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JAMES CARR, LCSW James Carr is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has been providing therapy to clients in different settings for over 10 years. James has an extensive background working with individuals, families, and groups. James practices an integrated trauma-informed approach, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and present-based mindfulness skills. James has […]
Featured Article: Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions Psychologists Offer Tips to Strengthen Willpower When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, willpower plays a huge part. One’s willpower is tested every day, whether it is hitting the snooze button rather than going for an early morning run or choosing an apple over a cupcake at […]
Featured Article: 10 Ways to Take a Mental Health Day from School Adults in the workforce occasionally take a mental health day as a way to avoid burnout and dedicate time to self-care. But new legislation promotes the idea of teens taking a mental health day from school. The law comes in response to research […]
Featured Article: Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia and need a break? Adult Day Care…the hidden gem in the search for Alzheimer’s care. With over 84,000 San Diegans affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias, the need for affordable resources is greater than ever. Many families try to […]
FEATURED ARTICLE Treating Pain Without Opioids Health Net encourages providers and hospitals to become familiar with nonopioid medication options and non-pharmacologic therapies for patients with chronic pain. Welcome newest providers: Kathy Albert, LCSW- Inland Area Francis La Mons, LMFT- Inland Area Sandy Idle, LCSW- Inland Area Cindy Tafoya, PsY- LA County Cynthia Triechel, LCSW- No. […]
NEGAR NAZARI, PH.D. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in working with adolescents, young adults, individuals and couples. I believe therapy is most helpful when done in an accepting and comfortable environment. I work collaboratively with my clients to assist them in attaining their personal goals, explore avenues for growth, and achieve […]
QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does.” – Unknown BOOK OF THE MONTH The Social Anxiety Workbook for Work, Public & Social Life By David Shanley, PsyD Find it on Amazon.com Listen to our new Radio Shows! Help Therapist, Patricia Young, LCSW. http://unapologeticallysensitive.libsyn.com 07-30-18-BISTalk Radio – Dr. […]
FEATURED ARTICLE Aging Life Care™ Managers: Partners in Your Mental Health By Susan Valoff, LCSW, C-ASWCM Many people are familiar with the term “case manager,” but there is another term you should know: Aging Life Care™ Manager. An Aging Life Care Manager, or Aging Life Care Professional, is an individual with expertise in aging and […]
1 In 3 Adults In The U.S. Takes Medications Linked To Depression By Allison Aubrey If you take Prilosec or Zantac for acid reflux, a beta blocker for high blood pressure, or Xanax for anxiety, you may be increasing your risk of depression. More than 200 common medications sold in the U.S. include depression as […]
Featured Article: US Needs a Mental Health Care Overhaul The apparent suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade shows that untreated mental illness can affect anyone — regardless of their gender, the color of their skin, or the size of their bank account. Many news reports found that Spade had been suffering with her mental health […]
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Featured Article: Opinion | It’s not easy to speak out after sexual harassment. This may help. by GENEVIEVE GONZALES, LCSW November 2017 • San Diego Union-Tribune Recent allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and multiple other high-profile men appear to have raised the topic of sexual harassment to the forefront of everyone’s mind. Considering up […]
Featured Article: Partnering to Write A Memoir Using Reminiscence Therapy by Patricia Benesh, Ed.D; 7Memories.com “Memoir Partnering brings me back to the world. It’s fun to talk about my life and realize the blessings I have.” These are the words of 97-year-old BJ, who reminisced about her photos and her life and now enjoys the […]
How to start a Tele-Health Session 1) Complete referral form online @ www.helptherapist.com and check the box for Video Session or call the HELP Office @ 858-481-8827. 2) A HELP representative will call you within 48 hrs. SAVE THE DATE: EXCITING EVENTS COMING TO SAN DIEGO: LIVING WELL HEALTH EXPO Friday – September 15th, […]
June/July 2017 Newsletter: Featured Article: ACHIEVE TMS CALIFORNIA OFFERING DEEP TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (DTMS) FOR TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION
Featured Article: ACHIEVE TMS CALIFORNIA OFFERING DEEP TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (DTMS) FOR TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION Achieve TMS, the largest U.S. provider of deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) for the treatment of depression, is expanding its presence in the central coast region. Two new office locations are opening in San Luis Obispo County, introducing local residents […]
Featured Article: EQUINE ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY: WHY IT WORKS By Joanne C. May Mental health professionals have identified four general thought patterns that are common to human existence. Living and interacting with others can result in Feelings of Inferiority, Fear, Guilt and Anger (Parker & St. Johns, 1957). There are, of course, valid and important reasons […]
Featured Article: STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING STIGMA TOWARD PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS By DAVID L. PENN and SHANNON M. COUTURE Corrigan and Watson have written an excellent overview on the impact of stigma on the lives of persons with severe mental illness (SMI). In this commentary, we would like to expand on one aspect of that […]
Featured Article: VOLUNTEERING AS A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL FOR THE RED CROSS Most know that the American Red Cross responds to international disasters. But did you know that the Red Cross also responds to local, and domestic disasters? Whether it’s a house burning down the street, a California wildfire, or a flood in Louisiana, the […]
