Dec 19, 2014

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Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices for Clinical Depression and Clinical Anxiety

Mental Health

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 […]

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. Addiction is a chronic and often relapsing brain disease. It causes the user to compulsively seek and use the drug even though he or she will experience harmful and negative […]

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 Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), PTSD is classified as an anxiety disorder. The forthcoming new DSM has reclassified it as a trauma based condition. PTSD includes features of anxiety such as generalized anxiety […]

The Influence of Worldview on the Therapeutic Relationship: Counseling Hispanic Clients

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Some Hispanic Americans tend to have a distrustful view toward non-Hispanic Americans mental health professionals, due  in part to the long history of hostility, prejudice and injustice they have experienced as a group. Catholicism has also had a great influence on the worldview of Hispanics in general. The relationship between a non-Hispanic counselor and Hispanic […]

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