Author Archives: Mark Schwartz, Sc.D

  • Trauma Work
    Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

    Trauma Work

    Treating mental health conditions and addictions is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Each person struggling with the complex symptoms of psychiatric disorders requires personalized attention to address the root issues...
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  • Sexual Dysfunction
    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

    Sexual Dysfunction

      Sexual Dysfunction and/or Compulsivity The Harmony Place Monterey Recovery Program, including Intensive Outpatient Therapy and Transitional Living Options Sexual Dysfunction is considered a problem when: Sex or thoughts...
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  • Development Trauma Disorder
    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

    Development Trauma Disorder

    Childhood trauma, including abuse and neglect, is probably our nation’s single most important public health challenge that has the potential to be largely resolved by appropriate prevention and intervention....
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  • Rape/Molestation Issues
    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

    Rape/Molestation Issues

    The natural result to an assault is to talk about it with others who can understand, in a compassionate setting and grieve the losses that result from being so...
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  • Veterans Service
    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

    Veterans Service

    We now know that veterans who do not experience PTSD are a high risk for increased rates of major depression as the years go on. PTSD includes symptoms of...
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  • Trauma Recovery
    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

    Trauma Recovery

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) PTSD can occur in response to extreme experiences that overwhelm an individual’s coping resources. It’s often a sudden and destructive onslaught that a person cannot...
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  • Couples/Marital Therapy
    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

    Couples/Marital Therapy

    Attachment Intimacy Difficulties – Codependency issues Recent research has shown that the environment of the child in the first five years of life blueprint long-term patterns for close relationships...
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  • Intimacy Disorders
    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

    Intimacy Disorders

    The Harmony Place Monterey Recovery Program, including Intensive Outpatient Therapy and Transitional Living Options Sexual Compulsion is considered a problem when: Sex or thoughts of sex are a primary,...
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  • Intimacy Issues
    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

    Intimacy Issues

    Intimacy issues can make it challenging for men or women to form close, meaningful relationships with others. The problem can affect all aspects of the relationship, from an emotional...
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  • Sober Living
    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

    Sober Living

    A transitional living environment is a great way for addicts fresh out of rehab to continue their recovery journey There are a variety of continued care options available and...
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  • Chemical Dependency
    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

    Chemical Dependency

    Chemical Dependency Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs and Relapse Prevention Treatment The first step in drug and alcohol recovery is making the decision to stop using one’s substance...
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  • Drug & Alcohol Addiction
    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

    Drug & Alcohol Addiction

    Recreational use of alcohol and drugs often starts as a coping mechanism to deal with the stresses of everyday life. Chemical addictions are a common problem that keeps many...
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