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When my life came apart, I struggled to find therapy by Jesse Leon

When My Life Came Apart, I Struggled to Find Therapy At 14 years old, I hated who and what I was. With barely one foot in adolescence, I had already marched through miles of hell. In San Diego, my hometown, I had been beaten, sexually abused and propelled into the nightmarish worlds of drug addiction and sex …

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The Advantages of Therapy from a Small Independent Agency

The Advantages of Therapy from a Small Independent Agency As in many things, from coffee shops to car lots, cosmetics stores to restaurants, we tend to feel a greater sense of comfort and familiarity with smaller, boutique, mom-and-pop businesses. But in today’s world we often have no choice but to deal with the large, the …

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Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month & Mental Health Awareness

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month & Mental Health Awareness May marks the celebrations Asian Pacific lslander histories of Americans hailing from across the Asian continent and from the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The U.S. Department of Labor defines AAPI as “A person with origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East …

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Why Do Non-Monogamous People Need Relationship Therapy?

Why Do Non-Monogamous People Need Relationship Therapy? Introduction to Non-Monogamous Relationships Let’s start with some definitions before we get into our discussion. For our purposes, let’s keep it simple for now, since a full examination of the topic would consist of dozens of blogs. Consensual non-monogamy describes those relationships in which all participants agree that one, both …

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Why We Need Inclusive Therapy

Why We Need Inclusive Mental Health Inclusive therapy is, simply put, the idea (and practice) that all people, regardless of their gender, abilities, orientation, age, minority status, religion….everyone…should have access to competent, quality mental health care. How a person identifies is an irrelevant consideration when we talk about inclusiveness. Those other issues may be what is discussed in therapy, …

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E-THERAPY?

E-THERAPY? “Really, does that work?” I am often asked about electronic therapy.  It only seems appropriate that my first blog address electronic therapy, (e – therapy).  Here you are totally ready to address some mental health stuff and make those positive changes. You want a competent therapist that will understand you, empower you and not break the bank. This process should be easy, right, unfortunately, that …

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Things to Consider When Seeking Therapy

Things to Consider When Seeking Therapy Finding a therapist often takes more time and effort than one may expect. You have unique needs, making it all the more important to set appropriate criteria when looking for a therapist. Every individual is unique. This means that the ways in which one person processes events in their …

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Virtual Therapy

Virtual Therapy, E-Therapy, Telemedicine, Virtual Office, and On-Line Therapy? E-Therapy is really taking off. People experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and a multitude of emotional concerns are seeking help at higher levels than in the past. While I am excited that more people are investing in their mental health, I have concerns about the legitimacy of …

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Habits That Can Improve Your Mental Health

5 Habits That Can Improve Your Mental Health Make: Exercise A common set of problems with many people who have depression is lack of motivation, negative self-image, and general weakness. Exercise can help change all of that. Studies have shown that jogging for around 30 minutes a day can increase your brain’s dopamine secretion (also known …

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