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Behavioral Activation: Ways to begin to get out of anxiety and depression

February 8, 2021

A client, we will call Timothy, made an initial appointment with me at JourneyPure Melbourne several years ago to talk about his struggle with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Timothy’s story was not all that unusual in many ways. He […]

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Emotional Impact of COVID-19

August 10, 2020

As COVID 19 continues to linger across our nation, the effects of the virus are becoming clear.  While the physical toll the virus takes on those afflicted is obvious, we are starting to see how quarantine and “shelter in place” […]

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Selfie Culture Needs to Find Purpose

January 25, 2018

 My wife and I were at a party several weeks ago and decided that it would be incredibly important to take a quick selfie so that we could post about our evening on all the social media platforms. It felt […]

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Thoughtful Eating vs. Emotional Eating

April 11, 2017

So I had a rough day a few weeks ago.  Nothing major happened, just a long day at the office with lots of surprises.  Luckily, I had a big date planned with my wife later in the evening that served […]

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Life Lessons From a Dog Named Sugar

September 6, 2016

  This is a picture of Sugar, a retriever that belongs to a close friend of mine. I first met Sugar a couple of years ago and found that she was a “very active dog”. Well, that’s what I told […]

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Your Story’s Not Over Yet

September 9, 2015

  September is National Suicide Prevention Month, September 7th  through 13th  is National Suicide Prevention Week, and September 10th  is World Suicide Prevention Day. Why is it that we take a month long to raise awareness? Maybe it’s because of the […]

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You Are NOT Alone

May 20, 2015

Everyone feels blue or sad from time to time, but these feelings typically are short-lived and pass within a few days. Depression is a mood disorder that affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety […]

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Why Your Smartphone is Making You Depressed

April 13, 2015

When I first met with a young woman I will call Shelly several months ago, I must admit I was a bit confused about what was going on with her diagnostically. She just didn’t seem to fit the usual categories […]

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