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Does your marriage need help?

Signs that your marriage/relationship needs a change: Do you notice that you and your partner can spend a day communicating just about the business aspect of life and/or the housekeeping issues? Do you stay longer hours at work to avoid coming home and dealing with relationship problems? Do you find yourself focusing most your time and energy on your kids …

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Handling Stress, Dealing with Anxiety

    Everyday life stress & Anxiety disorders. Stress happens when we perceive an event as disturbing or threatening. Our primitive ancestors experienced stress when they had to fight off wild animals, invaders, adverse natural events, and other threats to their survival. These days we are more likely to feel the anxiety that emerges from stress when we face overwhelming …

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Dr Baya Mebarek, Psy D

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Help your child brain integrate

Has your 2 years-old child thrown a tantrum in the middle of a store? Has your 4 years-old refuse to get dressed? Does your fifth-grader mope on the bench instead of playing on the field? Believe it or not, a lot of it has to do with the many parts of their brain. Our right and left brain are not …

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Everyday parenting struggles

Does your child throw a tantrum in the middle of a store? Does your preschooler refuse to get dressed in the morning? Does your 10 or 11 year-old sulk on the bench instead of playing on the field?  As parents you know your children’s bodies. You know what temperature is considered a fever, what medication and which dosage to give …

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Depression & Ruminative Thoughts

Often depressed teenagers and/or adults spend hours dwelling and ruminating on the negative and fearful thoughts. Instead, your focus and attention needs to be on the positive, the good, and on thoughts that will move you in the right direction. The reality is that you amplify what you focus on. You can choose to pay attention to the positive. If …

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Children Anxiety Disorders

Approximately 5% to 10% of children in the general population struggle with anxiety disorders. Among children with ADHD, the rate appears to be even greater. A first step in helping a child manage and overcome anxiety is recognizing it, and sometimes this can be difficult. Anxious kids can also be quiet, shy, cautious and withdrawn. They may also be very …

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Healing a relationship after infidelity

Why did s/he cheat on me? Many people ask themselves that question every year. Their self-esteem is destroyed and they ask themselves the larger question: Why? Is it me? Is it him/her? Is it that woman/man? What does s/he have that I don’t? Have we lost touch with one another and grown that far apart? Betrayal is painful!  The process …

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Relationships & Intimacy

Why do some people, singles and even some married people alike, go to great lengths to feel close to someone the opposite sex?  Sometime, the need to feel close to someone of the opposite sex is stronger than logic and good sense; sometimes it results in poor relationship choices such as relationship with someone who is married, a one night …

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TEENS & SUICIDE

ScienceDaily (Nov. 15, 2012) — reported that Untreated depression is one of the leading causes of teen suicide, and signs of depression can also be a warning that a teen is contemplating suicide. In an article published this week in the quarterly journal The Prevention Researcher, University of Cincinnati researchers are describing how positive connections can help offset these tragedies. …

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