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What Is Ablutophobia? Causes & Treatments

Anxiety, Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S

November 21, 2022

Ablutophobia is an unexplainable and overwhelming fear of cleaning, washing, or bathing. Like other phobias, ablutophobia is a form of anxiety disorder. Also like other phobias, ablutophobia is centered around a fear of a specific situation.

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All About Nomophobia: The Fear Of Being Without a Cell Phone

Anxiety, Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S

November 15, 2022

Nomophobia comes from the phrase “No Mobile Phone Phobia”. It is used to describe a psychological condition in which an individual has a fear of being away from their phone, or away from mobile phone service. Nomophobia is a newer fear among people, as mobile phones have only been as popular as they are today for about 15 years.

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Why Is Adaptability Important To Mental Health?

Self Improvement

Louis Laves-Webb

October 31, 2022

Our worlds are dynamic, fluid, and perpetually in flux. Limitations in mental creativity, adaptability, or an improvisational skill set can leave individuals clinging to perfectionism or “decision tree” type ways of navigating the world that ultimately perpetuate the problems they may be attempting to solve.

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How To Overcome Grief

Depression, Self Improvement

Louis Laves-Webb

October 11, 2022

Experiencing grief is an entirely normal and natural response to loss. Grief is a form of emotional suffering that often includes, strong and intense feelings of denial, anger, sadness, lethargy, sleep problems, confusion, and feelings of rawness. While these emotions may feel significantly intense, they are very normal reactions and part of the “grieving process”.…

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How To Conquer Agoraphobia: The Fear Of Open Spaces

Anxiety

Louis Laves-Webb

September 13, 2022

Do you find that you have an unexplainable fear or anxiety of open or crowded places, leaving your home, or being in a place where finding an escape route may be limited? These are some of the primary symptoms of agoraphobia, a common anxiety disorder affecting more than 200,000 Americans yearly. But what exactly is…

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What Is IFS (Internal Family Systems) Therapy?

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

August 23, 2022

Internal Family Systems Therapy, also known as IFS therapy, is a form of psychotherapy focusing on the inner “Self” and “parts” of an individual. IFS practitioners understand and work with the natural multiplicity of the human mind. The various parts or sub-personalities serve different roles, including holding pain and trauma and protecting from these…

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How To Overcome Arithmophobia: The Fear of Numbers

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

August 10, 2022

Arithmophobia can be defined as a seemingly unexplainable and intense fear of numbers. Some individuals fear things like unlucky numbers like 13 or 666, while others are afraid of all numbers or mathematics as a whole. Depending on the severity of the phobia, this phobia can actually be fairly debilitating. Some individuals can have static…

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Do Men Get Postpartum Depression?

Depression

Louis Laves-Webb

August 2, 2022

*Please note that the following blog primarily examines postpartum depression from a heterosexual view. This is not intended nor dismissive of any other sexual identity relationship as postpartum depression can occur in multiple ways across all new parental relationships* Postpartum depression is a rather familiar and common occurrence pertaining to women that have just…

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How Long Does Postpartum Depression Last?

Depression

Louis Laves-Webb

July 22, 2022

Within approximately 3 months of giving birth, some women can experience unexplainable sadness. These depressive-related feelings were not present before giving birth and often times one of the only precipitating events was childbirth. This can be a confusing, complicated, and worrisome experience for all involved. Although the exact etiology of this type of depression isn’t…

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Remembering Kerri Grote

Self Improvement

Louis Laves-Webb

July 5, 2022

My friend Kerri Grote passed away this morning. While I am still processing, I wanted to share the words she left to be read upon her passing. Life is short. I hope they bring you perspective, inspiration, and healing as they did for me. R.I.P Kerri. You are loved: “If you’re reading this, this fu$king…

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