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Nikki Ciletti is a ProvenTherapist!

Press Release: Tennessee based Licensed Professional Counselor, Nikki Ciletti, joined the team of ProvenTherapists for providing online counseling service through ProvenTherapy.com, one of the premier online counseling and psychotherapy portal on the Net.Nikki Ciletti

The online counseling and psychotherapy portal for mental health, marriage, and relationship problems https://www.ProvenTherapy.com has a team of more than 80 Professionals, Approved ProvenTherapists, providing healing touch to the troubled hearts and souls through online counseling and psychotherapy services since late 90’s. The professional therapists provide counseling and psychotherapy support through live text chat, live voice chat, and email methods round the clock, seven days a week. Nikki Ciletti, a licensed independant counsellor, psychotherapist, and addiction counselor, is the latest addition to the team of ProvenTherapists who has 15 years of experience in the mental health talk therapy field.

Nikki is a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Addiction Counselor III (CACIII) who has been practicing psychotherapy since 2008. She received her M.Ed. degree in Education and Human Resources and got her B.S in Psychology. She is also qualified as a Licensed Professional School Counselor.

Ms. Ciletti has 15 years experience as a Counselor and has specialized in the fields of substance misuse and domestic violence during her long career as a professional therapist. For the past nine years she has been working with teenagers and parents. On therapy, Nikki utilizes a variety of innovative approaches, while tailoring each treatment plan to the individual and incorporating the goals that each person brings to treatment. According to Nikki, each person is unique and that is why she chooses an integrative approach in her work. Most of her work consists of CBT, Solution focused and client centered therapy models.

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Would Positive Thinking Guarantee Positive Result?

Eric HolmesEric Holmes

Approved ProvenTherapist

We carry our past with us, to wit, the primitive and inferior man with his desires and emotions, and it is only with an enormous effort that we can detach ourselves from this burden. If it comes to a neurosis, we invariably have to deal with a considerably intensified shadow. And if such a person wants to be cured it is necessary to find a way in which his conscious personality and his shadow can live together. ~ Carl Jung

Yesterday someone wrote a post on Why Positive Thinking Won’t Guarantee You Positive Results and just like they promised, today they go deeper into the topic and talk about the 7 things you should do to make positive thinking effective.

1. Ownership

Whenever we get angry or irritated because of something people say or do to us it is so because we project our own shadows and our own darkness on to them.

Next time something negative happens and next time you come in contact with somebody you don’t quite like or maybe hate, ask yourself these questions: What is it about this person, situation that is triggering me? What is it about them that I haven’t yet accepted in me? Do I have some hidden open wounds that they touched?

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~Carl Jung

2. Non Resistance

If you feel the presence of anger in your life, let it be there, allow yourself to feel its presence but don’t allow it to define you, don’t allow you to become you!

Say to yourself: There is anger, frustration, negativity, etc. in me and I allow it to be there without making it my own. There is anger in me but I am not the anger, I am the observer of this anger.

Nonresistance is the key to the greatest power in the universe. ~Eckhart Tolle

3. Acceptance

Accept yourself for who you are and for who you are not. Accept yourself both in the presence of positivity, progress and happiness and their absence. Accept the idea that what you dislike the most in others might be something hidden deep down within yourself, in your unconscious, something you haven’t accepted in yourself.

The difference between my darkness and your darkness is that I can look at my own badness in the face and accept its existence while you are busy covering your mirror with a white linen sheet. ~C. JoyBell C.

4. Forgiveness

Forgive yourself for always believing that the enemy was outside yourself and never within you. Forgive yourself for projecting your own shadows on to the world and making it look cold, scary and frightening.

We have met the enemy and he is us. ~Pogo

5. Love and compassion

We have to learn to love and accept not only the good, bright side of us but also our dark side. Only by loving and accepting our own darkness without judging and oppressing it, we will help heal it.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr.

6. Vizualization

Visualization is such a powerful tool that you can use to visualize the person you want to become, the life you want to live and the impact you want to have in the world.

