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  • Help Therapy Newsletter - June 2021

    The Mental Health Connection I’d like to start out this month by thanking all of you who have nominated Help Therapy as one of San Diego’s Best in The San Diego Union-Tribune’s readers poll. We’ve been nominated in not just one, but two categories: In-Home Medical Company and In-Home Non-Medical Company! Voting is open through Thursday, June 10th. If you haven’t yet voted and would like to cast your vote for Help Therapy, you can vote for us in the In-Home Medical Care category here and In-Home Non-Medical category here. We’re here for you and will continue to do our best in providing you with the most qualified mental healthcare providers, outstanding customer service and quick and easy referral processing. Sincerely, Annette Conway Psy.D CEO Help Therapy June is LGBTQ Pride Month and Immigration Heritage Month Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is celebrated each June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a series of events between police and LGBTQ protesters that stretched over six days beginning June 28, 1969. The confrontations between police and LGBTQ protesters and the events unfolding over the following six days changed the nature of LGBTQ activism. The first event honoring this movement was the Pride march in New York City on June 28, 1970— the first anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The purpose of this commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. Today, community and nationwide celebrations include parades, parties, concerts, educational workshops and more. Memorials are also held during this month for those lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS. June has also been recognized as Immigrant Heritage Month since 2014. During this month, especially, we are encouraged to explore our own heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that makes up our unique country. Immigrant Heritage Month was initiated by FWD.us, an organization that fights for reform in the immigration and criminal justice systems. FWD.us strives to influence policymakers and thought leaders to make policy changes that create opportunity for all and empower people from all backgrounds to achieve their full potential. Adjusting to the New Normal The pandemic has hit many struggling with mental health issues the hardest. But countless people are newly experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues due to the pandemic—including children. Before the pandemic, children developed their social skills through interacting with other kids in and out of the classroom. Teens, often the most social of all, spent much of their free time socializing in small and large groups. Under normal circumstances, many teens and younger children are seldom without one or more friends by their sides. COVID-19 changed all that. As the pandemic persists, it’s difficult to maintain friendships, especially among children. Although it’s still been possible to keep in touch virtually, it’s been hard to maintain friendships without activities, events and experiences to talk about, let alone participate in. For more than a year, these impressionable youths have been denied the in-person social interaction they crave. Many learned to accept this new way of life and have grown accustomed to it—too accustomed to it. Now, innumerable people face the lifting restrictions with fear and anxiety, especially those who are more introverted. Where do they start? How do they re-establish friendships? How do they try to fit in? Time will tell just how far-reaching the pandemic has affected our children. Right now, it’s important to give them the support they need in adjusting to the new normal after COVID-19. Outdoor Summertime Activities for Mental Health Summertime is synonymous with sun and fun! And there’s no better time to spend time outdoors than Spring and Summer. After being cooped up for so long, it’s time to get out in nature and experience its uplifting and rejuvenating benefits. Commit to spending more time outdoors this Spring and Summer. Experience new places and activities. We often get stuck in a routine—even when it comes to having fun. We go to the same parks. We walk the same route. We play the same games. Why not try something different? Read more This Month's Tip: Keep Your Brain Young—Learn Something New As we grow older, it’s not just our physical bodies that change and show signs of age. Our brains change too, and along with it, our mental functions. This change can have far-reaching consequences, including decreased memory and depression. But we don’t have to accept these changes as part of getting older. We can do things right now that will keep our brains young as the years progress. One effective tool for keeping your brain young is learning something new. Learning a new language, developing a new skill or starting a new hobby are all ways to keep your brain young by giving it new challenges. Stimulating and challenging your brain is important at any age but becomes vital for our mental health as we approach our senior years. "He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything." — Thomas Carlyle Featured Practitioner Dr. Martin Landau-North, LMFT, Ph.D; Psy.D Inspired by Plato, who said, “that only the dead see the end of war,“ he has recently committed himself to a predominantly telehealth practice dedicated to our veterans’ needs. He has also worked intensively with Navy SEALS and their families for many years. He’s a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, a Certified Addiction Specialist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. His specialties include Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Addiction, Couples Therapy, Sex Therapy, Hypnotherapy and Medical Animal ESA letters. He is Chief Examiner for the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Notably, Dr. Landau-North’s Therapy Dog, Simba, has clocked many hours as a faithful co-therapist — offering support when needed. Dr. Landau-North has lectured to hundreds of nurses, psychologists, medical students and psychotherapists during his career. Dr. Landau-North has lectured to hundreds of nurses, psychologists, medical students and psychotherapists during his career. He enjoys nothing more than thinking and catching up on his reading in his limited spare time, including searching for recipes to support his 15 years as a Vegan. “Dogtor” Simba, however, remains a devoted carnivore. Dr. Landau-North is in private practice in Solana Beach, CA. Community Events Exposure & Response Prevention to Aid in Treating Gender Dysphoria Webinar June 4, 2021, 8:30 A.M - 11:30 A.M See San Diego Psychological Association for more information. Integrated Behavioral Strategies for Pain and Opioid Management Webinar June 9, 2021,10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. See American Psychological Association for more information. #Equity Flattens The Curve Check-In Webinar June 10, 2021, 1:00 P.M. See American Psychological Association for more information. Race-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Ethnic Minority Populations Webinar June 18, 2021,10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. See American Psychological Association for more information. National PTSD Awareness Day June 27, 2021 Learn about National PTSD Awareness Day here. To learn more about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, visit The Department of Veterans Affairs website or search their database of hundreds of PTSD articles directly. Do you have something to share? We’d love to hear about your successes and accomplishments! Have you: Written an article? Given a presentation? Been featured on a podcast? Contact us at info@helptherapy.com. We welcome your feedback. What would you like to see in this newsletter? Do you have a topic you would like discussed? Have questions? Want to learn more about Help Therapy? Visit helptherapy.com, call 858-481-8827 or email info@helptherapy.com

