Adult Children of Distressed Parents Psychotherapy Groups

Description: You may be aware that there were emotional problems in your family when you were growing up. However, you may not appreciate the ways in which these problems continue to affect you, even as an adult. Your emotional and psychological wellbeing, your work, and your present and future relationships may be affected by having grown up in a home where parental distress was a significant...
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Student Loans for Psychologists: Repayment, Forgiveness, & Consolidation

According to the APA’s 2009 doctoral employment survey, the average psychologist leaves graduate school with $88,610 in student loan debt. If that is not frightening enough, as of 2009, approximately 20% of Psy.D. graduates left graduate school with over $160,000 in student loan debt. These numbers are HUGE considering that psychologists can expect to make only $60,000 at the beginning of...
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Does therapy really work? Is psychotherapy effective?

Does therapy really work? Is psychotherapy effective? In short, YES! Even Consumer Reports says so. In the largest study ever done on the effectiveness of psychotherapy, Consumer Reports (1995) queried over 180,000 members of its readership about their experiences with mental healthcare professionals. Of the approximately 7,000 respondents who answered the mental health survey questions, 2,900...
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Dating Support Group

Reintegration into the dating world after a recent breakup can be difficult.  Whether you are newly divorced or fresh out of a dating relationship, finding your footing in the bizarre world of dating can be challenging. Luckily, you do not have to be alone in this struggle.  As a licensed psychologist and relationship therapist in Sacramento, I run a dating support group for newly single people...
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Location of Psychologists in Sacramento, CA

Ever wonder where to find a psychologist in Sacramento, CA?  Well wonder no longer!  I have taken, from the California Board of Psychology’s (BOP) website,  the office addresses for every psychologist in Sacramento and created an interactive geotagged map! Map of Psychologists in Sacramento View Psychologists NorCal in a full screen map Now, as you look at this map, you may notice that...
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Laughter Therapy

Imagine that you are a newly diagnosed cancer patient and your doctor has assigned you to a cancer support group. You’re sad, your scared, and you don’t know how talking about your problems is going to fix anything. As you sit in a room full of other cancer patients waiting for a facilitator to begin the meeting, you imagine what kind of somber, depressing conversations are about to...
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Breathing Techniques for Anxiety Reduction

Breathing seems so basic, but when you are having anxiety, even breathing can become a chore. Luckily, the use of relaxational breathing techniques can also be a treatment for anxiety. Curetogether.com lists “Deep Breathing” as one of the most effective techniques for treating anxiety. In addition to helping your body oxygenate itself, breathing helps you release toxins, strengthen...
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Anxiety Treatment – What is popular vs. what is effective.

As a psychologist in the Sacramento, CA area, I am often asked by my clients, “How can I overcome anxiety?”. As it turns out, my favorite new website, Curetogether.com, may have the best available answer. Curetogether.com has compiled over 9400 anxiety “treatment effectiveness ratings” from site visitors who volunteered to describe their symptoms, the treatments they have...
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Depression Treatment – What is popular vs. what is effective.

As a counseling psychologist / psychotherapist in the Sacramento, CA area, I am often asked by my clients, “How do you cure depression?”. As it turns out, my favorite new website, Curetogether.com, may have the best available answer. Curetogether.com has compiled over 8500 depression “treatment effectiveness ratings” from site visitors who volunteered to describe their...
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