Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
For appointments: https://cherylleonglmft.fullslate.com/ I offer psychotherapy and couples therapy services.
You can expect a combination of depth, compassion and pragmatism. My focus is relationship healing and empowerment. My approaches include Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Mindfulness, The Gottman Method, Expressive Art Therapy and other holistic practices. LGBT Friendly, Immigrant Friendly, Inter-culturally sensitive
Substance Abuse (Dual Diagnosis), ADHD, Depression, Anxiety
Excellent new book out by a fellow Bay Area therapist and other specialists in the country.
amazon.com Transgender and gender nonconforming (TNGC) clients have complex mental health concerns, and are more likely than ever to seek out treatment. This comprehensive resource outlines the latest research and recommendations to provide you with the requisite knowledge, skills, and awareness to treat TN...
Meta-Emotion Research and Emotional Script Analysis #twentyfirstcenturyta
TA Conference, Singapore Read more about emotion, responded, gottman, sadness, scripts and intimacy.
Certainly seen some great results with hypnotherapy
ideas.ted.com It may seem like a topic from the edge of woo, but hypnosis is getting a new look from researchers studying its fascinating effects on our brains.
forbes.com Meet Dr. Bradford, a licensed psychologist based in Atlanta, Georgia and founder of Therapy for Black Girls. Passionate about the changing the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy which often prevents black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist.
Compromise only happens if we know where our boundaries are and how flexible we’re willing to be. #gottmanmethod #couplestherapy
talkspace.com Learning to set boundaries with others can be a challenging process, but it's crucial for healthy relationships. This guide will help you get started.
gottman.com As Pride month marches in, it’s important to remember what Gay Pride means. Our perspective is shaped by our experience as Certified Gottman Therapists who specialize in gay couples therapy.
nbcnews.com Research has shown that adults, too, have a lot to gain from the act of playing.
medium.com Shawn Ginwright Ph.D.
additudemag.com The textbook symptoms of ADD — inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity — fail to reflect several of its most powerful characteristics; the ones that shape your perceptions, emotions, and motiva…
huffingtonpost.com Andrea Petersen, author of On Edge: A Journey Through Anxi...
"Once we accept the union of mental and physical health, a few things become clear. First, we should ditch the term “mental health”. From now on, we should talk about someone’s health – all in. We would lose much of the stigma that still surrounds saying we are “mentally” unwell. We’re not. We’re just unwell."
theguardian.com We are wrong to deny the link between physical and mental health, as emerging evidence suggests
First of its kind. Proud to have been a part of the data collection process.
RESULTS OF GOTTMAN METHOD COUPLES THERAPY WITH GAY AND LE***AN COUPLES
gottman.com The pursue-withdraw pattern is an extremely common cause of divorce. If left unresolved, it will continue into a second marriage and subsequent intimate relationships.
telegraph.co.uk Loneliness is deadlier than obesity and should be considered a major public health hazard, the biggest ever review into the problem has suggested.
"“The American Psychological Association questions the reasoning behind President Trump’s call to bar transgender people from the military. We’ve seen no scientific evidence that allowing transgender people to serve in the armed forces has had an adverse impact on our military readiness or unit cohesion. Therefore, we ask that transgender individuals continue to be allowed to serve their country,” said APA President Antonio E. Puente, Ph.D."
apa.org APA strongly opposes President Trump’s announced ban on transgender people serving 'in any capacity' in the U.S. military.
psychcentral.com Chuck said he wasn’t sure if he really loved his fiancée. Yes, there were times, when he was certain he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. But lately, the doubts were constant and he thought he should break the engagement. The wedding was two weeks away. He had experienced obsessive-comp...
notes.childrenshospital.org Boston Children's LGBTQ+ experts discuss gender identity and share a pronoun guide, strategies and terminology for use in pediatric practice and beyond.
5 letters just aren't enough to express the 🌈. No number of alphabets will encompass the rich diversity of the human spirit. So I'm following the "+" movement. My therapy practice officially welcomes: LGBTQ+
#happypride #diversity #loveislove
lifereimagined.aarp.org Try these 10 tips for a more joyful life
aarp-lifereimagined.thebigknow.com Dr. Suzuki explains how she changed the culture of her family forever.
I am proud to introduce the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 to ensure that no person is forced to undergo ‘conversion therapy.’
Conversion therapy isn’t only ineffective, it’s also dangerous. Yet, those providing it charge families thousands of dollars and suffer few consequences. It is time that we put an end to this scam and pass this legislation, sending a message that being LGBT cannot be and does not need to be cured. #BornPerfect
"The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period."
inc.com Here's some wisdom gleaned from one of the longest longitudinal studies ever conducted.
upworthy.com There are many misconceptions about ADHD; this four-minute cartoon may help change that.
