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Rachel Greenberg, LMHC, ACHT

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How I Mix Therapy Styles to Help Clients Beat Depression

Posted by Rachel Greenberg, LMHC, ACHT  Mar 17, 2018 9:30:00 AM

As a practicing mental health therapist, depression is one of the most persistent and debilitating challenges you face. It’s also one of the most common reasons clients seek you out.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America says:

  • Nearly 7 percent of all adult Americans have experienced a depressive episode in the past year.
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability in Americans ages 15 to 44.

Your success as a therapist depends on finding ways to help your clients overcome their feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. When depression is at its worst, those dealing with it can hardly get through their day. They’re looking to you to help them regain their energy and motivation, to rebuild their relationships, and to get back to the activities that used to bring them joy.

In some cases, a client can feel like it would be easier to end their life than to deal with their depressed state. As a therapist, it is important to assess your client's risk for self harm or even suicide.

Fortunately, depression is treatable with the right style of therapy. But what is the right style of therapy?

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5 Ways Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy Can Help Treat Opioid Addiction

Posted by Rachel Greenberg, LMHC, ACHT  Nov 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The opioid crisis is sweeping the nation, with no signs of letting up. Mental health professionals are seeing their offices and clinics swamped with clients seeking life-saving relief from their crippling addictions.

Opioid use disorder — specifically the abuse of heroin, fentanyl, and prescription pain medication — is killing countless people daily. Alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, and cannabis can be almost as devastating, triggering anxiety, depression, and hallucinations that can ruin lives.

As clinical director of Our Solutions Recovery in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Rachel Greenberg is on the front lines.

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