Category Archives: Dr. Harold Duncan

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Irrational Thoughts

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Irrational Thoughts Until recently it was believed that only 10 or 12 common irrational ideas caused most of human misery (Ellis & Harper, 1975). Now, it is thought that there are thousands of misery-causing false ideas (Ellis, 1987), a few of them are very obviously irrational but many are subtle and more convincing (but still […]

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Coping with the Boston marathon bombing, West, TX disasters

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By Dr. Harold Duncan You and I were not there to witness the terroristic Boston Marathon bombings on Patriots’ Day, 2013.  Nor were we in West, Texas, two days later to experience the tragic explosion of the fertilizer plant and the many levels of devastation that ensued. However, most of us have seen those images […]

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To Skype Or Not To Skype–Skype Counseling Sessions from Preston Place Counseling

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By Kelly Antwine and Dr. Harold Duncan UPDATE: All Preston Place Counselors offer Skype Counseling Sessions, however, there are some limitations. For Dr. Terri Gonzales in particular, her Skype counseling sessions only are offered for adult clients or parents in filial training. She cannot and will not Skype with child clients. Today we were interviewed […]

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Practical Strategies For Managing Stress

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Practical Strategies For Managing Stress Stress is a part of everyone’s life. In fact, many believe we need a certain amount of stress in life in order to accomplish anything worthwhile. Stress adds flavor, challenge and opportunity to life. However, unmanaged, on-going stress may lead to serious physical and emotional health problems. 100 years ago […]

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Dr. Harold Duncan Explains: Why Am I Who I Am?

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Why I Am Who I Am? “Why do I think the way I think . . . and feel the way I feel . . . and behave the way I behave?” “Why do I make the decisions I do?” “Why am I attracted to the people I am?” It has been said that “Why?” […]

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When is it Time to Consider Psychotherapy?

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When is it Time to Consider Psychotherapy? 1. When a life event is having a strong, prolonged negative emotional impact that doesn’t improve over time. All of us experience loss and change that can trigger difficult feelings. The ending of a major relationship, a financial setback, a serious accident or illness will usually activate normal […]

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What is Psychotherapy?

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What is Psychotherapy? For many people, the idea of consulting a psychotherapist regarding a personal problem is strange, foreign and threatening. They may believe that counseling is only for people who are seriously mentally ill or for those who have experienced an extremely traumatic life event such as the death of a family member, divorce […]

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