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4 Common Types of Depression Feb 16th, 2021

Depression is one of the most debilitating mental health issues a person can experience, yet it often goes untreated and undiagnosed. Overall, more than 7% of Americans report regularly feeling depressed; among younger people, that rate climbs to almost 13%. Recent data shows the number of Americans suffering from depression...

Overcome With Self-Doubt? Consider Counseling Jan 12th, 2021

If your mind keeps scrolling with negative thought processes and you’re plagued with self-doubt, you’re not alone. Self-doubt — defined as confusion about your accomplishments, abilities, and competence — is normal and quite common. It’s also one of the top reasons people in Denver, Colorado, seek self-improvement counseling from dedicated...

Relationship Counseling: Why You Shouldn't Put It Off Dec 7th, 2020

Even the best of relationships can be difficult sometimes. The normal stresses of daily life can impact your conversations with others and cause little things to be taken out of context or get blown out of proportion.  Whether you want to improve how you relate to your significant other, a...

How to Manage Social Anxiety through the Holidays Nov 11th, 2020

For many people, the holidays are a time of festivities, family, friends, and good cheer. However, if you suffer from social anxiety, you may be feeling tense about the holiday celebrations that span from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.  At Flux Psychology in Denver, Colorado, mental health expert Andrea Liner, PsyD,...

Be Your Best Self Through Self-Improvement Counseling Oct 5th, 2020

For all of your many accomplishments and high-quality relationships, you’re the type of person who feels like you could achieve more or enhance your overall happiness through self-improvement. This is normal. In fact, one study revealed that 60% of participants thought they could make the world better by making themselves...

5 Tips for Managing Stress Sep 2nd, 2020

The Global Organization for Stress reports that 75% of Americans admit that they have been extremely stressed in the last 30 days. According to The American Institute of Stress, 77% of U.S. adults say stress impacts their physical health and interrupts their productivity.  At Flux Psychology in Denver, Colorado, licensed...

Understanding Imposter Syndrome Aug 10th, 2020

If you regularly struggle to feel worthy of your accomplishments or often try to downplay your achievements because you don’t feel like you deserve the credit, you may be suffering from imposter syndrome. Many people who experience this feeling fear that others think of them as a fraud. If this...

The 5 Stages of Grief and How to Get Through Them Jul 29th, 2020

Grief comes in many forms and for many different reasons — from the death of a loved one to the ending of a relationship. While everyone handles grief in their own way, there is a framework of emotions that many people travel through, and understanding how to navigate these stages...

What You Need To Know About Relationship Counseling Jun 29th, 2020

By our very nature, humans are social animals who thrive on connection. Whether it’s a family unit, a nationality, or simply a group of like-minded people, relationships are critical to how we make our way in the world. When relationships go awry, however, the effects can be devastating, which is...

What to Do When Your Anxiety Becomes Debilitating May 3rd, 2020

You wake in the morning and enjoy those few moments of calm before your anxiety begins to kick in. All too soon, you’re left feeling inexplicably apprehensive, at best, and paralyzed by impending doom, at worst. In either case, anxiety has hijacked your day before you even get out of...

Understanding Psychotherapy Apr 30th, 2020

Nearly one in five Americans struggles with mental illness, which includes mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders. While each person’s mental health issue benefits from a unique set of treatment protocols, most rely on a foundation of comprehensive psychotherapy, also called talk therapy. In fact, 75% of those who undergo some...

How Untreated Depression Can Harm Your Physical Health Mar 18th, 2020

While depression is among the most common mental disorders, the effects this condition can have on your physical health are also well-documented. In fact, depression is closely tied to chronic pain, with one often begetting the other, sending people into a vicious cycle of mental and physical health issues. Here...

Therapy 101: Who benefits from therapy? Jul 12th, 2018

Who benefits from therapy?   (For the sake of this article, I will be using “therapist” and “psychologist” interchangeably; however, it is important to note that there are other mental health fields such as counseling and social work. It is also important to note that not everyone who refers to...

Therapy 101: How to find a therapist Jul 12th, 2018

How to choose a therapist?   You’ve already made the important decision to start therapy. But what next? It can seem like a daunting task to choose someone with whom to share your inner most world. In my experience, it comes down to three general categories: logistics, credentials, and goodness...

Therapy 101: What to expect in a first therapy session Jul 12th, 2018

So you’ve made the decision to start therapy, you’ve found a qualified therapist who meets your initial parameters, and you’ve scheduled your first appointment. First of all, congratulations! This can be the hardest part of the process and the decision to commit to therapy can take a lot of courage....