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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
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