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Rock A lot of you are probably too young to remember Robert Palmer’s 1986 mega-hit about the effects that passionate love has on human beings. Entitled Addicted to Love, it contains this description of the person who is passionately in love:
Triggers are stimuli that cause a response. In a psychological sense, triggers are people, events, or conditions that cause an undesirable psychological effect or reaction. The term trigger may have come into wider use with the advent of addiction treatment. Alcoholics and addicts must learn their triggers, the things that “trigger” them to drink or use, if they are to be safe.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves
Sometimes it is very difficult to decide what to think or what to do. Life is filled with quandaries. Should I look for another job? Would I be happier if I moved closer to my family? Should I continue in this marriage, or is it time to think of ending it? What is the truth of my current relationship? Why don’t I get along with my brother? Why does my life seem unfulfilling?
Illegal drug use is so common in our society that many of us take it for granted. My teenage Clients rattle off the list of illegal substances that they have tried or that they were invited to try. They mention classmates who became dealers. A Northwest Atlanta homemaker told me that she does “polite drugs”. A health professional of my acquaintance, a competitive athlete who would never inhale smoke of any kind, bakes marijuana in brownies. I have known ballerinas who used cocaine for high energy and low weight. Drugs are bought and sold in wealthy neighborhoods and in grammar schools. Are these things important? They are to me. I am a therapist, and I frequently work with Clients who used and cannot stop. This could be my longest blog ever if I allowed myself to give full expression to my concerns; but I am going to keep this short for now and only talk about two possible consequences of illegal drug use.
Jamie Jenkins is great! I feel like she is the perfect therapist for me. Validating and open-minded. She knows I like my conversations to be more casual and she is accommodating in that way because formality makes me shut down.
I loved my tele session. It was easy to connect and talking to my therapist felt even more productive, as I was not stressed by traffic. Ms.James made me feel supported and heard. And I learned how to handle my hurdles better at the… More very first session. I recommend this practice. You can live anywhere and have a wonderful therapist at your fingertips. THANK YOU.
Ray of Hope has been really great for myself and my kids to have an outlet you talk about life and the challenges we face. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for someone to talk too. It is well worth it.
I see Mrs Gianna and she is Absolutely AMAZING!! By far the BEST counselor I ever had. She genuinely cares and she shows it every session... I had a rough past before I got to her, and she makes the progression to a better you, much more… More easy.. she walks you through how to better yourself and never fails to remind you she is there. I’d give her 10 stars if I could. DEFINITELY WOULD RECOMMEND
This place is such a tranquil respite if you need somewhere safe to unwind, process grief, heal, or feel strengthened on your journey. Gianna Martini has been an absolute godsend, and I don't think you'll find anyone more caring,… More empathetic, and compassionate. She's kindhearted, an intuitive listener, insightful, and wise. Gianna truly cares about her clients, and I've so appreciated her support and wisdom.