Posts Tagged: therapy

Am I Bipolar?

Posted by & filed under Ask Dr Andre, Bipolar, Therapy in Metairie.

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 »

Job Interview anxiety

Posted by & filed under Stress, Therapy in Metairie.

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?

Posted by & filed under Stress, Therapy in Metairie.

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 »

What’s the secret for making a long distance relationship work?

Posted by & filed under Therapy FAQs, Therapy in Metairie.

The keys to making a long distance relationship work are the same as in any other committed relationship: honesty, good communication, trust, and making efforts to stay connected.  The only difference is that couples in long distance relationships might have to be more creative about how they stay connected.  Skype, email, text and phone calls… Read more »

Mid-Life issues

Posted by & filed under Mid-Life Crisis Metairie, Therapy in Metairie, Therapy in New Orleans.

During one’s life-span there are stages and transitions to be navigated. By mid-life one has typically lived through several developmental tasks, and experiences which may have included education, career, marriage, family life, and being part of a community. “We cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was… Read more »

Self Esteem

Posted by & filed under Self Esteem, Therapy in Metairie, Therapy in New Orleans.

Self esteem is the ability to have and enduring sense of worth, value, and self-acceptance. Often we reject parts of ourselves, and judge ourselves harshly. To avoid feeling worse we often develop defense mechanisms that compound the issue. We often blame, get angry, become perfectionists, brag, make excuses, or turn to alcohol and drugs, or… Read more »

Just One Thing

Posted by & filed under Craving, Therapy in Metairie.

This post and information are provided directly from Rick Hanson’s Just One Thing the free e-newsletter that suggests a simple practice each week that will bring you more joy, more fulfilling relationships, and more peace of mind and heart. ———- Over the past few weeks I’ve been learning something about the craving, broadly defined, that leads to… Read more »

EMDR: training the mind with positive therapy

Posted by & filed under EMDR, Therapy in New Orleans.

When words aren’t enough, EMDR therapy Have you been through years of therapy but still feel as though you are suffering?  Do you have a lot of insight into your issues but feel that talking about it isn’t helping?  If so, EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) might be the right approach for you. EMDR… Read more »