Is Counseling a Part of Good Health Care?

“Fifty percent of the patients seeing me for cardiac care are really dealing with psychological issues.”  So said a cardiac physician in an informal conversation recently.  “So, I quiet myself, listen quite a bit, and then watch for an opportunity to counsel the patient about his anxiety, depression, etc.”  This comment was made about patients receiving care after a procedure had been completed.

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ARE YOU (PSYCHOLOGICALLY) PREPARED FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

As Halloween wraps up, the holiday season is also coming up – soon.  All of us tend to focus on the preparations needed: making large and festive meals, having guests for the day or for overnight stays, our own travel perhaps, decorating our homes (to varying degrees), special plans for children,  and of course, all the shopping for presents and working out those logistics (as well as expenses). But, there is a mental and emotional aspect to this season as well.

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Alan Solomon, Ph.D.

Los Angeles Therapist Specializing in:
Anxiety
Depression
Grief
Parenting Issues
Relationship Issues
Stress Management
Crisis Intervention
Substance Abuse/Addiction
Abuse – sexual, physical, psychological
Learning, Behavioral, Attention, Social-Emotional issues with Children and Adolescents

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Sue Rice, Ph.D.

Therapist Specializing in:
Anxiety and Stress
Depression
Occupational Stress
Life/Career Decisions
Relationship Issues
Health Psychology
Self Esteem Issues

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Glenn Peters, Ph.D.

Encino Therapist Specializing in:
Depression
Anxiety
Trauma
Relationship Issues
Co-dependency Issues
EMDR
Play Therapy

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Jeffrey M. Lance, Ph.D.

Glendale Therapist Specializing in:

Depression
Anxiety
OCD
Relationship Counseling
Eating Issues
Life Transitions
EMDR
Self-Esteem Issues

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Susan Harper Slate, Ph.D.

Santa Monica Therapist Specializing in:
Anxiety and Stress-related disorders
Childhood Abuse: sexual, physical, emotional
College Students
Crisis Intervention
Depression
Grief and Loss
Infertility and Adoption
Life Transitions
Mindfulness and Meditation
OCD, especially Obsessional Thinking
Parenting Issues
Pornography Addiction
Pre-Marital Counseling
Relationship Issues
Self-Esteem and Empowerment
Women’s Issues

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Sandy Plone, Ph.D.

Therapist Counselor Specializing in:
Adult Children with Aging Parents
Anxiety & Depression
Creativity Issues
Cultural Differences
Dream Work
Empowerment/Self-esteem
EMDR-Certified-Level 2
Grief and Bereavement
Health Psychology
Life Transitions
Parenting
Pre-Marital Counseling
Prosperity Training
Relationship Issues
Stress Reduction
Spirituality Issues
Trauma Recovery

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