Expanding Outpatient Services – Meeting Community Needs
With growth comes change, and at Sanford Behavioral Health we have experienced quiet, steady growth since 2015 by listening to the needs of the community we serve. In fact, we are ready for change with flexible physical spaces and expanding outpatient and telehealth programs for eating disorder (ED), substance use disorder (SUD), and mental […]
Counselor Self-Care: Protecting the Instruments of Healing
When I was a newly graduated counselor, over thirty years ago, I took my first job in an outpatient alcohol and drug treatment center. I remember my feelings of anxiety upon seeing my first clients. And I wondered, “What treatment modality should I apply?” I also worried, “Are my listening skills adequate and professional?” […]
Dear Rae: What Level of Care is Best for My Wife?
Dear Rae: I feel completely helpless. My wife has been drinking heavily for years, but she has a good job and is very active. She runs three times a week and we have a pretty big social life. Here’s the problem – lately, she seems to be drinking more and it is impacting her quality […]
Toxic Masculinity – The Hidden Trauma in Men’s Lives
Human suffering is all around us. We learn of untold, hidden trauma—sexual abuse, bullying, domestic violence, early and sudden deaths of loved ones, exposure to combat, life altering injuries, etc. It makes us wonder how men and women survive and move on to live life after traumatic experiences. We are inspired by heroic stories […]