Aug 04, 2015


How I Saved Myself and My Career Through Self-Care

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This post is going to be more personal than I’ve written before. But now that I am resurfacing, I thought it would be appropriate to do so. Many … [Continue reading...]

9 Powerful Tips for Beating Social Anxiety


Do you panic when you hear the words "public speaking," or  "social networking?" Does the thought of presenting to a group of colleagues enough … [Continue reading...]

Shedding Depression to Vivir Mi Vida

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Viviendo Mi Vida It’s amazing how much can happen in one year.  Late last Fall, I was on this “keep climbing to the top and don’t stop till … [Continue reading...]

Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices for Clinical Depression and Clinical Anxiety

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In my work as a mental health professional and a health and human services provider, I believe in practicing an integrative approach that bridges both … [Continue reading...]

Coping With an Unexpected Death

Coping w/ unexpected death

The sudden death of “La Diva de la Banda”, Jenni Rivera on December 9th 2012, caused by a plane crash that killed 5 other people, left her family … [Continue reading...]

The Impact of Culture on Substance Abuse and Addiction

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Most people assume that drug abusers lack willpower to quit or lack moral principles. That is not the case. Drug addiction is a complicated disease. … [Continue reading...]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): What is it?

What is PTSD?

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?  June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. According to the Diagnostic and … [Continue reading...]

Hate Crimes: The Psychology Behind Homophobia


June is Pride Month. The sexual and gender minority communities are affirming their right to happiness, safety, equal rights and protections under the … [Continue reading...]

Cultural & Developmental Implications for Counseling Survivors of Disasters

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Cultural & Developmental Implications for Counseling Survivors of Disasters Hurricane season officially starts June 1 and lasts through November. … [Continue reading...]

The Impact of Diversity Sensitivity on Couples and Family Counseling

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  When providing mental health services to individuals, couples and families of diverse backgrounds, mental health counselors should consider the … [Continue reading...]

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