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Posts by Becky Reiter, M.Ed., LPC, EMDR Specialist

Becky Reiter, M.Ed., LPC, EMDR Specialist
Becky Reiter specializes in working with adults and adolescents in the areas of EMDR, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, LGBT issues and relationships issues. She is known for her skills in working with all types of anxiety - social anxiety, general worry, panic, or other types of fears.

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Coping with Co-Occurring Disorders: ​Anxiety and De...

An individual may have two chronic disorders or illnesses at once, a situation known as comorbidity. The interactions between the illnesses frequently impact the way one or the other affects the individual and certainly makes them even more challenging to heal. In many cases, comorbidity happens with someone who has a mental illness and a …Read the rest…

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PTSD: Recognize the Signs and Learn How to Overcome I...

What is Trauma? When we undergo something negative, our brains make an adaptive connection to explanatory information to help us turn the experience into something more positive, like a learning experience. This adaptive process is what enables us to“get over” or “work through” our feelings. But when an experience is extremely negative for us, our …Read the rest…

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Learning to Live With a Chronic Illness and Your R...

If you live with a chronic illness, or if you were suddenly and permanently disabled, you’re not alone. Chronic illness and permanent disabilities are a fact of life for millions of people. One of the most important things you can do for yourself is also one of the hardest: accept that things are forever changed. …Read the rest…

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Examining Complex PTSD: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatme...

The National Center for PTSD reports that around 5.2 million Americans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in any given year. At nearly 2 percent of the country’s population, that’s a huge number. But did you also know there is something called Complex PTSD? Typically, PTSD is related to a single experience, like an …Read the rest…

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Living with Your Spouse’s PTSD: 4 Ways to Cope

With political campaigning in full swing, we’re hearing phrases like “taking care of our vets and their families, who have sacrificed so much.” But for those who are family members of someone who is, or has been, in the service, these are more than just political buzzwords. It is a fact of everyday life. And …Read the rest…

Take These Steps Next Time You Suffer from an Anxiety Attack, Houston, TX

Take These Steps Next Time You Suffer from an Anxiety...

Despite taking measures to reduce anxiety attacks (such as medication, therapy, and/or making lifestyle changes to reduce stress), you may still have to overcome these attacks from time to time. Perhaps you haven’t had as much success doing that as you might wish you had. So what can you do the next time you find …Read the rest…

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When Anxiety and Depression Collide: Treatment Option...

Although anxiety and depression represent two distinct disorders, they often occur together and they can often be treated similarly. To help manage and reduce the symptoms of both anxiety and depression, a treatment plan should be developed with the individual in mind.   It makes sense to first treat the one that’s causing the most suffering. …Read the rest…

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Anxiety Counseling Can Help You Overcome Anxiety

Do I Need Anxiety Counseling? Everyone feels anxious and under stress from time to time. Situations such as meeting tight deadlines, important social obligations or driving in heavy traffic, often bring about anxious feelings. Such mild anxiety may help make you alert and focused on facing threatening or challenging circumstances. On the other hand, anxiety …Read the rest…

LGBT Representation on Television

Television representation of any population is usually skewed but none more so than the LGBT population. The majority of representations of gay men in television portray them as thin, well dressed and into fashion, flamboyant, and dramatic. Lesbians are portrayed as muscular and tough with short hair and dressing like men. Transgender individuals have been …Read the rest…