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Mark Michalica
Works at Naturally You Counseling Center
Attended University of New Brunswick
Lives in Texas
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Snake Oil Part II
Why do I share this.  I share this because it’s part of my story.  It helped shape who I am today.  It started me on my path of self discovery, or maybe letting go of parts of myself that needed to be discarded.  I share this because I still have clients co...
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My Approach to Coping with Allergies I may be a Counselor but I've been involved in Complementary Health for over 20 years with my own health and research. I had extreme allergies and other severe health issues for over six years, during which time I became...
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Love this...count me in Harville Hendrix.

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I didn't think this was his song, but loved the overall energy. 

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I Love You, I Love Me Part II
It's a challenge for all of us at times to be around others and still be true to ourselves. This can be in personal relationships, with family, and definitely at work. How do you stay true to yourself around others? How do you not? What does all this mean? ...
It's a challenge for all of us at times to be around others and still be true to ourselves. This can be in personal relationships, with family, and definitely at work. How do you stay true to yourself around others? How do y...
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Snake Oil Part I
When I was 23 years old my father drove me from Fredericton NB to Montreal QE.  I was down to 140lbs from my normal weight of 185, and I think my father finally realized he would need to become involved in my condition or else I wasn’t going to make it.   B...
When I was 23 years old my father drove me from Fredericton NB to Montreal QE. I was down to 140lbs from my normal weight of 185, and I think my father finally realized he would need to become involved in my condition or els...
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Counseling. What it is. What it isn't.

I went to my dentist yesterday. As I sat in the chair I asked him if I'd be able to see a few clients after this procedure. He said that shouldn't be a problem. I laughed and said that maybe I could just sit there and nod my head and say, "mhhhm." He laughed and said I could just hold up a card that says, "How do you feel about that?" His nurse then chimed in and said, you could hold up a card that says "What do you think you should do to solve that problem?"

I smiled, but later reflected on this and thought to myself, is this what people think counseling is?

Yes feelings are important, but far more important is how we deal with them, how we process, or if we process and are able to integrate them.

And what is behind these feelings? What is the meaning we give to our experiences, to the events in our lives. What are the stories that we create, and how do they shape who we are, how we see others, and the world around us?

Counseling is the ability to create a safe/healing space where others can allow themselves to let down their defenses, if even for little while.
Counseling is learning how to listen.
Counseling is helping others unravel their story, gently untangling the threads they have tied and connected together to help them better understand themselves.
Counseling is giving people the permission to choose who they want to be, and then helping them see it's possible.
Counseling is sometimes educational, whether it's sharing communication skills, child rearing skills or stress management skills.
Counseling can be a drama. Counseling can be a safe place to explore parts of yourself you aren't ready to share with the world yet...until you are.
Counseling is...
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Depression; Why is it so complicated? Part I
                                                  I recently read news that you most likely won’t hear about, and that is that Robin Williams suicide may have been precipitated by the medications he was taking for both Depression and Parkinsons. The news re...
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Changed my view of Coldplay...like this very much.

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What's wrong with the world and us?
Well according to director Tom Shadyac, I AM. or at least that's the the premise in his  documentary of the same name. He has another one out called “Happy”. You could say that ones about the search for, well happiness. First off, who is Tom Shadyac? Well h...
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Education
  • University of New Brunswick
    1989
  • University of North Texas
    2006
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My goal is to encourage you to heal by gently reminding you of your potential, and providing you with the tools to discover this...while exploring my own journey!
Introduction
I've been involved in the Health field for over 15 years.

I'm a Counselor, Lifestyle Coach, and Massage Therapist.  I work in Denton Texas, and have a practice at Shambhala Wellness on University Drive called Naturally You Counseling Center. (www.nat-you.com).  

I work with a diverse population; Anxiety, Anger Management, PTSD, Couples, Depression, Personal Growth, substance abuse, etc.  I also have extensive experience working with people suffering from chronic health and pain issues. 

I am on the journey of life, and enjoy exploring new ideas, concepts, approaches, ways of being with heart.
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Marriage and Family Counselor, Counselor, Lifestyle Coach, Massage Therapist
Employment
  • Naturally You Counseling Center
    Marriage and Family Counselor, Counselor, Massage Therapist, present
  • DCMHMR
  • MHMRTC
  • A Healing Place
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Texas
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Canada
I trust Dr. Steve with me and my clients =) Thanks Dr. Steve!
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
I'm very impressed with the care received here. They would get 5 stars, but the insurance companies have far too much say over what the doctors and staff can and can not do...so that one start is for all the insurance companies that thwart best care, not the hospital.
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reviewed a year ago
Could use a little TLC, but for the price it's alright. A nice place for a break...without breaking your bank account.
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reviewed a year ago
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Personable, knowledgeable, and very helpful...Thank You.
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