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The Call to Adventure and Following your Bliss

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Wednesday, June 06, 2018
By Heriberto Cruz, LCSW, SEP Ten years ago, while on a men’s journey, I came across a quote by Joseph Campbell “follow your bliss”. Wow! I thought to myself. How do we know o ..

Procrastination – To Be or Not to Be…

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Saturday, June 02, 2018
By Emy Fernandez, MBA (/emy-fernandez), Life and Heath Coach I’ve always not only looked down on myself as a procrastinator, but constantly called and described myself as one - as if it ..

Mental Health Treatment

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Wednesday, May 16, 2018
By Todd D. Giardina, Ph. D (/todd-giardina) You don’t have to be “crazy” to seek mental health treatment. This is a truth for two big reasons: We should all be ..

Major Depression in Adolescence: Suicide Prevention

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Wednesday, May 09, 2018
By Mirta Pont, LCSW (/mirta-pont), Certified EMDR Therapist Suicide is the third leading cause of death among persons aged 10-14 and the second among persons aged 15-34 years. A precedent to  ..

“Emotional Intelligence: A Key Element for Success in Children”

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Thursday, April 19, 2018
By Cristina M. Olaechea, Ed.S. (/cristina-olaechea) Licensed School Psychologist Many often associate success in life with high mental intelligence, proper schooling, and perhaps even a streak  ..

What advice would you give to your 16-year-old self?

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Adrianna Foster, Motivational Singer and Breakthrough Hypnosis This is a question that has run through my head for quite a long time. My adolescent years were filled with challenges and st ..

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — What Is It?

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Thursday, April 05, 2018
By Mirta Pont (/mirta-pont) Before I became a therapist I heard the term PTSD used and I connected it to the military or war veterans. Also, I didn’t really know or understand what the t ..

Peace Within No Matter What Throughout

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Wednesday, March 28, 2018
By Courtney Waugh (/courtney-waugh) The definition of peace is freedom from disturbance, quiet and tranquility. Can you think of the last time you had peace? Mindfulness is a practice that all ..

Loving Yourself Leads to a Balanced, Happy Life

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Wednesday, March 21, 2018
By Nicole Herdocia-Oria (/nicole-herdocia-oria) Today we’re getting so many messages from all avenues of the media reporting on mindful living and that we should "learn to love ourselves ..

Slow Down, Tune in, Go with the Flow

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Wednesday, March 14, 2018
By Todd D. Giardina (/todd-giardina) You’ve had mindful moments. You’ve already practiced mindfulness. You just don’t realize it. And you don’t realize it because y ..