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When you suffer from mental health issues it's important to remember you are not alone and treatment is available, no matter what you may be going through. HBH offers a wide variety of treatments and therapies that focus on specific disorders and situations as well as traditional treatments. We offer treatment and therapy throughout Massachusetts and are ready to help you take back control of your mental health.

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ADHD Therapy: Therapists and Counselors in Massachusetts

ADHD, or Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, affects millions of people across the world everyday. When symptoms such as impulsiveness, trouble concentrating, and rapid mood swings start to affect your work and life, it’s time to seek help from an experienced ADHD therapist or counselor in Massachusetts.

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Anxiety Treatment & Counseling in Massachusetts

Millions of people around the world struggle with the debilitating effects of anxiety, including approximately 40 million people every year in just the United States! Because of this, it’s important to understand a few things about anxiety- the first is that you are not alone in your fight. The second is that because anxiety disorders are so common, they are highly treatable. Anxiety often causes feelings of hopelessness and isolation, but the right support helps show us that we can overcome anything. Contact HBH Therapy today to find out more about our anxiety treatment program.

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Art Therapy: What is Art Therapy and What Can Art Therapy Help With?

While traditional talk therapy can be a great way to discuss our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, sometimes we just don’t know how to express what we’re experiencing with words. Art therapy, also known as  “creative psychotherapy” invites us to connect to our thoughts and feelings, and express what we’re experiencing through art. Whether it’s painting with watercolors or sculpting with clay, art therapy can be an extremely freeing way to manage behaviors, process feelings, reduce stress, and increase self-awareness.

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Attachment Disorders: Symptoms, Causes, and Therapy for Attachment Disorders

An attachment disorder can be detrimental to a child's social development, and can be extremely difficult to navigate as a parent or caregiver. Fortunately, our team of trained therapists at HBH Therapy in our offices around Western MA and Eastern MA are ready to help your child improve their close relationships with others. Through an extensive process of comprehensive psychiatric assessment and an individualized treatment plan for your child to follow, our counselors at HBH Therapy will guide your child toward the thriving childhood and hopeful future that they deserve.  

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Symptoms, Interventions, and Support

Dealing with the unique challenges that ASD presents for either individuals with the disorder or their parents, caregivers, partners may be challenging. Additionally, finding access to the supports needed to build skills, navigate societal expectations, and manage the incredible amount of stress that goes along with this process can be difficult and frustrating.

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis used to describe a brain condition that causes changes in a person’s mood, energy levels, thought patterns, and behaviors. For the 46 million people living with bipolar disorder (BD) around the world, the shifts in mood from severe depression, to mania, and a range of emotions in between, can make life feel unpredictable and often extreme. That being said, living with BD is uniquely personal experience. With an accurate diagnosis, and individualized treatment plan that may involve psychotherapy, education, self-management skills, external social support, and medication, people with BD can live to their fullest potential.

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Christians Looking for Counseling: Biblically Based Therapy

Christian counseling takes evidenced-based therapeutic approaches and screens them through the eyes of scripture. Handel Behavioral Health Services (HBHS) has a team of christian counselors on their roster. It is the belief of this team that if science is the study of nature, nature was created by God and that the Bible is God’s word, then the evidence provided by psychological research will coincide with the truth of scriptures. To this end, the Christian Counselors at our Franklin, Amherst, West Springfield and Wilbraham offices are all trained and experienced in evidence based therapeutic practice while also mindful of scriptures and how the two interact.

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in Massachusetts

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT for short, is one of the leading ways to treat mental health issues. Focusing on the relationship between our thoughts and actions, CBT helps develop sustainable methods of maintaining mental health. Handel Behavioral Health offers CBT counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists across Massachusetts in Amherst, West Springfield, Wilbraham, and Franklin. Reach out today to find a CBT therapist near you.

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Depression Treatment and Therapy in Massachusetts

Every year millions of Americans suffer from depression. Although depression can cause strong feelings of isolation it’s important to know you are not alone in your struggle. If you suffer from depression, finding the right depression treatment program is the first step on your journey to recovery. A quality depression treatment center will offer many options to help you get the treatment that best suits your needs.

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Developmental Disability Therapy in Massachusetts

If your child develops at a significantly slower rate than other children their age, they might have a developmental disability. While developmental disabilities are generally not curable, they can be treated. With early intervention, diagnosis, and treatment, children with developmental disabilities can learn how to live more healthy, resilient, and fulfilling lives. 

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in Massachusetts

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT for short, has become one of the most viable and respected options for treating mental health problems. Often when we suffer from mental illnesses, we suffer alone. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Seeking an experienced DBT counselor or psychologist is a great way to start getting your mental health back on track.

