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
Why We Need Inclusive Mental Health
Inclusive therapy is, simply put, the idea (and practice) that all people, regardless of their gender, abilities, orientation, age, minority status, religion….everyone…should have access to competent, quality mental health care. How a person identifies is an irrelevant consideration when we talk about inclusiveness. Those other issues may be what is discussed in therapy, but we all deserve access.
Inclusive therapy is important for a variety of reasons, with the overriding concern being to offer mental health services to individuals and communities who have traditionally been frozen out of such care. In the past, there have indeed been some biases and less-than-affirming approaches to mental health care, and therapists themselves are not immune to prejudices and attitudes they may have grown up with.
Today, there is both acknowledgment of this and vigorous, successful work to correct these past injustices. Therapists who are inclusive are sensitive to these issues and have, in both their training and practice, taken approaches that affirm everyone and seek to address those person’s individual issues. They recognize the absolute need to understand the communities in which they advertise their services, and to have skills necessary to counsel them.
So, the need is apparent. When you seek therapy from AMR therapy, you can be assured that your therapist will be quite familiar with the issues seen in your community, and which you deal individually. This fosters trust, openness and, ultimately a real chance for attaining your goals
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