Branches Counseling Center in Murfreesboro Offers Grief Recovery

Monday, November 5, 2018

Branches Counseling Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. launched a grief recovery group to address issues of loss in the community. Led by Marlena Butler, a certified grief recovery specialist and clinical pastoral counselor, the eight-week program helps people work through their grief, embracing the pain rather than avoiding it. “That aim of the group is vastly … Continued


Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Treating Addiction

dialectical behavior therapy

Friday, March 23, 2018

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral treatment used to treat addiction that was developed by Marsha Linehan in the 1980’s. DBT was initially developed to treat borderline personality disorder and has proven to be successful in helping clients to manage emotions, regulate suicidal thoughts and ultimately turn … Continued


What to do when your spouse needs addiction treatment

Spouse Addiction

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

When someone needs treatment, their spouse usually knows it. They’ve done the research, observed the behavior, given the ultimatums. They’ve noticed the person they fell in love with no longer acts the way he or she used to, no longer does the things he or she once enjoyed. They’re missing work and family commitments, stealing … Continued


Eagala and Addiction

Addiction

Monday, February 26, 2018

by Kelsey Kirkwood (MA, LADC) and Lynn Moore (MA, LADC), Acres for Life Therapy and Wellness Center (Minnesota) One of the first things counselors are taught in school is the value of individualized treatment planning. Taking into consideration evidenced-based practices and approaches, as well as customizing a plan specific to the individual being treated, is … Continued


What Happens to Your Smartphone During Treatment?

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A common misconception about entering addiction treatment is that your smartphone will be taken away immediately. This makes sense on its surface, since smartphones are many people’s first and most immediate connection to “the outside world,” that place where the addiction started. Smartphones also happen to be pretty “addictive” in and of themselves, pulling the … Continued


Horse Power

Equine therapy

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The world can be divided into two kinds of people: horse people and non-horse people. The funny thing is, all horses are people horses. Also referred to as horse therapy or equine-assisted psychotherapy, equine therapy consists of direct interactions between people and horses. It is an evidence-based therapy that has shown efficacy in patients with depression, … Continued


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