  • Outdoor Summertime Activities for Mental Health

    Summertime is synonymous with sun and fun! And there’s no better time to spend time outdoors than Spring and Summer. After being cooped up for so long, it’s time to get out in nature and experience its uplifting and rejuvenating benefits. Commitment to spending more time outdoors this Spring and Summer. Experience new places and activities. We often get stuck in a routine—even when it comes to having fun. We go to the same parks. We walk the same route. We play the same games. Why not try something different? On Land A Picnic with Wildlife When’s the last time you went on a picnic? You can have a picnic almost anywhere, but picnicking by a quiet river or pond has a unique appeal. Depending on the location you choose, you may see ducks, geese, egrets, herons and other water-loving birds, maybe even turtles. Late Spring through early Summer is the perfect time to see ducklings and goslings. No one can resist the charm of these new arrivals. You may even catch a glimpse of other wildlife like squirrels, rabbits, and gophers. For nature lovers and animal lovers, the joy of watching wildlife is hard to beat. Grab a blanket, a picnic basket and a cooler and enjoy the sights and sounds around you. Plant a Garden Spring and early Summer is prime gardening season. Planting a vegetable or flower garden can be a rewarding activity. Tending to your garden and watching the fruits of your labor grow cultivate feelings of empowerment and enhanced self-worth. You don’t need a big yard or a lot of space to enjoy the benefits of gardening. Window boxes, patio planters and kitchen herb gardens are all ways to garden with limited space. Yoga in the Park Yoga is known for its physical, psychological and spiritual benefits. Those who practice yoga regularly often experience less stress, are calmer, stronger and more flexible. Whether you want to relax your mind, rejuvenate your spirit or improve your flexibility and strength, outdoor yoga has the added benefit of being out in the fresh air. Feeling the summer breeze and breathing the fresh air while doing yoga will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. At Sea Water Sports Nothing says Summer like being on the water. There are so many activities you can enjoy on the lake or on the ocean. For those who prefer a calmer activity, kayaks, hydro bikes and pedal boats may be more desirable bay, lake or pond options. For the more adventurous, surfing, paddleboarding, windsurfing, water skiing and jet skiing are exhilarating ocean activities. Speedboats and Sailboats For those looking for a different type of adventure at sea, taking a ride on a sailboat or zooming around the bay on a speedboat is an invigorating and novel experience you won’t soon forget. Mini Cruises Another way to spend time on the water is by taking a mini cruise. It’s not necessary to spend days or weeks on a ship. There are several different types of cruises lasting for only a few hours. From adventurous whale watching cruises to scenic harbor cruises to romantic sunset and dinner cruises—there’s sure to be a cruise to fit your mood. Whether you have an hour or a day, prefer land or sea, commit to trying something new each week. Spending time outdoors in nature will surely boost your mood and have lasting effects on your mental and physical health.

