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Worrying about Worry
June 13th, 2017
A lovely woman I had been treating told me one day that she loved to travel to different countries, but confided that she was a real white-knuckle traveler. She said that in flight she’d practically make marks in her husband’s skin from grabbing so tightly, but once at her destination she was fine and able to enjoy herself. On a subsequent office visit she had just returned from Europe and when I asked how her trip was, she replied &l …
What is Your Anxiety Telling You?
December 13th, 2016
There is a language of feelings, we need to recognize that there is no such thing as a bad feeling. Feelings are our minds way of talking to us and telling us what we need. 
Based on this concept what does anxiety mean?   The need you mind need filled is "to have success in managing your life". When we feel that our life is out of our control we feel anxiety.
You need to fill the need to get the mess …
True Love: Do You Have What It Takes To Get There?
November 8th, 2016
“Love” is a term that gets used very casually in our day-to-day lives.  It’s utilized to convey a strong liking towards something and an explicit desire to associate with it. For instance, we say, “I love what you said,” “I love your idea,” and “I love the blue one!”  In all these examples, we are expressing our passion for a subject, and announcing that we derive pleasure from it. …
The Secret To Lasting Happiness
Author: Dr. Raymond Nourmand
February 22nd, 2016
We live in a time that’s seen a sharp increase in all things “happiness.” Books, articles, seminars, workshops, and podcasts on happiness seem to be rising at surprising rates. I recently did a psychology literature search for books, articles, and essays that were published with the word “happiness” in the title. The results, remarkable. Between 1950 and 1960, there were about 30 publications released. Between 1980 a …
The Power of Abuse
July 11th, 2017
The power of abuse
frightening and strong
leads to behaviors
irrational and wrong The power of abuse
the questions that arise
the multitude of thoughts
disbelief and lies The power of abuse
wreaks havoc on the soul
something is lacking
I feel empty, not whole The power of abuse
the drama that erupts
dealing with the abuser
the nightmare of the confronts The power of abuse

The Importance of Being Selfish
July 23rd, 2015

Dr. Raymond Nourmand       Often we're told being selfish is bad. It’s disrespectful, shameful, and wrong. But we are all selfish. Every one of us. We act to serve ourselves. We eat what tastes good to us, befriend those who understand us, and do what brings happiness to us.     However, true selfishness takes courage. Being honest about who you are, what you want, and what you are willing to do …
The Difference Between Talking and Communicating
January 10th, 2017
The Difference Between Talking and Communicating by Reuben E. Gross, PhD, ABP, ABPP, LMFT Please note: Neither gender wins an Emmy for communication. If I alternate between “he” and “she” in order to be “fair” to both genders, it can be confusing to the reader. Therefore, for the sake of simplicity, I will begin with “he” when discussing the “TV speaker,” and then switch genders, using t …
Starting a Private Practice
March 14th, 2016
When starting a practice what is the appropriate amount to charge? Starting a Private Practice My suggestions:

1.Make some calls/consult some colleagues - what is the fee being charged in your area?

2. Decide what it is you'd feel comfortable with - not "giving it away", feeling your expertise and experience are being respected.

3. Be flexible! Many of the practitioner's I know (including myself) say: "my …
Psychotherapists and their credentials
Author: S. Liz Sanders, LMFT, CCTP
March 26th, 2019
While there are many articles on what psychotherapy is (or isn’t) I figured I’d start with the basics. There are so many options when looking for a therapist and it’s important to be educated to know what you’re looking at when reading their credentials and what it all means. Here’s a breakdown of the most common ones:

LMSW/ LCSW: Licensed masters in social work/ Licensed clinical social workers. Their bas …
October 2nd, 2012
Modern-day society is filled with idealized models that define physical perfection. For most of us, these are unattainable and unrealistic. Idealized models for the perfect marriage abound, but with similar frustrating, unattainable and unrealistic results for most couples.