At some time or another, we all experience grief. Grief is a natural reaction to a loss: death of a loved one, loss of a job, sometimes even a lost election. Yet despite the fact that we all go through it, no one’s experience of grief is the same as anyone else’s. Grieving is a unique process that’s extremely variable in its intensity, persistence and expression depending upon the person going … [Read more...] about Who Needs Grief Counseling?
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein Finally graduating from high school, college, or grad school after years of hard work, all-night study sessions, and unforgettable parties, marrying the love of your life, losing the love of your life, moving across country to a strange new city, earning a promotion at work, preparing for retirement, … [Read more...] about Life Transition Counseling
Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. Some anxiety can even be a good thing, empowering us to perform at a high level in situations that demand our best. But how much anxiety is too much? When have we crossed the line between helpful and harmful? Everyone is different, so the capacity to handle anxiety varies from person to person. Nonetheless, certain behaviors and symptoms can be … [Read more...] about How Much Anxiety is Too Much?
Everyone feels down once in a while. Those who’ve experienced depression, however, can attest it’s a very different experience from your average case of the blues. Depression afflicts as many as three million Americans each year, but just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s not a serious mood disorder. Symptoms vary widely, but may include persistent sad or empty feelings, feelings of … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Seeking Therapy for Depression is Admirable
Like many, it’s possible you never imagined entering couples therapy. Taking this step can often feel difficult and humbling, but it’s important to remember you’re not alone. Plenty of couples decide therapy is right for them for a variety of reasons. As a long-time provider of Northeast Philadelphia marriage therapy, Dr. Gene Devers has walked with many couples as they seek to repair or … [Read more...] about When Should You Pursue Couples Therapy?