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Is it really possible to have “too much of a good thing”? For example, can you really be too healthy? Being too healthy is probably impossible, when you think about it. But obsessing about optimal health is certainly possible. This obsession or preoccupation with health, specifically with a healthy diet, is called orthorexia and, paradoxically, […]

By Rebecca Wilson, MS, Primary Therapist, The Ranch I’m not worthy. I’m not good enough. I am unlovable. Women who have survived childhood trauma often have many negative core beliefs. As very young children they may have been abused or neglected and the wounds and low self-esteem follow them into adolescence and adulthood. Some wounds […]

Depression treatments such as medications and psychotherapy have come a long way in the past few decades. However, they still don’t always work for everyone. If you are struggling to find a depression treatment that works for you, keep fighting by trying these alternative options.

Sex & Memory

August 9, 2017 Articles

Healthy sex is a gratifying experience in many ways and recent research shows that it may also make people smarter and improve their memory — especially among women under 30 and both men and women as they age. Why do sex and memory go hand-in-hand?

Antisocial personality disorder treatment can provide great benefits for those living with the challenges of the disorder. The name of the condition is slightly deceiving; antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) has nothing to do with a disinterest in hanging out with people. Instead, it is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual as “a pervasive pattern […]

By Alisha Irby, MS, Primary Therapist, Men’s Co-Occurring Disorders Program at The Ranch Imagine that one night while you were asleep there was a miracle, and the problem that brought you here is solved. However, because you are asleep, you don’t know that the miracle has happened.  When you wake up in the morning, what […]

Many people in the addiction treatment and recovery community feel that we have to give up the single pathway recovery model and adopt a multiple pathway model that is conducive to the needs of each individual, while also taking into account multiple patterns of addiction. This means using a variety of treatment approaches, recovery philosophies […]

By Julie Bakley, MSW, LCSW, Primary Therapist, The Ranch There are different ways to get sober and live life free from addiction, but many people who quit alcohol or drugs stumble and falter early on in their sobriety. Often this is because they don’t respond to the religious or spiritual aspects of 12-step meetings or […]

As a way to reprocess and re-categorize past traumatic experiences, EMDR therapy holds great promise for the treatment of phobias. Since EMDR is a relatively underpublicized form of mental health treatment, you may be asking: what is EMDR therapy and can it really help me overcome my most intense, paralyzing fears?

Misuse of alcohol is extremely common in the U.S., with 138.3 million people ages 12 and older stating they regularly drank alcohol, according to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Of those, 48.2% reported engaging in binge drinking the month prior to taking the survey. Not everyone who drinks excessively develops alcohol […]