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Cory Shives New Director of Therapeutic Services

Cory Shives, LCPC joined the Brook Lane staff as Director of Therapeutic Services on July 11. In this capacity, he will be overseeing the partial hospitalization programs, admissions department and inpatient therapists. He received a bachelor of science degree in psychology and a master of science degree in counseling psychology from Frostburg State University. He currently is enrolled in an MBA in healthcare management program, also at Frostburg.

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Michelle's Story: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to Achieve My Dreams

When I was about to turn 16, I would hear things in my mind like, “Touch this [thing] so many times so something bad won’t happen” or “You didn’t look at that right. Do it again, or else!” For a while, sleep was my escape. But then, my mind got so caught up in the disorder that I couldn’t even sleep peacefully. When I was able to sleep, my dreams would be taken over by negative thoughts. I would awaken tired, defeated, and more hopeless. I thought that surely I couldn’t share my bizarre...

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What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?

What is TMS? Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive, anesthesia-free treatment used to treat depression by using magnetic stimulation of the brain. During the treatment, a magnetic field is administered in short pulses to regions of the brain. The initial phase of treatment consists of coming in for treatment for 30-40 minutes for the first 4-6 weeks. After the initial phase, the patient will enter the continuation phase. The visit frequency tapers off from treatment five days...

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Summertime is the Perfect Time for Self-Care

In a world that keeps ever changing, one thing is certain: self-care is a vital aspect of our day-to-day lifestyle. Self-care is an intentional and mindful process of choosing to do something that is specifically designed for yourself that allows you to generate a sense of satisfaction. In a world that pressures us to be constantly on the move and needing to adapt to the environment all around us, this practice of taking care of oneself can be rather challenging.

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Inaugural Bridge to Hope Affair a Success!

Brook Lane hosted its inaugural Bridge to Hope Affair fundraiser on Saturday April, 30, 2022 at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. 

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Chris Boryan Joins Team as Director of Development

Chris Boryan joined the Brook Lane staff as Director of Development on February 21. “I believe Brook Lane offers hope and healing to those in need,” says Chris.

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Chad's Story: A Family's Journey

In 2015, our son Chad was in fourth grade and got into a conflict with one of his teachers. He had a time-out and was then sent to the office. He was very upset and felt he was not treated fairly. Chad ran away from school to come home.

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What is Addiction: What, How and When of Getting Help

When thinking about addiction, what is the first thing that comes to mind? I’d guess the first thought would be those stereotypes of stumbling and slurred speech. What might surprise you is the clinical definition of an addiction.

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The Importance of Sleep on Our Mental Health

Have you ever heard the expression that someone who is in a bad mood “woke up on the wrong side of the bed?” There is a lot of science that supports this statement. Sleep is a very important part of our lives.

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Managing the Emotional Challenges of a Prolonged Pandemic

Whenever I think about COVID-19, I can’t help but picture Steve Urkel, the fictional character on the 1980s sitcom Family Matters. Whil

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