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Important!    Looking for a Counselor or Psychologist? If so, Read this Letter NOW!

 

Who Am I?

Hello,

How do you know if you need counseling or psychotherapy. Do you suffer from any of the following: Continual worry, overwhelming depression, panic attacks, a terrible marriage, or a moody kid you just want to throw out of the house?

How about inability to concentrate or unrelenting grief from losing a job, the death of a loved one or divorce? 

Do you drink too much?  Has anyone close to you complained about your drinking? Have you had a DUI or been fired from a job because of it?

How about other mind-altering substances? Do you have a problem with cocaine, heroin or marijuana? Ever thought about suicide, laid in bed all day for too many days or been unable to sleep or eat?

These are life-changing problems and it's crucial when looking for a therapist to make the right decision the FIRST TIME. If you don't, you'll waste valuable time, throw-away a huge pile of your hard-earned money and you'll be even MORE depressed than you were before therapy.

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Are You Confused by the Flood of Credentials Touted by Counseling

Professionals? PhD...MA...MD...MSW...?

Keep reading to discover the surprising answers to your questions...!

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For example, how do You Find a Truly Expert Therapist?

What should you look for in seeking a counselor, therapist or psychologist? Look for one with top credentials, a doctorate in psychology is best.

A clinical psychologist has typically spent approximately 9 years studying psychology in college, has successfully finished a rigorous year-long internship and passed a difficult state licensing exam taken over several hours. Psychologists do individual therapy, family counseling and psychotherapy for depression and anxiety.

Get a therapist who is trained to provide psychological and diagnostic testing. Psychological tests are scientifically designed to compare your emotions, problems and behaviors against thousands of other patients who have taken the same tests to objectively and realistically evaluate your behavior.

For example, do you REALLY have a clinical depression? Do you REALLY have serious impairments in relating to others or in expressing anger? Are you REALLY an alcoholic or are other people just giving you their biased opinions?

The conclusions you receive are based on exhaustively done scientific research, not just your or someone else's personal opinion. Professional psychologists are usually the only experts who receive advanced study in providing you with the findings of these accurate and revealing instruments.

Other therapists can be helpful but don't have the superb credentials of a psychologist. Most have masters degrees in counseling, granted after their completion of a 5or 6 year stint in college.

Psychiatrists only spend approximately 3 years studying psychology in their residency and the rest of the time is spent studying anatomy and pharmacology in medical school. That is why today they mainly just dispense drugs for treatment. NONE of the professionals routinely receive advanced training in psychological testing.

After successfully completing therapy you should have: Stronger Self-Esteem, an Exuberant Self-Confidence, Powerful Sense of Self-Mastery and the feeling of an Unparallelled Personal Growth that has truly awakened your Spirit, Your mental blocks to success will have disappeared and you will dramatically be turning your life around.

 

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What’s Our Exclusive Formula for Counseling?

The treatment we do here is the product of revolutionary breakthroughs by Dr Robert Carkhuff who has literally changed the face of psychological counseling. He has been acclaimed as a researcher, lecturer and author.

He is the author of numerous books and scientific articles on how to turbo-charge the life-changing effects generated by psychological counseling, His work has become a masterpiece of scholarly research .

It has ushered in a renaissance in counseling and psychotherapeutic treatment. There is nothing else available quite like it. We have carefully refined and fine-tuned his breakthrough counseling techniques in our practice over many years.

We call it “Systematic Eclecticism” and we are the only ones in the area directly trained by Dr Steven Pierce, one of Dr Carkhuff's distinguished researchers in its amazing use. Our practice has been a pioneer in the practice of Dr Carkhuff's “Systematic Eclecticism” since we began 30 years ago. It's not only still state-of-th-art, but it's time-tested.

Most ordinary therapists have never even read a book by Dr Carkhuff and no one else in the area is an expert in its use. It includes many of the proven approaches you may have already heard of, including cognitive, client-centered, behavior modification, psychoanalytic and rational-emotive.

However, the results are truly synergistic because it comes in an elegant, completely integrated, systematic and results-oriented treatment package you have never experienced before; it's not the fluff and old worn-out approaches other therapists use, but no-nonsense therapy that tells it like it is.

It transcends and truly surpasses the ordinary, run of the mill therapies. The “Systematic Eclecticism”we use not only includes the revolutionary, unsurpassed and proven tools of Dr Carkhuff, but also the therapeutic tools used in the medical centers of great Ivy League universities like Harvard, Princeton and Yale.

Dr Carkhuff's research has won the respect of researchers throughout the world. Your therapy becomes an adventure in self-exploration that will give birth to thought-provoking insights that will unlock the secrets of your mind.

If you are discriminating and have exacting standards, this is the ideal program for you.

It's important that you know who I am because your choice of a therapist says a lot about who you are.

Education:

I earned my doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Southern California in August of 1975 and have been in professional practice since then.

I also managed a comprehensive training grant sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health located at Elgin Community College for 4 years.

I have taught college classes and have written numerous articles on mental health issues and professional practice. I have participated in classroom experiences at Loyola Marymount University, the University of California at Irvine, Loyola University of Chicago School of Medicine and at the University of Southern California.

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