We at PCI strive for the highest standard of care, which means fluidly integrating the science of psychology and wellness with the art of mindful therapy.
#SpotlightSunday According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, over 7 million Americans are diagnosed with #bipolardisorder. And the team at #PCI Centers Care Institute is here to adequately address every #symptom.
For more information: https://bit.ly/3n4k05O
Curious about the conditions we #treat? Visit our website to learn more about common #psychological conditions! https://bit.ly/3HINLkx
The COVID-19 #pandemic has had a major impact on many people's #mental #health. And learning how to cope with #stress and #anxiety will help you and your loved ones feel more resilient than ever! ✨
Tomorrow is this month's #BreakfastforClinicians meeting! These events are FREE and open to all clinicians or behavioral #health specialists around the world!
Join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82809997028
This #newyear, it's time to put you first. Your #mental #health does NOT define you. Get the help that you deserve by giving us a call! 📞 747-22-7464
Our #FamilyEducationNight is tonight at 7pm (PST)! Let's all make our #family relationships become stronger than ever. 💪
Join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82304417888
Did you know that January is #MentalWellness Month?🌿 Check out these four #tips on practicing better mental #wellness in 2022: https://bit.ly/3Fd0ieG
Viktor Frankl, while imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps, began working on"Man's Search for Meaning".
The seminal novel would later be considered by the Library of Congress as one of "the ten most influential books in the United States."
US cases of #depression have tripled during the #COVID19 pandemic!
There is always light at the end of the tunnel and many invaluable lessons to be learned along the way.
We are here to assist your journey... https://www.pcicenters.com/depression-disorders-what-is-depression/
What is #depression, really?
Depressive disorders are elusive and often ignored or mislabeled. There is no one-size-fits-all disorder, nor do they have a well-defined set of causes.
Learn more about depressive disorders at https://www.pcicenters.com/depression-disorders-what-is-depression/
Forgetting is a necessary and adaptive function of our #psychology.
According to neuroscience Professor Sheena Josselyn, “People tend to think of forgetting as being a pathology, but forgetting is adaptive as it is not good to remember every single thing that happened to you."
Ted Talk Tuesday!
#Suicide is a more common cause of death than traffic accidents. What could the future look like if we approached mental health the same way we do cancer or heart disease? #tedtalk #suicideawareness #mentalhealth #pci
Leonard Cohen, the singer of "Hallelujah", was outspoken about #mentalhealth.
Here, he paints us a picture that is too often forgotten...
Our imperfections enable the existence of what makes us beautiful.
Are rates of #addiction rising? Is addiction becoming a more deadly disease? Or is it both?
Fueled by the opioid crisis and #COVID19 isolation, drug overdose deaths have climbed to alarming rates.
Do not wait until it's too late...
Ask for help at https://www.pcicenters.com/contact/
Are you #addicted?
The answer, most likely, is yes. However, that does not mean it is harmful, or that you need treatment.
To learn more about the nuances of #addiction, and when it is time to ask for help, head to https://www.pcicenters.com/addiction-disorders-what-is-addiction/
Ted Talk Tuesday!
Stories and lessons from a man who has existed as close to #suicide as one can be. #tedtalk #SuicideAwareness #pci
How does PCI train the next generation of smart, empathetic, and highly competent clinicians?
Find out at https://www.pcicenters.com/training/
#Psychadelic therapy has been the hot topic recently...
But its success may hold unrecognized and valuable lessons about safe, non-pharmacologic therapeutic options and why they are a long-standing gold standard.
Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/PCICenters
Depression, anxiety, trauma-related conditions, bipolar disorder, addiction and substance use, relationship problems, failure to launch, and personality disorders... a non-exhaustive list of the conditions we are specialized to treat.
Learn more https://www.pcicenters.com/conditions-we-treat/
Ted Talk Tuesday!
Schizophrenia is, unfortunately, one of many mental health disorders reserved for the dark corner of psychology. Primarily through media, schizophrenia has had a long history of unrepresentative depiction... #tedtalk #schizophrenia #pci
Tonight night at 7 PM!
Join us for Family Education Night, a free and virtual event, open to ALL!
“#Mentalhealth problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but, importantly, YOU ARE NOT THE RAIN.” — Matt Haig
Have you heard about our Family Night!?
Every other Tuesday, as a community we gather for a night of learning, discussion, and connection.
