Do I have a drinking problem? Am I an alcoholic? What is the ...

People drink for all sorts of reason. Some reasons are to socialize, celebrate and relax. Other times people use alcohol as a form of self-medication to help them manage stress, anxiety or to use it to distract them from unpleasant or unhappy situations in their life.Alcohol has a strong effect on ...

Apr 2

Categories: Addictions, Couple Counseling, Men's Issues, Women's Issues, ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Does Short-Term Relief Work?

Short term relief does not last. It can in fact become a separate psychological issue unto itself.When John saw me for help, he has been under psychiatric treatment for over 10 years. Despite the length of his treatment, he remained "stuck" within himself - psychologically, emotionally, ...

Apr 1

Categories: Addictions, Emptiness, Grief, Loss, Bereavement

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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How does one cope with ambiguous loss? The case of the disappeared ...

The continuing confusion and lack of definitive information about the whereabouts of Malaysian Airline MH370 for over two weeks (when this post is written), has focused the world's attention on the suffering of the family and friends of the 239 missing passengers. It is difficult to even ...

Mar 24

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Support Groups

Written By:
Brian Scott

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'The times are a changing'. How Art Therapy Can Help Children And ...

"The times are a changing" is a Bob Dylan anthem about change and going through change is an important part of everyone's development.Do we choose to reject it and build walls around us or do we embrace and use the wind of change such as in the Chinese proverb above.Going through ...

Mar 15

Categories: Academic Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Art Therapy, ...

Written By:
Andrew C Wright (AthR), HCPC registered (UK), BAAT (UK).

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Money and Mental Health

Money is neutral but it's a proven drug that can destroy lives.This therapy insight has not come easily for me. I too am exposed to a pervading culture where we are all in. A culture that puts so much stock on the temporary. To find security in money. To fall in love with possessions, the ...

Mar 14

Categories: Addictions, Family Problems, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Men In Therapy

It's clear to me that Robert started therapy because of "external pressure." He was having a severe separation crisis with his wife, Anna, who demanded counseling intervention. Anna disappeared from their home because she couldn't endure her husband's verbal and emotional ...

Mar 8

Categories: Adult psychological development, Men's Issues, Relationships & ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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How Journaling can Change your Life

Journaling is a way to improve your understanding of yourself. It provides a platform on which you can stand so that you can observe yourself. Self-knowledge, including discovering your strengths and weaknesses, your likes and dislikes is essential for making life decisions and for self-fulfilment. ...

Mar 5

Categories: Addictions, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Life Purpose / ...

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Problem Children, Problem Parents

Parenthood in our society is more an idea of how to “raise kids.” There are problem children, but not problem parents. Yet the truth and reality of the matter is, parenthood needs to be more the growth and development of parents.I’m reminded of a sobbing mother who came over ...

Feb 25

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Family Problems, Parenting

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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An Introduction To Art Therapy: A Brief Guide to Art Therapy as an ...

An Introduction to Art Therapy: A Brief Guide to Art Therapy by Andrew Wright, Clinical Director and Art Psychotherapist, ATIC (1ST Art Therapy Centre in Dubai, UAE.) Art Therapy is a well developed profession in the US and the UK and is an approach that is used to help people of all ages.

Feb 20

Categories: Abortion, Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Addictions, Adjusting to ...

Written By:
Andrew C Wright (AthR), HCPC registered (UK), BAAT (UK).

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Rebuilding After Affair Trauma

Susan has been cheated on by her husband. She is broken. It's so difficult for her to make it through each day. She struggles with finding energy to get out of bed each morning. Physically, she is very listless, trying to hold her self together. Her recurring post-affair memories and thoughts ...

Feb 18

Categories: Addictions, Couple Counseling, Infidelity

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Anger: You don't have buttons

Many people struggle with what they call an “anger management problem.” What people really mean is that they do not know how to choose differently, in a moment. They are struggling with solving what they ideally want or think should be with what is not happening in reality, and they ...

Feb 16

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anger Management, Marital Counseling, ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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What is Sex?

Many people spend little time thinking about the meaning of sex or the purpose of sex. It is not until you cannot get it or it stops working in your relationship that you really examine it. How we define sex or what we consider to be sex can create problems for couples.Human beings are meaning ...

Feb 16

Categories: Couple Counseling, Marital Counseling, Men's Issues, Women's Issues

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Healing Toxic Anger

Many people have habitual and uncontrollable anger. Their anger is selfish. It's an automatic response to things not going their way. It could involve rage, explosion of temper, shouting, verbal abuse, and physical violence.When I met Lito, he was easily enraged and quick to explode at his wife and children. In various situations, even with ...

Feb 13

Categories: Addictions, Aggression & Violence, Anger Management

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Is Gestalt Therapy Ok?

Gestalt Therapy, one of today's popular psychotherapy approaches, is founded by psychotherapist Dr. Fritz Perls. The following well-known Gestalt prayer written by Dr. Perls in the 1960s captures the spirit of this therapeutic approach:"I do my thing and you do your thing, I am not in this ...

Feb 12

Categories: Addictions, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Strengths ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Executive Function: What It Is and Why It Is Important

One of the greatest scientific mysteries is how the human mind/brain functions.  For example, how does a young child control his or her temper? How does a child manage to sit still in school and pay attention to what the teacher is saying? How do we decide what career to pursue, make plans to ...

Feb 5

Categories: Executive Functions

Written By:
Brian Scott

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