Frequently Asked Questions
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Do You Help With DUI?
No, I do not offer DUI counseling.
Do you do psych evaluations?
No, I do not perform psychological evaluations.
Do you write prescriptions?
No, I do not prescribe medication of any kind.
Do you help with communication issues?
Yes. Often people talk at each other rather than to each other. I teach reflective listening skills.
Do you take insurance?
No, I do not take any forms of insurance. Although I am willing to work with you in the area of pricing. Get in contact with me right away to find out whether you might qualify for financial need benefits.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is when the amygdala perceives a threat and tells the brain to release cortisol and adrenaline causing the fight, flight, fear response.
What is depression?
Depression can be clinical (brain chemistry issue) or it can be situational ie divorce, death, loss of a job.
What Is Narcissistic Personality Discorder?
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a mental condition in which individuals have an inflated sense of self-importance, which exhibits itself in a need for higher levels of attention, a sense of entitlement, and a lack of empathy for others. Those who have NPD are controlling in relationships at home and at work, leading to emotional, mental, and physical abuse.
How do I know if I’m living with / working with someone who has NPD?
What is the best way to communicate with someone who has NPD?
Do people with NPD have other issues in addition to this diagnosis?
What are the red flags of abuse?
The abuser follows a pattern of behaviors like a script.
1. Love bombing: Over-showering you with attention and acceptance.
2. Mirroring: Pretending to have the same interests and desires.
3. Mask wearing: Taking on a personality befitting the situation, to benefit their needs, disguising their true self.
4. Isolation: Pitting you against your friends and family, forcing you to abandon them.
5. Devalue: Criticism, making you feel that you can’t do anything right.
7. Discredit: Turning things around to put the blame on you, dismissing your claims as untrue. They will do this to you, as well as family, friends, and your counselor.
8. Discard: Once they have gotten what they need, or feel that you have realized what they are doing, they will drop you like a hot rock.
9. Hoover: They will try to win you back, with promises of
10. Rinse and repeat: The cycle will start over again from the beginning.