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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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How Austin Marriage Counseling Can Improve Your Relationship

Relationships, Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

December 7, 2021

Many couples can become entrenched in negative cycles, power struggles, or difficult feelings that arise during the course of their relationships. The good news is that you are not alone. On the road to true intimacy, trust, and connection, relationship friction is considered normal and even a necessary part of a viable relationship process. What…

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Impact of the Pandemic on Mental Health

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

August 2, 2021

Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, the demand for therapy skyrocketed. Due to the rampant increase of anxiety and depression due to the uncertainty of the time, many people have looked to counselors or therapists to talk through their feelings. As the demand for therapists skyrocketed, so did the number of clients that they were taking on.…

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Adolescents in Therapy

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

November 24, 2020

There are unique circumstances when an adolescent attends counseling. In this post, we discuss a few things to consider when scheduling your teenager for counseling sessions.

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Getting the Most Out of Group Therapy

Therapy

Kalee Gower

November 5, 2020

Group therapy is one of the most powerful methods for therapeutic healing and growth. Here are five tips for how you can get the most out of this type of therapy!

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Why Don't Therapists Give Advice?

Therapy

Kaitlyn Begnaud

October 12, 2020

The belief that therapists are meant to give advice is a common but inaccurate one. Learn more about why therapists refrain from offering advice.

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COVID-19's Impact on Mental Health Professionals

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

September 29, 2020

COVID-19 has had an impact on everyone, including mental health professionals, in one way or another. Self-soothing and self-care can be helpful to practice during these times.

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What Makes A Good Therapist?

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

September 16, 2020

Interested in knowing what makes a good therapist? We discuss the traits of a good therapist, as well as warning signs that may indicate it's time to fire your therapist, in our blog.

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Why Should I Go to Therapy?

Therapy

Kaitlyn Begnaud

August 6, 2020

Therapy has a wealth of benefits for individuals’ mental and physical health. Click to learn some of the most valuable benefits of going to therapy.

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Communication in Intimacy

Therapy

Kaitlyn Begnaud

August 6, 2020

Communicating in relationships can be complex when obstacles are in the way. Click to learn how to break through obstacles and communicate effectively.

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How to Find a Therapist in Austin

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

June 25, 2020

Finding the right therapist can be nerve racking. That's why we've provided a list of tips on what to look for and how to find a therapist in Austin.

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Uncommon Phobias: A Guide to Extraordinary Fears

Anxiety, Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

June 25, 2020

Phobias create fear, anxiety, and instability in our lives. Browse our list of uncommon phobias and how we can help you overcome yours.

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Mental Health Tips for Health Care Workers

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

April 10, 2020

What can health care professionals do to help them with mental health symptoms during this difficult time? Read our latest blog for some tips!

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How Our TeleTherapy Works

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

April 9, 2020

During COVID-19, Louis Laves-Webb and associates are offering TeleTherapy sessions. Learn more about our online therapy and how we're meeting your needs.

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Now forming: Coronavirus Tele-Therapy Support Group

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

March 18, 2020

Learn more about our confidential, online support group that will help to address the growing feelings of anxiety, fear, loss, loneliness, and helplessness surrounding COVID-19.

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

March 18, 2020

See what steps we are taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and which services we are offering to help cope with the circumstances.

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Dream Therapy: Types of Dreams and How to Interpret Them

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

February 3, 2020

Making sense of your dreams can be difficult. Dream therapy is the process of unraveling what dreams mean in relation to our waking lives to make them easier to understand. Find out how dream interpretation works.

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What Does a Psychotherapist Do?

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

September 5, 2019

Therapists act as a guide towards helping their clients find out how they genuinely feel. Some clients feel better and find their solutions in a couple of sessions, while for others therapy may entail be a longer journey. However, for those clients who are courageous enough to be honest, curious, and vulnerable in treatment, the results can be rewarding and ultimately life-enhancing.

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Psychedelic Therapy: A Beginner's Guide

Self Improvement, Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

July 24, 2019

Psychedelic assisted therapy uses the ingestion of a psychedelic drug during a lengthy therapy session to provoke profound psychological changes. Different types of psychedelics are more promising for treating different illnesses. The four psychedelics researchers are most hopeful of are ketamine, psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA. Find out what each is best for.

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Vulnerability Quotes from the Brené Brown Netflix Special

Self Improvement, Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

May 9, 2019

This article covers the highlights of her research into vulnerability, focusing on the Brené Brown Netflix special The Call to Courage. Learn about the importance of vulnerability, and how even though it may be the birthplace of negative emotions like fear, guilt, and shame, it’s imperative for feeling joy, belonging, and love.

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Boredom Therapy - The Therapeutic Benefits of Being Bored

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

February 15, 2019

Boredom is beneficial in that it triggers us to search for meaning. Despite often being thought of as a mundane, passive emotion, boredom is much more. It’s not a single emotion but an expansive spectrum of emotions related to one’s desire for a meaningful life. And it can be a strong motivator for making positive changes to your life. Learn more about how boredom's therapeutic benefits.

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Yoga Therapy: Using Yoga to Improve Upon Your Counseling

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

February 11, 2019

Psychotherapy and emotional growth can be akin to some of the ebb and flow of a yoga practice. By pairing therapy with yoga, you can see improved results. These practices grow on each other, helping you to move your lives in a more mindful and value-driven direction.

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The Shadow Side of the Legal Profession

Depression, Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

December 11, 2015

I’ve been in practice for about 15 years, working with the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, or TLAP, and many people in the legal field, specifically around depression, addiction, and anxiety. I’m going to speak with you today about the shadow side of the legal profession as well as some of the signs and symptoms of addiction and depression.

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A Therapy Case Study on Depression

Depression, Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

November 17, 2015

If you are struggling with depression, take a look at the video from GoodTherapy.org. The following is based on an actual case of a man who woke up one day and couldn't stop crying.

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Reconsidering Psychotherapy

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

January 30, 2015

When you hear the word psychotherapy, you may balk at the thought of being a patient. Think again.

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Jungian Psychology and the Power of the Unconscious

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

September 23, 2014

In Jungian psychology, the basic assumption is that the personal unconscious (ideas, feelings, or attitudes outside of our conscious awareness) are a potent part of the human psyche.

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Therapy for Anxiety: How Does It Work?

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

July 29, 2014

Most of us experience feelings of anxiety at some point in our lives. We may feel worried about a job interview, attending an event where we won’t know anyone, or getting lost on an upcoming trip. Occasional, mild anxiety is natural; but if your anxiety is severe, ongoing, and/or prevents you from fully engaging in life, it may be time to seek additional support.

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What Makes a Counselor

Therapy

Louis Laves-Webb

September 17, 2013

There are many different approaches to counseling, but a good counselor makes every effort to get to know you. A good counselor shows empathy and concern and gets out of their own way so that you can do the work that you came to do. A good counselor isn't a perfect person, but they're someone who's supportive, engaging and offers a valuable, professional opinion.

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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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