Our next Family Education Night will be tomorrow, at 7 PM. Join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89857701288?pwd=MURFUlB2M0t4TXNuZU14ZVAwNWsrUT09#success
Have you gotten a genetics test, like 23andMe or AncestryDNA, and want to know about the mental health results... are they accurate and how confident can we be in their predictive power?
Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/PCICenters/photos/a.1628749267427941/2728797910756399/?type=3
Breakfast for Clinicians is back!
This time we are turning the focus around and on ourselves. Our discussion will be centered on clinician self-care.
Next Friday at 9 AM join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85848730544
How does PCI continuously self-audit, prevent bias, track progress, and ensure we are outperforming the competition?
Our secret: Research... learn more about our research program at https://www.pcicenters.com/research/
Tips of optimal cognitive performance:
- Avoid carbohydrate-rich meals during the day
- Get sufficient sleep, on a consistent schedule
- Take breaks
- Eliminate distraction
- Adopt a curiosity-driven mindset that fosters excitement to learn and grow
Ted Talk Tuesday!
What is so funny about mental health? #tedtalk #mentalhealth #pci
PCI uses research to:
- Monitor our success
- Eliminate self-serving bias
- Create an objective, data-driven image of the most optimal treatment(s)
- Advance and share knowledge with the greater scientific community
Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Kristen Bell, Kendall Jenner, Adele, Ryan Reynolds, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Michael Phelps, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, the list goes on and on...
#Mentalhealth is taking the spotlight. What does it mean to you?
Does genetic testing, like 23andMe, have anything valuable to tell us about our #mentalhealth risk profile?
Unlike diseases with understood and deterministic genes, the scientific community's understanding of the #genetics of psychological conditions is infantile.
You do not have to miss a beat.
#pci offers treatment plans precisely curated to allow you the freedom and flexibility to continue your most important responsibilities while getting the treatment you deserve.
Learn more at https://www.pcicenters.com/outpatient-services/
Not only can you use #stress to your advantage, but an understanding of the scientific literature on the topic could potentially save your life...
Learn more https://www.facebook.com/PCICenters/photos/pb.1622654568037411.-2207520000../2722462011389989/?type=3&theater
What is empathy, why is it important, how to cultivate it...
Be #grateful, cherish the time with your loved ones, and enjoy some food along the way.
What do you think about #daylightsavingstime?
We recently turned our clocks back one hour, an ostensibly short-term interference with our sleep patterns. However, scientists and sleep experts disagree... https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/governments-worldwide-consider-ditching-daylight-saving-time/
Ted Talk Tuesday!
The gap between those suffering from mental health-related disorders and those receiving treatment is far and wide. We need a plan... #tedtalk #mentalhealth #pci
Altruism, catharsis, hope, sharing, responsibility, and cohesiveness... these are a few of the many benefits one may derive from #grouptherapy.
Learn more about our diverse treatment modalities at https://www.pcicenters.com/intensive-outpatient-iop-outpatient-op/ #pci
Ted Talk Tuesday!
Whether it be our phones, food, substance, exercise, success, power, etc. – we all fall somewhere on the spectrum of #addiction. #tedtalk #pci
You can learn anything, regardless of your age! Moreover, learning is not entirely dependent upon your genes. In fact, using certain strategies, anyone can learn rapidly and at a high level, regardless of natural inclination. #pci #neuroscience2
DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, is a form of psychotherapy. DBT's primary goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others.
Learn more at https://www.pcicenters.com/intensive-outpatient-iop-outpatient-op/
This morning was part 6 of 6, our final installment, of Breakfast for Clinicians.
Advancing knowledge is a core component of our mission at PCI. We are grateful for the opportunity to teach and for the incredible discussions that have occurred during our breakfast meetings!
Tomorrow, at 9 AM PST is our free, Breakfast For Clinicians!
Part 6 of a 6 part series, our team will be presenting on treatment for anxiety and substance use disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Register here https://www.facebook.com/events/1453805141631087/
One's environment plays a significant role in their addiction. This is why PCI is in-network with the best residential care facilities our area has to offer. Learn more about this FAQ, or more at https://www.pcicenters.com/faq/
Tonight, at 7 PM PST join us for our (free) Family Education Night.
We cherish this night when it comes, every other week, as a space for connection, learning, and community.
Register here https://m-partners.facebook.com/events/811489636469300?active_tab=discussion
Ted Talk Tuesday!
The ultimate taboo in mental health, suicide often brings us confusion, fear, or anger. We must be more educated, aware, and attentive to the subject. #Tedtalk #suicide #mentalhealth #pci
Tomorrow is our Family Education Night!
