Susan L Crum, Ph.D. 

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Is Stress Affecting Your Health?

Posted by cfln4646 on January 6, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (24)

Is Stress Affecting Your Health?

The holidays are over, and many now give a sigh of relief that all the hustle and bustle is at an end. But, one out of four of us continue to struggle with the effects of stress. Many don’t even realize it because we hold internalize our stress. Take a moment and see if you may be showing signs of stress. For instance, do you find your heart racing, notice that you are breathing rapidly, per...

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Apps to Support Therapy

Posted by cfln4646 on January 2, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Apps to Support Therapy

While I thoroughly enjoy face to face sessions with my patients as we partner to help them brainstorm solutions to the life challenges they are facing, we live in a fast paced society where it is sometimes hard for individuals to come to my office or to come as frequently as they would like. Because of this, I offer supplemental on-line secure face to fa...

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Avoiding The Holiday Blues

Posted by cfln4646 on December 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

For Christians with a strong faith and for those with close supportive family ties, Christmas can be a meaningful time of the year. It can represent God’s effort to reach out to us and the bonds of love that bind us not only to Him but also to family and friends. But, others find Christmas a stressful time of the year.

This is true for those who are homeless. Those who don’t have family or who have been rejec...

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Tips for Dealing with Trying Teens

Posted by cfln4646 on November 14, 2013 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Tips for dealing with Trying Teens

Sometimes we look at our teenagers and wonder where that child went, the one who loved, adored and obeyed us. Their smart remarks, failure to do the things we believe are important combined with the fact that the suddenly know everything and we nothing, can make parenting a teen challenging to say the least. So, here are some tips to help you cope with this challenge.

Begin by asking what they w...

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Are You Spoiling Your Special Needs Child?

Posted by cfln4646 on November 8, 2013 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Are You Spoiling Your Special Needs Child? 

Sometimes parents of special needs children are so worried about their child that they find it hard to expect them to assume normal age appropriate responsibilities. Sometimes they are afraid of stressing their child. Sometimes they feel sorry for the way their child has to struggle. Sometime...

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Living Well With Adult ADD/ADHD

Posted by cfln4646 on November 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Living Well With Adult ADD/ADHD

Adult ADD/ADHD can present challenges throughout the lifespan affecting education, employment and interpersonal relationships. Symptoms may lead to procrastination, an impaired ability to meet deadlines, impulsive behavior; which in turn could even involve you in illegal activities and the criminal justice system.

Fortunately, there are ways you can get help for your ADD/ADHD. Many pe...

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Can You Tell Which Twin is a Smoker?

Posted by cfln4646 on November 4, 2013 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Most everyone is aware of the physical dangers of smoking cigarettes, but few consider the mental health effects. First, as can be seen even in photos of identical twins, smoking speeds up facial aging; which in turn decreases our self-esteem and our attractiveness to partners. The latter decrease in attractiveness, further erodes our self-esteem and can be a factor contributing to feelings of anxiety or depression.

Of course,...

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Tips for Dealing with Adolescent Risk Taking Behaviors

Posted by cfln4646 on October 19, 2013 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Tips for Dealing with Adolescent Risk Taking Behaviors

 

The fact is that all teenagers take risks as a normal part of growing up and maturing. Parents naturally worry about these risk taking behaviors, but, in reality, risk taking is a tool employed to define and develop a youth’s identity. Thus, healthy risk-taking is a valuable experience.

 

Healthy risk taking behaviors which generally have a positiv...

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Are You Suffering from Depression?

Posted by cfln4646 on October 16, 2013 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Are you suffering from depression?

Most of us experience brief periods of depression at some point in our lives. This could be feeling “down in the dumps” or “blue”. It may be a time when we have lost interest in things that we use to find enjoyable. It may be a time when we are negative or pessimistic. Generally, we can pull ourselves out of this state and move on with life. But, w...

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Online Therapy

Posted by cfln4646 on October 16, 2013 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

For those who are who don’t live close enough to visit my office, or who lack the funds for face to face sessions, I offer the option of structured on-line therapy sessions so that you can receive help rather than struggling alone with mental health issues.

The program takes you through directed cognitive behavioral therapy and provides you worksheets to do at home which I can review and provide you feedback on. ...

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