Monthly Archives January 2013

FAQ

January 20, 2013 Frequently Asked Questions

Question:  How do I know who to go to?

Answer:   It is difficult to know where to begin finding a therapist. Your insurance will often give you a long list of therapists to call. When calling, use your gut level intuition and go with the person who sounds knowledgeable about your issues and feels personable to you. Choosing the best therapist is important! You always have the opportunity to select a different therapist if you become aware that the match is not a good one for you.

 

 

Question:  What if my partner/child doesn’t want to come?

Answer:  This is not a problem. Your family members do not have to be in therapy with you for change to happen. When one member in the system changes, others will too!

 

 

Question:  How long does therapy take?

Answer:  The length of treatment varies with each individual or family unit. Clients come to see me from as little as 2-3 sessions,  5 to 10 sessions or more, and for more extensive work 1-2 years. Often, clients will take breaks from therapy and return with either new issues or to continue their growth process.

 

 

Question:  How do I know if this is helping?

Answer:  You will often begin to think, feel, and act differently very quickly. If you find that you are resisting making changes, you may not be fully ready to do the work at hand. That is okay, you may continue any time. We are all on our own path, only you can figure out your own journey.

 

 

Question:  Do you give advise or tell me what to do?

Answer:  No, it is not my job to tell you what to do. However, we will look at your options and the consequences they may have and I will help you make decisions that are in your best interest. You are responsible for your choices and that is the crux of therapy!

 

 

Question:  Can I come back?

Answer:  Yes, clients often come back for tune up of their newly found skills.

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January 7, 2013 Workshop Topics

I do 2-4 hour workshops on the following topics:

1. Self-esteem (Exploring the Power of You)
2. Assertiveness (Assert to be Heard)
3. Anger Management (The Dance of Anger)
4. Parenting Teens (How to Tame Your Teen)

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January 6, 2013 Presentation Topics

I do 1-2 hour presentations on a variety of topics including

HOW TO RAISE A HAPPY CHILD - 10 PARENTING TIPS
HAVING FUN WITH YOUR TODDLER - SIMPLE WAYS TO ENJOY YOURSELVES
YOUR BABY AND YOU - GROWING UP TOGETHER
SPARE THE ROD, SPOIL THE CHILD - SETTING EFFECTIVE LIMITS
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE - 10 WAYS TO PARENT EFFECTIVELY
RAISE A SELF RELIANT CHILD
HOW TO SOLVE KID'S MOST COMMON BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS
ENJOY A HAPPY LIFE WITH YOUR TEEN - 8 TIPS THAT HELP YOU GET ALONG
HOW TO RAISE A HAPPY HUSBAND
THE DANCE OF ANGER - WHAT TO DO WHEN ANGER GETS IN THE WAY
ASSERT TO BE HEARD - YOUR NATURAL RIGHT
FIGHTING FAIRLY - DEVELOPING PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
COMMUNICATE TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER
6 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR MARRIAGE LAST
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE - OR HOW TO DEAL WITH HUMOR
HOW TO GET MORE OF WHAT YOU WANT - ATTITUDE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
THE POWER OF POSITIVE LANGUAGE - USING WORDS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
10 WAYS TO  HELP YOUR DEPRESSION LIFT
EXPLORING THE POWER OF YOU - DISCOVERING YOUR TRUE SELF
HOW TO PARENT YOUR ADD/BIPOLAR CHILD - EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS

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January 6, 2013 ReviewsTestimonials

"Angela's caring and empathy are well integrated with her training, resulting in a first-rate clinician."

Joan Packard,

 LMFT

 

 

"Her dedication to serving her clients the very best that she can, is one of Angela's greatest professional skills. Her empathy, compassion, energy, and sense of humor, have allowed her to touch people in very meaningful ways!"

N. Patrick Seals,

LMFT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

"Angela has proven herself to be an able and competent clinician with her clients and to be diligent in assisting her clients in problem solving development."

Gerry Cirimeli,

LMFT

 

 

"I want to tell you that we, as parents are convinced that Angela is a very good psychotherapist in our son's name, we are very happy that we have had the pleasure of meeting her."

Mrs. Sylvia Junge,

Parent                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

"I totally trust Angela. She is the best therapist I have ever been to. I won't go to anyone else!"

12 year old client                                                                                                              

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