Our primary mission is to empower our clients to take control of challenging/ difficult areas in their lives through the use of skill-based, present-focused, goal-oriented, and scientifically-proven treatments.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attention. Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness, and involve excessive fear or anxiety. Anxiety refers to anticipation of a future concern and is more associated with muscle tension and avoidance behavior. Fear is an emotional response to an immediate threat and is more associated with a fight or flight reaction – either staying to fight or leaving to escape danger. Anxiety disorders can cause people into try to avoid situations that trigger or worsen their symptoms. There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder and separation anxiety disorder.

The good news is that anxiety disorders are very treatable! Specific treatment protocols have been designed and supported by several clinical trials cited in psychological literature. Anxiety disorders are best treated with various forms of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which typically include some form of exposure. Cognitive-Behavioral models used at CHH include Cognitive Therapy (CT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Exposure and Response Prevention (EXRP).

 

 

Making New Year’s Resolutions that support your mental health.

Making New Year’s Resolutions that support your mental health.

So you want to set a New Year’s Resolution. How can you create goals that are good for your mental health and achievable? First, we have to confess: we are not avid fans of resolutions. Resolutions have a reputation for being unhealthy for a reason. They are often sweeping statements, often centered around weight loss,… […]

Can’t Concentrate? Why We’re Experiencing Brain Fog and What to Do About It

Can’t Concentrate? Why We’re Experiencing Brain Fog and What to Do About It

Are you having trouble focusing or thinking as strategically or clearly as you would like to? Do you constantly find yourself looking for your keys or forgetting where you put your mask? It’s possible you’re experiencing “brain fog,” and you’re not alone. Increased cortisol, screentime, global anxiety and stress combined with high stakes of a… […]

Self care: what it really is & why you need it

Self care: what it really is & why you need it

“Just do some self care!” is advice you might hear a lot, but we would never give – and here’s why. There are so many misconceptions about self care. In the US, we so often glorify busy-ness and it can be hard to fit in something we perceive as self-indulgent to that schedule. Self care… […]

Insert Yourself: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort to Reach Your Goals

Insert Yourself: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort to Reach Your Goals

Years ago, I was sitting with a mom and her daughter discussing how anxiety can limit opportunity, and the mom said to her, “You have to insert yourself.” It’s a simple statement, but it’s stuck with me because so often, women don’t! Whether it’s a job opportunity, a date, or an event, women frequently stay… […]

Mirrors, memory, and Why Body Checking Doesn’t Work

Mirrors, memory, and Why Body Checking Doesn’t Work

Why is checking the mirror for weight gain inaccurate and unhelpful for people struggling with body image? This can be answered with one word, spiders. Well maybe not spiders exactly, but the research that has been done on people who are fearful of spiders can tell us a lot about what how we see what… […]

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Ardmore, PA 19003

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