HELP’s December 2013 – January 2014 Newsletter
Dennis Dearie, MFT
Dennis Dearie has a Master’s of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity School of Graduate Studies and is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. He has a wide range of life experiences including working with elephants, training horses, world travel, practicing martial arts, junior high youth leader in church setting, being married for more than twenty years, and raising three children.
Dennis has also been in the mental health field for more than two decades in San Diego working with a variety of populations…read more
What’s New from HELP:
Another year of growth for HELP. We are so excited to announce our partnership with Village Health/Scan1 (Located in Inland Empire). Together we plan to work on building a healthy community and continue our professional relationship.
VillageHealth® understands the complexities of chronic kidney disease. Managing all aspects of care—health issues, lifestyle changes, emotional ups and downs, medical questions and financial concerns—can be overwhelming. VillageHealth partners with patients, physicians and healthcare professionals as well as payors to provide integrated care management for those with kidney disease…read more
Dr. Diana Pickett, Ph.D. will be the new facilitator of the Kidney Support Group starting in January (date tbd). More information will be available on our website.
The 2014 Eldercare Guides are now available at no cost. You can pick one up at the HELP office, 3636 4th Ave. Ste. 302, San Diego, CA 92103. The Eldercare Guide is the premier resource for seniors throughout San Diego County and Temecula.
HELP will continue providing counseling services for a second semester at Palomar College starting January 2014. HELP will be providing counseling at Grossmont College in 2014 (dates tbd).
Welcome our newest providers:
Eric Pevney, Psy Roland Chabot, PhD Adrienne Blumberg, MFT Ramona Garretson, PsY Paula Jimenez-Safir, PhD Alyssa Steiger,PsY Rachel Viers, PsY Linda Gatto-Woitek, LCSW Eileen Shaughnessy, LCSW
Tips to Prevent Holiday Stress and Depression
When stress is at its peak, it’s hard to stop and regroup. Try to prevent stress and depression in the first place, especially if the holidays have taken an emotional toll on you in the past.
- Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or you can’t be with loved ones, realize that it’s normal to feel sadness and grief. It’s OK to take time to cry or express your feelings. You can’t force yourself to be happy just because it’s the holiday season.
- Reach out. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out community, religious or other social events. They can offer support and companionship. Volunteering your time to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits and broaden your friendships….read more
The Nutcracker in Balboa Park
1800 Village Place, San Diego, CA 92101
Dates: December 11-22, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Show Times Vary
Venue: Casa del Prado Theater, Balboa Park
January 25, 2014 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Annual South County Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Norman Park Senior Center, 270 F Street , Chula Vista, CA 91910. The Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon is a big hit with our volunteers. This year’s theme, “South County Volunteers are mmm, mmm, Good”. We are sure to make our Volunteers feel special. There will be nice raffle prizes, entertainment and good food. RSVP to (619) 420-2782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.