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Rape Myths

A woman tells her friends before her date that she plans to have sex with her boyfriend that night. He is taking her to a campus party, and she dresses in a very skimpy halter top, short skirt, and heels.

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The Love Lab: John Gottman’S Research

Many couples enter therapy for the first time hoping that they will learn better ways to communicate and their relationships will improve. A “common complaint made by couples is that the communication between them has eroded or at least negatively

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7 Myths about Living with Trauma

Experiencing a traumatic event is more common than most people think. However, there are several common misconceptions about living with trauma. It can be hard for people who have survived a traumatic event, and for people who seek to be

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ONLINE RESOURCES

Are you having a hard time finding the information you need? Here are a few good websites and resource pages for mental health concerns. Please feel free to contact me for information on local resources or more in-depth information. GENERAL INFORMATION

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions can be for fun, minor improvements or they can be much needed changes in one’s life. In Santa Monica and Los Angeles some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are: Finding a soul mate Losing weight Improvement in

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Youth and the Dating Game

                                                                        YOUTH EMPOWERED http://www.blogtalkradio.com/youth-empowered/2013/11/19/youth-and-the-dating-game Join co-hosts Eric Komoroff (www.communityofunity.org) and Dr. Jason Stein (iRyze.com) as they discuss with Katja D. Pohl, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, this very important topic of consensual dating versus date rape facing today’s youth.

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How do you tell a friend to get help?

We all have friends and family that are struggling and could benefit from therapy. I often hear people say “He/she really needs some help”. It can be quite obvious when someone needs additional support, but how can you possibly suggest

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COPING WITH CANCER

A cancer diagnosis is often incredibly scary and devastating for the patient and his or her family. Life is no longer the same. How do you cope with it and how do you move forward? There is a ton of

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Trauma and when to ask for help!

DIFFERENT KINDS OF TRAUMA There are many different kinds of traumas one can experience. There are the one time traumas and the multiple or cumulative traumas. Single event traumas consist of stranger physical/sexual assault, natural disasters, large scale accidents, house

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The Iraq and Afghanistan conflict is far from over!

Many of our troops have returned home and appear to have resumed a normal life, yet the fighting continues for many of our veterans.  Today we are losing more veterans to suicide than we are losing to combat. The Department

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