Bullying occurs in all walks of life, especially in schools. By being aware of basic signs of bullying, we can assist our children in reporting the behavior and solving interpersonal problems in the school. Fear of going to school is one of the most common signs of bullying. Additional signs may include bullying including: increased anxiety, faking illness, changes in eating habits, decline in grades, unexplainable injuries, lost or destroyed belongings and loss of friends. Keep lines of communication open with your child!
Did you know that today is Psychotherapy Day? In our opinion, therapy should be celebrated because it can benefit all people, regardless of age, race, or gender. Psychotherapy allows you to better explore your inner workings while improving overall daily functioning. Mental illness is a real concern in everyday life, and today we celebrate the importance of reaching out and getting help to develop the best version of you!
Lack of communication is often a leading cause of declining relationships. When trying to communicate with a significant other, try to utilize, "I Statements" rather than, "You Statements." An I statement allows your significant other to understand your emotional response to a situation rather than simply placing blame. For example, rather than saying "you don't help out enough, you just expect me to clean everything for you," try "when you don't help out, I feel under appreciated and overwhelmed." This allows your partner to understand how their actions affect you and thus, can lead to a conversation about appropriate solutions to relationship concerns.
Depression is a common mental disorder that causes people to experience a depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration. It can effect many people and can manifest itself for many different reasons. The good news though, is that it can be treated with a number of different techniques. Things such as being more active or improving your diet can all help. | #counseling#centerforcoping#copingcounselors#longislandcounseling#Hickville#NassauCounty#LongIsland#SuffolkCounty
In this fast-paced world, we've adjusted to two untruths - 1. If it's broken, don't repair it. Simply purchase a new one. Damage cannot be worked with. 2. The easiest way is always the best. Mental health does not follow those rules and neither do we. After careful evaluation, our professional will consider the best treatment plan for you or your child. The approach may include private sessions, family or group sessions, play therapy, biofeedback, relaxation techniques, or any combination of services. If you have questions about any of the issues you are dealing with, you may want to take advantage of a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Coping Counselors. Simply call us at (516) 822-3131 and help you find the gold in you.