! By Dr. Joanne Mednick, MFT and Scott Mednick, MA ...
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7 Simple Steps to Help You

7 Simple Steps to Help You Take Care of Your Mental Health

During the Holiday Season By Dr. Joanne Mednick This time of year can be a challenge for anyone. For those ...
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Therapy Known as EMDR

What is the Therapy Known as EMDR?

A new powerful type of psychotherapy has come into focus recently. It benefits individuals suffering from many varying types of ...
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The Link Between Trauma and Substance Abuse

Since the 1970’s professional therapists have acknowledged that trauma is often the culprit in the development of substance abuse disorders ...
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Healing Power of Forgiveness

The Healing Power of Forgiveness

Sometimes we experience a trauma so horrific that we feel we must acquire justice.  We fight the feelings of sadness, depression, ...
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The Trauma of Rape

The Trauma of Rape

Did you know that rape is a crime considered to be one of the most emotionally and psychologically damaging to ...
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What is Somatic Therapy

Somatic Therapy is a form of healing that integrates the emotional, spiritual, physical and mental facets of the individual. It ...
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Complex Trauma

Complex Trauma

Often trauma can be associated with emotional or physical injury or abuse; however, did you know that complex trauma occurs ...
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Trauma – What is Trauma?

Most people are familiar with the word trauma when it has to do with sudden painful serious physical experiences, but ...
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Serenity Trauma Healing Center is state- and JCAHO-accredited to provide a multitude of proven psychotherapy services to clients with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our programs include weekly evaluations and start at two weeks long but can continue for timeframes recommended by our licensed experts. We accept many insurance plans. To discuss your situation and learn more about our treatment options, contact us immediately online or at the numbers below.