Our national understanding of PTSD began near the end of World War I with the term “shell shock.” It only referred to soldiers who had been near explosions, but the definition began to expand when other soldiers were seen with similar symptoms. It wasn’t until the 1980s that the modern conception of PTSD was first established. As we learn more about how the human body and mind respond to stress … [Read more...] about Complex Post Traumatic Stress – Who is Affected by PTSD?
The holiday season encourages togetherness, warmth, and celebration. Unfortunately, the holiday season can also go alongside business, stress, and seasonal depression. If you are looking for ways to manage stress during the holidays, Philly Family Life Counseling has a shortlist of tips to help this season stay joyful. Stress & Depression During the Holiday Season Feeling sad or anxious … [Read more...] about Maintaining Mental Health During the Holidays
Trauma informed therapy takes the whole person into consideration. It recognizes the long reaching effects of a traumatic experience designs individualized paths to recovery. According to SAMHSA, good trauma informed mental healthcare provider will “recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma” and “actively resist re-traumatization.” This allows patients to receive the care they need in a … [Read more...] about Seeking Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Therapy
Philly Family Life Counseling is proud to staff licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) experienced in working with couples and families and who are clinical members of the American Association of Marriage Therapists (AAMFT). Marriage counseling and couples therapy is one of the most beneficial investments a couple can make. It focuses on both your individual and relational health so that you can … [Read more...] about FAQs Answered by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
There are many reasons that people choose to seek therapy. Whether it’s due to depression, anxiety, coping with loss, or resolving relational conflicts, it is a very personal decision and often a monumental step towards growth. This makes choosing a therapist the next important step. This may sometimes be a lengthy process, but finding the right therapist can play a critical role in your … [Read more...] about Our Guide to Choosing a Therapist
An investment in your mental health is an investment in your present and your future. If you’ve made the decision to participate in therapy, you already know this. But deciding to get therapy and actually finding the right practice for you isn’t always that simple. There are many factors to consider including cost. Thankfully, Philadelphia Family Life Counseling LLC provides affordable therapy in … [Read more...] about Affordable Therapy in Philadelphia