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Young girl playing with blocks with an adult female writing on a notepad

The Powerful Impact of Therapeutic Play

Jul 2, 2022
 | 
Behavioral Health
Play is a natural method of communication for children (and one that can be harnessed for positive therapeutic results).
Members of minority group sitting together, talking and offering comfort

Minority Mental Health Matters

Jun 27, 2022
 | 
Behavioral Health
Here, we highlight some of the unique mental health struggles faced by minorities and we address some ways to help overcome them.
Split frame with female smiling and then angry

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

May 24, 2022
 | 
Behavioral Health
Borderline personality disorder can impact self-image, emotional regulation and behavior—impairing relationships and functioning. Learn more about symptoms and treatment.
Silhouette of person stretching on a bed with alarm clock in foreground

Why Sleep is Essential (and 5 Tips for Getting More Shut Eye)

Apr 21, 2022
 | 
Behavioral Health
Without proper sleep, your well-being can suffer significantly. Learn more about the importance of sleep and tips to get more zzzzz’s.
Illustration of NeuroStar TMS used on the brain

Travco Now Offers NeuroStar TMS Depression Treatment

Feb 26, 2022
 | 
Behavioral Health
NeuroStar® TMS, an evidence-based depression treatment, is now available at Travco. Here, you’ll gain an understanding of how it works and find answers to FAQs.
Illustration of 2 silhouettes

What You Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder

Feb 22, 2022
 | 
Behavioral Health
An estimated 5.7 million American adults have bipolar disorder within a given year. Here, we share some of the key features and treatment options for this condition.
Several family members hugging

Family Roles: Why They Matter and How to Break Free

Dec 30, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Within our family of origin, each of us learns certain patterns of behavior and plays a particular role. Here, we explore 6 of these common roles and their impact.
Man sitting with head in hands

7 Signs of Chronic Worry

Dec 24, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Everybody worries at times. But, what’s the difference between chronic worry and “normal” worry? Here, we explore this topic and the beliefs that maintain chronic worry.
Image of Julie Berg, Travco counselor

Travco Employee Spotlight: Julie Berg, Counselor

Nov 28, 2021
 | 
Recovery
Compassionate, knowledgeable and dedicated are a few words that describe the Travco Behavioral Health team. In this interview, get to know Julie B., Travco counselor.
Female therapist speaking to a client

Need a Good Therapist? Here are 4 Tips and 4 Red Flags

Nov 30, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
If you’ve never worked with a therapist before, the prospect of finding a good fit might seem overwhelming. Here are some suggestions to find the best therapist for you.
Closeup of a doctor's hands with pills

Travco’s Medication-Assisted Treatment Program

Nov 5, 2021
 | 
Recovery
Medication-Assisted Treatment can help reduce chances of relapse and boost long-term recovery success. Learn more about this option available at Travco.
Members of military saluting

Hope for Veterans With PTSD

Nov 3, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Referred to in the past as combat fatigue or war neurosis, the concept of PTSD has been around for centuries. Learn about the signs and treatment for this disorder.
Illustration of a man in a suit holding a mask

Imposter Syndrome: 5 Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Fraud

Nov 1, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
An estimated 70% of people experience imposter syndrome—feeling like a fraud despite evidence of success. Discover the signs and ways to overcome it.
Abstract profile of a blue head looking down

Depression: It’s More Than “Just The Blues”

Oct 11, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Clinical depression is much more serious than just feeling a little sad. When severe, depression impacts a person's ability to function. Learn more about this disorder.
Illustration of cogs inside a head with the letters "OCD"

OCD: It’s Not Always What You Think

Oct 5, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
OCD manifests in a wide variety of ways (outside of excessive cleanliness or neatness). Learn more about this disorder that currently affects 2 million U.S. adults.
Emily Smerchansky, Travco counselor

Travco Employee Spotlight: Emily Smerchansky, Counselor

Sep 30, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Learn how Emily’s passion and commitment help convey that We Care More!
A person reaching up from a high point, set against a sunset. Expressing freedom

Recovery Points Video: EMDR

Jul 28, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
In our very first Recovery Points video, you’ll learn about EMDR, an effective trauma treatment, and how it benefits our clients at Travco Behavioral Health.
Wooden heart with bandaid

Grieving a Loss Due to Overdose

Aug 6, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Grieving a loved one’s death can be even further compounded if the loss was due to overdose. Learn more about ways to cope in this blog post.
Wooden human figure carrying large sphere that says "perfectionism"

