Dr. Anna Charbonneau

Therapy for people living with stress, depression, and medical conditions

Most Recent Articles by Dr. Anna Charbonneau

How to Take Control Over Your Body's Response to Stress -

Life can be so overwhelming, it's not uncommon to feel like you're drowning in a sea of expectations with not enough energy to even begin to meet these demands. What should you do if you're feeling...

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Should I Find a New Therapist? -

Is something not feeling right to you? After that last session, did you leave feeling off somehow? Is there something bothering you in therapy? Something not going as well as you'd like? If there is...

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Four Questions to Find the Right Therapist for You -

One of the most common complaints I hear when I read about people having trouble with therapy is this. "The doctor just wanted to prescribe a bunch of medications! She barely talked to me!" OR "He only...

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What is cognitive behavior therapy? -

What makes CBT unique? Could CBT help you? Understanding the different kinds of therapy available will enable you to find the right kind of therapy for you. This focus of this post is on Cognitive Behavior...

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Expectations, The Other Invisible Problem OR How to Communicate Better With Your Doctor -

Have you ever heard that pain is an “invisible” problem? Well, it’s true. The nature of pain makes it hard to describe, hard to communicate, and as a result, very hard to treat. In my practice, consulting...

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Are there any alternatives for treating sleep apnea without a CPAP? -

Are there alternatives to treating sleep apnea besides a CPAP machine? Today we're going to take a look at what else you can do to help sleep apnea. Alternative treatments for central sleep apnea

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Treatments for Sleep Apnea -

Treatment for sleep apnea is very simple but many people don't stick with it. Why? Let's take a look at how sleep apnea is treated, why some people have trouble with it, and what you can do to be successful...

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Two Tests for Sleep Apnea -

It might feel like getting tested for sleep apnea is a huge process, but it's not. It's actually quite simple. What kinds of tests are available? What does testing involve? How long do the tests take...

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Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Here's How to Find out -

Last post, we reviewed what sleep apnea is, risk factors for getting sleep apnea, and what it feels like to have sleep apnea. Today we're going to discuss how you can find out whether you have sleep...

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What is sleep apnea? -

Good sleep is crucial to pain management. If you're not sleeping well, you're not going to be feeling well. Period. But what if you think you're sleeping well enough, but you're not? What if you have...

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Trouble sleeping? What comes first, the chicken or the egg? -

Trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. The vast majority of people with health conditions report poor sleep. In chronic pain conditions, well over 75% of people complain of poor sleep. People often...

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What is the difference between a sign and a symptom? -

In medical terminology a “sign” is something that can be seen or measured and a “symptom” is something that is felt by a person but can’t be seen or measured. Let's take a look at a common problem...

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