Behavioral Healthcare Associates, LLC

Category: General Wellness


Contemporary Family Structures Are Continually Changing

By Jan Cheek, MSW, LCSW Interestingly, society has an “ideal” notion of the “typical” or “normal” family system while, at the same time, ongoing societal changes have created altered ways in which families are structured.  We think about family functioning and…

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Experiencing Loss and Recovering From Grief

By Jan Cheek, MSW, LCSW Grief can be defined a number of ways and there does not seem to be any “one size fits all” definition that covers the full scope. For the purposes of this discussion, grief will be…

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Before You Take Your Kid to Therapy…Take a Breath, Be Patient and Look at Yourself

By Laurie Conaty, MSW, LCSW, LCAS A surprising statement from a therapist-but, unless your child/adolescent  has something biologically going on—and yes, depression , anxiety and ADHD is biologically triggered—do a quick assessment of the “basics” in your family life before you…

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Tips for Getting the Most Out of Counseling or Psychotherapy

By Laurie Conaty, MSW, LCSW, LCAS Picking up the phone to make a ‘therapy’ appointment, let alone walking in the door for that first appointment, is intimidating for most everyone…but, know that you are a courageous person for making that…

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Can I Parent With Leadership, Even Children/Teens With Challenging Behaviors?

By Jan Cheek, MSW, LCSW More and more often parents report that their child or adolescent’s behavior has become incorrigible, simply intolerable. Mental health and behavioral health specialists report that parents say they have tried everything to shift the tension…

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Communication Matters

By Jan Cheek, MSW, LCSW During an initial therapy evaluation, much of the time is spent identifying what brings a person, parents, a couple, or a family to my office to discuss their concerns. In addition to reviewing what the…

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What Is Mindfulness and How Is It Helpful?

By Jan Cheek, MSW, LCSW “Mindfulness” is a term most of us have heard of and read about in recent years. It used to be mostly associated with ancient spiritual practices and ritualistic meditations. The current and common use of…

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Tips for Getting the Most Out of Counseling or Psychotherapy

By Laurie Conaty, MSW, LCSW, LCAS What to know about therapy:It is intimidating for most people to walk into an office and say that you are there for an appointment with a therapist…but, know that you are a strong person for even…

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What is Comprehensive Psychiatric Care?

By Laurie Conaty, MSW, LCSW, LCAS Comprehensive psychiatric care means that an individual seeking care has access to all services that can be provided on an outpatient basis under the same roof! Behavioral Healthcare, LLC providers have been providing this…

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