One in four people in Zimbabwe experiences mental health problems but there are only 13 psychiatrists in the country. To help plug the gap, an army of grandmothers offer a listening ear on park benches
"Those with the condition don't have a shortage of attention. They pay too much attention to everything. Most people with unmedicated ADHD have four or five things going on in their minds at once. The hallmark of the ADHD nervous system is not attention deficit, but inconsistent attention."
additudemag.com Most people are neurologically equipped to determine what's important and get motivated to do it, even when it doesn't interest them. Then there are the rest of us, who have attention deficit (and the ADHD brain that goes along with it).
additudemag.com We're all sick of hearing these common myths about ADHD. Here's how to respond when someone says it's an excuse for poor parenting or solved by spanking.
additudemag.com If you've lost untold hours on Twitter or Instagram, you understand the power of hyperfocus. Learn more about the ADHD traits that explain why we act this way.
Neurobiological evidence for these 4 practices to breakout of an undesirable state/mood.
1. Asking- What am I grateful for?
2. Acknowledge how you feel. Name the emotion.
3. Make a decision. Finally deciding on something reduces worry and anxiety — as well as helping you solve problems.
4. Relationship contact, physical contact.
theweek.com From the most important question to ask yourself to the awe-inspiring power of physical contact...
"Julie Gottman describes each phase of the Gottman Trust Revival Method, for guiding couples through recovering from an affair: Atone, Attune & Attach"
Can couples recover from an affair? In this brief video clip, Julie Gottman describes each phase of the Gottman Trust Revival Method, for guiding couples rec...
Learn what to do when your arguments feel out of control.
cherylleong.com During a conflict with your partner you might be sprouting things you would not normally say, behaving in ways that feel out of control or feel a flight, freeze or flight response. After observing couples for decades
How do couples that last 40 years complain to each other?
Research shows they do it with these 3 steps:
1. "I" + Negative Feeling (e.g., I'm upset, I'm frustrated)
2. Description of situation (e.g. the laundry stinks, i miss our conversations)
3. What you want/need (e.g. let's wash this more often, I want to cuddle and talk)
Want communications in your relationship to be more effective? Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman explains the best (and worst) ways to talk to your mate about your ...
additudemag.com "I am bombarded daily by self-doubt and self-criticism, despite the fact that I know my behavior is not willful." 12 ADHD truths that mystify the rest of the world.
The American Psychological Association "notes that transgender students are more likely than their cisgender peers to face harassment and discrimination in school. Research has shown that this increases their risk for su***de, other self-harm, and drug use. Hence, federal policy explicitly clarifying protections is necessary to safeguard transgender students’ civil rights and well-being."
apa.org Rescinded federal protections leave youth at risk.
"Mental health professionals such as Drake have abandoned neutrality, while others are struggling to maintain it. Therapists on both sides of the political aisle are grappling with how to help patients affected by a national issue over which they have little control."
latimes.com In her 35 years as a therapist, Arlene Drake has never heard so many clients talking about the same issue. Week after week, they complain of panic attacks and insomnia because of President Trump . They’re too anxious to concentrate at work. One woman’s fear turned into intense, physical pain.
Introducing the first episode of #Trans102, exploring the nuances of what it means to be trans in today’s world. Watch and learn. For the latest updates, fol...
To help patients suffering from mental health conditions with the newest, most-cutting edge, and most effective treatments. At this time, we believe IV ketamine to be such a treatment.
Psychotherapy and consultation
Sometimes we don't even know what we are thinking or feeling until we give ourselves a chance to speak to someone who listens. I offer an open heart and mind, a presence focused on you, while you explore who you are through the magic of talk therapy.
"At Stepping Stone, I found the support I needed to stay sober. I learned the meaning of friendship, responsibility and security. I felt safe. I felt hope."-Stepping Stone Alumna
Jan Edl Stein, MFT... psychotherapy, consulting, and public presentations
A recovery program to help those that have experienced trauma, or abuse in childhood Restore a healthy sense of self and emotional wellbeing.
Providing mental health therapy to individuals in their 20s and 30s who may struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma. Supporting the Asian American community by offering culturally sensitive counseling services and normalizing cross-cultural issues.
I'm a psychotherapist. Together we can explore what is good enough for you. Let's let go of perfection. Enough is contentment and peace.
I provide sliding scale psychotherapy services for couples, families, children, teens and adults.
Welcome to my page. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
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