Structured view of website content
(about my services)
- Scope of Services – About the range of services I offer.
- Education, Training, & Professional Activities – Summary of my professional training and experience.
- Payment – Policies and practices regarding payment for services.
(documents, articles, handouts, and Mental-Health-related resources)
- About my PTSD…To Whom It May Concern – For adults to give to other adults, to help them understand Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
- Beginning Treatment of PTSD and Related Anxiety Disorders – Taking care of yourself as treatment begins.
- Building emotional resilience: Finding and calming negative self-beliefs to decrease personal distress and become stronger – Working on your own to convert your negative self-beliefs into growth and peace of mind.
- Depression (NIMH Statement) – A broad overview of the disorder and its treatment, from an authoritative source.
- Depression self-management – I: Initial considerations – A basic understanding of depression is essential for an effective response.
- Depression self-management – II: What to do, what to expect – Suggested steps to take to respond to your depression.
- End times – Coming to the end of psychotherapy – Successfully moving through the end of therapy.
- Explaining your PTSD to your children – Keeping your priorities straight, and meeting your children’s needs.
- Feelings – deepening self-awareness in the early stages of psychotherapy – Important work you can do to get a fast start in psychotherapy.
- Finding a Good Therapist – A thoughtful approach to an important decision.
- How I Do Psychotherapy: Healing the Mind, Finishing With the Past - Basic procedures, stages, and expected outcomes in my psychotherapy process.
- Medication for Anxiety – Anxiolytics – Pharmacological intervention for mental health disorders involving excessive fear.
- Organic Rule-outs: Five top-priority concerns – What to do first when your mental state is unacceptable to you.
- Parents, children, and divorce – Responding to the special needs of children when their parents divorce requires knowledge, planning, and sensitivity.
- Pregnancy and trauma treatment – Is ANY form of EMDR safe in the context of pregnancy?
- Problem solving: How to make better decisions – With truly important decisions, we do well to approach the matter a bit differently than we do with everyday matters. Here’s how to do it.
- Psychotherapy and Counseling Services Available – Services for developing personal and interpersonal competence.
- Rapid state-of-mind improvement (RSMI) – A simple, effective, and powerful procedure for improving your state of mind.
- Re-grounding procedure – A simple, effective way to learn to return to your naturally calm, clear mind.
- Resolving psychological conflict through inner dialog – How to put your inner conflicts to good use.
- Step-Down Tension-Release (SDTR) Breathing – A simple way to calm the body & quiet the mind.
- Symptom management skills – Three approaches for psychotherapy clients.
(provided for the convenience of present and prospective clients – see Forms home page for detailed information on each form document)
- Client Intake Information form – This is Microsoft Word “DOC” file which may be opened by most word processor programs. Once open, you can type into it the information requested, and then send it to me as an email attachment.
- Client Intake Information form – This “PDF” format version of the file requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is installed on most computers (you can print the form from this program).
- Family Tree Data form – This is Microsoft Word “DOC” file which may be opened by most word processor programs. Once open, you can type into it the information requested, and then send it to me as an email attachment.
- Family Tree Data form – This “PDF” format version of the file requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is installed on most computers (you can print the form from this program).
- Informed Consent for Disclosure of Mental Health Records and Information" – This “PDF” format version of the file requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is installed on most computers. This form must be printed and signed, with a witness (you can print the form from this program).
- Kitchur’s Strategic Developmental Model for EMDR – An enriched approach to EMDR.
- PTSD Screening Kit for Human Services Professionals – Help for better management of psychological trauma disorders in Primary Care and Human Service settings.
- Psychological trauma disorders – Explains the unique importance of primary care providers as first responders to victims of psychological trauma. Describes use of a brief screening tool for detecting at-risk service recipients, so they can be referred for assessment.
- Primary Care PTSD Screen (PC-PTSD) – A brief screening tool for PTSD in Primary Care settings, from the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, US Department of Veterans.
- Psychological trauma – Signs and Symptoms – A guide to determining who should be screened for psychological trauma.
- Psychological trauma – Briefing Sheet – Brief, essential background information, derived from research and clinical experience.
- General mental health sites – Broad coverage of mental health concerns.
- Mental illness diagnoses – Serious maladaptive mind/brain dysfunction.
- Mental health promotion – Specific topics in healthy thinking, feeling, and behavior.
- Special populations – Mental health concerns of distinctive groups of people.
- Mental health news sources – Quick access to breaking news in mental health.
- Research resources – Where to go for extended investigation of questions.
- Computer use – Resources for learning to use your computer, and for computer security management.
- Miscellaneous – Valuable links which don’t belong in other categories.
(support pages for this website)
- Accessibility – web site accessibility features.
- Colophon – about the making of this website.
- Glossary – definitions of key terms likely to be used in psychotherapy.
- Legal Matters – technical information about liability, copyright, and site ownership and management.
- Setting up Google’s Gmail video chat tool – how to install and set up the best video chat tool currently available
- Site Map – structured view of all website pages.
- Site Index – index of website content.
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