4 Ways to Combat Perfectionism

Aug 1, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Perfectionism can be a good thing, right? Not necessarily. Learn more about this increasingly common personality trait and tips to overcome it.
Dangers and harms of shame pictured as a poison bottle with word shame

7 Tips for Overcoming Toxic Shame

Jun 28, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Toxic shame attacks your core identity. Without resolution, it can lead to consequences like self-harm or substance misuse. Learn seven ways to help you overcome it.
"ADHD- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" written in notebook on wooden background

Childhood and Adult ADHD Basics

Jun 24, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
In the U.S., nearly 10% of children and approximately 4% of adults have an ADHD diagnosis. Learn more about the symptoms, types of ADHD, causes and treatment options.
Dictionary entry of "PTSD" highlighted in pink

PTSD Treatment: Q & A with Travco Counselor and Trauma Specialist

Jun 2, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Seven or eight of every 100 people in the U.S. will have PTSD at some point. Emily Smerchansky, LPCC, sheds some light on this disorder and how to overcome it.
Illustration of mom holding baby while crying

Managing Depression During and After Pregnancy

Jun 1, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Pregnancy/childbirth can be considered the happiest times in a mom's life. But what happens if depression overshadows feelings of joy? Learn about perinatal depression.
Letter tiles spell "mental," "health," and "care"

New Legislation Addresses Healthcare Workers’ Mental Health

May 3, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
In April 2020, Dr. Lorna Breen, an ER physician, died by suicide. Her family has since begun a crusade to help ensure other healthcare workers avoid that fatal outcome.
Text "The same old thinking leads to the same old results" written on a napkin

4 Tools for Tackling Negative Thinking

Apr 23, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Negative thoughts lead to negative feelings. Discover four tools that can help conquer unhelpful thoughts—while improving your mood and overall mental health.
Exterior image of Parkman Recovery Center facility

Welcoming Parkman Recovery Center to Our Family of Companies!

Apr 21, 2021
 | 
News
Now an affiliate of First Step Recovery and Travco, Parkman Recovery Center is helping to further the family of companies’ mission of honoring all paths to recovery.
Hand holding a compass with a road in background

How to Define—and Honor—Your Values

Apr 2, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
In this blog post, you’ll learn how to identify, prioritize and honor the values that matter most to you.
Male with head in hands sitting at a poker table

Travco Provides Healing and Hope for Problem Gamblers

Mar 18, 2021
 | 
Recovery
An estimated 2-3% of U.S. adults are affected by gambling addiction each year. In this blog post, you’ll learn more about this disorder and how Travco can help.
Cheyenne Bohrer, Travco Behavioral Health Counselor

Travco Employee Spotlight: Cheyenne Bohrer, Counselor

Mar 3, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Learn about Cheyenne Bohrer, a counselor at Travco Behavioral Health, in this Employee Spotlight blog post.
Illustration of male and female arguing

7 Relationship Communication Pitfalls (and Their Fixes)

Feb 3, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Effective communication is a key component of any successful relationship. But it isn’t always easy to achieve. Learn solutions here for 7 common communication obstacles.
Dial with words "self-esteem" on a meter

7 Steps to Healthy Self-Esteem

Feb 1, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
A balanced self-esteem (not too little and not too much) can feel like an elusive concept. Discover how to achieve a “just right” sense of self-worth in this blog post.
Headshot of Brittany Calderone, Travco Behavioral Health Counselor

Travco Employee Spotlight: Brittany Calderone, Counselor

Jan 6, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
This blog post highlights the background and experience of Brittany Calderone, a counselor at Travco Behavioral Health.
Man biting nails and trying to hide head in shirt

Fear 101: The Science Behind Feeling Afraid

Dec 29, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
Have you ever wondered what’s going on in your brain and body when you experience fear? Empower yourself by learning about the basic science behind the fear process.
Push pin on calendar with the words "change habits"

5 Action Steps for Making Habits Stick

Dec 21, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
Let’s face it. Making permanent change is not easy, but it is possible…with the right preparation. Discover how to take action that will help make your new habits stick.
Illustration of female silhouette sitting in lotus position

5 Reasons to Start Meditating TODAY

Nov 28, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
Decreased stress is just one of the many benefits of meditation. Discover some of the other powerful rewards of meditation practice in this blog post.
Chalkboard with one arrow pointing to old way and one pointing to new way

What the Stages of Change Mean for You

Nov 29, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
If you’re thinking about implementing a new behavior, this blog post can help you identify your current stage of change and determine whether/how to move forward.
Anna Nelson, Travco Therapist