The power of imagination is incredible. Often we see athletes achieving unbelievable results and wonder how they did it. One of the tools they use is visualization or mental imagery… they made the choice to create their destinies and visualized their achievements before they ultimately succeeded. ~George Kohlrieser

7. Detachment From the Outcome

Whether things will happen the way you want them to happen or not, should not matter to you that much. You now know that your happiness and your well being is not dependent on how things are on the outside but rather how things are on the inside and if you take good care of yourself and if you heal your darkness, you whole life will be healed and light will always shine on you and through you.

Detach yourself from the opinions of others; from the habit of judging or controlling others; from the past; from the need to be right and to win; from an obsession with material things. Follow your passion in life, but detach from the outcome and allow the universe to handle the details. ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

Positive thinking alone does not work and only by facing our own darkness, by accepting and loving our own shadows we will be able to get the positive results from thinking all those positive thoughts.

What are your thoughts on this? Share your insights by commenting bellow or by posting your lovely comment on the PurposeFairy Facebook Page.

Another Facelift Cheers Up Online Therapists – Press Release

Press Release published in PRLog regarding the release of the upgraded site and launching new features.

Press ReleaseThe new upgraded site with sophisticated chat application received huge applause from the service users as well as professional counselors. The new site which launched on Thursday, 9th May claimed to have more facilities than its competitors.

ProvenTherapy.com has been there on the cyber world for many years, providing ‘healing touch to troubled hearts and souls’ according to its previous business slogan. Now it has 80 approved ProvenTherapists practising 24X7 and the number is growing.

Last week the virtual clinic launched its new website along with highly sophisticated chat application for use by service users as well as Therapists. The new chat application reported to have many new features:

* Flash based live chat application with high speed and real time simulation
* Live text chat and live voice chat with excellent audio clarity
* Application run from dedicated server to ensure maximum bandwidth support
* Interactive whiteboard to make therapeutic communication effective and powerful
* Online access to verbatim (full counseling script) for Therapists and Clients any time
* Clients are offered two fee models – fee per session, and fee per minute
* Peer support facility for Therapists
* Notes keeping facility for Therapists
* Clients forum for sharing issues anonymously for Therapists to respond

The premier online counseling and psychotherapy service has changed its business tag line to ‘online counseling for life’s journey’ with the aim of adding positive color to its healing mission.

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Virtual Clinic Upgraded

Online Counseling for Life’s Journey…

ProvenTherapy.comThe upgraded version of ProvenTherapy.com released today with innovative features.

  • Flash based live chat application with high speed and real time simulation
  • Live text chat and live voice chat with excellent audio clarity
  • Application run from dedicated server to ensure maximum bandwidth support
  • Interactive whiteboard to make therapeutic communication effective and powerful
  • Online access to verbatim (full counseling script) for Therapists and Clients any time
  • Clients are offered two fee models – fee per session, and fee per minute
  • Peer support facility for Therapists
  • Notes keeping facility for Therapists
  • Clients forum for sharing issues anonymously for Therapists to respond

The new site and chat application is expected to deliver the best facilities in terms of performance, efficacy,  and security. The full site and interactive application are channelled through SSL encryption for maximum security of data.

The new site offers the first 5 minutes of the first session free for clients.

The New Look…

New Look

Here’s the first peek of the upgraded site…

Some of the new features include:

  • Fast and bug-free chat application
  • Integrated audio chat
  • Improved session history
  • Per minute and per session payment system
  • Upgraded and simplified payment gateway
  • Improved audio quality
  • Telephone call widgets are something of the past
  • Improved ranking system for Therapists
  • First five minutes chat is free for the first session
  • User-friendly pagination
  • Notes and white board facilities integrated to chat window
  • Improved security features

Site Being Up-graded

Better Chat System… New Payment System… Better Environment

The main site is undergoing serious and major upgrading process. Hoping to show the new face in the first week of May.

