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Something’s wrong with my child and I don’t know what to do.

A sudden change in behavior or attitude may signal the need to consult with a therapist who specializes in working with children and adolescents. Significant life events or major changes in the routine of children and adolescents can halt healthy development. Our child therapists have years of experience, extra training, and a heart for kids...
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Help! My family is driving me crazy!

You’re not alone if every once in a while you would like to escape from the chaos of family life. However, we all need to come home eventually. The family counselors at Birmingham Anxiety and Trauma Therapy can help you reduce conflict, understand each other better, and foster closeness. They can help your family develop...
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Help, I’m a woman – I need a spa day!

Everyone knows that women and men are physically different. But few understand the unique social, cultural, and political pressures that women have faced over the centuries. Today, many women are plagued by impossible standards for them to be a caretaker, a provider, a nurturer – and do all of this while looking like a movie...
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Real men don’t go to therapy. (NOT TRUE!)

Many men have been able to achieve their goals faster and with more satisfaction with the help of a therapist. Common reasons that men come to therapy include: navigating emotions, work issues, anger, commitment, relationships, “Nice Guy Syndrome,” mother issues, sexual compulsions and behaviors, or because they new fathers. Navigating Emotions: Some men have difficult expressing...
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How Do We Know If Couples Counseling Will Benefit Us?

There is no such thing as a perfect relationship. When two people make a commitment to one another, they also bring their own history, values, and opinions into the union. Couples therapy helps couples (married or not) improve their relationship by giving them communication skills, problem-solving skills and helping them negotiate their differences. Many things...
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Can people other than veterans have PTSD?

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is seen in men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds. People respond to unexpected or prolonged trauma in different ways. While some are able to overcome the trauma, others relive the same memories over the course of weeks, months, or even years. This can take a severe toll and...
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What do I do if I think I’m depressed?

Clinical depression involves more than just “the blues”. While everyone gets sad from time to time, clinical depression is a serious disorder that affects more than 15 million Americans. Depression interferes with an individual’s ability to function from day to day. It can affect a person’s thoughts, mood, behavior, and physical health. Over half of...
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Am I Bipolar?

Figuring out whether someone is dealing with a bipolar disorder can be tricky – and should be left up to professionals. This is because many of the symptoms of bipolar mimic symptoms of other disorders. The person might have big mood swings, be depressed, or be moving around at warp speed. But there can be...
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I think I might have an anxiety problem…

Everybody worries or gets anxious from time to time – and the right amount of anxiety can even improve performance and focus. But when the worry and anxiety become excessive, it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can be the result of negative events or trauma, but it can also develop without...
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PTSD

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is seen in men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds. People respond to unexpected or prolonged trauma in different ways. While some are able to overcome the trauma, others relive the same memories over the course of weeks, months, or even years. This can take a severe toll and result...
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A Personalized Fit

You and your therapist will prioritize your needs and all of your options for addressing those needs. On size does NOT fit all....
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We Look At The Complete Person.

Together, we take a look at your life as a whole - family history, relationships, career path, home life, emotions, thought patterns, etc. This will involve your therapist asking you questions to clarify his/her understanding of your current quality of life....
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