What You Need to Know About Body Image (Part 1 of 2)

Defining Body Image The way you perceive your body and the way you assume others perceive you is the basic definition of body image. It involves your perception, imagination, emotions, and physical sensations of and about our bodies. It is psychological in nature and much more influenced by self-esteem than actual physical attractiveness as judged…

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5 Tips for Cultivating Positive Body Image (Part 2 of 2)

Oftentimes, there is stigma and shame attached to speaking up about eating disorders to the point that many people do not get the help and support they need. The harsh reality of our culture is that body shapes are idealized and frequently categorized between “good” and “bad.” Below are some tips for combating negative societal…

The 4-1-1 on Sexual Intimacy

Valentine’s Day seems to cause us to evaluate our most intimate relationships and our experience with them. When we find these relationships falling short of our hopes, desires and expectations, the richness of life and our well-being is negatively affected. This is true particularly when it applies to our experience with sexual intimacy. Unfortunately, our…

5 Indicators You Could Benefit from Couples Therapy

Deciding when to start couples therapy can be overwhelming as there is no concrete answer to when your relationship could benefit from outside support. Instead of waiting for a magic number of fights had with your partner, years spent together, or tears shed before seeking help, consider some of these indicators that you might need…

When to Consider a Nutrition Referral for Your Behavioral Health Client

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) make great care partners in the behavioral health setting. The credential represents the only nationally trusted and regulated food and nutrition practitioner. Additionally, RDN training includes counseling skills and places a premium on interdisciplinary communication. Medical Nutrition Therapy and the Nutrition Care Process are the framework of the RDN’s diagnostic and…

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#metoo movement

The #metoo social movement may be a bit jarring to us moms and dads, as it has forced us to acknowledge the things we rather not. Especially about our own kids. Our children turn into teenagers who turn into adults- and somewhere (anywhere) along the way they can be hurt, and sexual abuse is one…

Lovett Speaker Series with Jon G. Allen, Ph.D.

About The Series: The series will consist of informal presentations and discussions regarding a range of concerns of interest to psychotherapists.  All presentations start at 9:00AM. Attendance is free. There is a $15 charge to those who need a CEU certificate. About The Presenter: Jon G. Allen, Ph.D. served as a psychologist at The Menninger Clinic…

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SoberEve A Hit!

SoberEve a Hit! On New Years Eve over 500 people in recovery gathered at The Story Houston for music, dancing, and good old clean fun. The event boasted a photo booth and even a craft mixologist that provided creative mocktails for the guests. The Lovett Center and Serenity Light Recovery were joined by an all-star…