Why We Are Hard-Wired To Worry, and What We Can Do To Calm Down A new season brings both hopes and anxieties. We want things to be better for ourselves and the people we love, but worry that they won’t be, and imagine some of
It’s Not Impossible to Change Behaviors
Changing behaviors is no doubt a difficult task. Have you ever set a new year’s intention and couldn’t make it permanently stick? Maybe you had some success, only to find yourself going back to those same old behaviors? You are not alone. People are constantly looking for ways to alter unwanted behaviors- everything from diets to relationships. Whatever it may be, if you want to make a change for the long term it is more than just will power alone. Think about it like this – if you are right handed and now you want to be left handed what would your game plan be? Would you do everything with your left hand? How long could you keep that up before you got frustrated and stopped trying? This all or nothing mentality can really disrupt the change flow. Sure, learning to write with your left hand may be much more difficult than trying a new diet or shifting unwanted patterns, but the same principles can be applied. It takes time, effort, insight and a plan to make real life long change. Many people find it helpful to work with a specialist in order to really explore negative patterns and set realistic and evidence-based positive change goals. At AMR Mental Health Therapy, we are trained specialists in behavioral psychology. We can help identify the behaviors that are not working, find behaviors to replace those, and create a treatment plan to make the changes possible. Reach out to learn more.
Understanding Gender Fluidity Our understanding of “reality” is formed by consensus models, agreements, and traditions, but many such models contain internal contradictions or irreconcilable, opposing variables. Such a model is also seen in human sexuality, as it is still common for people to understand sexual
Peer Counseling for Queer Men with AMR Therapy What is peer counseling and why is it particularly important for queer men? Queer men are always operating along a behavioral and emotional spectrum: Am I different? How am I different? Why am I different? These questions
Yes, CBT Can Help Reduce Anxiety in 10 Therapy Sessions Anxiety is a common emotion that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. Over the last year, anxiety had increased by 20 percent, impacting millions of Americans. It can be caused by many things
It’s Gay Pride Season: Time to Reflect on Identity and Health June is Pride month, though we see actual celebrations of the queer community from Spring through Autumn. The community comes together to reflect on the impact queer people have had in society and to
When My Life Came Apart, I Struggled to Find Therapy At 14 years old, I hated who and what I was. With barely one foot in adolescence, I had already marched through miles of hell. In San Diego, my hometown, I had been beaten, sexually abused