Dr. Liana in the Huffington Post

Is it time to find a new therapist? Dr. Liana offers her thoughts on the subject in the Huffington Post article “9 Signs You Should Break Up with Your Therapist.”

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Valued Living

When our lives are designed and controlled to avoid painful experiences such as fear, we live in reaction to avoiding disturbance rather than by what is meaningful and worthwhile. As we learn to build awareness and observe our inner experiences …
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Have An Alcohol or Substance Abuse Problem? (Part 2)

Identifying as an “addict” or “alcoholic” is one end of the spectrum, but like most things in life, substance/alcohol abuse problems exist along a continuum from mild to severe and are influenced by a variety of factors (co-occurring disorders, socioeconomic …
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Have a Alcohol or Substance Abuse Problem? (Part 1)

My name is  (fill in the blank) and I’m an alcoholic!  These are the words you would need to say in order to attend a 12-step recovery program such as Alcoholics Anonymous.  The first step after all is admitting your …
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Five Fears Worth Overcoming

We all have fears. They are a built in protective mechanism that helps ensure our survival from things that are harmful to us. Fears develop from our past experiences. When a specific event, or stimulus, results in a negative outcome, …
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Mindfulness

Over the past 30 years countless research studies have shown the significant benefits of regular meditation to our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. The traditional practice of mindfulness meditation involves developing heightened awareness of one’s experience of the present moment, with …
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Living Mindfully

In case you haven’t noticed, there is excessive chatter in your head. Thinking can undoubtedly be helpful, and has certainly played the largest role in our advancement as a species. At what point however, does thinking become unproductive, and even harmful? So many …
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Coping with a Breakup

Going through a breakup is one of the most painful experiences we can have as humans. Poets, musicians, philosophers and screenwriters alike, have captured the devastation of this for thousands of years. In part we have our neurobiology to thank …
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10 Signs It May Be Time to End Your Relationship

Knowing when it’s time to call a relationship quits can be confusing. After all, all relationships have their own unique sets of problems, and require a lot of work, communication, and compromise.  There comes a point however when the relationship …
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What Is A Panic Attack?

Maybe you’ve heard other people use the phrase “panic attack” before, or perhaps you’ve experienced a panic attack yourself. What does it really mean to have a panic attack, and when does this become a problem?

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