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Using Therapy As A Tool vs. A Crutch

Therapy is a tool that can help people improve their mental health and well-being. However, some individuals may find themselves becoming addicted to therapy, using it as a crutch or a form of escape from their daily lives. In this blog post, we will explore what it means to be addicted to therapy, the reasons […]

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The First Step Towards Your Dream Private Practice with Mary
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How To Find The Right Therapist

Finding a mental health therapist can be a daunting task, but it is important to remember that seeking help is a sign of strength and courage. With the right therapist, you can work through difficult emotions and challenges, improve your relationships and overall well-being, and achieve a greater sense of self-awareness and inner peace. Here […]

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Finding A Therapist In Riverside, California

While Riverside, CA maybe in the top 15 largest cities in the state of California, it is known as a big city with a small-town feel.  In fact, there are many smaller communities inside the city limits; each with their own feel or flavor: Orangecrest, Canyon Crest, La Sierra Heights, Alessandro Heights, Mission Grove, Hawarden […]

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"Woman of a Certain Age"

In this short video, a woman is visited by herself at different ages to give their best advice. It's well worth the 9 and 1/2 minute watch!!

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Clinical Depression: How To Climb Out From The Dark

What is clinical depression? In a nut shell, it is a mental health disorder or illness, which is characterized by persistently low moods, a constant sense of hopelessness or despair, and/or the loss of interest in daily activities for a period of at least two weeks or longer. Most symptoms occur on an almost daily […]

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Infidelity

Infidelity can be one of the most devastating experiences a person can go through in a relationship. It can be emotionally painful and can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. In fact, research has shown that people who have experienced infidelity in their relationships are at an increased risk for developing mental health […]

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Common Religion in Relationships

In a long term relationship, it is important for both partners to have shared values and beliefs. One important aspect of this is having a common religion. Here are a few reasons why having a common religion can be important in a long term relationship: It is important to note that having a common religion […]

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Healing From Divorce

Divorce can be a traumatic and difficult experience, and it is common for people to feel a range of emotions including sadness, anger, grief, and confusion. These emotions are natural and normal, and it is important to allow yourself time to process and heal from the trauma of divorce. Here are some steps you can […]

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The Importance of Sexual Intimacy

Sexual intimacy is an important aspect of many committed relationships, as it can provide a sense of closeness and connection between partners. In this article, we will explore the various ways in which sexual intimacy can be important in a committed relationship, and we will discuss some ways in which couples can work to maintain […]

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