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Mental Health Matters

The Four Horsemen Traits That are Problematic in Relationships
Managing Anger

The "Four Horsemen" Traits That are Problematic in Relations

Maintaining relationships can be challenging, but there is room for healthy, happy living regardless of where you are in your relationships.   READ MORE








Managing Anger

Anger is a normal human emotion that we all have experienced. It comes to us in varying degrees, from a small irritation to complete outrage and everything in between.  Learn what you can do to incorporate problem-solving skills and relaxation techniques that will help you to better communicate and calm your anger long-term.  READ MORE

 

 

 

Finding a Way to Cope

Stress, anxiety, depression, panic disorder and other behavioral health issues are difficult to manage without making lifestyle changes. And they are not uncommon. According to the American Psychological Association’s stress survey, 66 percent of people regularly feel the physical effects of stress and 63 percent experience psychological symptoms. Women are twice as likely as men to develop certain mental health conditions like depression, eating disorders and panic disorders.  READ MORE

Surviving a Traumatic Experience

Trauma is an event that elicits a strong emotional response to the experience, such as an accident, assault, natural disaster, violence or long-term abuse. It can leave you feeling shocked, overwhelmed, disoriented and hopeless. It is estimated that up to 70 percent of adults have been affected by a traumatic event at some point in their lives. Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTS) can help you manage your feelings and cope with behaviors following a traumatic event.  READ MORE

Getting the Help you Need for Addictions

People turn to substances and/or behaviors to escape or distract themselves from pain. Not all of these are unhealthy or problematic but when they get in the way of relationships, work or enjoyment in life, they can become increasingly distressing. Substance addictions occur when the amount of use has created a tolerance to the substance and more of the drug is needed for the same high. Addictions also create a physiological withdrawal from the substance when not using it. READ MORE

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Patirck Cleveland, M.A.

Patrick Cleveland, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Long Beach, CA 90808

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #80907 specializing in providing psychotherapy, counseling, and mental health services for adolescents, teens, individuals, couples, and families at my Long Beach private practice office. I have over 12 years of experience working in the social service and mental health fields with a wide variety of issues, populations, and cultures.


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