Posts Categorized: Ask Dr Andre

Do I have a Dissociative Disorder?

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Dissociative Disorders are those psychological disorders characterized by a person’s tendency to dissociate, or “check out” mentally.  Of course, we all dissociate in small ways, such as when read something and then don’t remember what we just read, or when we drive somewhere without remembering getting there.  While this level of dissociation is normal, the… Read more »

Dr Andre, What is Collaborative Divorce?

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Collaborative Divorce is a team-based process with the purpose of providing a non-litigious and efficient process for couples who are divorcing.  It is structured very differently than what most people think of in a traditional divorce process.  There are 6 team members trained in the process: two attorneys, two therapists who serve as coaches, a… Read more »

Dr Andre: Do I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

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Doctor, Do I suffer from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)?  Often we throw around the term “OCD” as a way to describe someone who tends to be meticulous, controlling, or otherwise particular about wanting things a certain way. While most of us can recognize that we likely do not really suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, how do… Read more »

Am I Bipolar?

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Dr Andre, How do I know if I am Bipolar?   Do you experience days without sleep yet you don’t feel tired? Do you experience days, weeks, months of depression and irritability so severe that it affects your ability to relate to others? If so, you may need to be evaluated for Bipolar Disorder. As… Read more »

Couple’s Communication 101

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Dr Andre, Why can’t I communicate with my partner?   “We just can’t seem to communicate!” I hear this often in sessions with couples. Here are a few pointers that I always offer my clients who struggle with communication. First of all, we need to understand the differences in the way men and women communicate…. Read more »