Drinking: How Much Is Too Much?

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Have you ever wondered if you have a drinking problem? Has anyone suggested that your alcohol use is concerning? When you go out drinking, do you have 4 of 5 drinks, maybe more? Do a couple of glasses of wine eventually turn into the whole bottle? Is there a set time of day when you … Continue reading Drinking: How Much Is Too Much?

Parenting a Stubborn Child

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Do you struggle with parenting a stubborn child? Is your headstrong little one wreaking havoc at home? Does it feel like your child rules the roost? We've compiled five skills  to help you manage conflict and your relationship and to achieve a more peaceful family dynamic: Re-frame stubborn. A stubborn child can grow up to … Continue reading Parenting a Stubborn Child

Why Tugging at Your Bootstraps Won’t Solve All Your Problems

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Someone in a difficult situation might be advised, "Pull yourself up by your bootstraps." Here's why this advice can fail miserably in the area of mental health:  Those with psychiatric symptoms are already trying hard. They're tugging at their bootstraps as hard as they can. They're working, going to school, raising families, all while struggling … Continue reading Why Tugging at Your Bootstraps Won’t Solve All Your Problems

Fattitude Press Release – Miami Screening via the Alliance for Eating Disorders

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* For more information contact: Gatewell Therapy Center 305-846-9370 info@gatewelltherapycenter.com Gatewell Therapy Speaks Out at Fattitude Screening in Miami MIAMI, Feb. 23, 2018 – Gatewell Therapy Center proudly sponsored the Alliance for Eating Disorders - Miami Chapter Fattitude screening on Thursday Feb. 22, 2018. Fattitude, a documentary created by Lindsey Averill and Viridana … Continue reading Fattitude Press Release – Miami Screening via the Alliance for Eating Disorders

Intuitive Eating – Breaking Free from Diets

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Do You Struggle with Food? Are you constantly thinking about food? Wondering what or when you'll next eat, afraid you'll go overboard for the day? Do you frequency try to ignore a nagging hunger? Do you find yourself reviewing your intake and planning ahead based on what you've already consumed? Do you think there's a … Continue reading Intuitive Eating – Breaking Free from Diets

Online Counseling – What, How, and Why

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What is Online Counseling? Online counseling has revolutionized the way many therapists work. It used to be that therapy required a physical, face-to-face encounter, but now, with the advent of technology, clients and therapists can meet when separated by geography or by time constraints. Online therapy can occur over video or via web platforms via … Continue reading Online Counseling – What, How, and Why

Family Meals Using the Division of Responsibility

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Feeding young children can be a chaotic, stressful endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. Trevor likes pasta but Bianca won't touch it, and as a parent, you don't want to be preparing individual meals for every family member. How much should you serve? How do you get your picky eaters to eat vegetables? If … Continue reading Family Meals Using the Division of Responsibility

10 Things Worse for You than Sugar

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Lately, sugar's been getting a bad rap. It's been referred to as "toxic," "poisonous," and "addictive." A quick online search suggests that consuming sugar is more dangerous than smoking, that its properties are more addictive than nicotine, cocaine, even heroin. But is it really the villain that many people think it is? Despite everything that … Continue reading 10 Things Worse for You than Sugar

Recovering from Perfectionism

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I had a mentor once, whose mentor who had instructed him, "It's important to make five mistakes a day." While for many, this might seem to be an easy assignment, accomplished quickly through wrong turns while driving, incorrect references in speech, maybe forgetting to throw the laundry in the dryer, perhaps an errant email spelling, … Continue reading Recovering from Perfectionism

Are You Suffering from Meta-Depression?

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Do you struggle, or have you been diagnosed, with depression? The DSM-5 criteria for a major depressive episode include: Depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day, as indicated by either subjective report (e.g., feels sad, empty, hopeless) or observation made by others (e.g., appears tearful). (Note: In children and adolescents, can be irritable … Continue reading Are You Suffering from Meta-Depression?