Access To Care: Why Using a Student Counselor Makes Sense

Given the current stressors that we face with COVID-19, unemployment, racial tensions, and political unrest, more people are seeking support for dealing with anxiety, depression, and grief. However, some people do not seek services due to lack of financial resources. Here at KKJ, we offer sliding scale and pro-bono services, often through the use of […]

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How To Identify Depression In Children

Everybody has felt “down in the dumps” at one point or another, but what about when that feeling of sadness and emptiness persists over an extended period of time? What about when the signs of depression manifest themselves during childhood? Childhood depression can be difficult to handle, for both the child and the parents, and […]

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What are the Cognitive Effects of Chronic Internet Usage?

The Internet today affects every aspect of daily life, from maintaining long distance relationships through social media, to educational platforms, to digital portfolios in business, et cetera. It is an expansive center of information that is available through computers, smartphones, smart televisions, and even in certain automobiles. While used in developed countries on an almost daily […]

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What is Panic Disorder?

Have you ever experienced a feeling of impending doom? One so tangible, it tightens your chest and accelerates your heart rate as the anxiety begins to grip every aspect of your life at that very moment? More than likely, you were experiencing a panic attack. While this experience was rather unpleasant, it passed, and you […]

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What is Agoraphobia?

Imagine stepping outside of your house and feeling like everything around you was going to gravely harm you. This is the feeling that overwhelms a person suffering with agoraphobia. Derived from the Greek term meaning, “fear of the marketplace,” agoraphobia is characterized by an overwhelming anxiety that if an emergency should occur, escape would be […]

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Social Connection During Social Isolation

How might these uncertain times, marked by extended periods of social isolation, be impacting us and the ones we love? Social isolation may be especially challenging for those living alone or in unsafe situations. Since the pandemic, we’ve seen a rise in domestic violence reports. Additionally, even when we seem to have all we need, […]

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Have you ever had a sinking, pit-in-your-stomach feeling of unexplainable impending doom? Have you ever looked outside on a beautiful, sunny day, and all of a sudden get a sinking feeling that the sky is about to fall? That’s the constant reality of a person struggling with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Accompanied with an ever-present, […]

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, is a mental disorder hallmarked by random and extreme mood changes. These mood swings can disrupt one’s life astronomically by affecting one’s temperament, energy level, motivation, etc. Only 3% of the population suffers with bipolar disorder, and it is believed that both genetic and environmental factors are the cause of […]

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Bringing Home Baby

Keeping Your Relationship Strong After the Birth of A Child(and other relationship tips)​By Dr. Whitney WallJohn and Julie Gottman of the Gottman Institute (https://www.gottman.com/), located in Seattle, WA, are leaders in the field of couples counseling and have dedicated their careers to the mission of engaging in research and developing related interventions to support the […]

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