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Goodbye 2019!

With the end of the year and start of a new year, there are insurance issues to address:
This is meant to be helpful for those seeking therapy into the new year.  Insurance issues can often be very confusing for all involved.  This may be especially true with a new year upon us, changes in insurances or when initiating treatment.   There are often new insurances, new deductibles, copays, coinsurances, and out of pocket maximums.  There may be different benefits for a) in-network versus out of network status, b) medical versus mental health benefits and c) various types of mental health treatment itself.
To assist all of us, there are three forms on our website which would be very helpful.  Please refer to our website at  Look under…Forms.  There, you will find three forms which will assist in understanding your insurance benefits.  It would be very helpful to determine the appropriate form for your situation and call your insurance company prior to starting your mental health treatment and at the start of every new year.  This is meant to make the administrative part of therapy a bit more efficient and so that the real focus of therapy can start immediately.

Bipolar Disorder (Supporting Your Loved Ones)

By: Ikeshia SMith, MSSA, LSW 

When your loved one is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, there may be a couple of questions that run through your mind. The first question, “What is Bipolar?” and the second question, “What is my role when things start to unravel?” Furthermore, for many people who have been diagnosed with this specific disorder,

becoming fearful, confused, and having no concrete plan on how to manage the next episode can dominate one’s thoughts. These thoughts are not easily subsided as a result of difficulty processing information in a healthy fashion at those times. However, there are ways that can help reduce the stress, stigma, and fear while living with bipolar. There are also things that you, as their loved one, can do to become a part of their supportive network.

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What's Teletherapy?

Teletherapy is online mental health therapy through live video. This is a secure and confidential approach to therapy. 

BWG offers teletherapy for those who are unable to get to our office.  This includes clients who are further away, those stuck due to inclement weather, or those who just feel uncomfortable going to an office.  We now offer therapy directly available in an environment of your choice. Learn more at
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When To Be Concerned About College Related Stress


College, although often described as some of the best years of one’s life, can also be very challenging and stressful. Prevalent issues include depression, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders and addictions. Research conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness regarding mental health on college campuses indicates that:

  • One in four students have a diagnosable mental illness
  • 40% do not seek help
  • 80% feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities
  • 50% have been so anxious they struggle in school


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