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Participation Awards in Sports

We all like recognition, attention and approval. When young children participate in recreational sports at the beginner level, it is about fun , physical activity ,basic skill development, interacting with others, listening, following directions and developing interests in areas...
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How to Succeed at Therapy

After 40 years in practice, I have made some observations of some of the ingredients that result in success in therapy. 1.What do you want to be different as a result of your work in therapy? Be clear and specific about your goals and what you want to achieve. 2.Come to your...
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How to Select a Psychologist

How to select a psychologist can be a challenging task. Over the past few years, more and more people have been relying on their health insurance benefits or “provider panels” when they have a need for a psychologist. However, if your plan is an HMO, you may be limited to a...
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Dr. Robert Heller’s Mind Body Newsletter – December 2013

Dr. Robert Heller’s Mind-Body Newsletter  “Strategies for Mental and Physical Well Being”  December 2013 “Quote of the Month” If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. Learning gives life meaning. Challenge yourself...
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Hypnosis and Performance

Hypnosis has been a useful tool for improving performance. Over the past 35 years, I have had the opportunity to work with performing artists, athletes, business persons and students who were looking to either enhance their performance or reduce anxiety, worry and fear associated...
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress

Cognitive Behavior Therapy has been used to treat a great many types of conditions and disorders. Among the most devastating emotional conditions is post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. When experienced early on in life it can significantly alter the course of...
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Marriage Therapy

Marriage therapy is a service that is growing in demand, sadly due to the large numbers of unhappy and/or dysfunctional marriages. There is an arbitrary distinction sometimes made between marriage counseling and marriage therapy. Counseling usually refers to less serious cases...
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Marriage Counseling

Psychologists often work with couples in marriage counseling. As a psychologist who practices cognitive behavioral therapy, the approach I use is often direct and straightforward. I meet with the couple for an initial session. And then meet separately with each of the partners....
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Guidelines for Being a Sports Parent

Being a parent is a difficult that is at best gut instinct and trial and error learning. Being a sports parent just raises the bar that much more. The role of the sports parent depends on many factors including the nature of the sport,  age and temperament of the child,...
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Does Psychotherapy via the Internet Work?

As a psychologist, I am always looking at ways to be more efficient and effective in working with my clients. I came across a very interesting study reported in an online publication called, the Science Daily.  The article headline was “Psychotherapy Via Internet as Good as/ if...
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