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Rebuilding Trust

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  Merriam-Webster defines trust as “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.” Trust is a crucial part of any relationship. It is an expectation and confidence that a certain behavior or response from another will occur. When that trust is broken our guard goes up and we shut ourselves off, which can lead to loneliness and isolation. So how can we move past our feelings of mistrust and learn to trust again? Allow time to grieve. Consider the reason why. Set boundaries. Be consistent as you move forward. Give a little and see what you get. Be patient. It is possible to rebuild trust after a betrayal. Whether it is worth it depends on the relationship and your feelings about what happened. Repairing trust takes time and communication; a therapist can help. You may find that your relationship comes out stronger than it was before.

Celebrate National Coming Out Day

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  October 11th was National Coming Out Day. As an agency that celebrates the diversity of our communities, all of us at Serenity Behavioral Health Services would like to to give a shout of congratulations to any friends taking that day to be vulnerable to their families and friends by coming out. Welcome to the LGBTQ+ community!! We are always here if you need help navigating next steps or feelings and emotions while starting this new life journey. Love is Love.

Are you underappreciated in your job?

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  Are you underappreciated in your job as a licensed therapist? Do you want to work for an agency that values the time and education you have invested in becoming a therapist? Serenity Behavioral Health Services offers a generous salary and benefits package and provides free yearly CEU training, insurance credentialing, professional liability coverage and staffed billing, intake, marketing, and IT departments to find you clients that fit. We have 4 locations in the Columbus, OH area and we would love to talk to you! To find out more, visit: https://www.serenity-bhs.org/careers.html

Therapist HIGHLIGHT - Megan Campagna

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  What started you on the path to helping others... In my experience, I don't think I have ever met anyone in my field who has ever told me that they just woke up one morning and thought about doing this for a living, but that it was a very specific path that led them here and I would have to say the same goes for me, as well. In fact, most if not all of my previous jobs growing up, and in young adulthood, had something to do with helping others. I remember being in my early teens and teaching at our family dance studio, specifically younger kids, ages 2-4. It may seem like a tall task, but I cannot tell you how satisfying it really is when they start to learn and retain the information. It also is a perfect way to teach younger children how to let loose and have fun. A lot of what we teach clients in adulthood, as well. But my biggest path that led me here was honestly my father. Growing up, my dad was in the air force reserves and went on a lot of deployments overseas. Without sh

Picking a Mentally Healthy Workplace

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  Yes, it is important to know if your workplace supports you and your mental health. Following is a wonderful article about what to look for when searching for a new job: https://www.calm.com/business/resources/blog/picking-mentally-healthy-workplace  

Codependency - what is it?

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Codependency is an imbalanced relationship where one person assumes the responsibility for meeting another person’s needs to the exclusion of their own needs. Codependent relationships can occur between family members, friends, co-workers, and between romantic partners. Many codependent people find themselves repeating the same unhealthy relationship patterns despite their best intentions. Codependency traits include: Compulsive attention to someone. Codependent people feel like they can’t live without the other person. They may hiding feelings and thoughts to ensure the other person continues to like them. Fear of abandonment. Codependent people have a deep-seated fear that the other person is going to leave the relationship. Lack of external support systems. Codependent people rely entirely on someone else for their emotional needs. They don’t have many friends outside of their main relationship. Self-doubt. Codependent people don’t feel like their preferences are important enoug

Make time for you.

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  We are used to multitasking the requests of our boss, our teachers, our co-workers, and our friends and families; and generally do so without much thought. We block out time for these relationships every day.  And on many days, it feels like time is flying by at warp speed. We may not be thriving with bits of ourselves being accessed by so many. It is important to carve out moments of solitude to balance the needs of our inner self with our busy lives. Make it a point to block out 10 to 15 minutes of the day for just you. No phones, no computers, no tv, no book; no distractions, just you and your thoughts. You’ll find that embracing the practice of solitude is the best form of self-care. Over time, you’ll enjoy the long-term benefits of spending time alone including: reduced stress, better memory and problem-solving, improved self confidence, and you’ll experience less depression. And - you will be surprised at how refreshed and ready you are for facing a new day.