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).

 

 

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… […]

Why We Need Continued Conversation About Sexual Misconduct

Why We Need Continued Conversation About Sexual Misconduct

  In lieu of the recent current events regarding the entertainment industry and sexual assault, some of us might be wondering, “Why are we hearing so much about this lately?” or “Why is this a big deal?” Admitting that you are confused about why this is, in fact, a big deal this is not necessarily… […]

Things Are Not Always What They Seem

Things Are Not Always What They Seem

How selective perception and cognitive dissonance attribute to low self-esteem Often when mental health is discussed, the concept of self-esteem is also part of the conversation and for good reason.  The vast majority of articles published on self-esteem argue that high self-esteem is positively correlated with psychological well-being. However, we don’t need a research article… […]

Understanding OCD: The 5 Aspects We Never Talk About

Understanding OCD: The 5 Aspects We Never Talk About

Have you ever experienced thoughts that seem very strange or out of the ordinary? What about thoughts that you know are illogical yet still produce distress when they pop in your mind? Aside from being strange, do these thoughts ever scare you? Do they ever make you wonder if you are a horrible, dangerous person?… […]

Why Perfectionism Is Less Than Perfect

Why Perfectionism Is Less Than Perfect

When does trying to do your best become problematic? Whether we are talking about young students in academics or professionals in burgeoning careers, high achieving people often self-identify as perfectionists. There is a blurry line that separates unhealthy perfectionism from striving for excellence. These are the top 5 ways you can spot unhealthy perfectionism in… […]

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63 West Lancaster Avenue
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Ardmore, PA 19003

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