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Anxiety: A Personal Perspective

I’ve battled anxiety for many years. The emotional and mental distress that I have experienced has kept me from living life fully, and at times has stopped me from making decisions, has crippled my confidence, and even distorted my thinking. It wasn’t until these past couple of years, when my struggles almost paralyzed me, that I learned the most about myself and about managing and overcoming the monster of anxiety and fear. Continue reading

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Buying a Gun is Easier than Getting Mental Health Care

As a mental health care professional, I am passionate about my profession and what it can do to help people not only in crisis but in preventing a crisis. Since the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, I am horrified by the state of our current mental health care system and am reminded there are many Adam Lanza’s among us not being treated.[…] Continue reading

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Depression and Unemployment

Depression causes a lot of health issues that can render a person dysfunctional. However, it is one of the most curable diseases if treated. The best chance for success in treating depression is a combination of psychotherapy (or counseling) and anti depressants. […] Continue reading

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How to find a good Orlando Therapist

Since I am a licensed counselor in Orlando I’ve been asked many times by friends to recommend a good therapist.  Since it is unethical for me to work with close friends and family members I try to help them find … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Spouse to Marriage Counseling

As a marriage counselor I usually find that one of the two spouses is opposed to going to marriage counseling.  Some of the reasons they won’t come are the following: I don’t want to tell a stranger my problems I’m … Continue reading

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Counseling Can Prevent Crisis

Most people go to counseling as the last possible resort to fixing their problems. They only find a counselor when they have no other options. Usually when that happens it takes weeks of therapy before change can begin. Problems don’t develop overnight they gradually set in over time.[…] Continue reading

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How to Care for People Who are Depressed

Seven tips to help you cope with a person who is depressed. Listen and don’t tell them they should just think positive.  If a depressed person could think positive they would.  They don’t have the ability to change the way … Continue reading

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