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A New Way to Treat Eating Disorders and Substance Use Concurrently

Eating and substance use disorders frequently co-occur or result in one another, but many mental health professionals don’t recognize this fact or treat them together. Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, CEDS-S, CA, recently presented a webinar on the topic, A Paradigm Shift: A New Way to Treat Eating Disorders and Substance Use Concurrently. The presentation was sponsored by Cato House, Integrative Life Center’s women’s residential eating disorder program. In the webinar, Bonnie discusses the relationship between eating and substance use disorders,

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Why is Mental Health Important? 

When you picture a healthy person, you might visualize someone who is physically healthy. But it’s also important to consider how this person thinks, feels, and acts. In other words,

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Does Childhood Trauma Ever Go Away?

People think of childhood as an idyllic, carefree time in life when caregivers meet your every need, and you believe all of your dreams will come true. But for many

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How Do You Define Mental Health?

Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. It’s when you experience well-being, and you feel good and function well in the world. So, how do you define

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What to Expect from Grief Counseling

After experiencing the loss of a loved one, you may have difficulty coping with your emotions. You may even look into types of counseling that could help you manage your

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Depression Treatment Options

If you or someone you love is experiencing depression, there is a wide variety of treatment types. Treatment options for depression at Integrative Life Center range from some of the

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Using Meditation for Sex Addiction

Recovering from sex addiction is a day-by-day process. Using meditation for sex addiction helps people focus on each step of recovery. It helps them feel more in control and grounded

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What is Somatic Therapy?

Imagine you’re in a state of distress. You can feel it in your body. Your muscles tighten. Your posture changes. Your facial expression changes. This mind-body connection is the basis

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