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Domestic Violence Counseling

Domestic Violence is also known as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) or domestic abuse. It is disturbingly one of the most common forms of violence. The chances that we know someone has, or will experience domestic violence are alarmingly high. While domestic violence can feel extremely scary and isolating, know that you are not alone and support is available. Our trained therapists and counselors at our offices in Amherst, Springfield, Wilbraham, and Franklin have the professional tools and compassionate support to help you heal and recover from domestic abuse. We also offer online teletherapy services to accommodate your schedule and preferences.

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Eating Disorder Treatment & Counseling in Massachusetts

Are you or your loved one experiencing negative thoughts and/or behaviors associated with food? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression and using food and/or exercise as a way to cope with your emotions? 

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Grief & Loss Counseling in Massachusetts

Suffering a loss is a very difficult thing to process and work through, it can be devastating and stir up a lot of tough emotions. During these difficult times it’s important to seek help from a mental health therapist or grief counselor in Massachusetts.

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Healing Through Play: What is Play Therapy and How Does Play Therapy Work?

Our trained therapists and counselors at Handel Behavioral Health understand that children, particularly those with limited language development, can’t express their emotions through words. Play, however, is a natural medium through which children can communicate and form a trusting bond with their therapist. 

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LGBTQ+ Counseling & Therapy in Massachusetts

At HBH, we strive to make everyone feel safe and comfortable on their journey in treatment. By providing care to our LGBTQ+ population, we strive to help folks feel comfortable in being true to themselves and striving to meet their goals! In doing so, we hope to improve mental health symptoms, as well as decrease the isolation that many LGBTQ+ folks feel in the community.

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Mental Health Therapy and Counseling for People of Color

Mental health is vital to how we feel about ourselves and our community. Finding a counselor or life coach can be daunting and the recent pandemic, as well as racially charged debates, have cast in stark relief the racial inequality and disproportionate coverage communities of color face when seeking mental health services in this country. To care for our families, to organize and live as a community, requires unencumbered freedom to seek out mental healthcare.

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Mindfulness Therapy: Treatment and Techniques

Mindfulness Therapy is a form of psychotherapy, or talk therapy, that helps patients develop a conscious awareness of the present moment, without judgment or attachment to it. It often accompanies other types of therapy, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Treatment in Massachusetts

It might be scrubbing the dishes for an hour to prevent their family from being poisoned, or blinking their eyes 50 times before getting on the subway to make sure they won’t die. These compulsive rituals are coping mechanisms their brain has created to control recurrent obsessions (thoughts, mental urges, mental images) from playing in their mind.

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Personality Disorders: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Types

We know that personality is a central part of every person, but what defines a personality, and how does a personality disorder develop? A personality embraces the way we think, feel, and behave in the world, and it is most clearly expressed in our interactions with others. We develop a strong sense of who we are through our behavioral characteristics, both inherent and developed over time.

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PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder Treatment in Massachusetts

Work burnout, financial set-backs, relationship conflicts: it’s obvious to say that we all encounter stress on a daily basis. But when a strong emotional response to an extremely disturbing or stressful event impairs a person’s ability to cope on a daily basis, it shifts from stress to trauma.

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Self-Harm: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Self-harm or self-injury means hurting yourself on purpose. While many people think of self-harm as immediate physical injury, it encompasses everything from cutting the skin, to pulling the hair, to putting oneself in a potentially dangerous situation. Though not a mental health condition, it is often an indicator of mental and emotional distress. People might self-harm to focus on the pain while numbing inner feelings of anxiety, sadness, or worthlessness. Others might self-harm to punish themselves for a behavior that they’ve identified as wrong. Whether a person has recently started hurting themselves, or has been involved in self-harm behaviors for a while, it’s crucial to seek support from a mental health professional who is experienced in treating self-harm.

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Sexual Assault Therapy

Our trained therapists, with experience counseling survivors of sexual assault, offer a safe and confidential space for survivor’s of sexual assault and sexual abuse to discuss their experiences, process their trauma, and heal physically, mentally, and emotionally. To learn more about what sexual assault is, and what therapy for sexual assault involves, please read on.

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Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Substance use disorder is a complex mental disorder that affect's a person's brain and behavior, causing them to use substances, such as legal or illegal drugs, alcohol, or medications without control. In this article we will explore what substance use disorder is, including causes, symptoms, and treatment types.

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What is Sex Therapy and How Does it Work?

Sex therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy, based on the foundation of talk therapy. Sex therapy addresses a range of sexual topics, from sexual anxiety and difficulty achieving arousal, to challenges communicating your sexual needs and desires with your partner. Working with a therapist through your sexual concerns will help you embrace your sexuality, and enhance your relationships!

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