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  • Counseling Techniques and Therapy for Diversity
    Counseling Techniques for Diversity:A Multi-Cultural View of Americans
    Counseling Native Americans: I chose to focus on Native Americans because of the large population of Seminoles we have here in Florida. I find Native American culture to be fascinating and I am sorry that they do not have as much power in society...
  • Depression and Children
    The consequences of diagnosis with children and adolescents
    Research shows that half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. Scientists are discovering that changes in the body leading to mental illness may start much earlier, before any symptoms appear. Once mental illness develops, it...
  • Counseling News:  Anxiety and Depression Stigmatization
    A Review of Literature: Arab American and Muslim Therapy
    A Literature Review: A. deMena-DaswaniA Summary and Review: Mental health practice with Arab families: The implications of spirituality vis à vis Islam. Published in The American Journal of Family Therapy.Extensive research has shown that members...
  • Determing Your Anxieties
    Determining the source of your anxieties and depression
    A sure way to overcoming your fears and anxieties is in finding the source of your fears and being able to manage it. In dealing with any kinds of fears or anxieties, try to learn what is the real source of your fears and anxieties. Knowing what...
  • 'Growing Stronger: 12 Guidelines Designed to Turn Your Darkest Hour into Your Greatest Victory,' by Mary Beth Woll & Paul Meier MD
    "...an easy-to-understand, faith-based resource for women in crisis"
    Psychiatrist Dr. Paul Meier joins with co-author and Meier Clinic therapist Mary Beth Woll to pen Growing Stronger, an easy-to-understand, faith-based resource for women in crisis. Crisis brings awareness of "the need for change," writes...
  • Mountain view
    Talk therapy
    The word reality as defined by Google means, “The world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.”Just because we have ideas or beliefs, thoughts and even conversations about...
  • The Perfectionism-Depression Link
    What the media doesn't tell you about Depression
    It's linked to Perfectionism...The Link between Depression and Suicide:Depression carries a high risk of suicide. Over 90% of people who die by suicide have clinical depression or another diagnosable mental disorder. Many times, people who die...
  • Enjoy your life
    Getting help for your mental health issues
    When your dealing with your mental health issues and your fears, it is important to get some help from a counselor. Here are some reasons why it is important to get professional help to help cope with your fears and anxieties. Getting some kind of...
  • Indiana opposition to RFRA
    Law would bar professionals from helping gay children who wanted to go straight
    Last February anarticle appeared in this spacethat addressed efforts by the gay community in Louisville, Ky., to shut down a ministry whose mission was to assistpeople struggling with :unwanted same-sex attractions." As I wrote at the time,...
  • 'Laura and Me' by Sylvia Peterson
    "Laura and Me" Questions if Female Sex Offenders are a Growing Threat?
    Laura and Me, a dramatic true account of Sylvia Peterson's two year journey into the mind of a female sexual Pedophile, began with a request from a Washington State prison chaplain. The unique opportunity resulted from Sylvia's twenty year...
  • Get Help
    How to find a good mental health counselor
    Many people have a difficult time in finding an effective mental health counselor. Just like everything in life, you have your good counselors and you have your not so great counselors. The key is to find one that will help you solve your current...
  • Shadows
    Client mindset
    In a recent article I shared information from Diane Gehart’s textbook, Theory and Treatment Planning in Counseling and Psychotherapy. She has been helpful in explaining the Systematic treatment of counseling among many other counseling...
  • The answers are out there
    Why you should get help for your mental health problems
    Many people are reluctant to get the help they need for various reasons. Making excuses of not getting the treatment for your mental health problems will not solve the problem.Here are six reasons why getting help for your mental health issues is...
  • Learn where to get help
    6 tips on how to find a great mental health counselor
    Many people have a difficult time in finding an effective mental health counselor. The key is to find someone that will help you solve your current mental health problems. Here are 6 suggestions on how to find a good mental health counselor that...
  • Alcohology app bridges gap between alcohol science and myth
    Alcohology app bridges gap between alcohol science and myth
    According to the creator of the new 2015 app, Alcohology, there's a wide gulf between what people think alcohol does for them and what alcohol does to them. Case in point: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) notes...
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