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The healing power of storytelling

November 18, 2022 | Written by Amye Archer

Therapy has long been a place to share stories, but some types of therapy center reading and writing them, too. Learn how they work and how they can help.

A little horror goes a long way

October 27, 2022 | Written by Amye Archer

Horror films are fun for some and nightmare fuel for others. Phobia expert Kevin Chapman, PhD, weighs in on whether manufactured fear can cause actual harm.

Burnout and the body

September 30, 2022 | Published by Psychotherapy Networker

Self-care is often touted as the cure for personal and professional burnout. But health expert Emily Nagoski, PhD, argues that love is a more powerful response.

The polyvagal theory 

April 27, 2022 | Written by therapist.com team

Polyvagal theory shows how the nervous system responds to stress and offers insight into the mind-body connection. Learn how this theory is used in therapy.

Menstrual cycle and mental health: PMS, periods, and menopause

January 13, 2022 | Written by therapist.com team

The fluctuating hormones and other changes associated with your period and menopause can affect both your physical and mental health.

Exercise and mental health

January 13, 2022 | Written by therapist.com team

Exercise can have a positive effect on a person’s mental health, elevate mood, and reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress.

Sleep hygiene: How to get better sleep

January 1, 2022 | Written by therapist.com team

Trouble sleeping is a common concern that can greatly affect your health and quality of life. A sleep therapist can help you treat insomnia for better sleep.

Dementia: Signs, types, causes, treatment

December 3, 2021 | Written by therapist.com team

Dementia is a group of neurologic symptoms characterized by a steady decline in cognitive functioning. Learn about the different types of dementia and how to...

Why do we dream?

November 4, 2021 | Written by Elise Burley

There’s a lot that scientists don’t know about sleep and why we dream. Here’s what they do know, and what you can do to have more pleasant dreams.

Neurodivergent, neurodiversity, and neurotypical meanings

October 7, 2021 | Written by therapist.com team

Learn what it means to be neurodivergent, symptoms of neurodivergence, what neurotypical means, and why neurodiversity is important.

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