Miami Psychology Group joins the “Cloud”

Miami Psychology Group is proud to announce that our medical records will transition to a completely paperless, cloud based electronic medical record. “With this new technology clinicians can focus more on patient care, and less on paperwork. The patient’s chart is located within a web-based hub, making it accessible to the entire team in real time. Clinicians can also utilize mobile devices such as netbooks and tablets to access charts on the go, which come in handy for therapists providing services at Assisted Living Facilities or doing rounds at skilled nursing facilities” reports Clinical Director Natasha Nalls, LCSW. In addition, clinicians will now e-prescribe in real time to local pharmacies and receive lab reports electronically as well. For more information on our new technology, please visit

Miami Psychology Group Honors 2011 Employee of the Year!!!!!

Miami Psychology Group staff is proud to recognize Ms. Nuñez, M.S. for her hard work and dedication to Miami Psychology Group. A full time doctoral student, Ms. Nuñez serves as both the organization’s Business Manager in addition to providing psychotherapy both at the office and within the community at Assisted Living Facilities as an Outpatient Mental Health Counselor.

Ms. Nuñez’s hard work is only surpassed my her enthusiasm to learn and help others! We are proud to have Ms. Nuñez and we look forward to her continued academic and professional growth!

Call today and schedule an appointment! 🙂

Before you come to therapy, ask yourself “Do I really want to GET RID of my problems?”

I love my clients. I’m sort of “close” to many of them. I have one client who I’ve been seeing for about a year. I’ve watched her build stronger relationships with friends and family. I’ve watched her grow emotionally; I’ve watched her triumphs and losses. I’ve watched her depressive and anxious episodes decrease. I’ve watched her bounce back from major work and marriage issues. I’ve watched her grow. We’ll call her Michelle.

How Michelle made the most out of therapy:

1. She attended all sessions. When she could not make it she quickly alerted me and rescheduled.
2. She showed up on time. Even early!
3. She completed assignments.
4. She kept a journal.
5. She read the books that I recommended.
6. She stepped out of her comfort zone.
7. She took the risks.
8. She was open to a new perspective.

So before you come to therapy, ask yourself:

1. “Am I really ready to embark on some type of change related to how I think and behave?”
2. “Am I amenable to constructive criticism?”
3. “Am I really ready to give 100%?”
4. “Am I being defensive or open?,” and finally
5. “Do I really want to GET RID of my problems?”

It’s 2011, and you still have money problems?!!!???

Ever feel perpetually broke? Like you make money just to see it go down the tube? Do you ruminate on the status of your bank account at any given time? Do you feel like you’re in a money rat race???
Well, understanding the following is the basis of resolving your money issues.

You have money problems for only two reasons:

1. You do not have enough money coming in, and/or
2. You spend your money inappropriately.

So think critically of yourself. Which category do you fall in? Both?

If you “think” you’re a 2., you’re really a 1, becuase the issue is that you don’t have enough money coming in to support your lifestyle.

More later…

“No, I’m not a Psychic.”

So the other day I’m sitting in my office, and the phone rings.

I answer in my high pitched “Hello, how may I help you?” voice.

The caller states this: “Hi, um, I think you’re the psychic who I spoke to last week. You had said that my boyfriend was gonna call and he didn’t call. So I wanted you to tell me if he’s gonna call tonight.” Many things ran through my mind including:

1. Shit maybe I should be in the psychic business. People really CALL psychics?
2. Odd that she thinks a third, neutral stranger has more insight into her relationship than she does.
3. If you have to wonder day to day if he’s gonna call, HE’S NOT YOUR BOYFRIEND! This is probably some man who you’re obsessed with. He probably thinks you’re weird because you do things like call psychics for advice.
4. If the psychic told you wrong information the first time, why do you continue to believe in this person, despite evidence that is clearly in front of you?

However, I said none of these things. I only replied “No ma’am, sorry, I’m not a psychic.” She apologized and hung up quickly .

So how is this relevant?

1. Well how often do you try to convince yourself of a relationship that is in reality a complete fallacy? Let’s start to be a little honest with ourselves about our relationships. Sometimes I say to my clients “READ THE WRITING ON THE WALL!” Meaning, be honest with yourself about what’s obvious.” Why do we try to convince ourselves of things that are not true, and then look for things that validate our fantasy? If a person likes you, it will be obvious. The person will call you, no matter how “busy” he/she is. The person will make it obvious.

2. To what extent do you find yourself compromising just to have someone? Do you find yourself defending your partner? For example have you ever thought or verbalized some iteration of the following: “Well he smells, has no job, and is unattractive, but at least he calls me a few nights a week to have sex.” WHY ARE YOU SETTLING FOR A PERSON WHO DOES NOT MEET YOUR OWN BASIC REQUIREMENTS?

3. Completely compromising your wants and needs overtime has an impact. Why? Because you compromise, compromise, and compromise, until you’re compromised out. At that point you’re angry, and severely depressed, and find yourself needing psychotropic medication just to get out of bed.

My advice: Be honest to yourself about the person who you are dating. If the entire relationship represents a compromise of who you are, you should probably not be in the relationship. If you find yourself in such a relationship, think critically about why you’re settling. If you are honest with yourself, you may find an opportunity for growth and maybe a partner who actually calls, without you having to first consult a psychic …