Self Help

To Parents of Teens

Something is different. He/she is not the same. Whether it be the clothing, the typical teenage “attitude,” the “later” that never comes when you ask them to pick up their room, or something darker—withdrawal, angry outbursts, long sleeves that are hiding cuts or...

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Adolescents with ADHD and ADD

Mother says, “Show me your agenda with your homework assignments.” Mom does spot checks on the school website to double check her adolescent’s agenda, look for teacher notations regarding missing homework assignments, and to monitor grades. “What would be the most...

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Hypnosis: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is hypnosis and how does it work? A. Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention. It is like using a magnifying glass to focus the rays of the sun and make them more powerful. Similarly, when our minds are concentrated and...

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Sex Therapy in Newport News, Virginia

Sex therapy takes up about half of Anne Aja’s caseload. The Newport News therapist holds certifications in marriage and family therapy and additionally in sex therapy. “It’s hard to work with a couple and not talk about sex,” she says. To gain licensure from the...

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To Couples

She: “He never talks to me.”He: “She never stops talking and over-reacts to everything.” She: “He never helps out.”He: “Every weekend it’s another honey-do list.” She: “He should know what I want.” He: “I can never figure out what women want.” She: “He won’t let me...

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“Feelings, nothing more than feelings . . .”

Most of us are “phobic” of our negative feelings. We do all that we can to cling to the positive, happy ones. But when a negative emotion sails through, we panic—heading for the self-help books, Oprah, substance abuse to numb. (“Snap out of it.” “Pull yourself up by...

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Sexual Addiction: Is it Real or an Excuse?

According to the DSM 4,  (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) there is no such diagnosis of a “sexual addiction”. The concept of sexual addiction is a new and emerging field. While one could spend hours debating whether or not there is a...

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Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

She speeds towards the day care facility through rush hour traffic after a full,stressful day at work. It’s five o’clock. She’s hungry, tired, and irritable, and the toughest part of the day is about to begin—cranky kids, soccer practice, dinner preparation,...

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A Mental Tune up for 2010

It has been a joke and a common sense notion that people who talk to themselves are kind of nutty.  However, psychology is recognizing more and more that we all talk to ourselves constantly.  There is even a name for it, the “internal dialogue”. It is like we have...

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Where We Are

Rock Landing Psychological Group, PLC
The James Building
11825 Rock Landing Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: (757) 873-1736
Fax: (757) 873-1028