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David M.

David J. Miller is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Counselor living in Fresno, California, the heart of Californiaâ??s Central Valley. He is currently employed by Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health in the crisis unit, where he works with clients with a... Full Bio
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Binging on food – Binge Eating by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller Out of control eating is officially a mental illness With the advent of the DSM-5, Binge Eating Disorder (307.51 F50.8), is officially a recognized ment ... Read on »
What is binge drinking? by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller Why binge drinking matters Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking that has been linked to a host of physical, mental and behavioral problems. In the bi ... Read on »
Alcohol, Drugs and Mental Illnesses by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller How are alcohol and other drugs connected to mental and emotional problems? There are clearly a large number of connections between drug and alcohol use ... Read on »
Are you at risk for Postpartum or Peripartum Depression? by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health David Joel Miller 7 risk factors for Postpartum Depression What factors might put you at risk of Peripartum Depression? When it comes to mental health, why one person gets a ... Read on »
17 Ways to de-stress by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health How do you manage stress? By David Joel Miller Stress can overwhelmed you at any time or anywhere – Here are some suggested ways to turn down the stress volume. 1. Breath Un ... Read on »
Reduce Stress by saying NO! by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller Ways to say no and cut down on your stress There will always be more to do that there will be time to do it. The ability to say no and keep the stress i ... Read on »
What is Postpartum or Peripartum Depression? by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller Is this postpartum depression or just the baby blues? The idea that a woman can get sad, blue, even depressed as a result of giving birth has been aroun ... Read on »
Recovery is where you’re going – not where you’ve been by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller If things are bad keep moving Recovery is about the future and the process of getting where you want to be. When things are at their worse don’t look do ... Read on »
Adult problems have been with you from childhood by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller You grew up – your problems didn’t Most adult problems are lessons you learned between 8 and 18 that you learned incorrectly or are no longer true. If y ... Read on »
Reasons Marriage Counseling will not help you by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller Are there reasons to avoid Marriage Counseling? Marriage counseling can save your marriage. It can also hasten the end to that relationship. I see many ... Read on »
Tools to help reach your goals by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller What tools would help you reach your goal? Ask someone what they need to reach their perfect, happy life goal and there is a good chance they will talk ... Read on »
Innocence by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Originally posted on Scott Williams I like doing groups. Usually, at the beginning, I dread losing another night of my week for something that resembles work. I wonder why I ... Read on »
Meth, Cocaine and Ecstasy really do cook your brain by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller Your brains temperature does vary. Stimulant drugs cause overheating of the brain The temperature in your brain can fluctuate a whole lot. Some things c ... Read on »
How will you feel when you feel better? by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller You feel bad – you want to feel better – but how do you know when you get there. We all know what it is like to feel bad. When we start feeling bad most ... Read on »
11 rules for Making Friends & Creating a Support System by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller Positive social networks can keep you healthy Modern society moves at a fast pace. People move a lot and there are smaller families than there used to b ... Read on »
How to cure low self-esteem – 19 ways to higher self esteem by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller Ways to boost your self-esteem Don’t feel good about yourself? Here are some ways to solve the low self-esteem problem. 1. Stop putting yourself down – ... Read on »
Learning to Pay Attention by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller Paying attention is important. Sometimes staying focused is vital. We were all told repeatedly to pay attention. Some people have been told they have an ... Read on »
Surviving sadness – avoiding depression by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller How do you cope with sadness when your life goes on? Sadness is a normal part of life. You feel sad sometimes and then the sadness passes and you move o ... Read on »
Are you wasting your life chasing mirages? by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller Stop chasing these mirages and you will finally get somewhere Life is full of illusions. People chase after all sorts of mirages and forget to enjoy the ... Read on »
Is Your Relationship Healthy? 10 Signs of a good relationship by David M. Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health By David Joel Miller How can you tell if you are in a good relationship? There is lots written about bad relationships, how to spot them, how to end them. But sometimes it p ... Read on »