Posts Categorized: Stress

Medication Management – Helping You Get Better Faster

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Optimize Treatment Efficacy Psychotherapy in combination with medication is the most effective treatment for the majority of children and adults with a variety of disorders. Be Your “Normal Self” Sooner Our in-house Medical Psychologist can provide both therapy and medication, thus optimizing treatment efficacy without you having to pay two doctors. Medication can reduce symptoms… Read more »

Why am I so Anxious?

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Feelings of anxiety are normal. People who are not normally anxious may be experiencing some changes in their lives that can contribute to anxiety. A move, a job change, concern for the future, a change in family obligations, or a change of family members are all examples of normal life changes that can evoke feelings… Read more »

Job Interview anxiety

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Dr Andre, The more interviews I go on, the more anxious I become, and I feel less confident each time. Can you help me with this problem?   Stress/anxiety reducing skills, relaxation techniques, and confidence building skills are all teachable. For example, we could challenge the thoughts you are having about yourself, and your performance…. Read more »

Why do I feel everything must be perfect?

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Dr Andre, Why do I feel the need to have everything in my house, car, and area at work perfect or I just can’t function?   Exploration of what may be  beneath your need to control your outer environment can be looked at. A good place to start could be to help you dissect your… Read more »

‘Tis the Season to be… Managing holiday stress

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December is the month for many things: gift giving, family reunions, parties, and a general message that this is a time where people should be happy.  However, for some people it can be a lonely time, and one when the conviviality of others reinforces a sense of isolation.   It can also be a challenging time… Read more »

The Many benefits of Mindfulness

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The term Mindfulness comes from Eastern spiritual and religious traditions like Zen Buddhism. It refers to being completely in touch with and aware of the present moment, as well as taking a non-judgmental approach to your inner experience. Simply put, being mindful means knowing what you are doing (and thinking and feeling) in the present… Read more »

What is (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment that can resolve long-standing and recent trauma. During EMDR, the client is asked to hold in mind an image of the trauma, a negative self-cognition, negative emotions, and related physical sensations about the trauma. While doing so, the client is instructed to move his or her… Read more »

Stress: Its Effects and How Therapy Can Help

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There is no question about it… We all experience stress from time to time, but if stress creeps into your life too often or lasts over long periods of time, it can cause serious negative effects on both your physical and mental health.  Over time, stress can affect many crucial parts of your body, including… Read more »