Featured Article: HOARDING Anchor Hoarding is a significant mental health condition that can have a serious impact on individuals, family members, and the community. We use a broad, client-centered approach for treatment based on individual strengths and needs to help clients meet their treatment goals. Our treatment team includes psychologists, social workers, care managers, peers, […]
HOT TOPIC SERVING CLIENTS IN FACILITIES HELP has carefully developed psychological services to meet the specific needs of residents in facilities and providing psychological services to the individual resident, we address staff needs through in-service services — such as personal stress management, wide behavior modification. We provide confidential therapeutic and assessment services to individuals and […]
HELP and It’s Commitment to Removing Barriers to Mental Health Services By Annette Conway, Psy.D. HELP Behavioral Health and Counseling Services is a recognized provider of mental health services throughout the County of San Diego since 1993. More recently HELP has expanded to services into Orange County, the Inland Empire, Imperial Valley, Santa Barbara, and […]
Spotlight on: Sibelia L Chaiyahat, MSW, LCSW Sibelia has over 15 years experience as a mental health therapist, helping people heal, live happier lives, and reach their goals. Whether you suffer from depression, PTSD, or are in the midst of a life transition, you will have ongoing support and encouragement from a dedicated professional. She […]
Featured Article: ADVANTAGES OF IN-HOME COUNSELING CLINICAL • Meet important members of the family who might not attend an office session, or are reluctant to seek psychological treatment for fear of being stigmatized. • Opportunity to provide intergenerational family therapy. • Engage the truly significant and powerful figures in the family. • Get a first […]
FEATURED ARTICLE: Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression. The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning […]
FEATURED ARTICLE: Feeling crabby lately? Or simply worn out? Perhaps the solution is better sleep. Think about all the factors that can interfere with a good night’s sleep — from pressure at work and family responsibilities to unexpected challenges, such as layoffs, relationship issues or illnesses. It’s no wonder that quality sleep is sometimes elusive. […]
FEATURED ARTICLE: Telehealth Niche for Special-Needs Kids, by David Gorn Telehealth could be an important component of health care for special-needs children in California, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, in collaboration with UC-Davis Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Partnership and the Center for Connected Health Policy. […]
FEATURED ARTICLE: POLYPHARMACY, by Orly Shakked, Geriatric Consultant Pharmacist The most cited definition of the term polypharmacy is the taking of five or more medications simultaneously. Polypharmacy is associated with decreased quality of life, and is considered to be a risk factor for morbidity and mortality. One of its better definitions relates to the condition […]
HELP’s February – March 2015 Newsletter 2014 APA Annual Stress Survey Introduction Beginning in 2007, the American Psychological Association has commissioned an annual survey to study of the connection between stress, behavior, and mind/body health. The Stress in America survey measures attitudes and perceptions of stress among the general public and identifies leading sources of […]
HELP’s December 2014 – January 2015 Newsletter New at HELP: Telebehavioral Health Video Session – Reasons why a client may use this service for counseling: • No travel required to consult with a Help therapist • Ideal for patients with mobility challenges • Save time and expense – convenient! • Be in the comfort […]
HELP’s June – July 2014 Newsletter Featured Articles Older Adult Falls Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Falls can lead to moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and are the leading cause of injury death among those age 65 and older. As a […]
HELP’s February – March 2014 Newsletter Featured Therapist Annette Conway, Psy.D. Licensed clinical psychologist and business woman Annette Conway is a warm, and intelligent woman whose passion is home- based interventions. She is the owner of HELP Mental Health and Counseling Services, which is a recognized provider of mental health services throughout San Diego County since […]
HELP’s December 2013 – January 2014 Newsletter Featured Therapist 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, […]
HELP’s August – September 2013 Newsletter Featured Therapists Kathryn Daly, LCSW, is originally from the East Coast, where she received her Bachelors degree in Psychology with aminor in Family Issues from James Madison University, and her Masters Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. After graduate school, she relocated to San Diego, California, where […]
HELP’s April – May 2013 Newsletter Featured Therapist Kathryn Daly, LCSW Kathryn Daly, LCSW, is originallyfrom the East Coast, where she receivedher Bachelors degree in Psychology with aminor in Family Issues from James MadisonUniversity, and her Masters Degree inSocial Work from Virginia CommonwealthUniversity. After graduate school, sherelocated to San Diego, California, where shepractices as a […]
HELP’s February – March Newsletter Featured Therapists: Dr. Dawn Dilley, Ph.D. DR. DAWN DILLEY, Ph.D. has over 10 years of experience assisting those with chronic illness to experience a more fulfilling life, feel more productive, and find a sense of purpose once again. She has a special interest in children and adolescents, offering play therapy […]
HELP’s October – November Newsletter Featured Therapists: Diana Pickett, M.A., M.D., Ph.D.hashad a variegated career spanning a breadth ofdisciplines and over 5 continents over the past30 years…. Stephanie J. Shaffer, LCSWisa Licensed Clinical Social Worker withover 14 years of experience helpingpatients and families face their lifechallenges…. For Seniors, Few Better Places To Ask For HelpBy […]
HELP’s August – September Newsletter In this issue of our Newsletter: Deep Breathing: The Truly Essential Exercise Alchohol Related Dementia And Featured Therapist: Christopher Michael, Ph.D., QME plus: Upcoming Events Here’s link to HELP’s August September 2012 Newsletter.
