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Understanding Addiction

There is a new trend in research leading people to believe that there is no genetic or biological factors to addiction, and that the issue is mostly social for addicts. One study sites the Vietnam war, pointing out that many soldiers used heroine when they were...

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Marijuana as treatment

Now that marijuana is legal for treatment purposes in FL, and legal for recreation lots of other places, MANY clients are telling me that marijuana is their treatment of choice for their mental struggles. It's ironic to me though, because if marijuana were working...

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Anxious Thinking

We tell ourselves a lot of stories even within a day. We often believe that our stories are true, and generally we really want to believe that our stories are true. In fact there are times that we as humans have gone to great lengths to prove that our stories are...

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Knowledge is Power

We (human beings) often think that life is complicated, but a lot of times it's actually really simple. For example, we all know "breakfast is the most important meal of the day". Yet TONS of people don't eat it. So then they get to work and within a few hours, they...

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Social Rules

In order to understand ourselves fully, we usually have to go back a ways and this time I'm not talking about childhood. I'm not even talking about looking at our genealogy, because that's a whole different story (a relevant one to consider, but not today). I'm...

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How Healing Begins

One of the most helpful classes I took in undergrad was one that I never expected to hit me. It was simply called Motivation. I don't remember all the ins and outs of what I learned, but some things really stood out to me. The biggest take away was that the reason...

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Romantic Relationships

Many many many people struggle within romantic relationships. Generally speaking, these struggles leave individuals feeling insecure, as if there is something wrong with them. I like to help people depersonalize by realizing that whether or not a relationship works...

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Perfectly Hidden Depression

Suicide rates seem to be climbing, and the crisis is getting more public attention with songs and TV shows getting bolder in their expressions. One benefit that has some from all this tragedy is that people are saying more and more, "You never know what people might...

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Therapy and Meditation

I usually tell clients I could spend an entire session talking about meditation, and as I do in session, I will try to make this concise. Why it is one of the number one treatments for a lot of mental health and addiction disorders? How does it prove itself useful...

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The Past Matters

https://youtu.be/95ovIJ3dsNk I knew about the ACE, but I did not know it's history in this way. Many clients have asked me, "Why do we have to talk about the past...I'm over it...", etc. The past helps make us who we are, and it impacts us on more than just a mental...

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