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Caring for Caregivers

A support group for caregivers of the chronically ill

Real Life Counseling is hosting a support group for caregivers of the chronically ill. The goal of this support group is to provide a place for caregivers to receive continuous emotional support and understanding from fellow caregivers, giving them to the strength to endure and continue to be the support they need to care for their loved one. Read More

Harnessing the Power of Your ADHD

Joel Ybarra, LCMFT, originally published April 28, 2017 on joelybarra.com.

We tend to think of problems with focus and attention as impairments in brain functioning. Forgetting things, losing things and not being able to focus on the task at hand are all problematic, but it is important to understand what is actually going on in our ADHD brains and how we can use them optimally.  It is not that we are incapable of focus; we may just need to put in a little extra effort to be able to harness all our brains are capable of doing. The ADHD brain is actually moving too fast. In most cases, ADHD is more like “too much attention” than not enough. We can pay attention to too many things at once. We end up focusing on things we don’t need to. Or if asked to do something that is not challenging mentally (doesn’t take much processing power), our minds drift because of the simplicity (or dullness) of the activity. Read More

Adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group Skills Training Starts March 5, 2017

Emotion dysregulation has been linked to a variety of mental health concerns stemming from patterns of instability in emotion regulation, impulse control, interpersonal relationships, and self-image.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a broad-based cognitive behavioral treatment aimed to assist with regulation of emotions.  Often over-controlled and under-controlled emotions create frustrations within ourselves and within relationships, causing us to behave and interact with one another in undesirable ways.   Read More

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