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Keep Calm and Color On

By Elaine Spencer, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist   I walked into Michaels Craft store the other day and was pleasantly surprised to see the front display was advertising coloring books for adults and I thought to myself, “Wow! Coloring really is the new craze!” So What is This New Coloring Phenomenon All About? The simple answer is that coloring can actually be therapeutic.  If you were like me as a child, you spent hours with your coloring books and your parents probably thought you enjoyed coloring because ‘that’s what kids do’.  We now know that children are on to something because not only is coloring...

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The Zen Approach to Treating Mental Health

By Megan Sutsko, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist Close your eyes.  Focus your attention on your breath.  Follow your breath in.  Notice the tiny pause between inhale and exhale.  Follow your breath out.  Try to clear your mind of thoughts and tune in only to the sensation of your breath flowing in and out.  Stay in the moment… Meditation, the act of quieting the mind, can be an invaluable tool for mental and physical health. It is taught by yoga instructors, Buddhist zen masters, and even psychologists.  This ancient Eastern technique is finding increasing acceptance in the Western world. According to Swami Rama “Meditation is a...

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Dealing with Depression

  Dr. Wendy Rice of Rice Psychology in Tampa was interviewed on Florida Live with Dan Maduri from NewsTalk Florida about depression following the death of Robin Williams. Click Play below to listen to the interview.       Dr. Wendy Rice of Rice Psychology in Tampa was interviewed on The Miguel Show with Holly & Mandy about depression following the death of Robin Williams. Click Play below to listen to the interview.     ...

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Preventing Financial Fights: Tips on Financially Planning for Your Marriage’s Future

Every married couple has their spats (from scheduling, housework, in-laws, and pretty much everything under the sun), but fighting about certain things could spell trouble. According to a recent Kansas State University study, the arguments that are most likely to lead to divorce are centered around finances. And while disagreements about other topics can slowly chip away at a marriage’s foundation and lead to bigger issues down the road, fights involving money tend to do the most damage because they involve harsher language, last longer, and are more difficult to get over. Get your relationship started off on the right foot from...

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Help for Those with ADHD – Assistive Technology

By Wendy Rice, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist Recently, Jamie Kaplan, Recreation Therapist from the James A. Haley VA Hospital presented to the Tampa Bay ADHD Support Network about Assistive Technology. We wanted to be sure to share his message and great ideas just in case you weren’t able to make it to the meeting. Jamie is working on his master’s degree in Assistive Technology in Special Education at Bowling Green State University, but he already has so many certifications in this area it is surprising they let him into the program! Jamie spoke about why kids with ADHD often seem to love video...

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Why Would Anyone Choose an Out-of-Network Mental Health Provider?

As a thriving psychology practice that does not participate in private or government health insurance plans, we are often asked why patients elect to see one of our psychologists on a self-pay fee system despite having insurance coverage.  Here are the top three reasons why it can be beneficial to establish with an out-of-network psychologist: No 3rd Party Dictating Care: We are able to develop individualized treatment plans without under-qualified managed care employees dictating the type of care we are able to provide.  We are able to provide scientifically supported therapies without arbitrary parameters set by insurance companies. We are able to schedule...

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