Travco Employee Spotlight: Anna Nelson, Therapist

Oct 30, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
This inaugural post in Travco's Employee Spotlight Series introduces Anna Nelson, Travco therapist and clinical training supervisor.
Illustration of woman with question mark near her head

Understanding Selfishness Vs. Self-Care

Oct 27, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
There's lots of hype about self-care, but some confusion about what it actually means. This blog post explains.
abstract painting of two hands clasped at the wrist

Improving First Responders’ Access to Mental Healthcare

Oct 12, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
First responders may fear being judged by peers if they seek help with mental illness or substance abuse. Here's how to stop the stigma and access effective treatment.
Illustration of head with rain clouds above

9 Signs You May Be Depressed (and Treatment Options)

Oct 3, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
Depression is much more than just "a case of the blues." This post describes symptoms of clinical depression and shares information on effective treatment.
School-age boy sitting on steps with head in hands

12 Signs of Childhood Mental Illness and (How to Help)

Sep 30, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
Are you concerned about changes in your child's behavior, but unsure about what to do next? Learn about symptoms of childhood mental illness and treatment interventions.
Female walking up a staircase into the clouds

How Travco’s Mental Health Treatment Changed My Life

Sep 2, 2020
 | 
Stories
Carrie* describes how her counselor and doctor at Travco Behavioral Health helped facilitate the climb from her lowest point to fully realizing her potential.
bride and groom handcuffed to each other

10 Signs of Codependency (and How to Overcome It)

Aug 28, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
“Codependency” refers to a set of dysfunctional behaviors within a relationship. See if you may be codependent and learn healthy steps to healing.
Cindy O'Keefe, Travco Director

Travco Director Describes COVID Precautions

Aug 17, 2020
 | 
News
Travco's Director, Cindy O'Keefe, shares how we're protecting against COVID while providing quality, compassionate mental health and addiction services.
The words self and harm typed in caps amid scraps of black paper

Guide to Supporting a Loved One Who Self-Harms

Aug 7, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
If a loved one is self-harming, you may be unsure of the best way to intervene. This blog post explains the basics about self-harm and offers guidance on how to help.
Ray of sunshine through trees

How Travco's Compassionate Care Provides a Ray of Hope

Jul 1, 2020
 | 
Stories
Jack* shares how Travco's caring staff provided effective treatment for his anxiety and depression. (1:38 listen)
Man stands to say hello during meeting

Combining 12-Step Recovery With Medication-Assisted Treatment

Jul 13, 2020
 | 
Recovery
For some, working a 12-step program while receiving MAT can be challenging. Get tips on how to benefit from this recovery combo.
Man sits looking at the horizon

Spravato Treatment Offers New Hope for Depression

Jul 16, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
Travco’s Director shares details about Spravato, which can provide relief from chronic depression when other treatments haven’t succeeded.
Woman wearing mask gestures with hands in frustration

How to Manage Anxiety and OCD During COVID-19 Pandemic

Jul 26, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
The COVID pandemic plus OCD (or an anxiety disorder) can equal serious distress. An experienced Travco counselor shares how to manage symptoms in these uncertain times.
Broken birdcage with birds flying away

Finding the Right Treatment for Her Depression

Jul 14, 2020
 | 
Stories
Listen to how Helen* suffered from depression for years until she found the right help at Travco. (3:20 listen)

How Travco’s Mental Health Treatment Changed My Life

Sep 2, 2020
 | 
Stories
Carrie* describes how her counselor and doctor at Travco Behavioral Health helped facilitate the climb from her lowest point to fully realizing her potential.

How Travco's Compassionate Care Provides a Ray of Hope

Jul 1, 2020
 | 
Stories
Jack* shares how Travco's caring staff provided effective treatment for his anxiety and depression. (1:38 listen)

Finding the Right Treatment for Her Depression

Jul 14, 2020
 | 
Stories
Listen to how Helen* suffered from depression for years until she found the right help at Travco. (3:20 listen)

Travco Employee Spotlight: Julie Berg, Counselor

Nov 28, 2021
 | 
Recovery
Compassionate, knowledgeable and dedicated are a few words that describe the Travco Behavioral Health team. In this interview, get to know Julie B., Travco counselor.

Travco’s Medication-Assisted Treatment Program

Nov 5, 2021
 | 
Recovery
Medication-Assisted Treatment can help reduce chances of relapse and boost long-term recovery success. Learn more about this option available at Travco.

