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Why I Use ACT Therapy

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) ACT Therapy is one of my favorite types of therapy because it takes into consideration a person’s sense of what matters most to them. As a seminarian, I was more interested in psychology, meditation, and identifying values than theology or ministry. I pursued a doctorate in psychology and religious traditions […]

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Too Busy to See a Therapist?

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Too busy to get into the office to see your therapist? Concerned to go into any office given all the recent talk of Coronavirus? I’ve made available an alternative that may be right for you: Teletherapy is therapy delivered online via secure video application or over the phone. Though teletherapy has been around for over 20 years, it’s gained […]

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My Educational Background…

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Manlowe Resume 2020 Jennifer Manlowe, PhD, MDiv, LMFTA EXPERIENCE LMFT ASSOCIATE • MCS Counseling •2020 Working with families, couples and individuals to resolve challenges. Clinical Intern • Newport Health Treatment Center • 2019 – 2020Working with teens and their families to resolve relational challenges. Clinical intern • Bainbridge Youth Services • 2018Working with teens and […]

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What is Systems Therapy?

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Excerpts from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists answer this question this way: A family’s patterns of behavior influence the individual and therefore may need to be a part of the treatment plan. In marriage and family therapy, the unit of treatment isn’t just the person – even if only a single person […]

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Restoring Connections One Step at a Time

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  Individuals, Couples and Families in Online Therapy How I Work I believe that all humans possess a deep desire for purpose and meaning and that we are influenced by the people in our lives, including our cultural context and family-of-origin. My approach to therapy is a compassionate one that appreciates diversity in a changing […]

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How Does Online Therapy Work?

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The one who has a why to live can endure almost any how. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Here’s what the American Psychological Association says: “With the click of a mouse or the tap of an app, you can have instant and inexpensive access to a TeleTherapist, or so make the claims of many new tools and technologies […]

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Is Too Much Screen Time Making Us Hermits?

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The American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that people who use social media end up feeling more socially isolated than their non-active peers. Why would this be? More than 2 billion people have profiles on Facebook and not all of them are bots trying to thwart democratic elections. At least 3 billion of us have Instagram accounts […]

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What is Offered in TeleHealth?

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What is TeleHealth? Most research suggests that TeleHealth can be as effective as in-person therapy. The benefits of seeking research-supported TeleTherapy with a licensed therapist include: Greater access to care: Some people are unable to use traditional therapy due to physical disabilities, geographic location, or scheduling issues. Lower costs: TeleHealth may help clients save money on treatment. Clients […]

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Are You Ready to Take the Plunge?

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This image says it all when it comes to trying something frightening. I find the dare to try a new method for work is like dropping back into a “trust fall.” It takes courage to get honest about what I love, especially when it comes to earning a living. Even if you are much older […]

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Do Smartphones Make Us Dumb?

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The smartphone isn’t a perfect device, as we all know. It forces the world into a tiny screen. It runs out of battery, bandwidth, and power. It distracts us from the world around us. ~ John Battelle We are the greatest computers in this world, but now we’ve created the smartphone which is smarter than […]