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Aetna & Tricare Therapists

Aetna & Tricare Therapists

Insurance Accepted At Peak Psychological Services, we accept Tricare and Aetna insurances for counseling. Most insurance companies, however, are willing to pay for counseling and other mental health services. In fact, most plans automatically come with coverage built in for such services. Once you have decided to seek therapy for the challenges you are facing, you should not let your insurance benefits

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Communicating About Mental Illness

Communicating About Mental Illness

Have you ever learned that someone close to you has a mental health disorder and not known what to say? It can seem difficult to talk about mental health disorders, especially if you don’t really understand what they’re experiencing. However, you can help your family and friends who are struggling with their mental health by talking to them about their challenges, particularly

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Starting a Mental Health Journey

Starting a Mental Health Journey

Getting started can be the hardest part, right? Mental health has this weird stigma clouding it, but it is one of the most important factors we can focus on in our lives. Mental health can be compared to physical health; when you aren’t feeling like yourself inside your body, you go to the doctor. When you aren’t feeling like yourself inside your

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How to Help a Family Member with Mental Illness

How to Help a Family Member with Mental Illness

Seeing your family members or loved ones struggle can be painful and difficult. However, when they’re struggling with something that you don’t understand or haven’t experienced personally, like mental illness, it can feel impossible to help them. Here are a few suggestions that will teach you how to help a family member who is struggling with mental illness. See the Signs First

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The Comparison Trap

The Comparison Trap

You know those people that have more than you? The people who take vacations, buy new clothes, or have influence? Life seems to come easily to them… Do you feel a subtle wave of envy and discontentment wash over you when you talk to them, see them, or look at their Instagram feed?  Often, when we are faced with people or situations

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Simple Habits for Big Change

Simple Habits for Big Change

It’s the little habits that can make the biggest difference in our lives—the difference between energy and lethargy, alertness and fogginess, determination and hopelessness. Those are big things that are completely achievable, if you give your mind and body the right tools! Here are a few key habits that are core factors in your body and brain’s ability to stay positive and

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Considering Medication as Treatment

Considering Medication as Treatment

Mental disorders are usually the result of chemicals and hormones in the brain becoming unbalanced. When this is the case, mindfulness and self-care are only a small part of what needs to be a large treatment. Sometimes, the most effective option involves medication that can chemically correct the imbalance causing so many issues. When to Consider Medication Because medication is, in essence,

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Psych-Personality Testing

Psych-Personality Testing

So many people live day to day in a frustrating struggle, unaware that those struggles have names (like depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, PTSD, etc.)… and that knowing those names can provide them with a sense of control over those struggles, rather than the feeling of being controlled by them! Taking even generic, online tests can help you begin to identify those

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Therapeutic Practices You Can Try

Therapeutic Practices You Can Try

Need to bring some calm back into your life? The stresses of everyday tasks can be a lot to handle without some relieving outlets! Here are a few therapeutic practices you can try that will help you regain control over your mind and give it the “reset” it needs to work its best! Mindfulness or Meditation Practicing mindfulness can look like a

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Common Causes and Stressors of Anxiety

Common Causes and Stressors of Anxiety

Stress is a natural part of everyone’s lives. It can be a source of motivation for action or effort, or a means of focus or alertness. If unchecked or left to expand to all aspects of your life, that stress can become full blown anxiety that is significantly more difficult to control. Knowing the most common causes and stressors of anxiety can

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