Tag Archives: mood disorders

How cognitive behavioral therapy can benefit you

Therapists use a variety of approaches to the therapy process. One of the most common is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is a general term referring to a type of therapy grounded in the idea that a person’s perception of life influences their quality of life – and that perception can be changed positively, which … Continue reading How cognitive behavioral therapy can benefit you

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Sunshine is an effective mood-lifter – most of us notice that a sunny day makes it easier to be cheerful, while grey days can contribute to a gloomy mood. It’s normal for the weather to have an effect on your mood, but in some people, this is a deeper problem called Seasonal Affective Disorder, which … Continue reading Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Prevention Week: Stopping a Problem Before It Starts

  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) has designated May 13-19 as Prevention Week, with the theme of “Action Today. Healthier Tomorrow.” This national observance is dedicated to helping people understand more about substance use prevention and positive mental health. At Westmont Family Counseling Ministries, we help people of all ages who … Continue reading Prevention Week: Stopping a Problem Before It Starts