It is estimated that 14 million Americans identify themselves in long distance relationships known as a LDR. Online dating apps are quickly becoming the most common way that relationships start. People fall in love online and though it may not be practical, they desire to make things work. Many of these people have had a […]
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Shame Begins In Childhood Where does shame begin? It begins in childhood, the first time we are told that there is something wrong with us. Who do we look to as a child to mirror ourselves? We turn to our parents. They are the experts, we need love, admiration, attachment, acknowlegement, acceptance and positive attention. […]
Anger is a normal human emotion. Anger, mostly occurs when the events externally or internally are beyond our control. When I experience powerlessness in the face of a any situation and I cannot control the situation, it is normal to feel anger, despair, hopelessness or fear. When I direct the anger towards another being, that […]
Symptoms of Electronic Media Addiction Do You: 1) consistently spend more time than you plan watching television or electronic media? 2) Do you feel that you do not have enough time to take care of the important things in your life such as chores, personal health and fitness, business or relationships but still find plenty […]
I have been working with Sex Addicts and love addiction (more on Love Addiction in a different article) in my practice since 1990. I have found that they are actually two very different manifestations of the same illness. Many health professionals use the word illness because the disease model has been a very effective model […]
In order to be Poly one has opened themselves to love, intimacy and sex with more than one person. This opens a new level of joy that may not be available with monogamy. Most of us were taught, in one way or another, (Television, movies, family role models) that one person “should” be able […]
We have a special commitment to gay couples. It is a miracle that there are so many successful gay relationships in the light of ongoing oppression. And, this is the most exciting time in history, as state after state is recognizing gay marriage.
When someone faces the facts that they have an addiction, the world opens up to to an abundant life. Until that moment the denial that runs our lives becomes a burden that takes up a huge amount of actual time and more psychic space then one can imagine. Get ready to understand your potential and the gifts of the truth.
Resourced Brainspotting is proving to be the most effective way to uncover childhood events that lead to addiction in an individual. A client may not remember what happened to them but their body does. When the body begins to release memories and the mind understands the effects of live’s painful experiences, the need for addiction begins to dissipate. Recipients find they are able to reach a core sense of self with in a few hours of therapy.
Stress, Anxiety, Depression as well as most mental and emotional disorders occur when the body is not able to release the past and current memories. Though we often do not have visual memories, our bodies remember everything that has happened to us. Therefore for lasting healing and change, the experiences of the body needs to be the focus of healing.
Golden Gate counseling Center serves the entire Bay Area including San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Pinole, Santa Rosa, San Bruno, Daly City, South San Francisco, Burlingame, Sausalito, San Rafael, and Santa Cruz. We service the counties: Santa Clara County, Contra Costa county, Marin county, Sonoma county, Monterey and Mendocino counties. We provide couples counseling, counseling for the gay lesbian bisexual transgender and intersex community. We deal with addictions to substance abuse, drugs, alcohol, sex addiction, and debting. We also offer family interventions, family therapy and relationship counseling. Our specialists deal with depression anxiety, trauma, and codependency. We work with individuals, couples and families.
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