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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 Therapy - Depression Counseling - Depression Help - Plantation FL - Dr. Chantal Marie Gagnon PhD LMHC - www.LifeCounselor.net

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 - Postpartum Anxiety - Postpartum Issues - Postpartum Adjustment - Treatment for Postpartum Depression - Postpartum Counseling - Postpartum Depression Symptoms - Dr. Chantal Gagnon - Plantation FL - Counselor - Counseling for Postpartum

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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Couples Counseling - Couples Therapy - Marriage Counseling - Marital Therapy - Couples Therapist - Relationship Counselor - Relationship Counseling - Dr. Chantal Marie Gagnon - www.LifeCounselor.net

Couples Counseling: Getting Started

Dr. Chantal Gagnon PhD LMHC : couples counseling and marital therapy in Plantation FL (Greater Fort Lauderdale).  Couples Counseling and Marital Therapy Most everyone can benefit from couples counseling or marital therapy!  Relationships are tough.  That’s just a fact for most people.  This is especially true the more committed the relationship is, simply because people are […]

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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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Afraid to try new things? 3 Tips to Reduce Anxiety

 3 Tips to Reduce Anxiety I have to admit, I was quite frightened yesterday at the thought of taking my 3 month old to make his first appearance in church.  My anxiety was multifaceted: so many things could go wrong!  For starters, he could cry the whole 25-minute car ride there.  Once there, he could […]

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How to Reduce Stress and Prevent Burnout

Let’s define stress Understanding where stress comes from is one of the first steps to learning how to reduce stress. Stress is essentially a survival mechanism built into our DNA. In general, in has a good purpose: it tells us when a situation is dangerous so that we can take protective action. The classic example […]

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Self Esteem - Low Self Esteem - Self Confidence - Therapy for Self Esteem - Psychotherapy - Psychotherapist - Counseling - Life Coaching - Plantation FL - Weston FL - Fort Lauderdale - Dr. Chantal Marie Gagnon - www.LifeCounselor.net

Low Self Esteem

What is Self Esteem? There are lots of ways to define self esteem, but a self esteem definition we can use is that self esteem is regarding yourself as highly as you regard others.  For example, if you see yourself as generally better than others, that would be a little narcissistic. But when you don’t […]

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Family Therapy

Family Therapy and Counseling for Families Family Therapy is a form of therapy that is based on helping families function well, where each member feels understood, valued, and supported.  It approaches problems from a strength-based perspective – each family member has unique skills and talents – and the family as a whole has things they […]

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Dating Coach

Dating Advice from a Dating Coach   Dating Advice from a Dating Coach in Greater Fort Lauderdale (Plantation) Florida  Every wonder why you can’t seem to meet the right person? What do women want anyway? and why do all the men you date seem like jerks? Do you want to get married? Do you want […]

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Life Coach

Life Coach in Plantation FL What is a Life Coach? When people see the words “Life Coaching” on my business card, they often ask “What is a Life Coach exactly?” A Life Coach is someone who is always in your corner and helps you achieve your personal goals.  Life coaches help you uncover what’s blocking […]

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How To FInd a Therapist - Find a Therapist - Find a Good Therapist - Psychotherapist - Counselor - Plantation FL - Dr. Chantal Marie Gagnon PhD LMHC - www.LifeCounselor.net

How to Find a Therapist

4 Tips for How to Find a Therapist Dr. Gagnon is a therapist in Plantation Florida. How to Choose a Good Psychotherapist or Counselor The best way to find a therapist is to look for someone that you like and feel you can trust.  Finding a good psychotherapist is a bit like beginning a new […]

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