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About Valentino Therapy

Psychotherapist (California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), artist, animal lover, SF Giants fan...I write mostly about daily life and psychology matters, concerns and disorders and how to get help or help yourself. I write about life and often laugh at it but I also write about very serious matters that affect our lives. I'm a psychotherapist (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) with a speciality in addiction, anxiety, depression, achievement, relationships and several other areas, which is work I particularly enjoy but the nature of it requires that I also enjoy other creative and physical pursuits. Personal: I love animals beyond a reasonable measure (reptiles excluded).

Is Your Drinking a Problem?  

Is Your Drinking a Problem?   Binge and excessive drinking have lately become a much bigger problem in my area in the past five years, and not necessarily with youth. It is probably in your community too.   Surprisingly, the … Continue reading

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Practicing Gratitude Can Dramatically Change Your Life

Practicing Gratitude Can Dramatically Change Your Life Some of us may have had Thanksgiving with friends or family at some point where it was expected to go around the table before eating to say what each person was grateful for. … Continue reading

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Nature Bathing

Nature Bathing “What is a good practice to help de-stress?” Nature bathing is quite trendy now, but it’s been popular in Japan for decades with some high-stress companies demanding their key employees (in some cases, all employees) take some time … Continue reading

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How to Feel Better Fast!

How to Feel Better Fast! “I get so tense when I’m going to meet my boss do you have any suggestions on how to calm myself?” Everyone has days where you feel “off”, anxious or unsettled. There are ways to … Continue reading

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Habits of the Rich that Mimic Good Mental Health Habits.

Habits of the Rich that Mimic Good Mental Health Habits. I saw an article about Thomas C. Corley, titled  “17 Habits of Self-Made Millionaires”, who spent 5 years studying 177 self-made rich people. I don’t know why it took him 5 … Continue reading

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Anxiety Self Test

Anxiety Self Test So many people these days are suffering from undiagnosed anxiety or are continually anxious, cranky, tired, etc. and don’t know why. It might be anxiety which is often fairly easy to treat holistically, medically or psychologically. There … Continue reading

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Research shows that CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is the fastest and most effective for the conditions most of us deal with today – being unkind to ourselves and inviting negative, constant thinking to sabotage our happiness. A … Continue reading

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