The left hand column of this page shows direct links to all informationonmy website, including advice about finding counseling or psychotherapy for varioussymptoms or problems and how to evaluate the qualifications of a therapist. Belowyou will find a brief description of the informationfound on each of those pages.
For information about choosing between a psychologist, marriagecounselor,psychiatrist, psychotherapist, hypnotist, hypnotherapist, or clinical social worker,see Types of psychotherapists.Also see Orange County Psych Assnfor helpful information about choosing a psychotherapist and about the differenttraining and expertise psychologists, marriage counselors and psychiatrists.
This link provides information about marriage counseling, couples therapy, about getting help with relationship problems and how toenhance and improve communication, empathy and emotional satisfaction inpersonal relationships.
This link providesinformation about the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy and the usesof these procedures. It answers common questions about how hypnosis works andaddresses misconceptions and fears about hypnotherapy. An experienced andwell qualified psychologist may be able to use hypnotherapy to help you controlsymptoms of panic attacks, fears or phobias. Hypnosis may also be useful to helpa person to stop smoking, to lose weight or to control chronic pain. "Testanxiety," fears of flying or driving, improved motivation for academic,sports and work performance are other possible applications of hypnosis.
These are exciting new possibilities asmethods of providing psychotherapy, marriage counseling, family counseling andrelationship counseling. Is it safe? Is it effective? Isyour privacyprotected? Who is the counselor or psychologist? How do I know if the online counselor is competent, ethical, welltrained or a licensed professional? Here you will find some answers to thesequestions
Here you will get information about how toidentify various symptoms of emotional distress,including panic attacks, anxiety, fears, phobias, depression, and obsessive compulsivedisorders (OCD). You will also find information about tranquilizers,medications for anxiety, for ADHD and other problems here.
This link provides more specific information about common symptoms ofanxiety and panic attacks, including shortness of breath, heart palpitations,agoraphobia, feelings of faintness, other physical symptoms, and fears of flying ordriving and feeling as if you are about to die.
This link providesinformation about anorexia and bulimia. Anorexia is the opposite of compulsiveover-eating. It occurs most commonly in teenaged girls, but can affect other agegroups and males as well. Anorexics "look fat" to themselves no matterhow much weight they lose. They go on perpetual starvation diets and sometimesexercise excessively. Bulimics overeat and then secretly vomit or use laxativesin attempt to lose weight. Both of these conditions represent serious healththreats and can be life-threatening.
This link provides information about dealing with problems of childhood and adolescence. Excessivefears in social situations, low self-esteem, depression, problems with authorityfigures, rebelliousness, poor academic performance, school phobias, alcohol anddrug abuse problems are issues that may be involved.
This link will give you information about enhancement of healthy psychological function, improving self esteem and strengthening motivation andconfidence. Improving work performance, social skills, academic performanceand competitive sports performance are issues that psychologists can address.
This link will give you information about educational reading material that may help you with various psychologicalissues and problems.
This link provides addresses misconceptions aboutmultiple personality,bi-polar disorder andschizophrenia. Included is information about the recovery of repressed memories ofsexual abuse.
This linkinformation about reduced sexual desire, impotence, premature ejaculation,sexual compulsions, addictions to pornography, confusion in sexual identification, childhood sexual abuseand other types of sexual dysfunctions.
This link provides information about designing a hypnotic procedure the use of hypnosis, astop smoking procedure using two office visits and a recording of a personalized hypnoticprocedure that you can use at home to stop smoking.
Here you find out about how I provide a structured, four office visit formof psychological intervention using hypnosis and behavior modification to helpyou lose weight. I make a recording of a hypnotic procedure designed to fit yourmotivation and personality. The hypnosis is done during an office visit andrecorded for your continued use at home. It provides information about the"yo-yo" effect that causes people to typically regain all the weightthat they have lost on a seemingly successful diet program.
This link gives you information about the use of hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioraltherapy (CBT) for relief of chronic pain.
This link provides information about how you can find outabout your intelligence quotient, (IQ or I.Q.) This page also providesinformation about testing for memory impairment, age related memory loss, shortterm and long term memory loss and concerns about Alzheimer's disease. It alsoprovides information about Learning disabilities. Tests discussed include theWechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IV (WAIS IV), the Wechsler Intelligence Scalefor Children IV, (WISC IV), the Wechsler Memory Scale III (WMS III) and theWoodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement (WJIII).
This linkprovides information about maximizing your level of functioning, achieving your fullpotential and making positive changes in professional, career, or work relatedareas or in personal and life-style areas. Executive coaching, careercoaching and life coaching involve a process related to, but not the sameas mentoring. It is a method of enhancing optimal functioning in anachievement oriented, well functioning person, not a method of treatment ofemotional problems.
This provides information aboutGay, Lesbian and Transgender, Transvestite and Transsexual issues. It clarifiesthe distinctions between these terms and discusses some general and specialissues involved in psychotherapeutic treatment and counseling encounteredbecause of social and family pressures.
Do you have questions about selecting apsychologist? This page gives information about how to check the qualifications of apsychologist, psychiatrist, marriage counselor or psychotherapist:
Here you can find some information about events that have been in the news and publications in psychology. Isthe HBO series In Treatment a good representation of how psychotherapyreally works? What about the issue of attraction to a patient and how it ishandled in this series? See Psychology News about this. There is also information there about how the old Dr. Phil - Britney Spearscontroversy relates to "long distance analysis" of people in the news.
See this page forinformation about maximizing access to psychotherapeutic treatment under managedcare programs.