  • Help Therapy Newsletter - May 2021

    The Mental Health Connection Welcome to The Mental Health Connection! I personally want to thank you for trusting us with your clients. At Help Therapy, we strive to find the best, most qualified mental healthcare providers that fit each client’s particular needs and desires. We also want the process of referring clients to Help Therapy to be quick and easy while providing the best customer service for all of our stakeholders. You may have noticed that back in June 2020 we made some changes. We changed our name from Help Therapist to Help Therapy and changed our look. To keep up with our growing client base, we improved our technology—adding even more security, a more user-friendly experience and more marketing capabilities for our mental health practitioners, including enhanced bios. If you haven’t had a chance to see all the changes, visit helptherapy.com. Another change we are making is creating a monthly newsletter for you, our valued network of practitioners and referring agencies. We keep on top of the latest news and research surrounding mental health, as well as upcoming local events that may be of interest to you and other members of the mental health community. We want to share some of this information with you. We also want to give you the opportunity to share your accomplishments with our community members, such as patient success stories and presentations. We hope you will find The Mental Health Connection informative and engaging. Let us know what you think. We are here for you. Sincerely, Annette Conway Psy.D CEO Help Therapy May is Mental Health Awareness Month The Mental Health America organization started mental Health Awareness Month in 1949. It’s a time to remember that mental health is an essential component of overall health and that we need to show compassion for those living with mental health challenges. As we celebrate Mothers’ Day this month, consider how many mothers suffer from Alzheimer’s, dementia and other serious mental health diseases and challenges and how their families are affected. Treasure the time you have now with your mother, or as a mother yourself, and cherish those memories. Telehealth for Mental Health Face-to-face interaction has always been the standard for mental health care. Communicating by email or phone has usually been reserved for quick questions or emergencies. But times are changing. Now, consultations and sessions via video conferencing are becoming a preferred method of communication for many. In 2016, less than 1% of all Medicare beneficiaries used a single telehealth service. But, between March and June of 2020, telehealth use by Medicare recipients soared to more than 20%, equating to nine million people using a telehealth service during this timeframe*. But is the quality of care compromised for these telehealth sessions? According to one study done by McMaster University, telehealth cognitive behavioral therapy—including video conferencing, email and text modalities— proved to be more effective in treating depression than traditional in-person therapy. Especially now, it’s reassuring to know that patients have options. They have more flexibility to get the care they need when and where they need it, without the added stress of arranging for time off work, childcare or transportation. We understand that it can sometimes be difficult for someone to seek the care they need for a variety of reasons. Besides dealing with mental health issues, many need to juggle work, family and other demands. Regularly traveling to appointments may prove to be too much, causing appointment cancelations and less frequent sessions. Our network of providers offer convenient and confidential video and phone appointments with no hidden costs or commitments. And, unlike many other telehealth services, Help Therapy providers are right here in your community. So patients can still meet face-to-face with their therapist, in-office or in-home. Plus, patients are not restricted to just one way to connect with their therapist. A patient may prefer face-to-face sessions but schedule a video appointment when she can’t make her regular weekly office appointment. At Help Therapy, our goal is to help people get the therapy they need. Telehealth opens the doors wider, making it more convenient for more people. “We have a huge opportunity in this moment to create a better system that supports a balanced approach to telehealth, and we need to capitalize on it by designing a new future for telehealth that works for patients and providers.” Sean Cavanaugh