First step to treating alcoholism.

What Is The First Step To Getting Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | May 25, 2023

Ever found yourself at the bottom of a bottle, wondering how to climb back up? A drinking problem can have a significant impact on your health and well-being, but there is hope. In this article I’ll explore the steps of getting treatment for an alcohol addiction. Welcome to the escape plan! In this article, we’ll…


Accelerated Resolution Therapy vs. EMDR: Which Trauma Therapy Is Right for You?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | May 9, 2023

Trauma affects millions of people worldwide, and finding the right therapy can make all the difference in the healing process. The traditional method of addressing the treatment of trauma has been cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In CBT, an individual is encouraged to look at the events that took place in their lives and how those…

neurofeedback and weight loss

Can Neurofeedback Help With Weight Loss And Obesity?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | April 21, 2023

Neurofeedback, a type of brain training, is gaining popularity as an effective treatment for a variety of mental health disorders, chronic pain, and anxiety disorders. But can it also help with weight loss?  The short answer is that neurofeedback may help with weight loss by rewiring the brain and improving brain function.   Neurofeedback training is…

Time to recover from trauma

How Long Does It Take To Recover and Heal From Trauma?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | April 21, 2023

Trauma can have a lasting impact on a person’s physical and mental health, making it difficult to resume everyday life. The time it takes to recover and heal from trauma varies greatly depending on the individual and the severity of the trauma. Some people may experience significant improvement within a few months, while others may…

Living with someone who has depression.

Tips On Being In A Relationship With Someone With Depression

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | March 28, 2023

If you’ve found yourself in a relationship with someone who experiences depression, it can be challenging to know how to help them. It is important to remember that everyone experiences depression differently and there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to providing support. Whether you’re in a romantic relationship or close friendship with someone…

The effects of addiction on family and friends.

How Does Addiction Affect Family And Friends?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | March 25, 2023

Addiction is an insidious disease that doesn’t just impact the person struggling with it. It creates a ripple effect in their lives and affects those they love, too—their family members and friends. There’s no denying how difficult it can be to watch someone you care about battle an addiction while trying to maintain your own…

Are addictions hereditary or genetic

Is Addiction Hereditary Or Considered A Genetic Disorder?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | March 25, 2023

As a counselor, I have had the privilege of working with many individuals who struggle with a substance use problem such as drug abuse and alcoholism. Addiction is a complex and multifaceted issue that can have a profound impact on a person’s life. Addiction is considered to have a genetic component, but it is not…

Prepare for couples counseling.

How To Prepare For A Couples Counseling Session: 17 Tips

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | March 20, 2023

Couples counseling can be a great step towards improving your relationship, but it’s important to come into the first appointment with an open mind and heart. If you have thought about seeking out professional help for your relationship, there are some simple things you can do beforehand that will get you off on the right…

Can neurofeedback therapy help with depression?

Can Neurofeedback Treatment Help With Depression?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | March 19, 2023

Clinical depression is a prevalent mental health disorder affecting millions of people worldwide, with a range of symptoms that can significantly impact a person’s daily activities. It can be caused by a biological predisposition or a traumatic life event. Depression symptoms can include low self-esteem, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, sadness, and loss of interest. Major depressive…

Addiction is a family disease.

Addiction Is A Family Disease: Here’s How Recovery Can Help

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | March 11, 2023

Addiction is often thought of as an individual problem, but it can also have a major impact on families. In fact, some experts believe that addiction along with mental health disorders is a family disease. What does addiction is a family disease mean? – It means that when someone in a family has an addiction,…