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March 12, 2018
by Tracey Block

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Trypophobia Remains Poorly Understood.

March 12, 2018 13:47 by Tracey Block  [About the Author]

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Social conversations sometimes turn to discussions and comparisons of the common phobias humans share--fear of heights; fear of spiders; fear of tight spaces. The list is endless. But some phobias are less common--and also less understood by researchers and professionals in psychology. One of these is Trypophobia. [More]

August 14, 2016
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

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Pokemon Fever: A New Cultural Phenomenon Consuming Humanity

August 14, 2016 09:35 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT   [About the Author]

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In this era of mobile technology, video games have never been more popular. Among them, Pokemon by Nintendo is considered to be one of the most beloved games with the biggest fan base around the globe. Since its creation 17 years ago, Pokemon has dominated the field of mobile games, especially with the latest version of Pokemon Go [More]

April 10, 2016
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

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New Mainstream in Hollywood: Faith-based Films

April 10, 2016 16:10 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT   [About the Author]

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Easter may have come and gone but its spirit only seems to be rising and expanding. The fervor is especially evident in the string of faith-based films released in recent years, steadily appealing to and supported by Christian movie-goers nationwide. The latest of these is “Miracles From Heaven” – a new release from Sony which is already making headlines... [More]

October 5, 2015
by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.

Breaking the Stigma of Psychosomatization

October 5, 2015 07:55 by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.  [About the Author]

If you are suffering from a so-called psychosomatic disorder, you know how deflating it can be to go to the doctor and be told the problem is in your head. Unfortunately, this experience gives people the false impression that there symptoms are not real. In this video podcast, learn how to contextualize so-called psychosomatic issues in a western medicine world. [More]

July 9, 2015
by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.

What is health and well-being?

July 9, 2015 18:31 by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.  [About the Author]

Paid your dues in therapy, but still not sure if your ‘issues’ are getting any better? Sometimes we get so focused on what is going wrong, we don’t know what feeling better looks like. In this video, learn about the neural mechanisms that underscore wellbeing and the universal marker for health: integration. [More]

June 8, 2015
by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.

Current Events and Retraumatization (Video)

June 8, 2015 07:55 by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.  [About the Author]

In this video, learn about the nature of trauma, it’s symptoms, and how it is connected to our bodies. Why do we experience flashbacks, nightmares, and rushing adrenaline in unexpected moments? We will discuss how seemingly unrelated triggers can wreak havoc on our bodies and in particular the potentially retraumatizing effect of current events in the media. [More]