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A new addition to the family brings with it lots of changes. New parents experience a myriad of emotions in the first weeks of their new infant’s life. While a birth is anticipated over a long period and every couple expects it to be a joyful and uplifting experience, it also can create some changes that are unanticipated. New parents expect to be sleep deprived and to have some challenges with breastfeeding, schedules, and trying to figure out what their baby needs. However, unanticipated emotional responses may also come up for new parents. Depression is the often unanticipated response that can happen due to the birth of a child. Read the rest of this entry »
So what is Health Anxiety?
Most people have felt anxious about their health or the health of a loved one at some point in their lives. When faced with a health situation it is normal to feel some anxiety, such as when you are waiting for the results of a biopsy or your friend may have just been diagnosed with a serious illness. It is natural to feel anxious and upset in these situations. Read the rest of this entry »
This week, Breakthrough provider and author, Arlene Unger, shares Part 1 of her series on internet counseling in the new millennium. This week she helps us understand the recent studies on the effectiveness of video counseling and also clarifies who is a great candidate for online therapy.—