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Stress Related Anxiety

Stress Related Anxiety

What is the difference between stress and anxiety? There is a fine line between stress and anxiety.  Both are emotional responses; however, stress...

Relationship Counseling

Relationship Counseling

Relationship counseling assists couples in joint sessions as well as individually in order to gain a better understanding of each other.  We provide...

Couple Fighting

Couple Fighting

Conflict is inevitable in all relationships.  Communication covers every possible way we interact.  Effective communication is essential to a good...

Offering Experienced PTSD Counseling

Offering Experienced PTSD Counseling

PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a mental health disorder caused by a traumatic event. Many people think that PTSD counseling for veterans...

Your Mental Health & Menopause

Your Mental Health & Menopause

Some women welcome menopause as it marks the end of their monthly cycles. For others, especially those with an early onset of menopause, it comes as...

Blended Family Counseling

Blended Family Counseling

Relationships of any kind aren’t easy. However, bringing children from two different families under the same roof brings a multitude of differences...

Women’s Issues Therapy

Women’s Issues Therapy

Women are more inclined to talk to their friends and spouse about things that are affecting their day-to-day. However, that’s not always enough....

The Many Aspects of Marital Counseling

The Many Aspects of Marital Counseling

Many people think that your relationship has to be on the brink of collapse before you should seek marriage counseling in Birmingham, AL. The...

Learning Healthy Coping Mechanisms

Learning Healthy Coping Mechanisms

In our last blog, we defined what a coping mechanism is and discussed unhealthy ones. You can read the first blog here. Today we will share with you...

Counseling Services Help You Cope

Counseling Services Help You Cope

Life is full of stressful circumstances. Most people attribute depression, stress and anxiety with something bad like losing a job, going through...

Do You Want a Female or Male Therapist?

Do You Want a Female or Male Therapist?

Sometimes we know that we want one gender therapist or the other. For example, if you were a woman with an abusive spouse, you may naturally feel...

In Person Vs. Video Counseling

In Person Vs. Video Counseling

In our ever-changing world, we see more and more options becoming available in all aspects of life. You can meet with virtually anyone over a...

Therapy is an Investment in You!

Therapy is an Investment in You!

Looking for the highest rate of return on an investment? Invest in your mental health with counseling in Birmingham, AL! Think about it. You have a...

Grief After Suicide

Grief After Suicide

The death of ABC33/40 reporter, Chris Sign, by suicide has raised this sad topic in front of all of us living in Birmingham. Our prayers go out to...

BATT’s Statement of Solidarity

BATT’s Statement of Solidarity

Birmingham Anxiety & Trauma Therapy (BATT) stands in solidarity with our Black therapists, community, and patients.Now is the time for us, as a...

Double Dog Dare Your Feelings

Double Dog Dare Your Feelings

Dr. Diana Paulk explains why you should double dog dare your feelings and how to do it. If you would like more information, please contact us and...

Improving Your Coping Skills

Improving Your Coping Skills

Dr. Diana Paulk talks about how to improve your coping skills. If you feel overwhelmed during these times, please contact us and set up an...

What BATT is Doing To Protect You

What BATT is Doing To Protect You

At Birmingham Anxiety and Trauma Therapy (BATT), we want to remind you of the wisdom of Mr. Rogers. We also want to give you some information about...

Help! My family is driving me crazy!

Help! My family is driving me crazy!

You’re not alone if every once in a while you would like to escape from the chaos of family life. However, we all need to come home eventually. The...

Help, I’m a woman – I need a spa day!

Help, I’m a woman – I need a spa day!

Everyone knows that women and men are physically different. But few understand the unique social, cultural, and political pressures that women have...

Real Men Don’t Go to Therapy

Real Men Don’t Go to Therapy

Many men have been able to achieve their goals faster and with more satisfaction with the help of a therapist. Common reasons that men come to...

What Do I Do if I Think I’m Depressed?

What Do I Do if I Think I’m Depressed?

Clinical depression involves more than just “the blues”. While everyone gets sad from time to time, clinical depression is a serious disorder that...

I Think I Might Have An Anxiety Problem

I Think I Might Have An Anxiety Problem

Everybody worries or gets anxious from time to time – and the right amount of anxiety can even improve performance and focus. But when the worry and...

We Look at the Complete Person

We Look at the Complete Person

Together, we take a look at your life as a whole – family history, relationships, career path, home life, emotions, thought patterns, etc. This will...

We Love What We Do!

We Love What We Do!

At BATT, we love what we do! We consider it a privilege to work with each person who walks through our door! We know it’s difficult to make that...

Adoption

Adoption

Having adopted internationally, Dr. Paulk understands that the decision to adopt is a brave choice to enter a tedious and trying process in order to...

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