Former Director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Here are just a few Help Therapy provider partners offering telehealth services. Negar Nazari, Ph.D. Specialties: anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, body image, eating disorders, chronic pain, academic/work challenges, identity and culture, family of origin and life transitions Genevieve Gonzales, LCSW Specialties: anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, couples, sexual abuse, young adults, agoraphobia, art therapy, life transitions, cancer, relationships, seniors James Goethel, LMFT Specialties: Depression, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, ADHD, men’s issues, autism Prioritizing Sleep in your Self-Care Routine May is Mental Health Awareness month. In honor of this, we want to dive into one of the most important parts of mental health—self-care. Self-care is a very personal journey as we create habits that benefit our own physical and mental health. What is the best thing for you right now may not be the best for someone else. That said, there are many self-care strategies that can apply to all of us. Today, we’d like to focus on one aspect of self-care that can have a significant positive impact on all of us — sleep. Sleep and mental health are closely linked. It is something that many of us don’t associate with routines and strategies. You are not alone if you struggle with your sleep journey. Those with mental health problems are also more likely to suffer from insomnia and other sleep disorders. Because sleep is so pivotal to our mental and physical health, it is important to dedicate time to ensure that you have the best recipe for success. So, how do we create a self-care routine for better sleep? Read more This Month's Tip: Visualize the Results Visualization is a tool that can be used to relieve stress and influence situational outcomes. Many successful athletes, musicians and artists attribute visualization to their success. When using visualization, you can imagine detailed scenarios where you experience a situation precisely the way you want it. This intense detail forms an emotional connection. Your nervous system actually mimics the responses that are present when physically engaging in the scenario. The more this visualization is practiced, and the more details are included and experienced, the more real it becomes to your#589900 brain. This technique often influences personal performance and situational outcomes. As a result, it’s helpful to practice visualization in preparation for important events, such as interviewing for a job, giving a presentation, or competing in a sport. Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. - Mother Teresa Featured Practitioner Dyan M. Savery Dr. Dyan Savery is a licensed clinical psychologist who has earned doctorates in both Clinical Psychology and Forensic Psychology. She was born and raised in Hawaii, which provided an environment of broad diversity and beauty. Dr. Savery came to San Diego, California to begin her college studies at UCSD and has remained in San Diego ever since. She has over 20 years experience working with a variety of mental health issues including; depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, relationship problems, and autism. She also has worked extensively with teens and children with behavioral difficulties. Providing therapy continues to be Dr. Savery’s passion. Other services she provides includes; diagnostic clarity for patients including psychoeducation and understanding of a mental health condition and how to treat it, assessments and testing. In her spare time she is also a singer and songwriter. Community Events 4th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium May 6, 2021 • 10:00 AM See NCO for more information. CAHM Conversation: What is the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)? Webinar May 17, 2021 • 4:30 PM See Community Alliance Healthy Minds for more information NAMIWalks Creative Fundraising Virtual Event May 22, 2021 • 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM See NAMIWalks for more information Do you have something to share? We’d love to hear about your successes and accomplishments! Have you: Written an article? Given a presentation? Been featured on a podcast? Contact us at info@helptherapy.com. We welcome your feedback. What would you like to see in this newsletter? Do you have a topic you would like discussed? Have questions? Want to learn more about Help Therapy? Visit helptherapy.com, call 858-481-8827 or email info@helptherapy.com