Travco Provides Healing and Hope for Problem Gamblers

Mar 18, 2021
 | 
Recovery
An estimated 2-3% of U.S. adults are affected by gambling addiction each year. In this blog post, you’ll learn more about this disorder and how Travco can help.

Combining 12-Step Recovery With Medication-Assisted Treatment

Jul 13, 2020
 | 
Recovery
For some, working a 12-step program while receiving MAT can be challenging. Get tips on how to benefit from this recovery combo.

Minority Mental Health Matters

Jun 27, 2022
 | 
Behavioral Health
Here, we highlight some of the unique mental health struggles faced by minorities and we address some ways to help overcome them.

The Powerful Impact of Therapeutic Play

Jul 2, 2022
 | 
Behavioral Health
Play is a natural method of communication for children (and one that can be harnessed for positive therapeutic results).

Travco Now Offers NeuroStar TMS Depression Treatment

Feb 26, 2022
 | 
Behavioral Health
NeuroStar® TMS, an evidence-based depression treatment, is now available at Travco. Here, you’ll gain an understanding of how it works and find answers to FAQs.

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

May 24, 2022
 | 
Behavioral Health
Borderline personality disorder can impact self-image, emotional regulation and behavior—impairing relationships and functioning. Learn more about symptoms and treatment.

Why Sleep is Essential (and 5 Tips for Getting More Shut Eye)

Apr 21, 2022
 | 
Behavioral Health
Without proper sleep, your well-being can suffer significantly. Learn more about the importance of sleep and tips to get more zzzzz’s.

7 Signs of Chronic Worry

Dec 24, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Everybody worries at times. But, what’s the difference between chronic worry and “normal” worry? Here, we explore this topic and the beliefs that maintain chronic worry.

What You Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder

Feb 22, 2022
 | 
Behavioral Health
An estimated 5.7 million American adults have bipolar disorder within a given year. Here, we share some of the key features and treatment options for this condition.

Family Roles: Why They Matter and How to Break Free

Dec 30, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Within our family of origin, each of us learns certain patterns of behavior and plays a particular role. Here, we explore 6 of these common roles and their impact.

Hope for Veterans With PTSD

Nov 3, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Referred to in the past as combat fatigue or war neurosis, the concept of PTSD has been around for centuries. Learn about the signs and treatment for this disorder.

Need a Good Therapist? Here are 4 Tips and 4 Red Flags

Nov 30, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
If you’ve never worked with a therapist before, the prospect of finding a good fit might seem overwhelming. Here are some suggestions to find the best therapist for you.

Depression: It’s More Than “Just The Blues”

Oct 11, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Clinical depression is much more serious than just feeling a little sad. When severe, depression impacts a person's ability to function. Learn more about this disorder.

Imposter Syndrome: 5 Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Fraud

Nov 1, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
An estimated 70% of people experience imposter syndrome—feeling like a fraud despite evidence of success. Discover the signs and ways to overcome it.

PTSD Treatment: Q & A with Travco Counselor and Trauma Specialist

Jun 2, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Seven or eight of every 100 people in the U.S. will have PTSD at some point. Emily Smerchansky, LPCC, sheds some light on this disorder and how to overcome it.

OCD: It’s Not Always What You Think

Oct 5, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
OCD manifests in a wide variety of ways (outside of excessive cleanliness or neatness). Learn more about this disorder that currently affects 2 million U.S. adults.

Travco Employee Spotlight: Emily Smerchansky, Counselor

Sep 30, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Learn how Emily’s passion and commitment help convey that We Care More!

Recovery Points Video: EMDR

Jul 28, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
In our very first Recovery Points video, you’ll learn about EMDR, an effective trauma treatment, and how it benefits our clients at Travco Behavioral Health.

4 Ways to Combat Perfectionism

Aug 1, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Perfectionism can be a good thing, right? Not necessarily. Learn more about this increasingly common personality trait and tips to overcome it.

Grieving a Loss Due to Overdose

Aug 6, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Grieving a loved one’s death can be even further compounded if the loss was due to overdose. Learn more about ways to cope in this blog post.

7 Tips for Overcoming Toxic Shame

Jun 28, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Toxic shame attacks your core identity. Without resolution, it can lead to consequences like self-harm or substance misuse. Learn seven ways to help you overcome it.

Childhood and Adult ADHD Basics

Jun 24, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
In the U.S., nearly 10% of children and approximately 4% of adults have an ADHD diagnosis. Learn more about the symptoms, types of ADHD, causes and treatment options.

