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MBCT shows promise for those with bipolar disorder

By Magpie Media on Feb 22, 2012 in in Helpful Resources

A study in the CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics February edition discusses mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and how it may help those with bipolar disorder through improving their mood, regulating their emotions, and helping with their


Is It Luck Or ...?

By Psychology Today on Feb 21, 2012 in in Helpful Resources

Sure, there's serendipity. But it can also be coaxed to come your way. (Source: Psychology Today)


Recognizing “Change Talk” in Your Clients

By rdanielburke on Feb 16, 2012 in in Helpful Resources

I love Motivational Interviewing (MI). What once seemed a passing fad has stood the passage of time. MI is like Rogerian client-centered counseling meets Adlerian Reality therapy. The goal of MI is to express unconditional positive regard and empathy s...


Working overtime increases depression, anxiety risks

By Magpie Media on Feb 16, 2012 in in Helpful Resources

A new study has shown that anxiety, depression, and fatigue have a direct relationship to working long overtime hours.The study, completed by M. Virtanen, of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in Helsinki, Finland, analyzed the relationship


Asperger’s Syndrome and Adult Work Life

By Richard Zimmer, Ph.D. on Feb 16, 2012 in in Helpful Resources

I have posted a number of pieces about children and Asperger’s Syndrome.  The last piece was about children and primary school.  I will be posting additional pieces about secondary school and university. I am writing this piece out of order because of ...


The 5 Ingredients of Effective Trauma Treatment with Mary Jo Barrett

By Jordan Magaziner on Feb 10, 2012 in in Helpful Resources

I just have to say “wow.” What an incredible session. I always love hearing Mary Jo present because she’s such an incredibly clear speaker and seems so down-to-earth. I have this overriding feeling of trust in her—she knows what she’s doing, based on b...



By Neil Friedman on Feb 10, 2012 in in Helpful Resources

Mindfulness is a state of awareness that entails making solid contact with your environment without projecting any judgement or expectations.


Dark Day, Dark Mood?

By Psychology Today on Feb 09, 2012 in in Helpful Resources

The links between weather, mind, and body are complex. (Source: Psychology Today)


The Importance of Sleep

By Tanya Glover on Feb 07, 2012 in in Helpful Resources

By Tanya Glover Contributor
Whether you realize it or not, sleep plays a very large role in our lives. In fact, at least 1/3 of our entire life is spent sleeping! When we are children we hate to do it and as adults we cannot...


Step Families

By Neil Friedman on Feb 04, 2012 in in Helpful Resources

Notions about Step Families


Neil Friedman, Santa Barbara Therapist

Neil Friedman, LCSW

I have an eclectic, holistic approach in working with people. I believe in helping people recognize and utilize their strengths to overcome any challenge they might face. In this process, we can explore any unconscious blocks that might be interfering with connecting with others and their environment to make the most of each moment. I believe that the “here and now” is where we experience life to the fullest. Along these lines, I try to help people find the balance between their emotional and reasonable minds to effectively problem solve issues to be addressed.

Please call or email me for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.

Neil Friedman, LCSW
123 W Padre, Ste A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 319-0304 
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