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).

 

 

Supporting a loved one in recovery during the holiday

Supporting a loved one in recovery during the holiday

Holidays can be a time of high stress: routines are disrupted, extended family is often together, and there can be heightened expectations about socializing during and after big meals. This holiday season, we want to provide resources to all people who are supporting their loved ones through eating disorder recovery. It’s not just those going… […]

Setting yourself up for success during the holiday season

Setting yourself up for success during the holiday season

Written by Amanda Turco, Therapist The holidays are fast approaching, which comes with both excitement and for many, some (or a lot of) anxiety. Holidays are centered around food, celebration, and family and friends. For those struggling, it can also be a time centered around a change in routine, triggers, and intrusive thoughts. You may… […]

Magical Thinking OCD

Magical Thinking OCD

Written by Paulina Syracuse, Advanced Doctoral Extern Scene 1: You’re taking a walk with your loved one when, all of the sudden, you have a thought of your loved one getting into an accident and dying. Your anxiety and fear spikes at the thought and possibility of this terrible event occurring. To reduce this anxiety,… […]

Trusting yourself in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trusting yourself in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Written by Amanda Turco, Therapist Our practice uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidenced based model of treatment that has been studied and proven to be effective in treating many mental health diagnoses. With the mindset that therapy should not be a forever thing, we want to provide you with the skills you need to… […]

Eating disorders and the pandemic

Eating disorders and the pandemic

By Amanda Turco, Therapist As I reflect on the past year and the clients that have come to work with me, I can’t help but notice a trend. “When did you start noticing this become a problem?” I ask. “During the pandemic” is the most frequent answer. The pandemic has caused all types of mental… […]

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Ardmore, PA 19003

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