Monday, October 24, 2011

Altruism in science: Dr. Gary Zomalt considers psychotherapy as a means to improve the quality of life

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Psychotherapy is an interpersonal process offered and regulated by psychotherapists like Dr. Gary Zomalt, aiding clients in reaching their full potential or coping better with life’s challenges. Such a process is one way to cap the value of altruism from healthcare professionals who have deep concern over their patients’ well-being.

Psychotherapy requires a therapeutic environment characterized by an open-ended yet secure climate to guide patients to open up and release their inhibitions. The process often includes techniques to increase patients’ self-awareness, improve their behavior and cognition, and develop their insight and empathy. A desired result will heighten their sense of well-being and could allow a better self-management scheme with regard to subjective discomfort or distress. For counseling physicians like Dr. Gary Zomalt, psychotherapy could also improve perception of reality, enhance coping mechanism with grief and depression, boost response to medications, and build stronger social relationships.

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Psychotherapy utilizes a range of techniques to influence or persuade the patient to adapt to or change in the direction he or she desires to follow. These techniques are all based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication, and adoption of behavior change strategies. Each is designed to uplift the mental health of an individual, or improve group relationships. Most forms of psychotherapy use spoken conversation only, although some also use other forms of communication such as a written message, artwork, drama, narrative story, or therapeutic touch.

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For more updates about Dr. Gary Zomalt and his counseling programs, visit his Facebook page.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dr. Gary Zomalt provides alternative recovery programs for addictive behaviors

The familiar 12-step program used by organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous works better for some people but not for others. Dr. Gary Zomalt applies a different program altogether to aid with addictive behaviors like substance abuse. His company, 3R Counseling and Consulting, employs the Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) program for addictive behaviors, which uses a different approach from the traditional 12-steps method.

From SMART Recovery

The SMART method aims for self-reliance and self-empowerment and encourages individuals to recover and live fulfilling lives. The program follows four main steps: enhancing and maintaining motivation; coping with urges; managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and living a balanced life. To aid in addiction recovery, the SMART program incorporates not only the tools and appropriate use of prescribed medications (if any) but also meetings and open discussions.

From Gary Zomalt

SMART can apply for many different addictive behaviors, including substance abuse and gambling addictions. Dr. Gary Zomalt has seized the opportunity to adopt this program in his company; LCSW interns were trained for the SMART program to cope with increasing demand. A superior recovery rate was the result.

From Gary Zomalt

Adopting best practice is one way through which Dr. Zomalt aims to reach his goal of becoming both a leader and an active participant in changing the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

More information on Dr. Zomalt is available on his Facebook page.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Dr. Gary Zomalt: Developing a strong character through experience

Dr. Gary Zomalt did not become a renowned and respected psychotherapist overnight. For this dedicated medical practitioner, the recognition that he is given and the reputation he has today are products of the hard work he executed over the years.

From Gary Zomalt

Dr. Zomalt has a wide set of experiences in the field of healthcare -- experiences that have helped in defining how effective he is as a psychotherapist and as a part of different medical institutions. He once worked as a program manager for the San Diego County Mental Health Services Department. Because of the time and effort he has given to improve himself even early on in his career, Dr. Gary Zomalt was able to climb the corporate ladder and became the director of the Fresco County Department of Children and Family Services (CFS).

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He is also regarded as a significant part of the implementation of the California Proposition 63 or the Mental Health Services Act that seeks to provide increased funding, personnel, and other resources in order to support county mental health programs, and also to monitor progress on medical goals set for children, adolescents, adults, and older people.

But beneath the high stature bequeathed to him by many, Dr. Zomalt still remains loyal to his original goal as a member of the healthcare industry and that is to aid people through his medical skills and knowledge.

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Know more about Dr. Gary Zomalt by visiting his Twitter and Facebook pages.