Family Education Night is a free, community-based event open to all.
Join us at 7 PM. Register here https://m-partners.facebook.com/events/811489636469300?active_tab=discussion
Have you heard of #yoganidra? It has seen a recent increase in popularity as a non-pharmaceutical sleep aid, and for good reason, the science says.
#pci incorporates art therapy into our precision-mental health treatment. As a treatment modality, art therapy incorporates components of #mindfulness and other mind-body practices. Learn more at https://www.pcicenters.com/intensive-outpatient-iop-outpatient-op/
According to the American Psychological Association, "police departments are turning to new research and interventions" to address the issues our country faces. Read more at https://www.apa.org/monitor/2021/01/trends-policing2
Ted Talk Tuesday! Have you ever felt shame surrounding your mental health? For most of us, unfortunately, the answer is yes... #tedtalk #mentalhealth #pci https://www.ted.com/talks/sangu_delle_there_s_no_shame_in_taking_care_of_your_mental_health
Have we been thinking about #adversity in the wrong way? #pci
We value all feedback. Testimonials are one way in which we evaluate the effectiveness of our precision-mental health care. For more client feedback, head to https://www.pcicenters.com/performance/testimonials/
#Halloween is a culprit in the perpetuation of #mentalhealth stigma.
How can you have a stigma-free #halloween2021 ?
Drug and substance education is a crucial element for a strong, educated, and vigorous new generation. #pci would like to share our support for #RedRibbonWeek2021
According to Scientific American, evolution could explain why #psychotherapy is such a successful therapeutic intervention... https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/evolution-could-explain-why-psychotherapy-may-work-for-depression/
Have you noticed how your thoughts influence reality?
CBT, cognitive behavioral therapy, hinges upon the understanding that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all directly related.
CBT is one of many forms of #therapy we utilize to provide you top-tier care. #pci
Can you afford remote treatment?
Learn more about the cost of telehealth, and find answers to other frequently asked questions at https://www.pcicenters.com/faq/
#telehealth #pci #RemoteConsultations
Family health is our priority!
Tomorrow, Oct. 26th, PCI will be hosting another Family Night - our bi-weekly virtual space for family education.
All are encouraged to join us, at 7 PM here https://www.facebook.com/events/811489669802630?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%5B%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D%5D%7D
Psychotherapy… talk therapy… CBT…
What do these terms mean? How are they incorporated into our practice at PCI?
Learn more at https://www.pcicenters.com/specialities/pci-philosophy/
Low energy? Brain fog? Fatigue?
Start with your sleep.
Optimizing your sleep means having a supportive night-time routine.
It was once considered strange to exercise! Now, this seems crazy.
One day, we will look back with a similar perplexity on the fact that it is currently abnormal for one to train their mind for good #mentalhealth.
Physical health without #mentalhealth is like owning a car without having a license.
Is #anxiety an artifact of evolution? Do humans have a preprogrammed genetic propensity for rumination and worry?
#Evolution provides a framework for explaining and understanding many aspects of psychology.
Learn more at https://www.pcicenters.com/conditions-we-treat__trashed/anxiety-treatment-what-is-anxiety/
An important new cross-journal collection of reviews on youth mental health, focusing on "active ingredients" that underpin clinical efficacy of interventions for anxiety & depression: https://www.nature.com/collections/active-ingredients #SNMentalHealthResearch
Do you understand it in its true form?
Is it nerves? Is it rumination?
Can its symptoms be clearly felt and identified?
The answers to all of your questions, found here
Is bullying good for us?
The data strongly suggests otherwise..."regular, face-to-face bullying during the teen years may double the risk of depression in adulthood, and bullying's effects can be as bad or worse than child abuse, studies show." #nationalbullyingpreventionmonth
Family Night: Support for our community, open to all, tonight at 7 PM, right here https://www.facebook.com/events/811489689802628?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D
Mental health care for all: let's make it a reality.
And with that, we conclude our World Mental Health Week. The most important things in life are usually the most difficult to talk about, mental health is no exception. That is why we are here.
World Mental Health Day 2020 came during a time defined entirely by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to limit our travel and access to mental health care, in a time where it has never been so important.
Our answer, telehealth
Our next Breakfast for Clinicians is tomorrow, Friday, October 8th!
"Prescription opioid use and risk for anxiety, stress-related disorders, and major depressive disorder"
According to the WHO, "every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide."
The next time you are hesitant to discuss suicide, ask yourself if the discomfort is worth the possibility of saving a life.
Our team is here to talk. Reach out...
