I was thinking about counseling office decor and was reminded of one of my first counseling offices. It was once the utility room located just off the back porch of an old house that had been converted into an office. There wasn’t much insulation and the furniture likely came from some abandoned building someplace. I […]
Diet and nutrition are important components of a healthy lifestyle. We don’t talk about them much in counseling because we focus primarily on thoughts, emotions, and their impact on behavior. I think we’re missing an important opportunity to address the physical component of recovery from addiction, depression, anxiety, and any number of other common disorders. […]
Around a year ago, I made a decision to leave my job as a Clinical Director in Tulsa and start a private counseling practice in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. I left Okmulgee around 10 years ago to complete my college education and gain experience in the counseling field. I have established a comfortable life with quality social connections in the […]
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Medication Assisted Treatment Science has developed a number of medications to help in the treatment of people addicted to opiates. Methadone has been around for years and probably has the most research supporting its use, safety, and effectiveness. It also has the most stigma; a stigma enhanced by the heavy regulation and rules regarding its use.
We all have things from our past that we probably regret having done, said or experiencing. Perhaps we regret not doing something that we should have done. Unfortunately, the effects of painful memories can cause serious problems.
Here’s an interesting blog post from Psychology Today on ADHD. I’m not sure I agree with all the conclusions in the post but there is definitely something to be said for the French approach. One of the most significant differences is the approach to treatment, with medication being the preferred method in the United States. I believe […]