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The Many Benefits of Couples Counseling

The last thing you want is a failed relationship. Whether you’re still in the blush of new love or you’re encountering your first — or hundredth — bump in the road, couples counseling helps your relationship grow and deepen.

Oct 7th, 2021
A Closer Look at Recovery from Substance Abuse

You know you need to get your substance use under control. But you aren’t sure you can do it. What will life look like and feel like when you stop self-medicating with recreational drugs, alcohol, food, or other substances? Here’s a glimpse.

Sep 12th, 2021
The Lesser-Known Symptoms of Depression

You aren’t depressed, you insist. You’re just ticked off. Or you can’t focus. Or you’re sleepy all the time. Those traits, and others, are some of the lesser known symptoms of depression. Depression can be treated. Treatment makes you feel better.

Aug 3rd, 2021
Are You at Risk for Alcoholism?

A couple of drinks take the edge off your day. And maybe a couple more help keep your spirits high and the conversation flowing when you’re out with friends. You think you’re in control of your drinking. But are you?

Jul 7th, 2021
Eating Disorders in Men: Why Early Treatment Matters

The stereotypical view of eating disorders is that they affect teen girls, who have anorexia or bulimia. But eating disorders strike all ages and all genders. If you’re a man with an eating disorder, early treatment is essential. Here’s why.

Jun 9th, 2021
Signs Your Anger Is Out-of-Control

Anger is a normal human emotion that you may experience when a situation spirals out of your control. However, you feel angry most of the time. Or your anger is explosive. Is your anger normal? Or is it hurting you and others? Here’s how to tell.

May 3rd, 2021
Intergenerational Trauma: How Therapy Can Help

Traumatic incidents can affect your wellbeing, even if they didn’t take place in your own lifetime. If your parents or other progenitors were victims of rape, genocide, oppression, or abuse, you may suffer the aftereffects. You can get help.

Apr 1st, 2021
5 Reasons to Seek Couples Counseling

You’re madly in love. Or you’re not. In either case, you wonder if you and your partner could benefit from couples counseling. When is it time to seek outside help? Do you have to be in crisis?

Mar 1st, 2021
Getting Help for Your Anger

Your anger may feel like a normal extension of your personality. But if your anger disrupts your relationships and puts you at risk of committing violent acts, it’s working against you, not for you. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Feb 2nd, 2021
Understanding the Different Types of Depression

Depression is a serious mental illness that affects other aspects of your health, too. If you have any type of depression, you’re more at risk for dementia, heart disease, other life-threatening conditions, and suicide. All depression is treatable.

Jan 5th, 2021
How to Know if You Have an Eating Disorder

Just about everyone you know has some sort of diet or eating plan that others find “peculiar”: Paleo, vegan, keto, fasting. So, the fact that you’re super conscious about what — and when — you eat is absolutely normal, isn’t it? That depends.

Dec 6th, 2020
Why Couples Counseling Might Be Your Answer

You love your partner, but you’re wondering if you’re going to make it in the long haul. The more time you spend together, the more you seem to clash. Once upon a time, you were on the same page. What happened? How do you get back there?

Nov 5th, 2020
Do You Need Family Therapy?

Dealing with family — during any time or circumstance — can be a challenge. Individual needs sometimes conflict with one another. Communication styles differ. How do you preserve the peace and help your family thrive? Family therapy paves the way.

Oct 8th, 2020
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