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Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Solitude Versus Loneliness

One of the main therapeutic interventions I suggest when working with people is to spend time alone with themselves. Too often we aren’t just busy with school, work, family and a social life, but overwhelmed and hardly have a second alone with ourselves during the waking hours and are weighed down by stress, anxiety and/or …

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Sex Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery

Watching the local news last night I saw where two separate sex trafficking stings saved two teenage girls who had ran away from home and then found themselves forced into sex trafficking by men who controlled them through threats, physical violence and drug use. One girl was 17 years old and was scared to leave …

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One Mother’s Experience with Bipolar Disorder and the Importance of Support Groups for Caregivers

The other day I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with a former client’s mother about her experiences dealing with her now 19 year old daughter, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 8. This girl from what I knew of her was extremely unstable, as could be expected from …

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Originally posted on help4yourfamily:
Written by, Kate Oliver, MSW, LCSW-C English: Children dancing, International Peace Day 2009, Geneva. Français : Enfants dansant, Journée internationale de la Paix 2009, Genève. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) How many of you work really hard to make sure your children find something they are interested in where they can focus…

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Understanding Teenage Girls: Motivations and Psychological Meanings in Relating to Males

The other night I happened to catch a television reunion of the reality show Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. I stared at the screen in not so much as shock as pity as I watched four different women vie for the love and affection of two guys who treated them more as if they women …

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Is Pretending to be Pregnant a Mental Illness: Part 2

In my original  post, Is Pretending to be Pregnant a Mental Illness, I discussed a high school teenager I have known for three, now going on four years, who has been “pregnant” every year and has had a “miscarriage” every year as well. Last year was no different, but for some reason I believed she …

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My New Intern Part 2

Well I’ve been working with my new intern for a couple of weeks now and I have to admit, although I had a bunch of apprehension about it, I kinda like having her around!  Unlike some people I haven’t forced her to be my secretary by doing all the paper work like intakes and assessments, …

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