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    Make An Appointment Today Help Therapy 's purpose is to break down barriers to exceptional mental health care for people of all ages, cultures, socioeconomic levels, accessibility challenges, and treatment needs. We create this opportunity for patients by freeing providers from the administrative worry that comes with owning a practice so they focus on delivering exceptional care to their patients. HELP has been connecting Patients to Providers since 1993. Interested In Working As A Provider? Meet with a Provider that meets your needs - ​ Fill out the Intake Form and match with a Provider in 3-5 days Make An Appointment We take care of you- ​ So you can take care of your patients. Become A Provider How It Works Help is dedicated to making the process of connecting therapists and patients an easy and meaningful process. 01 02 03 Submit a Request Tell us about your goals for therapy, your preferred payment method & your preferred location. We use your feedback and preferences to connect you with the RIGHT therapist for your journey. ​ Making a referral? (although, no referral necessary) Match with your Therapist HELP works hard to match you with a therapist that takes your insurance and meets your needs as a patient. Begin Therapy HELP works with therapists that cover over 100 different specialities, allow for a variety of insurance and cash pay options and provide therapy several different settings (including In-Home, In-Office, In-Facility and Telehealth modalities). Making a Referral? Fill Out This Intake Form Sign Up For Our Monthly Newsletter Serving Areas Throughout California & Colorado We are here to help. At your home, facility or our office. Call (858) 481-8827 FEEL BETTER. Offering an expert team of therapists. Caring for patients since 1993. > Thank you for signing up!

  • Ryan Berwold LMFT

    Specialties PTSD, CBT, Depression, Anxiety, Teens Addiction, Trauma, Young Adults, Severely Mentally Ill, Substance Abuse Hello, my name is Ryan. I’m a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist practicing in San Diego. I am glad that you are reaching out by just reading this, thank you. You already have great strengths and talents which can be amplified in therapy. I guide people towards health with deep care while exploring your strengths, and your wounds of the mind and heart. A variety of approaches will be used depending on what is best for you. No matter the approach, great sensitivity and kindness will be given while exploring uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and situations. Bringing hidden hurts into the light has great power to lead to a healthy identity and bring hope. You will learn practical skills in order to improve your life. All of this will take some work by you, but you are worth it, each of us is. ​ In therapy, you will always be cared for and heard. It would be a privilege to collaborate with you. I love guiding people to healing as it is a truly wonderful journey. If you would like to join me in pursuing health, feel free to contact me. Team Page Continue Ryan Berwold, LMFT Continue Schedule Your Appointment Today Get Started At your home, facility or our office: Make An Appointment Make A Referral Sign-up For Our Monthly Newsletter Send Thank you for signing up! Telephone: 858-481-8827 Toll free: 855-449-0159 Email: info@helptherapy.com

  • Glenn Goodlove LCSW

    Specialties Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Family, Relationships, Grief and Loss, Health Issues Glenn Goodlove discovered California after a tour in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He prefers San Diego to Everett, Washington where he was born. He received his BA in Sociology, Psychology and Religion from the University of Redlands, his Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 1962, a certificate in Gerontology from USC, and a MS in Computer Resources Management from Webster University in 1987. He has a teaching and counseling credential from the State of California. He has been a LCSW since 1962. He and his wife Sharon Goodlove provide workshops, classes, counseling and psychotherapy to individuals and groups at the Goodlove Counseling Center . www.goodlove-online.com He has worked in the social service/mental health field as an adoption worker, probation officer, college teacher and counselor and retired from Long Beach Community College in 1992. He has worked for H.E.L.P., providing psychotherapy to seniors and the chronically mentally ill since 1996. His primary approaches include client centered, supportive, insight and cognitive-behavioral therapy. He is experienced in addressing issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, dysfunctional family relationships, loss and grief, sexual relationships, chronic illness, HIV/AIDS and aging. Team Page Continue Glenn Goodlove, LCSW Continue Schedule Your Appointment Today Get Started At your home, facility or our office: Make An Appointment Make A Referral Sign-up For Our Monthly Newsletter Send Thank you for signing up! Telephone: 858-481-8827 Toll free: 855-449-0159 Email: info@helptherapy.com

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