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In Person versus Virtual Therapy: Which is the Right Option for You?

In Person versus Virtual Therapy: Which is the Right Option for You? 150 150 Long Island Counseling Services

When you were looking for mental health services on Long Island, you have a variety of options for therapists, types of treatment, and more. One of the decisions that many therapy patients make now is between in person therapy in the therapist’s office or virtual therapy over video chat. Both can deliver personalized care and good results so the decision primarily depends on what you are more comfortable with and what fits better with your…

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Helping Your Child or Teen After a Traumatic Experience

Helping Your Child or Teen After a Traumatic Experience 150 150 Long Island Counseling Services

A traumatic experience can cause a period of intense stress, fear, and other challenging emotions. Because of the intensity of these feelings, the brain can struggle to process the event and holds onto these emotions to create ongoing emotional challenges after the event has passed. When these traumatic events happen to children or teens, the way that younger people experience and process them can be different from the way that adults do. Children are still…

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What is the Difference Between Couples Therapy, Couples Counseling, and Marriage Counseling?

What is the Difference Between Couples Therapy, Couples Counseling, and Marriage Counseling? 2560 1440 Long Island Counseling Services

If your relationship runs into challenges, it is helpful to speak to someone that is trained to address those challenges. On Long Island, that means speaking with a therapist that has experience working with all different types of couples and partnerships, supporting both clients, with knowledge in how to help resolve conflict, build trust, and improve communication. Yet, for couples that are seeking out relationship help, it’s not uncommon to run into many different terms…

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The Science of Parenting Styles

The Science of Parenting Styles 150 150 Long Island Counseling Services

It’s hard to be a parent. There are no instruction manuals, and what was acceptable before is no longer considered safe or acceptable any more. Even if there was one way to parent, there is no one type of kid. Every child has their own personality and needs, and often that means trying to come up with new strategies on the fly – all while you’re being tasked with working, taking care of yourself, and…

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Benefits of Ongoing Counseling

Benefits of Ongoing Counseling 150 150 Long Island Counseling Services

Many people come to therapy with a goal. They have something going on in their life that they believe could be better. This could be a mental health condition, like depression, OCD, or panic disorder, a past trauma or experience that they feel is holding them back, or areas they want to improve, such as relationships or self confidence. Two approaches to therapy are short term and ongoing counseling. Both can help you achieve therapeutic…

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What Are Intrusive Thoughts?

What Are Intrusive Thoughts? 1920 1280 Long Island Counseling Services

Our brains are fascinating. We often like to think that we have control over our thoughts and our feelings. But the truth is that the thoughts we have are not always in our control, and there are situations where a person may have thoughts they do not want, with no explanation as to why they are occurring, and no easy way to stop them. We call these “intrusive thoughts.” Intrusive thoughts are a symptom of…

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Strategies for Dealing with Anger

Strategies for Dealing with Anger 150 150 Long Island Counseling Services

Feeling angry from time to time is natural, and it can even be helpful if you use anger to initiate a change that will prevent the situation that made you angry from occurring again. Instead, the problems with anger come from the response that you have to anger rather than the anger itself. When you feel anger or similar emotion, there are three ways in which you can process it – expression, suppression, and calming.…

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Long Island Couples Therapy: Challenges of Romance on a Densely Populated Island

Long Island Couples Therapy: Challenges of Romance on a Densely Populated Island 1920 1275 Long Island Counseling Services

Long Island Counseling Services has a team of relationship therapists and couples counselors that are here to help you work through any challenges that you and your partner may face. We offer couples therapy to those that have been married for years, those recently dating, those on the brink of divorce and that that are happy together but looking to take steps forward. Couples therapy is a researched science, and one that offers tools and…

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Valuable Ways Therapy Can Improve Your Life Beyond Managing Mental Health Concerns

Valuable Ways Therapy Can Improve Your Life Beyond Managing Mental Health Concerns 150 150 Long Island Counseling Services

Many people seek out therapy on Long Island for a specific mental health concern, such as depression, an anxiety disorder, stress, or relationship struggles, as they seek to minimize the specific negative thoughts and behaviors that result from that condition. Therapy is highly effective in managing these symptoms, but it can also provide a range of other outcomes in unexpected areas that can provide a significant improvement in your overall mental and physical health. The…

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How Anxiety Causes Physical Symptoms

How Anxiety Causes Physical Symptoms 150 150 Long Island Counseling Services

Anxiety disorders are often associated with feelings of worry, stress, and fear, but anxiety is not only a mental occurrence. It is also a physical one. This is true whether you are experiencing anxiety as a result of frightening or stressful events or you are dealing with an anxiety disorder that can often cause both mental and physical symptoms to occur when you may actually be safe. These physical symptoms of anxiety are a significant…

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