Psychotherapy vs. Counseling

Let’s Start with the Basics: Why these two practices are very similar and overlap somewhat, there are some important difference to pay attention to. Psychotherapy is a general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health provider. (Mayo Clinic) PsyT tends to focus on past issues that […]

Psychotherapy: What to Know Before You Go

Psychotherapy: Let’s Define it! Psychotherapy is a general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health provider. (Mayo Clinic) Psychotherapy isn’t as intimidating as it sounds; It’s just the technical term for talk therapy, psychosocial therapy, counseling and plain ole’ therapy. There are many approaches to choose […]

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

First of all, what is it? Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is “a type of psychotherapy — or talk therapy — that utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach,” according to John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Originally, psychologist Marsha M. Linehan developed this type of therapy to treat Borderline Personality Disorder. However, DBT has since been used to treat a wide […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: What is it?

Let’s define it: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) is defined by Psychology Today as “a form of psychotherapy that focuses on modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and thoughts by interrogating and uprooting negative or irrational beliefs.” The idea behind CBT is that thoughts and feelings influence a person’s behavior and how they view the world around them. This type of […]

Weight Gain During Quarantine: An Open Letter to Wichita

Uncertainty and Frustration Whether you actually felt a change from “having to” quarantine or not (let’s be honest), life definitely changed for everyone in one way or another when everything shut down. Post mass toilet paper freak-out, things arguably got even weirder. Coronavirus and politics aside, life had become very uncertain in the simplest, yet […]