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How Genetics Contribute to Substance Abuse

Your parents, aunts, or uncles drank or did drugs. Now you abuse drugs and alcohol, too. Is substance abuse a learned behavior? Or a condition you inherit? It’s actually a little of both.

Sep 10th, 2020
Combat Negative Thinking with Cognitive Therapy

The world is messed up. You’re a failure. Everyone’s out for themselves. If you’re caught in a trap of negative thinking like that, you have false beliefs that reduce your enjoyment of life. Cognitive therapy helps switch that around.

Aug 13th, 2020
How We Can Help You Manage and Treat Your Anxiety

Feeling anxious is a normal response to troubling or uncertain times. If your anxiety persists, however, it becomes a trouble, too. Despite what’s happening in the world or in your life, you don't have to feel overwhelmed by fear. You can get help.

Jul 14th, 2020
Dealing with Trauma Caused by Sexual Abuse

Whether you were a child when it happened or whether it happened this morning, sexual abuse is a traumatic event that can affect every aspect of your life for years or decades. How do you cope with the aftermath of an act you never wanted?

Jun 22nd, 2020
Understanding EMDR Therapy for Trauma

You’ve heard that a new therapy called “eye movement desensitization and reprocessing” (EMDR) helps you process trauma without spending years in an analyst’s chair. What is EMDR? How does it work? And is it really as fast as everyone claims?

May 12th, 2020
Unfaithful Spouse? Couples Counseling Can Help

You always swore that if you got cheated on, you’d leave. Immediately. But now the worst has happened, and you wonder whether it’s better to leave or stay and repair the relationship? Couples’ counseling helps you answer those questions and more.

Apr 21st, 2020
Do You Need Professional Help for an Eating Disorder?

You like to stay slim and trim. However, if you’re eating in secret or vomiting to undo a binge, you have an eating disorder. Is willpower enough to develop a healthy relationship with food, or do you need a helping hand?

Mar 2nd, 2020
Want to Be Happier? Learn to Let Go!

Anthony Freire, Clinical Director of the Soho Center for Mental Health Counseling in New York City, speaks to the Huffington Post about how to be Happier by letting some things go.

Feb 25th, 2020
Signs You May Have OCD

“I’m so OCD!” folks exclaim when they obsess over details, make extensive plans, or go overboard with keeping their spaces clean and tidy. But OCD isn’t obsessing about cleanliness or organization. It’s a serious, disruptive thought disorder.

Jan 31st, 2020
The Benefits of Couples Counseling

Good communication is the hallmark of a successful relationship. But, these days, you and your significant other aren’t communicating well at all. Whether you’re fighting, or feeling distant or neglected, you could benefit from couples counseling.

Jan 1st, 2020
Myths and Facts About PTSD

You’ve heard about PTSD for years, but that’s a condition that only applies to veterans, right? And if you don’t have flashbacks, then you don’t have PTSD … or so you’ve heard. Both of those statements are myths. Get the facts about PTSD right here.

Dec 1st, 2019
Living With Bipolar Disorder

When you receive a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, you finally understand why you’ve experienced so many highs and lows. Although you may be distressed to realize you have a disease, you can learn to manage your symptoms and live a rich, full life.

Nov 1st, 2019
5 Grief Coping Tips in the Wake Of Unexpected Loss

The unexpected death of someone who’s important to you, or losing something you valued triggers an intense emotion called grief. Grief is a normal response to loss, but sometimes grief’s intensity threatens your wellbeing. Here’s how to cope.

Oct 1st, 2019
Here's How Stress Affects Your Mental Health

New York City is one of the most exciting places on earth. But excitement, like other aspects of modern life, can be stressful. Here’s how to tell if stress is affecting your mental health.

Sep 1st, 2019
How Does Anger Management Combat Aggression?

Your anger is out of control, and you know it. Even small frustrations — like getting cut off in traffic — send you into a rage. You’re thinking about anger management therapy, but you aren’t sure it can combat your level of aggression. It can.

Aug 1st, 2019
Leading a Healthy Sex Life in the Wake of Sexual Abuse

If you were ever sexually abused — either as a child or an adult — physical intimacy may trigger unpleasant memories and intense emotions, such as anger and fear. Recovering from abuse and reclaiming your sexuality take time, but you can do it.

Jul 10th, 2019
Learn to Look for Early Signs of Disturbing Eating Behaviors

Your loved one’s suddenly changed their diet or meal habits. Does this mean that they’re taking control of their health? Or that they’ve developed an eating disorder? Learn the early signs of eating disorders, so they can get the help they need.

Jun 21st, 2019
The Benefits of Seeking Help If You Have PTSD

Nightmares, flashbacks, and a feeling that you aren’t safe are hallmarks of a psychiatric disorder known as PTSD. Cutting-edge therapies, such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), help you leave PTSD in the past where it belongs.

Apr 15th, 2019
Understanding OCD and How it Can Affect Your Daily Life

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is more than copious hand washing or worrying about things that are unlikely to happen. Not having control of your thoughts and actions due to OCD may interfere with your routine and diminish your quality of life.

Mar 1st, 2019
4 Steps Toward Healing Negative Childhood Experiences

Sentiments around childhood tend to revolve around images of innocence and bliss. Unfortunately, for a large number of women and men in the U.S., childhood was anything but blissful. If you had a negative childhood, how do you heal as an adult?

Feb 1st, 2019
Why Women are More Prone to Depression

The bad news is, women are about twice as likely to be diagnosed with clinical depression than men are. The good news is, they’re more likely to seek treatment and feel better, too.

Jan 16th, 2019
Problem Drinking vs. Alcoholism: Understanding the Difference

You find yourself reaching for a drink even when you know you’ve had too many, and even though you know it could make you miss school or work the next day. You start to wonder: Am I an alcoholic? Or just a “problem” drinker? Is there a difference?

Nov 19th, 2018
When Does Anxiety Warrant Professional Help?

Anxiety disorders may be the most common form of mental illness, but they’re also highly treatable. If you often feel worried, fearful, or anxious, here’s how to tell if you need professional help.

Oct 29th, 2018

Things to Let go of to be Happier - a few words of wisdom from Anthony Freire, the clinical Director of The Soho Center for Mental Health Counseling, located in Manhattan.

Mar 16th, 2020
Grieving at the Holidays - How to help someone Cope

Anthony Freire, Clinical Director at The Soho Center for Mental Health Counseling in Manhattan, New York discusses ways in which we can help those who are grieving the loss of a loved one during the Holidays.

Nov 22nd, 2019

Anthony Freire, Clinical Director at The Soho Center for Mental Health Counseling in Manhattan, speaks to the Huffington Post about Nightmares and what they really mean.

Nov 22nd, 2019
Why Your Overall Health is Dependent on Sleep

This article discusses the important of sleep and how sleep issues and disorders can impact your emotional and physical health. Here at The Soho Center for Mental Health Counseling, in New York City, we work with clients to improve sleep hygiene.

Sep 13th, 2019