• What Is OCD?
    Thursday, March 1st, 2018

    What Is OCD?

    What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD?) Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is the preoccupation with distressing, intrusive. thoughts or urges and the acting out of repetitive, compulsive acts through excessive avoidance or...
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  • Sexual Compulsivity/Addiction
    Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

    Sexual Compulsivity/Addiction

    What Causes Sexual Compulsion? In our decades of experience, we have found that any type of addictive behavior is an indication that one’s life is out of balance. There...
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  • What Is Depression?
    Thursday, February 1st, 2018

    What Is Depression?

    Depression is a chronic feeling of sadness that is both physiological and cognitive. Suffering in the Buddhist tradition is universal and acceptance of life’s trials and tribulations. Without feeling...
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  • What’s Love Got To Do With It?
    Saturday, January 20th, 2018

    What’s Love Got To Do With It?

    For children, a “felt sense” of security becomes internalized and helps them approach the world as a relatively safe place, be able to reach out to others in times...
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  • Attachment Difficulties at the Center of Intimacy
    Thursday, January 18th, 2018

    Attachment Difficulties at the Center of Intimacy

    Whenever an individual experiences attachment problem, from early deprivations in parenting or painful relational experiences all the way to traumatic events, they may find themselves avoiding or sabotaging romantic...
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  • Alcoholism
    Saturday, January 13th, 2018


    Alcohol abuse or binge drinking generally presents with a co-occurrence mental disorder. Often the individual self-medicates their anxiety, depression or other out of control behaviors. Also common is a...
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  • 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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