Dan Duncan, LPC

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Alternative Material

Alternative Based Material- These resources do not have any direct connection to either sound research or best practices.  Sometimes these resources have not yet had the opportunity to have the research done but still may be effective to the individual but not proven to the masses.

Practical Based Material

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These resources have their base in evidenced based material and have been around long enough to have been established as effective practices.  The strategies they incorporate are widely accepted and used by most clinicians in the treatment of the specific issue.

Stress - Practical Solutions for Managing Stress and Stress Related Issues

stress-psychological-physicalStress is a psychological and physical response of the body that occurs whenever we must adapt to changing conditions: whether those conditions be real or perceived, positive or negative. We respond to stress in different ways. Some will be severely affected while others seem calm, cool, and collected all the time. Regardless, we all experience stress and that is not always a bad thing. 

Dialectical Behavioral Treatment (DBT) - Strategies For Addressing Life's Most Difficult Issues

dialectical-behavioral-therapyDialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced based treatment for people with severe and persistent issues like personality disorders.

DBT combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness largely derived from Buddhist meditative practice. 

Trauma - Address the Impact of Emotional or Psychological Trauma and Improve Your Life

trauma-mental-physicalEmotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that significantly affect  your sense of security, making you feel helpless and vulnerable in a dangerous world.

Anger Management - Change Your Response to Anger

anger-managementIt is completely normal to be angry, but sometimes anger starts to control one’s life. If you feel that anger is controlling your life and is interfering with the life you want, there are ways to change.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Strategies to Relieve Suffering and Move On to More Productive Thoughts

obsessive-compulsive-disorderObsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) leads individuals to exercise repetitive behaviors due to unreasonable thoughts and fears in their head. These repetitive behaviors interfere with everyday life in a variety of ways.

Grief and Loss - Address The Natural Processes / Help Yourself and Others Cope

griefGrief is a normal and natural response to loss. A loss doesn’t always mean the death of a loved one, but it can also be an end of a relationship, leaving home, or the loss of financial security. It is often discussed that there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. These stages can happen in any order but are typically in the order listed.

Hoarding - Address The Core Issue and Its Impact on You and Others

Hoarding has recently been popularized on television through hoarding shows. Hoarding is the excessive collecting of items and the inability to discard them. The excessive collecting leads to cramped cluttered living spaces with little room to move around. Sometimes, the items collected are living animals which can lead to an unhealthy living environment.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Strategies

attention-deficit-disorder ADD and ADHD are disorders that cause inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity and disorganization.

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