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Dr. Chantal specializes in therapy & evaluations for children, teens, adults, couples, and families. She offers the some of the best treatments and most effective counseling approaches for relationship and marital problems, emotional difficulties, mental disorders, and life transitions in Plantation Florida, including the surrounding Broward County cities of Davie, Weston, Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale, Cooper City, Hollywood, and Dania Beach.

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Therapy for Anxiety

Therapy for Anxiety Psychotherapy has been shown to be a very effective treatment for anxiety, worry, and anxiety disorders.  In particular, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy have a high degree of success in treating anxiety.  While medication for anxiety can help reduce symptoms and discomfort in the short-term, therapy for anxiety is much […]

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Anger: Therapy for Anger Management

Therapy for Anger Management Dealing with Anger Dealing with anger can be difficult and hurtful both for the person who has a problem with anger, and for those around them. Anger is an intense emotion that often leads the angry person feeling helpless, misunderstood, and alone. That may surprise you because most people perceive individuals […]

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What is Depression? Types of Depression – Part 2

In part 1 of this post (What is Depression? Types of Depression – Part 1) I talked about situational depression, hormone-related depression, and depression caused by medication.  In part 2 of this post, we’ll cover major depressive disorder, post-surgical depression, grief and bereavement, postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder,  dysthymic disorder and bipolar depression. Regardless of […]

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ADD & ADHD

What is ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?   ADHD Definition ADHD is a neurological disorder, and typically starts in childhood and adolescence. ADHD makes it hard to focus and concentrated, stay on task, and complete tasks. Some types of ADHD show symptoms primarily of inattention, while other children tend to be more hyperactive. True ADHD […]

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What is Depression? Types of Depression – Part 1

What is Depression? A lot of my patients are surprised when I suggest they have depression.  “But I don’t stay in bed all day and I can function, and I’m not sad ALL the time” they tell me.  Lots of people have a stereotypical image of what depression is: someone who mopes around the house, […]

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) Formerly called Manic Depression, Bipolar Disorders are often misunderstood both by individuals with bipolar disorder, and their families or loved ones. In part that’s because Bipolar Disorders (e.g. Bipolar I, Bipolar II) manifest differently in different individuals. Some people with Bipolar Disorder are prone to frequent depression, others have lots of […]

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Depression Help: Treatments for Depression

You don’t have to live with depression!  You can get better! There are many effective treatments for depression that are available to you when you make the decision to get help for your depression.  In fact, a recent study found that who had been genetically bred to have depression, not only got better with “psychotherapy” […]

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What is Psychotherapy?

What is Psychotherapy? Can Psychotherapy Help You? People often ask me the question: “What is Psychotherapy?”. Psychotherapy is a type of counseling that is used as a treatment for mental disorders and as a tool for personal growth.  Psychotherapy originated with psychiatrist Sigmund Freud who invented a type of psychotherapy called Psychoanalysis.  Psychotherapy was further […]

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Eating Disorders

What are the different types of eating disorders? This informational post on Eating Disorders is a National Institute of Mental Health publication, and is reprinted here with permission. Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is characterized by: Extreme thinness (emaciation) A relentless pursuit of thinness and unwillingness to maintain a normal or healthy weight Intense fear of […]

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Christian Counseling

Dr. Chantal Gagnon PhD LMHC provides marriage counseling, family therapy, and individual counseling in Plantation FL. What is Christian Counseling? Well, that depends on who you ask.  Wikipedia defines Christian Counseling as: “Christian counseling is pastoral counseling which draws upon psychology and Christian teaching”, whereas others say that “Christian Counseling must counsel the soul with […]

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Psychotherapist in Plantation FL

About Dr. Chantal Marie Gagnon, Ph.D., LMHC  – Psychotherapist in Plantation FL Dr. Gagnon is a Life Coach, Couples Counselor, and Psychotherapist in Plantation FL .  Below are some highlights of her training and education.  For more information on Dr. Gagnon and the counseling services she offers, here are some other sections of this website […]

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Help For Depression – Feel Good Again!

I’m so glad you’re reading this blog post today, because many people with depression symptoms simply don’t get help for depression. Sometimes they feel embarrassed and wonder if it’s a really a weakness on their part…

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