Veterans and Mental Health

Just in time for Memorial Day, we at Therapy Hive, and mental health professionals across our nation, are discussing what more we can do to protect and provide for veterans mental health.  The statistics for veterans are staggering.  30% of current active duty and reserve military personnel who are deployed have active mental health conditions Read More…

How To Treat Anxiety

Most of us have had experiences and periods of time where we have felt anxiety.  The anticipation of something we are dreading or looking forward to, the unease of a new situation, or the feeling of being not-quite-safe in an unfamiliar environment.  In a clinical mental health definition, an anxiety disorder is when the temporary Read More…

Psychedelic Treatment for Mental Health

A new frontier is emerging in mental health care, and it is surprising for professionals and lay-people alike.  Researchers and practitioners are turning to treatments such as “psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy,” or PAP, to enhance the effectiveness of some of the more traditional treatment approaches, such as talk therapy.  This treatment is particularly intriguing to those who Read More…

How To Choose A Therapist

The process of deciding to go to therapy is worthy of a blog post in itself.  There are estimates that a potential client will visit a website or listing of a therapist approximately 8 times before deciding to schedule. In the space between each website visit, there are stressors, relationships, circumstances, and difficulties that continue Read More…

How To Set Achievable Goals

Goals are a part of defining success.  Because the concept of success is so highly personal, goals are a better marker of success than comparison.  For example, a person whose goal it is to achieve work life balance, when compared to a person whose goal it is to climb the corporate ladder – if we Read More…

Treatment Guidelines for Transgender Individuals

Historically, the mental health and medical communities have not always had the best understanding of transgender and gender diverse health care and mental health needs – nor the best intentions in caring for those who are not cis-gender.  Thankfully, research, understanding, and humanity have evolved into a growing de-stigmatization of gender diversity.  Internationally, movement is being Read More…

Maintaining Friendship Through Life Stages

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford. Friendships, a foundational marker of health and wellness, can be hard to define and quantify.  These relationships, forged through commonalities and shared experiences, are not biological links – yet they shape our lives in powerful ways.  Some friends may Read More…

All About Grief and Bereavement

One of the things Therapy Hive is known for is our high quality, interactive, and free continuing education series.  In a few short weeks, Therapy Hive member Bryna Talamantez, LMFT, will be presenting on Grief Across the Lifespan.  This topic is incredibly valuable, as grief is a near universal experience, an inevitable part of being Read More…

Can You Make Your Child Smarter?

At this point, you’ve likely heard the scandal involving celebrities and others in elite class involved in a college admission process that fabricated test scores and extracurriculars to get unaware offspring into programs and schools they might not otherwise have been offered admission into.  While enough has been reported on this scandal, there is a Read More…