Don E. Gibbons, Ph.D., NJ Licensed Psychologist #03513
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The New Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, LLC

The New Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, LLC, is located at 675 Route 72 E Manahawkin, NJ 08050. Telephone us at(609)709-2043 and (609) 709-0009.Take Mill Creek Road South, just off Route 72, on the road to Beach Haven West.After about 400 feet, turn right into the office complex of Greater Coastal Realty. Then turn right and go past the Lyceum Gyn. Continue on to the Prudential Zack Building. We. are the last office at the end. We accept Medicare and most other major insurance.Weekend and evening office hours are avalable.

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Good vs. Bad Therapy: The Three-Word Difference

There are several dozen methods of conducting psychotherapy; but here's a simple way to tell the difference between good therapy and bad therapy. If a therapeutic approach incorporates the message, "You are awesome!" in one way or another to validate a client's life, it will probably succeed. If it does not, it will probably fail.

Samuel Ullman put it this way:  "Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair—these are the long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust;" and Viktor Frankl said, "He who  has a why to live can live with almost any how." If people are encouraged to recognize their own "awesomeness," in one way or another, life is much less likely to defeat them.




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