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Mental Health Matters

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Proposed Change in Definition of Gender Threatens Transgender Community

Immediate Assistance Available for Those Affected by Shootings in Thousand Oaks.

CAMFT recommends anyone having difficulty coping with a tragic event is to seek help with a therapist. Marriage and Family Therapists practice early crisis intervention and brief focused psychotherapy to resolve problems and reduce symptoms quickly.  READ MORE






Proposed Change in Definition of Gender Threatens Transgender Community

The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a substantial change in the definition of gender, limiting gender to sex assigned at birth. The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) is concerned about the potential impact of this change on over one million transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people in the US.  READ MORE

 

 

Finding a Way to Cope

Stress, anxiety, depression, panic disorder and other behavioral health issues are difficult to manage without making lifestyle changes. And they are not uncommon. According to the American Psychological Association’s stress survey, 66 percent of people regularly feel the physical effects of stress and 63 percent experience psychological symptoms. Women are twice as likely as men to develop certain mental health conditions like depression, eating disorders and panic disorders.  READ MORE

Surviving a Traumatic Experience

Trauma is an event that elicits a strong emotional response to the experience, such as an accident, assault, natural disaster, violence or long-term abuse. It can leave you feeling shocked, overwhelmed, disoriented and hopeless. It is estimated that up to 70 percent of adults have been affected by a traumatic event at some point in their lives. Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTS) can help you manage your feelings and cope with behaviors following a traumatic event.  READ MORE

Getting the Help you Need for Addictions

People turn to substances and/or behaviors to escape or distract themselves from pain. Not all of these are unhealthy or problematic but when they get in the way of relationships, work or enjoyment in life, they can become increasingly distressing. Substance addictions occur when the amount of use has created a tolerance to the substance and more of the drug is needed for the same high. Addictions also create a physiological withdrawal from the substance when not using it. READ MORE

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Monica J. McGarva, M.A.

Monica J. McGarva, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor who loves to use clinical hypnosis.


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