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Addiction

Can addiction be treated?

Treatment for Addiction One of the hardest things a person with an addiction must do is admit. Admitting to their ...
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Can my addiction be diagnosed?

How can you diagnose addiction? Continued from, "What could be the causes of addiction?" Many times, to diagnose addiction, the ...
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What could be the causes of addiction?

The Causes of addiction Continued from our last article Are there risks to addiction? Medical studies have shown how our brains react ...
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Fun

3 Reasons You Should NOT Buy An Annual Pass

What does your annual pass have to do with counseling?  Tons! There are about 1 million Disneyland annual pass holders and apparently ...
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5 Reasons why you’re going to fail

In life we will go through many trials, but some people have a better way of handling it. In counseling ...
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Chicago’s Magical Piano partnered with Amtrak

With the Christmas holidays arriving, hopefully you're beginning to unwind. Sometimes we need to be reminded to slow down, enjoy, ...
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Grief

What is Grief?

More on grief counselor in Brea. “I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil ...
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Individual Counseling

Toxic People

9 Toxic People That Will Suffocate Your Soul

I talk a ton about toxic people during individual counseling sessions and in our podcast. People tell me that I just ...
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What is an addiction?

The Definition of addiction If you look up the meaning of addiction in the dictionary, it will say, "the fact or ...
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Counseling vs. Talking to a Friend

I've heard it many times. The question, "Why should I go to a counselor? Why can't I just talk to ...
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Kids

Divorce will make your child’s depression skyrocket now?

The hardest thing to talk about in couples counseling is the issue of divorce. Divorce is not supposed to happen ...
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Parenting

Divorce will make your child’s depression skyrocket now?

The hardest thing to talk about in couples counseling is the issue of divorce. Divorce is not supposed to happen ...
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3 Reasons You Should NOT Buy An Annual Pass

What does your annual pass have to do with counseling?  Tons! There are about 1 million Disneyland annual pass holders and apparently ...
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Relationship Counseling

EP-29 How To Be Thankful No Matter What

Personally, I think it's alot easier NOT being thankful. Yup, I said! Would you rather me lie to you? Let's ...
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Toxic People

9 Toxic People That Will Suffocate Your Soul

I talk a ton about toxic people during individual counseling sessions and in our podcast. People tell me that I just ...
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How To Improve Trust in Your Marriage

It's never easy when someone has broken your trust. This is a common issue in Couples Counseling, so you are ...
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Pinteresting

Dangerous words in a relationship

Some of the most dangerous words in a relationship are "You always..." and "You never..." These words can end your ...
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Strength measured

Strength is measured not by what you have, but what you do with what you have. ~Finally Alive Counseling ...
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Ruthless

The most ruthless self inflicted pain comes from a heart that won't forgive. ~Finally Alive Counseling ...
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Temperament

Criteria for Substance Abuse for Dependency

Criteria for Drug Dependence To diagnose addiction, the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), a manual published by the American ...
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Describing the Phlegmatic Temperament

Phlegmatic Temperament Have you ever seen a person do a repetitive job for years and not get tired of it? ...
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Describing the Supine Temperament

Supine Temperament Most temperament tests will not include the supine temperament and this is unique to our temperament test. There was ...
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