There are many terms in the psychological field, and many of those terms have mixed meanings or multiple names. This glossary of regular terms found on the site will help you navigate understanding the counseling landscape, or perhaps answer some questions you may have about a personal diagnosis.

Core Feelings

Many times as I work with adults and teens,  I see that they have a difficult time understanding which words…Read More


Symptoms of impulsivity include: Impatience Difficulty delaying responses Blurting out answers before questions have been completed Difficulty awaiting one’s turn…Read More


Symptoms of hyperactivity may be apparent in very young preschoolers and are nearly always present before the age of seven….Read More


Post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is among only a few mental disorders that are triggered by a disturbing…Read More


Feeling sad and helpless? You may have major depression, also known as clinical depression. People with major depression feel a…Read More

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) is characterized by excessive, exaggerated anxiety and worry about everyday life events. People with symptoms of…Read More


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a specialized treatment modality that helps individuals with many types of struggles to…Read More

Social Anxiety Disorder

People with social anxiety disorder suffer from distorted thinking, including false beliefs about social situations and the negative opinions of…Read More


Whether affecting children, adolescents, or adults, this condition has many different types of symptoms. Inattention may not become apparent until…Read More