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Meet My New Associate: Dr. Jada Santos – Psychologist

Plantation Neuropsychologist & Clinical Psychologist: Dr. Jada Santos, Psy.D. I’m so excited to introduce you to an awesome Psychologist in Plantation FL. Dr. Jada! Dr. Jada joined my practice in 2017 and has been a wonderful addition to the team. I knew the moment I met her – she was warm, friendly, smart and kind. That’s exactly […]

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5 Ways to Improve Mental Health & Increase Happiness

Happy people do things differently. They make their emotional wellbeing a priority and practice daily and weekly habits that help them create joy, happiness and satisfaction in their lives. As a result, they are emotionally healthier, and in turn, that psychological well-being further increases their happiness. I write for the mental health and personal growth […]

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Panic Attack Symptoms: Understanding and Overcoming Your Anxiety

What are Panic Attacks? Anxiety symptoms that are severe enough to be diagnosed as an Anxiety Disorder occur in about 18% of Americans, and about 3% of Americans experience Panic Disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Because the treatment of anxiety is one of my specialities, I have seen many individuals in […]

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Insomnia & Mood: 5 Tips to Improve Sleep

Sleep and Mental Health The quality of your sleep has a direct impact on your mental health and your mood.  Without adequate rest, your brain can not restore itself and function properly.  When you don’t sleep well, you are more irritable with loved ones, more impatient and more likely to experience symptoms of anxiety and […]

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Want Better Relationships? Here’s the Secret!

Some time ago, I wrote an article for PsychCentral, titled “The Secret to Great Relationships of Any Kind” in which I share a sure-fire way to improve your relationships.  I can’t reproduce the article due to my contractual obligation with PsychCentral, but you can read it by clicking here. I look forward to the opportunity […]

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Understanding Suicide and Getting Help

According to the Center for Disease Control, there were over 41,000 suicides in 2013.  Suicide is a more frequent cause of death than homicide! And it is the second leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds. So if you thought your teenager’s depression was just a funk, it may be time to […]

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5 Ways to Overcome Fear and Achieve Your Goals

Most of us are afraid from time to time, and that fear can hold us back.  In addition to getting therapy for worry and anxiety, there are some things you can do to overcome fear, move forward, and achieve your goals.  Here are some tips! I recently wrote an article for PsychCentral titled:     “What’s […]

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What is a Psychologist?

What is a Psychologist? In mental health and psychology, there are a lot of professional designations, fancy titles, and letters after therapists’ names.  It can get a little confusing!  In this post, I will talk about psychologists: who they are, what they do, and how a psychologist can help you in many different ways. Types […]

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The Myth of “Being Normal”: 3 Reasons People Avoid Therapy

My husband and I recently had our first child. We were two lifelong, career-minded singles when we met and had very few friends with children. When I got pregnant, I felt sick and stopped going to social events. People must have asked my husband dozens of times “How is Chantal doing?” He would share the […]

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Depression Symptoms

Depression Symptoms – Treatment: Plantation, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Weston, Sunrise, Copper City. Depression Symptoms: What are the symptoms of depression?   I discovered recently that the phrase “Depression Symptoms” is one of the most Googled phrases in mental health; a lot of Americans seem to feel depressed or think they may be depressed.  Could be […]

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Postpartum Depression

Dr. Gagnon is a postpartum depression expert and offers postpartum depression counseling & treatment in Plantation FL. Postpartum Depression, Baby Blues & Postpartum Adjustment Counseling   Postpartum Depression Up to 16% of women experience postpartum depression that is severe enough to be diagnosed separately that “Baby Blues”. Postpartum depression is characterized by a longerperiod of emotional changes […]

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Divorce Support

Divorce Support and Counseling Dealing with Divorce Whether you are the person who initiated the divorce, or not, dealing with divorce is difficult. It’s emotionally draining and brings up so many feelings. It can be overwhelming to deal with that alone. It’s normal to feel a whole range of emotions from sadness, to anger, to […]

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What is a SuperShrink? and Why should your Therapist be one?

What are “SuperShrinks”? Some therapists are just better. There, I said it. It’s a scary statement to make because it just doesn’t seem like a nice thing to say. We want to think everyone is equally wonderful and that every doctor is terrific. When you’re going into surgery, you don’t want to think that your […]

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