Jul 23, 2014

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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 you get there” track and moving fiercely.  When Alicia Keys released her album “Girl on Fire,” I truly felt as if that particular track was written for […]

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 mental health and physical health. Integrative health care combines an array of non-mainstream health care approaches with mainstream approaches in physical and mental health care. Clinical depression and clinical anxiety […]

Break the Silence: Why Therapy is Cool

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Break The Silence. Break the Stigma. Therapy is Cool Picture this scene: You just found out that your husband is cheating and you have to break up a 7 year marriage. You are left alone with a 1 year old girl and you are freaking out. Your days become filled with guilt and sadness. You […]

5 Reasons We Resist Letting Go

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5 Reasons We Resist Letting Go 1)   We feel scared Who wants to let go of a job, relationship, or home? Even if staying is painful, the idea of leaving and facing the unknown can seen even more terrifying. So we stay longer than we should, we suffer and sacrifice because life is hard and […]

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. The National Hurricane Center has predicted another busy hurricane season.  As someone who experienced 9/11 up close and personal, I understand intimately how firsthand and vicarious trauma from man made and natural disasters can have an […]

Health, Wellness and Prevention Services for Latinas

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By Marian M. Inguanzo, MSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM During my professional career as a social worker I have had the pleasure of working with clients from a variety of social and economic backgrounds. I have also had the distinct honor of being asked by my colleagues in the social service field to present papers at professional conferences. […]

On the Couch with Christine: How to Manage Relationship Conflict

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Q: We often disagree, how can we prevent relationship conflict? My boyfriend and I are both very passionate individuals with strong “character” and opinions. We see things from verrrrry different perspectives. In our conversations we find ourselves getting gridlocked and frustrated because we often don’t understand the other’s thoughts and opinions and/or don’t understand why […]

Spotlight: Laura Tellado, Holdin’ Out for a Hero

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Career and Professional Information: I’m a blogger and freelance writer. Currently I publish two blogs: Holdin’ Out for a Hero and Espresso con Leche I also consider myself to be an activist for the Spina Bifida cause. In my spare time (what is “spare,” anyway, if we choose to DO something with it?) I sit on […]

Get Rid of The Elephant In Your Life!

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If you are living your life with a secret or a painful reality, it is not going to go away unless you begin to acknowledge it, talk about it, or do something about it. Often, we find ourselves under circumstances (at home, work, or in a romantic relationship) that gradually become a great source of […]

How To Tell If The Man In Your Life Is Depressed

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Photo by Tiago Ribeiro Real men get real depression. If you’ve been with your hombre for a while, chances are you know him well:  his favorite sports team; how he likes his steak; and what makes him smile. But can you tell if he’s depressed? Although both men and women suffer from depression, men are […]

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