Mental Health Parity

The vast majority of Americans are unfamiliar with new benefits created by the federal mental health parity law, according to a new survey conducted by the American Psychological Association.  The poll found that 89 percent of those surveyed were not familiar with the law, which was passed in 2008 and mandated equal coverage for mental.. read more →

How is Depression Detected and Treated?

Depression, even the most severe cases, is a highly treatable disorder. As with many illnesses, the earlier that treatment can begin, the more effective it is and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented. The first step to getting appropriate treatment is to visit a doctor. Certain medications, and some medical conditions such.. read more →

What Really Happens in Psychotherapy?

Often times we are not aware of our thoughts and our feelings, let alone aware of how those thoughts and feeling are impacting our behavior.  Three of areas of our inner life that we need to understand and monitor are: Thoughts and feelings Levels of anxiety Defenses Thoughts and feelings are often difficult to detect,.. read more →