The major changes are the following:

New Chat Application with the following features:

Chat with audio facility (yes, we are stopping telephone facility which is complex in many ways at the moment, and is very expensive for us. So, the chat will have audio facility that could substitute telephone)

  • Whiteboard plug-in
  • Notes and chat side by side (therapist can take notes, scribble down further questions that could be asked as the session progresses, etc.)
  • Access mails, check accounts/payments, etc. right from the Messenger
  • Facility to review full chat sessions (verbatim history)

Elimination/Blocking of Non-Serious Clients

This has been a serious issue until now which we are hoping to avoid by introducing the following:

  • Client has option to choose from per minute session or per hour session
  • Client can chat ONLY after purchasing minutes or purchasing an hour session
  • If client chooses per minute session, the first five minutes will be free; means, only the minutes after the first five minutes will be counted for payment

New Payment System

We are very anxious to see ProvenTherapists getting paid without delay. We are stopping our business with eSellerate and are hoping to do business with a better service where our therapists don’t need to wait for receiving their first payment. eSellerate has a waiting period of two months and they have a minimum balance condition of $100. We are in the process of negotiating with eSellerate to release all outstanding payments to our therapists, irrespective of minimum balance and waiting time. This will be done before 8th May by which time we will, hopefully, have a better payment system in place. We are hoping to deposit money into our therapists’ local banks directly by ourselves in order to avoid long waiting, minimum balance conditions, etc.

Therapist Specialized in Stress Management Opens Virtual Clinic at ProvenTherapy

Rodica Mihalis, a professionally qualified Counselor, is the latest addition to the ProvenTherapists team to extend healing touch to troubled hearts and souls through person-centered Rogerian methods.

PRLog (Press Release) – Feb. 25, 2013 – Originally from Eastern Europe, Rodica holds a M.S. in Counseling and Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, joined the ProvenTherapists team recently.

The focus of her practice is on relationships, improving couple communication, loss and grief and parental support. For ten years she worked in the wellness industry, specializing in stress management using natural methods such as breathing exercises, positive visualizations and aromatherapy.

Rodica’s educational background and life experiences make her an empathetic counselor who understands the complexities of the human nature.  She will listen, evaluate the special needs of clients and offer her professional suggestions so they may achieve desired goals.

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Kudos Sharanya, you did it!!

Sharanya Dinesh - Approved ProvenTherapist

She is Dr. Sharanya Dinesh now!

One of the experienced ProvenTherapists Sharanya Dinesh gained her Doctoral degree recently, a huge milestone to achieve, a real reward for her hard work and dedication!

Dr. Dinesh did her doctoral thesis in clinical psychology titled Self Awareness in Present Day Adolescents.

The research was done in the metro schools and one Govt school for the poor/under privileged. The sample consisted of 450-500 students and the research inquiry was on emotional, professional, social, financial, spiritual awareness for students from grade 10 to grade 12.

Dr. Sharanya is providing online counseling and psychotherapy through proventherapy.com and also giving face to face therapeutic sessions at her own clinic in India. She is a fan of Khalil Gibran and has been incorporated Gibran’s meditative ideas into her therapy.

 

Visit Dr. Sharanya Dinesh’s profile page: https://www.proventherapy.com/Sharanya-178.html

 

 

 

All the makings of a Christmas scandal?

A lowly birth, a loving family and the big society. Peter Beresford takes a satirical look at social work and the nativity

Sadly it looks as though social work is to be hit by yet another front page scandal in this season of goodwill. The case doesn’t look like going away and there’s already talk of a major national inquiry.

To start with, the case seemed uncontroversial. A new baby arrived, and the social worker’s report highlighted that while the family seemed to be experiencing serious housing difficulties (and some input from parenting classes to support forward planning may be helpful here), a lot of love was nonetheless evident, both between the partners and in their bonding with the child. She noted that despite it being “the bleak midwinter”, a stable-place sufficed.

There also appeared to be some strong support networks to hand. Early on after the birth, three representatives (it is thought from overseas philanthropic organisations) had arrived with gifts for the child. While these were not necessarily suitable and might encourage unrealistic expectations, they did suggest the availability of support to draw upon within the framework of the big society.

