Families Counseling Newsletter

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1633 Erringer Rd. #204, Simi Valley, CA

March 2010

Cyber-bullying -- is your child a victim?

Girl at computerA few years ago, this term was unknown.  Now, it’s a growing problem that’s very hard to control.  Learn what it is and what you can do to help your child avoid this situation, and how to deal with it if it happens.


Hypnosis -- what it is, and what it isn't

Thanks to stage shows, many people have misconceptions about hypnosis, and don’t realize how much it can help with certain conditions. Deborah Tucker explains more about this useful technique, and why you should only consider using it with a licensed therapist.

Surgical weight loss -- is it right for you?

Weight loss scaleThe ads make it sound simple, but there is more to it than just the surgery. Psychologist Shiro Torquato, Ph.D. explains more, and another blog post links to an article that may surprise you.

Parenting Class for Parents of age 3 - 9 years

A strong parent-child relationship is the foundation for your child’s future success. However, the demands of parenting often leave parents feeling frustrated, out-of-control, and with little time to focus on relationship quality. Check out our blog post for more details about an upcoming class offered by Leonore Schuetz, M.S.

What’s in our blog? Here’s a partial listing of recent articles

  • Football -- Read before playing (or signing up your son!)
  • Make your marriage better, in 5 minutes a day
  • "This too shall pass" -- the secret to peace?
  • Does letting your baby "cry it out" cause harm?
  • Freedom from emotional baggage
  • Mindfulness and brain science

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Did you know? ...
Our counselors are available 6 days a week, for morning, afternoon and evening appointments.  Many forms of insurance are accepted on an out of network basis.   Some of our counselors may be on your PPO panel.  Take a look at our Therapists page on our website.