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Sports Performance Enhancement

sports performance enhancement

Trained therapists at PCS incorporate time-tested tools with the latest technology to promote production and performance with athletes from all sporting venues. We address the development of mental toughness; tools for cultivating a productive response to pressure; reversing a setback; handling stress; and cultivating visualization skills through hypnotherapy and EMDR. Proven techniques are integrated with......

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Single Parent and Blended Families

blended families, protecting young minds

Divorce happens to about 40-50% of first marriages and another group of children lose a parent to death. While divorce and bereavement do not necessarily lead to long-term adjustment problems in children, there is a subset of kids who suffer long-term problems as a result of these transitions. Following divorce or bereavement some kids then......

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Identifying and Treating Personality Disorders

Everyone has unique personality traits, some positive and some negative. Negative personality traits that can be traced back to childhood or adolescence and become rigid and problematic in many areas of an individual’s life may indicate the presence of a personality disorder. Personality disorders may cause considerable chaos, frustration, and disappointment and lead to depression,......

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by compulsive behaviors that are hard to understand at times. In OCD, people attempt to avoid disturbing thoughts that are difficult to stop (obsessions) by doing compulsive behaviors that don’t always appear to make a lot of sense. Obsessions may include: Fears that you will be harmed or considered......

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Practicing Mindfulness in Your Everday Life

Mindfulness is about maintaining awareness of your mind, body, and surroundings in the present moment, noticing when your mind drifts into the past or rushes to the future, and bringing your focus back to the present moment. It is about learning to enjoy life in the here and now and connecting with one’s sense of......

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Helping Men with Psychological Challenges

Men's therapy

Men are facing more and more challenges every day. The juggling of changing roles and a desire by many to be more involved in their primary relationships as intimate friends, partners, and parents can promote tremendous turmoil. In addition, many are being told they are not meeting the needs of their partners and are uncertain......

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Intimacy and Relationships

One of our basic human needs is to experience a sense of connection with another human being. We want to be known, accepted, valued, and wanted. Intimacy is the degree that we feel emotionally close and connected with someone. Intimacy exists in a relationship when personal information and feelings are shared and there is high......

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment modality that alleviates distress associated with traumatic memories. When disturbing events occur, the memory seems to get locked in the nervous system with the original picture, sounds, thoughts, and feelings. EMDR seems to unlock the nervous system and allows the brain to process the experience......

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Sex Therapy at PCS

sex therapy

Sex therapy addresses issues of sex education, sexual dysfunction, spirituality, and intimacy. The resolution of these issues is fundamental to all of our lives. Is the sexual area boring to you? Have ruts developed in your sexual relationship? Are there problems in terms of erections or not reaching orgasm? Most types of sexual issues are......

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Overcoming Eating Disorders

eating disorders

Eating disorders affect many in our culture. The emphasis in this area is on treating both the individual and family system. Treatment is available for anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and compulsive eating disorders. The treatment team consists of psychologists, master’s level therapists, psychiatrists, dieticians, exercise physiologists, and other special professionals. Levels of care include individual weekly......

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