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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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Words Matter

By Michael Kastelnik, M.S. — If you follow current events, you will inevitably hear about people getting in trouble for saying the wrong thing. The people involved either wittingly or unwittingly violated some rule, usually a specific company policy, but many times that rule was generally informed by social norms from some vague time in…

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When You Don’t Look Forward to Mother’s Day

By Deborah Rojas, MS, Integrity Counseling Services — My kids loved to make Mother’s Day special by bringing hot coffee and something hopefully edible to me while I was still waking up. The moments of my pretending to be surprised, the impossibility of actually eating in bed, and the joy of the moment are priceless…

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Generosity and Joy

By Gian Milles, MS, Integrity Counseling Services — It is the magnitude of our hearts that determines the height and depth of our joy. That sounds like a line coming from Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet,” but ideas and words that have captivated the hearts and minds of readers for a century now have scientific research to…

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From Grief and Sadness to Resurrection and New Life: God’s Easter Promise

By Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., LPC, SATP, CSAT, Integrity Counseling Services — When I think of death and grief leading to resurrection and new life, I am reminded of the movie, The Passion of The Christ. I am deeply moved at how the Blessed Mother is portrayed in that film. I can’t imagine how unbearable…

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The Three Tiers of Recovery

By Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., LPC, SATP, CSAT, Integrity Counseling Services —  As Director of Integrity Counseling Services, people frequently ask me what the recovery process entails. I often describe recovery as a three-tiered process: sobriety, inner-healing and transformation. SOBRIETY: Being sober means no longer using the substance to which you were addicted – pornography….

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Where is God in Recovery?

By Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., SATP, CSAT, Integrity Counseling Services — People often wonder where God is when they struggle with an addiction. At Integrity Counseling Services, many of the men I work with who struggle with pornography addiction have prayed fervently for God to take it away. However, they feel their prayers have fallen on…

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Powerlessness is Not Helplessness

By Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., SATP, CSAT, Integrity Counseling Services John came into treatment for pornography addiction feeling very discouraged. He had struggled with it for years. Because of the deep shame he felt, John tried to kick the addiction on his own but with no luck. He was feeling completely helpless. In order for John to…

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