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How Untreated Depression Can Harm Your Physical Health Jun 8th, 2020

At least 7% of adult Americans have experienced at least one major depressive disorder. The condition is common and, left untreated, depression’s effects are far-reaching. Depression can send people into a vicious cycle of mental and physical health issues. The practitioners at Nugent Family Counseling understand the widespread impact that...

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR SPOUSE Apr 24th, 2020

Most likely the person that needs to be reading this isn’t. You feel frustrated and discouraged. You’ve tried over and over to revamp your meals and create a consistent workout routine. Although you’ve made your goals known to your spouse, you seem to be fighting off not only your own...

CHILDREN AND THEIR THOUGHTS´╗┐ Apr 24th, 2020

If your child has a screen in their room, remove it. As a parent of five children, ages 9 – 23, I understand the temptation to occupy a child to allow for “me time.” Additionally, with the prolific use of technology in our lives, its second nature to grab a...

MARRIAGE HAPPINESS – NOT WHAT YOU THINK Apr 24th, 2020

STOP. Before you read another ‘research’, ‘study’ or ‘survey’ on marriage, ask your self these two questions. How do you define happiness? What does it mean to thrive in marriage? Recently read another “research” on what makes a great marriage. However, it made an important mistake I have see in...

TRANSITIONING BACK TO SCHOOL: EASY OR NOT Apr 24th, 2020

School is well underway for most of us. This transition back to school is not always the easiest. Young people have had the opportunity to stay up late, have free evenings, and spend time doing all the things they have wanted to do. Shifting the routine from going to bed...

HOLIDAY BLUES Apr 24th, 2020

It’s the holiday season! Times of cheer, gift giving, magic in the air and time spent with loves ones. This is “the happiest time of the year”, they say. The people in the commercials look oh so happy. Everyone is wishing each other a great holiday and sharing about their...

SELF-CARE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON Apr 24th, 2020

The holidays are a time thatcan be filled with excitement, good food, good friends, family, and laughter; It can also be a time that can be a great source of stress and worry. Whether it’s pertaining to long travel commutes, spending time with people you may struggle with emotionally, introducing a...

5 QUICK AND EASY STEPS FOR REDUCING STRESS Apr 24th, 2020

If you’re like me, most days you feel pulled in a million directions and forget to take a few minutes to slow down. None of us want to add more tasks to our already extensive to-do list. However, taking steps to reduce your stress doesn’t have to be stressful. Here...

WHY SHOULD I GO TO THERAPY? Apr 24th, 2020

First of all, what is therapy? Therapy is treatment intended to heal or relieve. Inthe scope of mental health, it is called psychotherapy. It’s where you talk with either a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other mental health provider in a safe, judgment-free zone. Therapy helps with a diverse set of mental health issues,...

A GROWING AUDIENCE FOR NEUROFEEDBACK Apr 24th, 2020

Research on neurofeedback has shown that it is very effective in reducing the symptoms of a range of mental health problems from anxiety and depression to ADHD, PTSD, TBI, and more. The list goes on! Neurofeedback is a non-invasive process that has been thoroughly researched for decades. It can even be used...

WHY NOT BE KIND? Apr 24th, 2020

Most are familiar with the story of a young man who was rushing to a job interview. As he was driving, a car merged in front of him at a slower speed. Upset because he would certainly be late, he honked and yelled obscenities at the other driver. Much to...

VAPING / E-CIGARETTES Apr 24th, 2020

What used to be considered a mostly harmless recreational activity (even marketed as much less harmful than cigarette smoking) is now revealed to be an addictive practice with physiological and mental effects, specifically among teens and young adults. We are just learning about some of the effects. Because the chemical additives in...

FINDING FREEDOM IN THE SEASON WITH THE “THREE P’S” Apr 24th, 2020

The holiday season in the U.S. is possibly the most taxing time on our collective mental health. In this society from November 1st until New Years, we go through a range of emotions, almost daily, leading up to a one-day event that leaves most of us drained, emotionally and physically spent,...

SLEEP HYGIENE Apr 24th, 2020

We all know hygiene is important, but what about sleep hygiene? Sleep health is just as important for our health as say, brushing our teeth. Lets look at some ways you might be able to improve your sleep hygiene so you can wake up ready to tackle the day: Go...