What Trauma Therapy Is and Isn't

Trauma therapy is for those struggling with hypervigilance ...

Oct 30

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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OVERCOMING SHAME TO IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

When Aaron was small, his mother would lock him in the closet to discipline ...

May 11

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Binge Eating to Cope with Overwhelming Feelings

Are you binge eating to cope with your overwhelming feelings? Do find that you can go for periods and be okay only to find yourself overwhelmed?Do certain life task seem difficult and more manageable if you consume a lot of food to get through them?Do you feel shame and embarrassment by this activity? Do you want help but are afraid of being ...

Apr 25

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Couple Counseling, Eating Disorders, Fear, ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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HOW CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION CAN SUPPORT YOUR HEALING JOURNEY

EMDR

Apr 21

Categories: Anxiety, Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, Post Traumatic Stress ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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You Don't Need To Suffer In Silence

Mark came from a prominent yet abusive ...

Mar 7

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Post ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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I Just Wanted to be Loved

Elizabeth sat on her therapist’s couch, trying to answer questions about her life as a teenager.  She had dabbled in drugs, ran away, used men for her own ends and chronically shoplifted.  Elizabeth was nothing like that now.  She was a successful lawyer who valued her ...

Mar 7

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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I am always angry, and I hate it

Andrew walked through the busy streets of Hong Kong, waiting for someone to bump into him.  As he walked through Central, people would look at their phones as they walked into him.  He tried not to get angry, but the tension would build until he would snap and shoulder check or push ...

Feb 10

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Emotional Abuse, Post ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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WHAT IF, WHAT IF, WHAT IF... Coping With Stress, Anxiety and Overwhelm

Stress and anxiety can be motivating and healthy in just the right amount. Think of it as a well-being scale. Too little stress and we don’t get anything done. Yet too much pressure keeps our nervous system on a drive without any brakes. When our bodies undergo chronic stress, our immune ...

Feb 2

Categories: Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Couple Counseling, Post Traumatic ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Come as you are - the beauty of online mental health

Aria had just hit crash.  She ...

Nov 17

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Depression, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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VAGINISMUS HELP

Are you a woman who finds sex very painful? Have you been diagnosed with vaginismus? Do you have fear about having penetrative sex? Have you been unable to consummate your marriage and now want to have children? Is your vaginismus and your inability to have sex causing big conflict and disconnect ...

Nov 15

Categories: Anxiety, Emptiness, Marital Counseling, Men's Issues, Relationships ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Crying is Nature's Detox

The tears began to well up in Jade’s eyes.  “don’t cry, don’t cry,” she told herself.  She was tired, and her broken heart was incredibly raw.  As a child, she was taught that showing negative emotions was a sign of weakness. As a result, she always felt ...

Nov 12

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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HOW TO USE SELF-COMPASSION AS A FORM OF SELF-CARE

“I’m going to fail; I just know it,” Andrea thought to herself before she started preparing for her exam. Then, her anxiety started to worsen, and she struggled to focus.  Even though Andrea had done well in school, she always felt like she wasn’t good enough ...

Nov 12

Categories: Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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TIRED? SORE? INFLAMED? IT MIGHT BE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Helena often felt like she had a chest infection. Her lungs felt tight, and she gasped for air. Was she suffering from pneumonia? When she visited the medical doctor, all her tests seemed to be normal. The doctor asked her, “What else is going on in your life? Are you stressed, anxious, ...

Nov 12

Categories: Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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This is your hour…so what would you like to talk about?

“Hi, it’s nice to meet you.  I have never done this before ...

Oct 13

Categories: Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Do you wake up with overwhelming anxiety?

Do you wake up in the morning with overwhelming anxiety? Even before your day starts, are you filled with dread? Do you often get caught up and try to figure out what is causing your anxiety? Do you spend hours looking through your life trying to figure out why you feel anxious and you are filled ...

May 24

Categories: Anxiety, Men's Issues, Relationships & Marriage, Sexual Problems ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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