Codependency 101: What Does Being Codependent Mean?
Are you codependent? If so, there are probably some things you have a tough time accepting about human nature and relationships. On the other hand, perhaps you’re not sure what codependent means, in which case, let’s begin with some basics Codependents need to be needed. They believe making oneself invaluable to another is the pathway to love. It isn’t. It’s the pathway to becoming a doormat, to being taken advantage of and to becoming a target of abuse. When someone loves you and you love them, you want to be with each other (interdependence). You don’t need to be with each other (dependence). The former is a mutual coming together. The latter is tinged with urgency and desperation. Codependents may have difficulty being alone, feel unworthy of being loved and a fear of…
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News from United Counseling Service
The Psychiatric Medical Team (PMT) is the source for some of the essential services UCS provides to the community of Bennington County as well as the community of clients who come to UCS. They are a small team that help to support all the Divisions of UCS by providing medical treatments for psychiatric conditions and assure clinical standards of services are being maintained Who Is PMT? PMT is made up of nurses (LNAs, LPNs, RNs) and prescribers (APRNs and MDs). They work out of Battelle House, Atwood, Ledge Hill, CRT, and the Northshire office. The head of our team is the Medical Director, Alya Reeve. She reports to the CEO, Lorna Mattern, and the Board. So just what do they do? The nurses provide education to patients and staff about medications, healthy habits,…
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Coping with Breast Cancer: A Counselor Shares Helpful Advice and Encouragement
We know we don’t have all the answers. That’s why we reach out to professionals who have more experience and knowledge about various topics. We recently talked about adjusting to life after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis with Stacy Lewis, MSW, ACHP-SW, LMSW. The Women’s Cancers Program Coordinator at CancerCare, she provides counseling to individuals who are coping with breast cancer. She also counsels people... Read More
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Whether you lost a loved one to sickness, tragedy , divorce or even a significant break-up, loss is a trauma. Losses can create identity challenges, lifestyle changes, financial problems and even have social implications. // After 20 years of counseling...
UCS welcomes Teal to Psychiatric Medical Team
Tue, 07/18/2017 - 2:38pm -- Denise Sortor United Counseling Service welcomes Laurie Teal, APRN, as the newest member of the Psychiatric Medical Team (PMT). The PMT supports all Divisions of UCS by providing medical treatments for psychiatric conditions and ensuring clinical standards of services are being maintained. The team also provides psychiatric consultation to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC). “We are excited to have Laurie on board,” says UCS Executive Director, Lorna Mattern. “She has a deep concern and passion for psychiatric care and will be a valuable asset to our team.” Teal comes from a background of over 25 years of acute inpatient psychiatric care. She has been a group facilitator for Cognitive Behavior Therapy…