The painful effects of emotional abuse may not appear obvious to the outside world but they are very real. Emotional abuse is insidious in this way. It can hide under the guise of friendship, a romantic relationship, family, or boss. If you are seeking emotional abuse counseling, PFLC is here to support you as you process your experiences and guide you towards a fulfilling life. Understanding … [Read more...] about How does Emotional Abuse Counseling Help?
Choosing to separate from your spouse or partner can be one of the most difficult and complicated decisions of your relationship. Separation counseling invites a licensed therapist to walk alongside both of you during this time of life. Your counseling sessions can take place individually, together, or a mix of both. Every couple's journey through separation is different and Philly Family Life … [Read more...] about When is the Right Time for Separation Counseling?
New year, new mental health goals; new tools to thrive. January is a great time to reflect upon the previous year and envision your goals for the upcoming one. New adventures may be waiting around the next corner! “Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” Let Dr. Devers help you write your adventure story for 2019. 5 Things You Can Do To Start Your New Year … [Read more...] about Writing Your Next Adventure
When someone suffers from PTSD, they can experience restless sleep, anxiety attacks, and depression. PTSD is also associated with isolationist behavior and emotional detachment. For friends, family, and romantic partners, it can be difficult to know how to help a loved one with post traumatic stress disorder. It can be especially difficult if you knew this person before the onset of their PTSD … [Read more...] about How To Help Someone With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Sometimes it is difficult to know whether family therapy or individual therapy is the best option for your situation. While some struggles seem to clearly require one or the other, it’s not always that simple. Every situation is unique and the caring therapists at PFLC are here to tailor your counseling experience to your personal needs. Family Therapy, Individual Therapy, or a Mix of … [Read more...] about Family Therapy vs. Individual Therapy: Which Should I Try?
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?