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ACP Mental Health Blog

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Helping Your Anxious Child: What to Do (and What to Avoid)

Navigating anxiety is never easy, especially when it involves your child. As parents and guardians, we naturally want the best for our children, including their mental health. Helping an anxious child requires patience and a loving support system. If your child is experiencing anxiety, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed, but there are gentle and effective…

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Protecting Your Mental Health in an Election Year

Election years can be a tumultuous time, stirring up a mix of excitement, anxiety, and stress. The constant influx of political news, debates, and social media discussions can take a toll on your mental health.  “68% of Americans say the future of our nation is a significant source of stress” (APA’s 2023 Stress in America™…

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Is DBT Right for Me?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has gained widespread recognition for treating all kinds of mental health conditions. Developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan in the late 1980s, it was initially designed to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), but it’s adapted to address a range of emotional and behavioral challenges.  At Associated Clinic of Psychology (ACP), we understand…

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Navigating the Transition: How to Support Your Child’s Mental Health Over the Summer

As the school year comes to a close and summer break approaches, you may be wondering how to support your child’s mental health during this transitional period, especially if they’ve been attending therapy in school.  At the Associated Clinic of Psychology, we understand the importance of prioritizing mental health year-round, and we’re here to offer…

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Mental Health Awareness Month Activities

While conversations about mental health have become more prevalent in recent years, there’s still plenty of space to challenge old ideas and build awareness in our communities. Mental Health Awareness Month is an annual observance held every May to challenge mental health stereotypes and misconceptions, reduce stigmas, promote understanding and support, and encourage people to…

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Are Depression Rates Rising in Minnesota?

The land of 10,000 lakes isn’t immune to the rising tide of mental health challenges sweeping across the nation. In recent years, there has been growing concern about the increasing prevalence of depression here in the United States and globally. As providers dedicated to the well-being of our community, we must examine the question: Are…

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Finding a Therapist in the Twin Cities

While seeking therapy can seem daunting, there are plenty of local therapists with diverse backgrounds and therapeutic approaches that you can explore. If you’re unsure how to find a therapist, read on—we’ll explore tips and strategies for finding the right fit for you in the Twin Cities metro and beyond! What Type of Therapist is…

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EMDR: Is It Right for Me?

While there are different trauma therapies out there, many people find EMDR easier and more comfortable than other approaches. But what is EMDR, and how does it work? The ACP team explores this approach to mental health and why it’s worth considering.  What Does EMDR Stand For? EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. …

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Psychiatric Services in Hudson, Wisconsin

Nestled in Hudson, Wisconsin, Associated Clinic of Psychology (ACP) offers support for individuals seeking comprehensive psychiatric services. Our team provides empathetic and expert care coupled with medication management, addressing a spectrum of mental health needs. Whether you’re navigating life’s challenges, grappling with anxiety or depression, or need other assistance, our psychiatric services in Hudson, Wisconsin,…

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Switching Therapists: 11 Signs It’s Time to Go

Switching therapists can be a tough feeling to navigate. You might feel torn—they’ve likely been there for you in hard times, and you might feel a personal connection. But sometimes, a change can benefit your ongoing mental health work. We’ve put together 11 signs to look for before you switch over to a new therapist. …

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