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What is EMDR?

  I love my work as a therapist being able to provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for clients who have experienced trauma and/or emotional distress.  EMDR helps clients overcome suffering from their past to live at peace and empowered in the present. When I first heard about EMDR therapy, I was uncertain and did not understand completely how it could work. […]

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Tips for Happiness Videos with Dan Brown PhD

Several of BETA staff attended an intensive conference in Boston to learn the latest techniques on meditation, visualization and peak performance practices for every day life. My colleague, Wayne Kessler and I interviewed Dr. Dan Brown, the conference speaker, on topics such as the role of the psychotherapist in the spiritual and personal development of […]

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Help for Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder is the third most common psychiatric illness, and depending on the definition one uses- the incidence is believed to be anywhere from 5 to 13 percent of the population in the United States suffer from it in their lifetime. What is Social Anxiety? Social Anxiety manifests in various ways some of which […]

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Help and Hope for Depression

This article discusses successful and famous people with depression, incidence of depression, causes of depression, symptoms of depression, affect of depression on peoples lives, therapy for depression, and treatment for depression.

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Teens Respond to Authentic Respectful Therapists

Teenagers usually get sent to therapy by parents, schools or courts for acting out in school, violent behavior, depression or sudden changes in demeanor that cause concern. Since they didn’t initiate the therapy, teens often resist. Worn-out or ineffective methods for dealing with teens in therapy make the situation more difficult. “We already know some […]

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Help for New Moms with Postpartum Depression (PPD)

Just about everyone expects that the birth of a child automatically fosters feelings of happiness and joy in the mother. However, most people do not realize that about 10 to 15 percent of women develop Postpartum Depression (PPD). PPD usually emerges in the first 2 to 3 months following childbirth but can also develop anytime […]

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How to spot “The Right” Therapist

The good news is that although therapists you may encounter will have a wide range of clinical orientations, levels of education and training, years of experience in the field or high praise from other professionals, your interaction with a therapist is foremost a human relationship. We are innately wired to relate to others and interactions, […]

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What is Internal Family Systems Therapy? An Interview With Dr. Richard C. Schwartz

An Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy   To learn more about Dr. Schwartz’s model of therapy, I attended a conference where he was presenting. I had the opportunity to hear him lecture as well as interview him about the theory, practice, and thought processes that helped him to create Internal Family Systems Therapy. In […]

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Through the Fog: Understanding Trauma

I recently had the privilege of attending the 22nd Annual International Trauma Conference, at the Seaport World Trade Center, in Boston, MA. After the conference on Saturday, I was sitting down by the Fort Point Channel, thinking about everything I had learned over the last three days. There was a heavy, moist, fog that had settled […]

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Bear Cub Alone but Okay

The bear cub, the one with the splayed foot didn’t know how long she had been walking. But she knew she was lost. The rich sweet smells of Huckleberry and Pine were faint and far on the horizon but diffuse and so hard to locate exactly. The deep green scent of Oak, Spruce, Evergreen and […]

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