World Mental Health Day 2018 reminds us of the importance of mental health in young people.
It reminds us to be empathetic toward the young generation as they find their footing on uneven ground.
Lastly, it reminds us there is no right age to seek help.
We are doing something unique.
World Mental Health Day falls every year on October 10th. However, PCI will be turning this important opportunity into World Mental Health Week. We will use the week to revisit the previous WMHD themes and remember the lessons they taught us.
On September 6th Michael K. Williams was found dead in his apartment in Brooklyn, the harrowing result of a drug overdose.
There is an epidemic taking thousands of lives and it is not COVID.
We must make an effort to combat the rise in overdose deaths
Do you find it difficult to stop ruminating over the past or worrying about the future?
Recent research in the "emotional cascade model" has identified the process by which emotions go downhill in people with personality disorders.
Can we make someone fall in love with us with a simple eye trick!?
The widespread popularity of this "eye trick" is revealing of our innate desire for love and companionship and the profound importance of relationships...
Our Family Education Night will be tomorrow at 7 pm.
Families suffer all too often. Treatments fail and are not successful in the long term. All families need and deserve to understand the complex challenges their loved ones may be facing.
This is incredible!
Seeing and hearing about the astounding growth in all areas of our patient's lives is the ultimate reward to us at PCI.
To see more of what our clients and other health professionals are saying about us, head to our website
Does having significant swings in mood and energy mean you have #bipolar disorder?
What actually is #bipolardisorder anyway? If I go through short periods of #depression could I have bipolar disorder?
Head to our website to learn more
We are in the midst of a crisis!
Less than 10% of patients with substance abuse disorders (SUDs) receive evidence-based care
Telehealth provides a solution.
Head to our website to begin your virtual journey to health.
#sud #substanceabuse #sobriety
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in people ages 10-34.
What are you going to do to change this statistic?
#suicide #SuicidePrevention #SuicidePreventionMonth #overdoseawarenessday
During the Tokyo Olympic games, 10 requests were received daily by U.S Olympic psychologists to support athlete's mental needs.
Mental health conditions have no boundaries – even if you are a highly decorated Olympian.
Can you ask for help?
A five-year study, recently published in JAMA, found that telepsychology was highly successful in the treatment of bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The roadblock between you and your treatment has been cleared. Telehealth works...
How are you honoring yourself today in celebration of #selfcareawarenessmonth?
Our 7 Domains of Wellness can point you in the right direction...
What do hardship, adversity, and tragedy have in common?
They are opportunities for growth, courage, and a better future. COVID-19, mental health, and substance abuse disorders are no exception.
Join us for our Family Night to begin the transformation
What were you doing, where were you, how did you feel when the first plane hit?
#pci #pcicenters #pciwestlake #pciwestlakevillage #psychology #september11 #trauma #ptsd #traumatreatment #ptsdrecovery #ptsdawareness
Advocacy is a core component of the PCI mission.
Because of the importance we place on education, we have developed two approaches to help anyone and everyone learn about the science of health and wellness. Here they are: https://pcicenters.com/science/
"...the percentage of people who experience an overdose but choose not to visit the emergency department is likely increasing, suggesting overdose rates may be even higher."
Clinicians, join us Friday for the discussion of such an important topic.
Part of putting the patient first means that we place the utmost importance on patient feedback.
See what our clients are saying...
The hidden epidemic of opioid overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Part 4 of our 6 part series, Virtual Breakfast for Clinicians will be held this Friday, September 10th from 9:00 - 10:00 AM.
Join us or find more info by following the link below
In a recent study of 19,806 participants, those who spent 120 minutes or more in nature per week had a greater likelihood of reporting good health or high well-being than those with less exposure.
What is your favorite way to immerse yourself in nature?
In a time characterized by many traumatic events, it is now greatly important for us to discuss trauma. We must recognize that trauma is part of the human condition and that by working through it, we can grow stronger, kinder, and more empathetic people.
From the great work of many researchers, we know that our stress response is bi-directional, meaning that stress will cause changes in our bodies, but also that we can take control of our breath and vision to reverse the direction and reduce stress.
A large part of our mission at PCI is to support and inspire our community.
Family Education Night, tomorrow night at 7 PM, will continue to be a powerful outlet for connection amongst our community. All are welcome!
Follow the link below to register.
Proper treatment for mental health and addiction requires a comprehensive approach, which our diverse clinical team is dedicated to providing to you, in the comfort of your home. PCI offers all of our intensive outpatient services via telehealth