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The Relationship Equation

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Monday, May 11, 2015
by: Todd D. Giardina, Ph.D. (/todd-giardina) Communication is key. I find that whether I am working with couples in therapy, consulting on workplace disputes, or helping physicians convey com ..

EMDR - A Brief Overview

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Wednesday, April 29, 2015
by: Mirta C. Pont, LCSW (/mirta-pont) EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) is a “science-validated approach” that gives people a new perspective and understanding of their  ..

Your Kids and Alcohol

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Monday, April 27, 2015
by: Oscar Gomezese, LMFT (/oscar-gomezese) Alcohol is the substance of choice for many underage children. It is estimated that one third of youth begin to drink before the age of 13. Research also ..

Perfectionism Isn't So Perfect For Us

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Monday, April 06, 2015
by: Courtney Pastner, RMFTI (/courtney-pastner) The following is a definition of perfectionism: Perfectionism is characterized by a person's striving for flawlessness and setting excessively  ..

Trauma: Do I Suffer From It and Is There Help?

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Monday, March 23, 2015
by: Maria Garcia-Larrieu, Psy. D. (/maria-garcia-larrieu) Recently, the press has focused on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is the result of an incident where the individual has ..

Do You Find It Difficult to Talk About Sex Topics With Your Children?

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Tuesday, March 10, 2015
by: Stephanie Gosset, LMHC (/stephanie-gosset) If you feel awkward or uncomfortable, you are definitely not alone. For most parents, sex topic discussions are one of the most complex and emot ..

What is “Eating Disorder” – Signs and Symptoms

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Tuesday, February 24, 2015
by: Courtney Pastner, RMFTI (/courtney-pastner) Eating disorder awareness is instrumental in the health and well-being of boys/girls and men/women of all ages. In the United States alone, 30  ..

Will it be “Juicing” or “Blending” – “That is the Question”

Emy Fernandez - Monday, January 26, 2015
by: Emy Fernandez, MBA, Life and Health Coach (/emy-fernandez) As Hamlet pondered whether it was better to live or die in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, my clients are always pondering  ..

New Year, New Opportunities…. Same Resolutions?

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Monday, January 12, 2015
by: Oscar Gomezese, LMFT (/oscar-gomezese) When reflecting about the passing 2014, did you find that the 2014 resolutions did not make it past the first month? Here are some simple reminders ..