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EMDR Therapy at Creative Care

EMDR Therapy at Creative Care

Processing Traumatic Experiences Creative Care's innovative approach to primary mental health and dual diagnosis treatment centers on understanding and processing early experiences, specifically traumatic experiences. We integrate the impact of historical traumas and...

Depression and Substance Use Disorders

Depression and Substance Use Disorders

The Complexities of These Comorbidities As we mentioned in one of our blogs on bipolar disorder, mood disorders are the most common co-occurring conditions among patients with substance use disorders. In addition to bipolar, mood disorders refer to depressive...

Staying Connected During Social Isolation

Staying Connected During Social Isolation

Maintaining Strong Connections and Good Mental Health In a recent article, we talked about the effects of social isolation on mental health at a national level. We also offered some eye-opening statistics showing increases in reported mental health difficulties, as...

The Effects of Social Isolation on Mental Health

The Effects of Social Isolation on Mental Health

A Devastating Effect Our home, Los Angeles County, is once again under stay-at-home orders and our thoughts, as always, are on the population we serve. While, obviously, there are no longitudinal studies yet available, there are plenty of clinical samples, surveys,...

Dual Diagnosis Treatment and the Twelve Steps

Dual Diagnosis Treatment and the Twelve Steps

When Creative Care accepted its first clients back in 1989, the mental health industry was still in the dark ages when it came to co-occurring disorders. Patients would go to separate doctors for their substance use and other mental health disorders, ignoring the...

Dealing With Anxiety in Uncertain Times

Dealing With Anxiety in Uncertain Times

Palpable Tension and Anxiety The coronavirus is ravaging the country at an unprecedented rate and hospitalizations are at an all-time high. Unemployment benefits will run out in the coming weeks, leaving those whose jobs were affected by the pandemic with the very...