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Drug and Alcohol Addictions: Causes and Enabling vs. Helping

By Gian Milles, MS, LPC, Integrity Counseling Services Causes of Drug and Alcohol Addictions According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people begin taking drugs for one or any combination of four reasons: 1) to feel good 2) to feel better if they are feeling bad 3) to improve performance or psychological functioning 4)…

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Therapist Gian Milles Featured on Relevant Radio

On April 17th, Integrity Counseling Services’ licensed therapist Gian Milles, MS, LPC was featured on Hour 2 of The Drew Mariani Show. Gian discussed how spiritual factors including a relationship with God and attendance at church improve one’s mental health, and how the absence of those factors can lead to depression and suicidal ideations. Listen…

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Death by Distraction

By Deborah Rojas, MA, Integrity Counseling Services — Could you handle a few technology-free days? No phone, no laptop, no music — power down the technological devices, and not because the word “vice” is in “device.” Stillness and true quiet are necessary for contemplation, the time and space for getting to know God and ourselves…

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Dr. Kleponis is featured in the CatholicTherapists.com March Member Spotlight

We are honored to announce that CatholicTherapists.com is featuring Integrity Counseling Services’ Founder and Director, Dr. Peter Kleponis, in their March 2024 Member Spotlight. Dr. Kleponis is a long-time member of CatholicTherapists.com, a website dedicated to helping clients who are seeking specifically Catholic therapists who adhere to the teachings of the Magisterium of the Catholic…

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Difficult Conversations

By Cynthia G. Dowling, MA, LMFT, Integrity Counseling Services — Many clients come to me experiencing anxiety after exploring relationships in their lives, whether they are personal, work or community-based. Together we often find that they are feeling stuck in certain aspects of their lives because of a fear of having difficult conversations. Very few…

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Peace in Society is Related to the Golden Rule and Inner Peace

By Dr. Anna Pecoraro, Psy.D., R.N., Integrity Counseling Services — In 2023, the world saw continued violence in Ukraine and a severe exacerbation of the chronic conflict in Israel. Considering peace in society is both 􀀁mely and necessary. The ‘Golden Rule’ is the idea that we are to treat others as we would like to…

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Integrity Counseling Services Welcomes Cindy Dowling, MA, LMFT

Integrity Counseling Services welcomes licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Cindy Dowling, MA, LMFT to the ICS team. Cindy’s background includes 15 years of experience in the field of psychology. She has worked in private practice, taught undergraduate psychology, and helped many individuals, couples and families as a family-based therapist. With a masters degree from La…

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Congratulations to Dr. Anna Pecoraro

Dr. Anna Pecoraro, a Clinical Psychologist at Integrity Counseling Services, has been chosen by Dr. World Productions® and Dr. America® to receive the Dr. New Jersey America 2024 Award. The pageant’s mission is to create an environment of women  supporting and mentoring women. Dr. Anna will be representing the state of New Jersey in the…

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Stress: Don’t Go It Alone

By Gian Milles, M.S., Integrity Counseling Services — “Trauma” has become a buzzword today. If you are anything like me, when you hear this word, your eyes start to roll, and you stop listening. But I work as a mental health therapist, and I have found that there is much confusion about this word among…

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Do You Have These Six Symptoms of Pornography Addiction?

By Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., LPC, SATP, CSAT, Integrity Counseling Services — Many people who struggle with pornography use wonder if they might be addicted to it. Here are six common warning signs for addiction: Viewing pornography frequently or binging: There are many ways that people who are addicted can use pornography. For some, there…

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