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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).

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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What Is It Going To Take To Make You Happy?

What Is It Going To Take To Make You Happy? Have you ever taken a few minutes just to focus on what is really needed to make you happy? It’s easy to think of happiness as a result, but happiness is … Continue reading

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Relaxing From Stress

We all have many levels of stress that we don’t want every day. We must find our own ways to manage and reduce it quickly in order to thrive or even survive. Many are looking for ways to quickly relax … Continue reading

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Too Hard on Yourself?

Too hard on yourself:  Generally, when we are critical of ourselves and set standards that allow little rest or are too high, too fast or whatever, it is because we had an early experience of somehow taking in the measure … Continue reading

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What is Important?

What is Important? There are 168 hours in a week. 40 At work or school 56 Sleeping 72 Leftover And you really can’t find: 3 hours a week to exercise? 1 hour to make healthy foods and drink? 1/2 hour … Continue reading

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Sleep Is Critical

SLEEP IS CRITICAL A lot of us are having trouble with sleep. Combating that is now called Sleep Hygiene, yes an odd term. Without consistently good sleep it is almost impossible to function well, make good decisions and lot of … Continue reading

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Self Care Checklist

Self-Care Checklist: Since you are on a journey of understanding and growth on this site it is important to emphasize self-care. It’s critical to get through life in a healthy manner but especially to get through difficult changes. Completing the … Continue reading

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