In the United States, the current divorce rate is around 50%, meaning that millions of families are impacted by divorce every year. The process of going through a divorce is one of the toughest hardships a family can face. While parents are likely going through confusing emotions and making difficult decisions, for children, the turmoil [...]

Unlike physical injury or illness, noticing the symptoms of a mental illness can be much more difficult. Your friend or family member may be struggling with mental health symptoms that aren’t obvious to an onlooker. Additionally, many mental health conditions prevent individuals from asking for help. For example, social anxiety disorder might hinder a person [...]

Although romantic and sexual relationships can be among the most wonderful and rewarding experiences of our lives, every relationship has its downside. No matter whom you’re with or how long you’ve been together, inevitably, your relationship will face challenges. While occasional fights, frustrations, and doubts are not necessarily cause for concern, other relationship problems can [...]

There is often a stigma attached to mental illness or emotional hardship. Society does not often support or understand someone seeking out mental health services. The stigma can be even more pervasive when it comes to childhood mental health. There are quite a few misconceptions when about counseling for children. Let’s take a look at [...]

While everyone likes to think that love lasts forever, sometimes marriages don’t work out. Divorce rates are at an all-time high, with the highest rates of divorce being within the first three to four years of a marriage and half of divorces occurring within twelve years of marriage. And it’s not just the couple who [...]

Though you may think that going to couples therapy is one more step down the staircase of a failed relationship, this myth simply isn’t true. Even if therapy cannot save relationships and restore marriages every time, there are still productive outcomes of professional couples counseling that can benefit any struggling relationship. Here are just a [...]

Mental illness and struggles of mental health can impact anyone, even people you know personally. Depression, in particular, is unfortunately common across people of all ages, and can develop at any point in life. Learning how to help a loved one with depression is key to allowing them to manage their mental health, and can [...]

It’s not an uncommon occurrence for a teenager to need some counseling. After all, teen years are turbulent and come with huge physical and mental challenges. Just about 10% of American children between the ages of 3 and 17 saw a mental health counselor in 2016. But contrary to popular belief, teens don’t always fall [...]

You’ve heard of marriage counseling, but what about premarital counseling? According to experts, such as BYU psychology professor Scott Braithwaite, some studies focusing on premarital counseling have shown that the practice can decrease the likelihood of divorce by as much as 50%. Here are some scenarios in which you may want to consider attending couples [...]