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Why Black Teens Need Black Therapists

Therapy for black teens

I became a social worker for lots of reasons. Specifically, I wanted to be able to provide therapy for Black teens. Why? Because when I was a teen, Black figures I weren't related to meant a lot! They gave me guidance, support, hope, and a vision for the kind of successful, happy, healthy, and whole Black person -- Black woman...[ read more ]

10 Benefits of Therapy for Anxious Teens

Therapy for anxious teens can increase confidence

If you're considering therapy for your anxious teen, remember how hard it is to be a teenager. The teenage years are a time filled with many changes, where they're in the process of understanding themselves and their place in the world. Additionally, it's a journey filled with highs and lows, self-discovery, and personal growth. In a whirlwind of changes, challenges,...[ read more ]

The Perfectionism Depression Cycle and 10 Tips to Get Unstuck

The perfectionism-depression cycle can feel impossible to break free from, especially for people pleasers, over achievers, and other type A folks. Our Atlanta Therapists at Empower Counseling can help you identify the thinking patterns behind this and help you resolve them so you can get unstuck and feel confident.

The Perfectionism-Depression Cycle The perfectionism-depression cycle involves a series of interconnected stages: All-or-Nothing Thinking: Perfectionists hold the belief that anything worth doing must be done flawlessly. This rigid thinking pattern sets unrealistic standards and fosters a fear of failure. Insatiable Drive: Perfectionists obsess over flaws and setbacks, constantly striving for an unattainable ideal. This focus on imperfections erodes the satisfaction...[ read more ]

What is C-PTSD? Symptoms, Impact, and the Journey to Healing

what is c-ptsd?

More and more, people are talking about Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). In this article, we’ll answer “What is C-PTSD?” and explore its intricacies, including symptoms, impact on marginalized groups, examples of traumatic situations, and the path to healing. Get ready to embark on this enlightening journey together! What is C-PTSD: A Closer Look C-PTSD, or Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,...[ read more ]

The Transformative Power of EMDR Therapy for Complex PTSD

empower counseling treats complex ptsd with emdr therapy in Atlanta, Georgia

Life's Journey: Ups, Downs, and Lasting Impact Life is an unpredictable journey, with experiences that shape our minds and bodies. Some recover naturally, but others face complex PTSD—a condition resulting from ongoing trauma. It affects mental, emotional, and physical well-being, disrupting relationships. Understanding Complex PTSD Complex PTSD develops from repeated or prolonged exposure to trauma, such as childhood abuse, neglect,...[ read more ]

5 Things Strong Women are Tired of Hearing

A strong black woman smiles and considers therapy in Atlanta

Strong women earn the title when they've been through a lot of stuff in life. Often, when they take care of everything on their own, they're told, "you juggle everything so well!" Even when waves of hardships continued to hit, one after the other, they're told, “you’ll get past anything that comes your way!” On behalf of the strong women...[ read more ]

Not Just a Phase: Signs You May Have Adult ADHD

In the fast-paced world we live in today, it’s easy for anyone to become forgetful or get distracted. But for adults with ADHD, their difficulty maintaining attention negatively impacts their life in numerous ways. Problems begin to surface at work, in relationships, and at home. If you’re concerned you may have ADHD, here are some signs to look out for.Can’t...[ read more ]

Symptoms of Adult ADHD

A lot of discussion is given to childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But this behavioral issue greatly affects adults as well. While the exact cause of adult ADHD isn’t yet understood, recent research seems to indicate that genes and heredity, the foods we eat, and our environment play key roles.Symptoms of Adult ADHDMany adults who are eventually diagnosed with...[ read more ]

What is PTSD?

Post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that typically occurs after individuals have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a serious accident, natural disaster, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.In the past, PTSD went by different names. During and right after the years of World War 1, the term “shell shock” was often used....[ read more ]

How to Begin Healing After Personal Trauma

No one is ever prepared for a tragedy. In fact, most of us go through our lives believing that tragedies happen to other people.When people do experience a distressing or life-threatening event, such as a car accident, natural disaster, or terrorist attack, they often develop extreme anxiety or PTSD. Many develop ongoing problems with their personal relationships and their own self-esteem.Everyone deals with trauma in...[ read more ]





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