Learning Center – Overview

Welcome to HealthyPsych’s Learning Center!

The hope of this section is to provide an array of educational information about psychology, ranging from traditional to more alternative (but equally valid) perspectives. Here you’ll find in-depth information about common types of psychological challenges, as well descriptions about ways to work with these in order to lead a full, engaged and satisfying life. Knowledge is power. Understanding your strengths and struggles, and learning more about the different ways to heal and grow, can help you answer questions like whether therapy is something you want to pursue and if so, what type/approach may be the best match.

Common Psychological Challenges

Learn more about the most common types of emotional and behavioral challenges people face today, including: Anger Issues, Attention Deficit/ADD, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, and more.  Includes easy to understand descriptions, as well as comprehensive information from the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) on a wide range of “clinical” conditions. 
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Identify Your Strengths

Research shows that when people use their strengths on a regular basis, they’re more apt to feel satisfied and happy in their lives.  Learn more about your strengths by exploring Positive Psychology’s “Classification of Character Strengths.” 
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Buddhist Psychology Theory and Tools

Understand your mind from the perspective of Buddhist Psychology / Mindfulness-Based Therapy Theory, exploring the 3 core factors that contribute most to emotional and behavioral distress: grasping, aversion and delusion and the 3 factors that contribute most to well-being: love, wisdom and generosity.  
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Types of Therapy / Healing Modalities

Read about a wide range of psychological healing modalities, from traditional to alternative.  Includes descriptions written by experts on the following and more:

1.) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
2.) Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) (particularly suited for depression, anxiety and anger issues)
3.) Exposure Therapy (for help with obsessions, compulsions and phobias)
4.) Family Therapy
5.) Hakomi Therapy

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Interviews of Inspiring Professionals

Learn more about the healing / therapy process by reading detailed interviews of professionals practicing in the field today:

1.) Janice Geller – MA, LPC, LMBT – Therapist and Bodyworker in Durham, NC
2.) Diane Cote, LCSW – Specialist in Fertility Counseling in San Francisco and San Mateo, CA
3.) Sinead McLaughlin, LICSW – Bilingual (Spanish-English) Therapist / Social Worker in Boston, MA
4.) Natasha Collins – LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
5.) Beth Baron, Massage Therapist in Berkeley, CA (discusses mind-body connection)

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Would you like to be interviewed by HealthyPsych?  If so, send an email to: info “at” healthypsych.com.  

Psychology Glossary

Learn more about psychology and personal growth by reading concise definitions of key terms found in our psychology glossary. Includes descriptions of thought leaders who have and continue to shape the field.

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