How Can You Afford Quality Mental Health Care?

Is quality psychotherapy affordable?  Our members at the Independent Psychotherapy Network are committed to quality care and affordability. 
We are all very experienced therapists, practicing throughout Los Angeles County.  Our regular meetings are one way we remain committed to maintain and enhance our skills, as well as renew our commitment to quality, caring psychotherapy that is crafted for each individual client.  Much of our time together in monthly meetings is devoted to our own professional training and development, as well as supporting each other’s focus on caring for our clients

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Eating Disorders

Individualized psychotherapy, carefully attuned to each individual and their own issues, family history, and struggles is an effective way to identify these deeper issues.  More genuine and ongoing relief – more constructive ways of coping – can develop through the support of an experienced and caring therapist. 

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How Do We Speak (or Write) About Disabilities?

The language we use in speaking (or writing) about disabilities greatly impacts how we think about the disability, and more importantly the person who lives with that disability.   A much-trusted colleague, whose own list-serve and blog often provides material for this blog, addressed this issue recently (Ken Pope Beatrice Wright). Rather than paraphrase or summarize as I often do, it is best to simply quote. It’s well worth  a few minutes to read through it:

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The Benefits of Exercise with ADHD

Running gave him a sense of control over his performance in school, relieved him of the discouragement and depression from performing poorly for so many years, and also reduced his levels of anxiety.  In a very general sense, such exercise increases levels of basic brain chemicals (neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine).  This actually encourages the brain to grow new receptors in some key areas. 

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