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Is Online Therapy Right For Me?

Believe it or not, online (or virtual) therapy has been available for more than 20 years. At that time, video chat was not available. Virtual therapy actually began with phone therapy sessions, then after some time both text and email therapy became an option. However, the ...
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What is Self-Sabotage and How Do I Stop It

We all do things that we know we’re going to regret later. We procrastinate when we’re under a deadline. We order fast food when we’re trying to eat more healthfully. We decide to exercise every morning, but then end up sleeping in.  For some, this type ...
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Five Surprising Points About the Psychology of Emotional Eating

Unwanted behaviors involving food are very common. Many people feel alone in their struggles with their relationships with food. However, according to the American Psychological Association, 38% of adults admit to overeating in the past month due to stress. And half of that group reports stress-eating ...
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What’s Better For You: Online Therapy or In-Person Therapy?

“Is online therapy as good as in-person therapy?” “Can my therapist really help me through a screen?” “Am I getting the full experience through online therapy” “Is online therapy even worth it?” If you are hesitating about whether or not to start online therapy, you may ...
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If You Have These 4 Personality Traits You May Benefit from Online Therapy for Emotional Eating in Chicago, IL

Emotional eating is more than frequent episodes of eating a large quantity of food in one sitting. Emotional eating also includes compulsive, unwanted episodes of eating that occur while dieting or avoiding foods or ingredients that are generally not permitted on weight loss diets. If you ...
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6 Signs That You Could Benefit From Online PTSD Treatment in Chicago, IL

Traumatic experiences can have a huge impact on your life for years and years after they happen.  Here are 6 signs that you could benefit from online PTSD treatment to address your symptoms of trauma and PTSD: 1. You're having intense nightmares that disrupt your sleep Intense nightmares ...
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5 ways to manage anxiety

1. Try to make time for yourself each day doing something that is relaxing. This can look like 5 minutes of deep breathing in the morning or taking a bath. 2. Practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is about noticing and being present without judgment. There are numerous benefits of ...
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Wellness Tips for Quarantine

This post is from psychologist Magie Donlon, PsyD. I was going to edit it for length, but there are so many great ideas in here, there's something for everyone, so I didn't want to pick and choose. Stick to a routine. Go to sleep and wake ...
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Challenge the ‘diet mentality’ to treat binge eating

This article originally appeared in The National Psychologist, February 4, 2020 Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder among adults in the U.S. . More than 8% of American adults meet some or all the criteria for binge eating disorder at some point ...
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