Opioid Crisis Triangle of Roswell, Alpharetta and Marietta

  Facts about the Opioid Problem in Atlanta If you haven’t heard about the heroin and opioid crisis in your subdivision or neighborhood yet, then consider yourself lucky. It’s everywhere and it’s spreading. In 2015, heroin and opioid drugs killed more people in counties inside ‘The Triangle’ than murders and car accidents combined in 2015. … Read more

Insomnia and Depression: The Chicken or The Egg?

Which came first? The insomnia or the depression? There has now been an established link between insomnia and depression! A comorbidity between not sleeping and mental issues. Recent evidence suggests that people with insomnia have a ten-fold risk of developing depression compared with those who sleep well. In other words, there is a close relationship … Read more

Does Love Last by Roswell Marriage Counselor Steve Brand

Does Love Last? Working as a national and local marriage counselor in Roswell, I get a lot of clients who ask this very question: “Can we save our love? Does love last?” The first thing we do before going any further is to seek to understand what they believe love is. Let’s make sure both … Read more

Politics vs Serenity

  As If Politics Will Make Us Happy I get it. It’s hard. Every where you look, social media, the news, friends conversations are all holding out their hands to you, inviting you to join in the discussion of politics. It’s sad really. It’s like the universe is walking around with a big marker and … Read more

Codependency: What Is It? Steps to Fix It.

What is Codependency? “It is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship. It is also known as “relationship addiction” because people with codependency often form or maintain relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and abusive.” In my practice, I have seen a lot of Codependence. … Read more

Restoration of the Heart Recap

Restoration of the Heart Weekend at North River Church of Christ In March of this year, a group of us from Marietta, Georgia flew to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our goal was to attend a conference headed by two very influential Christian speakers whose main focus is ‘the healing of man’s heart’, John Elderdge, American Counselor … Read more

Interview with a Therapist: Mission to Africa

Roswell Therapist Steven D Brand LSW, MSW recently took a trip to Africa this past March 2016. Steve’s mission was to share with the people in several churches of Africa, various tools that could strengthen their relationships and individual mental health. 1) Why did you take the trip? What were you hoping to accomplish? To … Read more

We Rise By Lifting Others Up and the Science of Happiness

We Rise By Lifting Others Up and the Science of Happiness Did you know giving is good for you? A 2006 study by J. Moll at the National Institute for Health found that when people give to charities it lights up the brain in regions associated with pleasure, creating a “warm glow” effect. We have … Read more