HELP’s June July Newsletter In this issue of our Newsletter: FACTS ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE And Featured Therapist: Gina Radermacher, MA plus: Announcements Here’s link to HELP’s June July Newsletter.
HELP’s April – May Newsletter In this issue of our Newsletter: Information about our services and specialities plus: Announcements Here’s link to HELP’s April – May Newsletter.
HELP’s February/March Newsletter In this issue of our Newsletter: Stress In America 2011 Reported by the American Psychological Association (APA), January 11, 2012 And Featured Therapist: Delia Silva plus: Announcements Here’s link to HELP’s February-March Newsletter.
HELP’s December/January Newsletter In this issue of our Newsletter: Differential Diagnosis of ADHD/ADD* in Children and Adults Research Informed Assessment Learn more about Natural Adderall Alternatives. By Carrie Jaffe, Ph.D. And Two featured Therapists: Jean Sullivan, Ph.D. Rosalyn Gastel, LCSW plus: Announcements Here’s link to HELP’s Winter 2011-2012 Newsletter.
HELP’s October – November Newsletter In this issue of our Newsletter: John Gottman’s Prescription for a Successful Relationship Introducing Cynthia A.Cotter, Ph.D. plus: Announcements & Community Events Here’s link to HELP’s October – November Newsletter.
HELP August – September 2011 Newsletter In this issue: Featured Article: Grief, Resilience, Recovery Written by Ruth McKercher Psy.D. Saurabh “Syrus” Gupta,Ph.D. Here is link to HELP August – September Newsletter
HELP May – June 2011 Newsletter In this issue: Featured Article: Dr. John Gottman’s Prescription for a Successful Relationship.by Annette Conway, Psy.D., based on Gottman, John 1994. Why Marriages Succeed of Fail Introducing: Dr. Marni L. Greenberg, Psy.D. HELP Therapist Bio: Elena Zone, DD, LMFT, MSW. Here is link to HELP May-June Newsletter
HELP Newsletter Archives HELP’s December 2014 – January 2015 Newsletter New at HELP: Telebehavioral Health Video Session – Reasons why a client may use this service for counseling: • No travel required to consult with a Help therapist • Ideal for patients with mobility challenges • Save time and expense – convenient! • Be […]
March/April 2011 Help Newsletter In this issue: Dr. Susannah Feder, PSY.D., expands HELP services to the San Francisco Bay area; Featured article by Stephen Scherer, Ed.D., on some helpful frameworks for understanding psychology; Short biography of Ernest L. Lotecka, PH.D., one of our HELP Therapists. Recommended reading. Here is link to the March/April HELP Newsletter.
Our latest newsletter features: Introducing Marilyn Ruman, PhD., who will be creating the HELP team in Los Angeles/Beverly Hills & Susannah Feder, Pys.D., who will be providing mental health counseling for HELP in the San Francisco area North County Times review of HELP Stress in America, Los Angeles: APA survey findings Read it by clicking […]
Our latest newsletter features: Introducing Linda Charles, PhD. What’s new: offering class to teach relaxation & meditation techniques: Kathy Agnew, LCSW Guest Biography: Ernest L. Lotecka, Ph.D.with a presentation of pragamatic psychological counseling. Read it by clicking on Our October/November Newsletter.
Our latest newsletter features: “Building Emotional Wealth”, by Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. “9 Ways To Get Happy In The Next 30 Minutes” Guest Biography: William M. Shannon, Ph.D. Organizations that use the professional services of HELP Read it by clicking on Our July/August Newsletter.
Our latest newsletter features: Introducing Judy Schreiber-Mosher What’s new: Comforting others in grief:suggestions for friends and family By Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. Guest Biography: Stephen Scherer, Ph.D. Read it by clicking on Our April/May Newsletter
Our latest newsletter features: An introduction of Dr. Daniela Tabacaru, An article on removing barriers of access and stigma to good mental health care, A biography of Rochelle Perper, PhD. Read it by clicking on our February/March 2010 Newsletter .
Read the December Newsletter here. Find helpful information on misunderstandings about anger, the APA’s 2009 Stress in America Los Angeles report with helpful tips for dealing with stress, a short biography of of John Venn, how to place a referral and more.