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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).

Narrative Therapy — Your Life Story

Narrative Therapy — Your Life Story – The Past, Present, and Future You may find Narrative Therapy useful now or in the future as it can lead to greater happiness. We all have stories (narratives) about our lives and our … Continue reading

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Name It!

Name It! One thing that could help with your family, spouse, work, school, anything – is to learn to “Name It”. Naming it just consists of just saying what you are seeing as soon as it makes you uncomfortable. You … Continue reading

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Start 2019 Off Right

Start 2019 Off Right – New Years Resolutions Happy New Year. This year you’ve been through a lot and there have been enough ups and downs to say it was a good year – or a bad year depending on … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  What do you want this year to be? It’s up to you! 12 new chapters, 365 new chances. May the next few months be a period of beautiful transformation. More happiness. More love. More laughter. More sleep. … Continue reading

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New Years Resolutions

There are 168 hours in a week. 40 or so for work. 56 for sleep. 72 left over. And you really can’t find 3-4 hours a week to exercise? 1 hour to make healthy foods and drink? 1/2 hour a … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (During The Holidays) The best part of Christmas is doing a little extra something for someone. What‘s your plan? A big part of Emotional Intelligence is being able to feel an emotion without having to act on it. … Continue reading

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Holiday Self – Esteem

Holiday Self – Esteem The fastest and surest way to increase self-esteem is to commit estimable acts. Every day.  For others and then for yourself. (This has nothing to do with taking care of yourself first for survival. This is about … Continue reading

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My 30-Day Holiday Challenge to You

My 30-Day Holiday Challenge to You – Make this holiday season different. Yes, it is everywhere – even before Thanksgiving – on television and social media, in stores, and magazines, on the internet, and all the outdoor decorations. We can’t … Continue reading

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Effective Actions Against Depression

Effective Actions Against Depression Many factors affect depression and many factors can help to improve it. There is often not one, simple answer to be found but rather a serious of mostly small steps that make a big difference or … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem and Helping Others

Self-esteem and Helping Others Happiness is precious. Happiness with ourselves is priceless. Time is never wasted when doing something that makes you feel good about yourself. So many people are challenged with self-esteem issues – or know someone who is … Continue reading

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