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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).

New Beginnings

Happy Easter Weekend. Spring is here at last – a time of new beginnings, of the earth awakening, flowers and trees blossoming, blue skies and new possibilities. Our old winter selves and coats are ready to be shed so we … Continue reading

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Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety, please… Anxiety Therapy There is help available for anxiety. If you aren’t living the sort of happy, relaxed, fulfilled life you really want – if self-esteem and self-confidence issues are troublesome – if you feel too unsure and anxious…you … Continue reading

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Dreams vs. Goals

Dreams vs. Goals So we have a new month, April, upon us. Thirty new days of new chances. Thirty new days this month for new happiness, and more happiness, more moving, more health, more sleep, more laughter – less stress, … Continue reading

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Depression and Therapy

Depression and Therapy Many people have come face to face with depression at some point in their lives: feelings of sadness, unhappiness, loss, and frustration.  It is when these symptoms persist for longer than a couple of weeks and interfere … Continue reading

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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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