Managing Depression During and After Pregnancy

Jun 1, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Pregnancy/childbirth can be considered the happiest times in a mom's life. But what happens if depression overshadows feelings of joy? Learn about perinatal depression.

Spravato Treatment Offers New Hope for Depression

Jul 16, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
Travco’s Director shares details about Spravato, which can provide relief from chronic depression when other treatments haven’t succeeded.

Guide to Supporting a Loved One Who Self-Harms

Aug 7, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
If a loved one is self-harming, you may be unsure of the best way to intervene. This blog post explains the basics about self-harm and offers guidance on how to help.

10 Signs of Codependency (and How to Overcome It)

Aug 28, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
“Codependency” refers to a set of dysfunctional behaviors within a relationship. See if you may be codependent and learn healthy steps to healing.

Understanding Selfishness Vs. Self-Care

Oct 27, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
There's lots of hype about self-care, but some confusion about what it actually means. This blog post explains.

5 Action Steps for Making Habits Stick

Dec 21, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
Let’s face it. Making permanent change is not easy, but it is possible…with the right preparation. Discover how to take action that will help make your new habits stick.

New Legislation Addresses Healthcare Workers’ Mental Health

May 3, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
In April 2020, Dr. Lorna Breen, an ER physician, died by suicide. Her family has since begun a crusade to help ensure other healthcare workers avoid that fatal outcome.

4 Tools for Tackling Negative Thinking

Apr 23, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Negative thoughts lead to negative feelings. Discover four tools that can help conquer unhelpful thoughts—while improving your mood and overall mental health.

How to Define—and Honor—Your Values

Apr 2, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
In this blog post, you’ll learn how to identify, prioritize and honor the values that matter most to you.

5 Reasons to Start Meditating TODAY

Nov 28, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
Decreased stress is just one of the many benefits of meditation. Discover some of the other powerful rewards of meditation practice in this blog post.

Travco Employee Spotlight: Cheyenne Bohrer, Counselor

Mar 3, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Learn about Cheyenne Bohrer, a counselor at Travco Behavioral Health, in this Employee Spotlight blog post.

7 Relationship Communication Pitfalls (and Their Fixes)

Feb 3, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
Effective communication is a key component of any successful relationship. But it isn’t always easy to achieve. Learn solutions here for 7 common communication obstacles.

7 Steps to Healthy Self-Esteem

Feb 1, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
A balanced self-esteem (not too little and not too much) can feel like an elusive concept. Discover how to achieve a “just right” sense of self-worth in this blog post.

Travco Employee Spotlight: Brittany Calderone, Counselor

Jan 6, 2021
 | 
Behavioral Health
This blog post highlights the background and experience of Brittany Calderone, a counselor at Travco Behavioral Health.

Fear 101: The Science Behind Feeling Afraid

Dec 29, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
Have you ever wondered what’s going on in your brain and body when you experience fear? Empower yourself by learning about the basic science behind the fear process.

What the Stages of Change Mean for You

Nov 29, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
If you’re thinking about implementing a new behavior, this blog post can help you identify your current stage of change and determine whether/how to move forward.

Travco Employee Spotlight: Anna Nelson, Therapist

Oct 30, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
This inaugural post in Travco's Employee Spotlight Series introduces Anna Nelson, Travco therapist and clinical training supervisor.

Improving First Responders’ Access to Mental Healthcare

Oct 12, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
First responders may fear being judged by peers if they seek help with mental illness or substance abuse. Here's how to stop the stigma and access effective treatment.

9 Signs You May Be Depressed (and Treatment Options)

Oct 3, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
Depression is much more than just "a case of the blues." This post describes symptoms of clinical depression and shares information on effective treatment.

12 Signs of Childhood Mental Illness and (How to Help)

Sep 30, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
Are you concerned about changes in your child's behavior, but unsure about what to do next? Learn about symptoms of childhood mental illness and treatment interventions.

How to Manage Anxiety and OCD During COVID-19 Pandemic

Jul 26, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
The COVID pandemic plus OCD (or an anxiety disorder) can equal serious distress. An experienced Travco counselor shares how to manage symptoms in these uncertain times.

Welcoming Parkman Recovery Center to Our Family of Companies!

Apr 21, 2021
 | 
News
Now an affiliate of First Step Recovery and Travco, Parkman Recovery Center is helping to further the family of companies’ mission of honoring all paths to recovery.

Travco Director Describes COVID Precautions

Aug 17, 2020
 | 
News
Travco's Director, Cindy O'Keefe, shares how we're protecting against COVID while providing quality, compassionate mental health and addiction services.