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Anger: Accepting and Decoding

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Popular psychology and many therapists will tell you that anger is a cover-up or defense for other emotions, namely hurt, sadness, or fear. It is true that, in some cases, we might "lead" with anger, when underneath that, we're struggling with feelings of sadness, anxiety, or vulnerability. But sometimes, anger is simply anger, and accepting … Continue reading Anger: Accepting and Decoding

Intrusive Thoughts – Coping Tips

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What Are Intrusive Thoughts? We all have involuntary thoughts and they might be disturbing or distressing at times. Think of the flash you have of a family member's funeral or an unwanted "what-if" thought, such as "What if I just took my foot off my brake and ran into that car?" Intrusive thoughts are upsetting, … Continue reading Intrusive Thoughts – Coping Tips

Open Path – Gatewell Makes Specialized Treatment More Accessible

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One of the problems we've consistently noticed in the world of mental health is poor access to quality treatment. This seems to occur even more frequently when individuals are seeking out therapy with mental health specialists. As eating disorder, substance use disorder, and trauma specialists (in addition to our more general areas), we know how … Continue reading Open Path – Gatewell Makes Specialized Treatment More Accessible

Joint Pain: What to Do When Your Doctor Recommends Weight Loss

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If you live in a larger body, you might struggle with joint pain from time to time, particularly in your knees and possibly in your hips, back, or other joints. Chances are, if you've complained to a doctor - or anyone, really - about movement-associated joint pain, the recommendation has been a straight and simple, … Continue reading Joint Pain: What to Do When Your Doctor Recommends Weight Loss

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