However, a very different story soon broke in the local tabloid, which ran a front-page piece suggesting that the child’s parentage was more problematic than first appeared. It claimed the birth father was not in fact Joseph, as had previously been understood, but a more distant and less certain figure. Alarms were raised about whether this was indeed the “hard working family” that had previously been taken at face value by local social services and the young social worker involved.

King Herod’s vizier then intervened to place a particularly worrying interpretation on the conditions the child was found in, referring to a “poor, lowly stable with the oxen standing by … amid the poor and mean and lowly“. In a high-profile speech , he suggested that this reflected “the unhelpful habituation of social workers to families’ poor conditions” and that this was “diverting their attention from the primacy of the child and the need to speed up adoption procedures”.

He spoke of social workers “becoming desensitised to squalor … partly because so much of their time is spent in difficult circumstances … [and they are often] blighted by an ‘optimism bias’ which means that they can put … the rights of biological parents ahead of vulnerable children.”

There have been swift responses from social work’s professional bodies to the political and media profile the case has gained. The College of the Judean People’s Front for Social Work and the College of the People’s Front of Judea for Social Work both said (separately) that this was “an appalling misrepresentation that devaules the role of social work generally and the social worker involved in this case specifically”.

A high-profile charity founder was quoted as expressing her concerns that the disadvantage experienced by the baby, could lead to a “cycle of deprivation” which could cause neurological damage later in his life, resulting in him associating with “vulnerable people” and getting into trouble with the authorities.

The Bethlehem Department for Education reiterated its concern that “children’s future attainment, wellbeing, happiness and resilience are profoundly affected by the quality of their experiences during early childhood. Parents are the most important influence, but high-quality early education can also make a big difference to children’s lives.”

A spokesperson from a local service user-led organisation, however, said: “I don’t know why they can’t just help the family and leave the kid alone. For all they know, he could be an example to us all.”

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ProvenTherapy has a New Addition as Dialectical Behavior Therapist Joins the Team

 

Press Release: 26 Nov. Washington: Nationally recognized and certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist Pat Sumlin, LMFT, has opened her virtual clinic at ProvenTherapy.com, the premier online counseling and psychotherapy portal for troubled hearts and souls.

A licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with fifteen years of trauma-informed clinical experience, her primary theoretical orientation is psycho-dynamic although she has studied extensively the work of object relations/attachment theories, inter-subjectivity and internal family systems.

Dedicated to the advancement of DBT and without hesitation, Pat stated “Dr. Marsha Linehan has had a profound impact on my clinical career”. She admits to owning  every publication on DBT and to address the mainstream obstacles for individuals who learn differently, diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and/or Dyslexia, Pat has written a  comprehensive DBT guide for clients specifically diagnosed with learning disabilities. She has a reputation for creative and innovative approaches, and is known for advancing the field of film therapy with a substantial list of films to offer her film therapy groups, such as Defending Your Life, Awakening’s and Changing Lanes.  Characterized by clients as a “truth teller” and “code breaker” Pat values and emphasizes the importance of diversity, integrity, equality and justice which explains her high regarded clinical competency with vulnerable populations and minority groups.

Devoted to educating clients Pat teaches clients particularly those diagnosed with PTSD about the Middle Path, seeing the world as a neutral place, and balancing acceptance with change.  Two of her key messages to clients are how meaningful the present can be and the importance of accepting reality and the consequences of life gracefully.

Pat started her career by working in a homeless shelter and provided clinical daily managerial oversight operations of the mental health/substance abuse treatment/recovery, and after-care clinic for HIV+/AIDS clients.

Not one to shy away from hard work, she went on to develop and manage a DBT program in a large outpatient mental health clinic.  Providing an opportunity for clients diagnosed with any number of co-occurring disorders to learn self-management coping skills, she made it possible for over 90 clients annually to benefit from either her individual or group DBT formats.

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