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mental health counselor

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard from people that a therapy relationship is not a real relationship. It’s a pretty universal assumption. To be honest, during a large part of my own therapy, I thought the same thing....

Gym is to physical workout as therapy is to emotional workout. If you remember SAT analogies, you will recognize the title of this blog post as one. If not, you get the idea. Going to therapy is no different for you emotionally than going to...

People often jokingly describe themselves as “schizo” when they have opposing feelings about a single thing simultaneously, or can't make up their mind. They think schizophrenia means “split personality,” probably because the origin of the word schizophrenia is schizo, meaning “I split,” and phrene, meaning...

So, you want to know: Why won't therapists answer personal questions? What's the big deal, you just want to know if they saw the game last weekend. As a psychotherapist in south Tampa, I am often confronted with this question. The practice comes from a long...

As a mental health counselor, people ask me, “how can I relieve anxiety?” The easy answer is a list that looks something like this: Make small changes toward a healthier lifestyle: take a yoga class, exercise, learn to meditate. Manage your time more effectively. Take time off to...

As a mental health counselor, I am often asked, “How do I find a good therapist?” People want to know:  What is the difference between a psychologist, a psychiatrist, a therapist, a counselor?  Should I get long term therapy or short term therapy? Do I need...

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