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“It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taughtabout myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.”  James Baldwin 

R O G E R S   F A M I L Y   T H E R A P Y 

It's finally all about You, Your Self & Why. From your point of you.

T i m o t h y  R o g e r s , M A, L M F T

L i c e n s e d  M a r r i a g e  &  F a m i l y  T h e r a p i s t  mfc#101500

"Effective Therapy must be a priority.  Everything else is Affective by it. "  - me

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"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change"

- Carl Rogers

NO IN -OFFICE SESSIONS AS OF MARCH 25, 2020 DUE TO UPDATED BUILDING RESTRICTIONS. 

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIA FACETIME UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Coronavirus pandemic STATEMENT

(vii) ​Essential Activities Exempt​. Certain business operations and activities are exempt from the provisions of this Order, on the grounds that they provide services that are recognized to be critical to the health and well-being of the City. These include:

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(a) All healthcare operations, including hospitals, clinics, dentists, pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical and scientific research, laboratories, healthcare suppliers, home healthcare services providers, veterinary care providers, mental health providers, physical therapists and chiropractors, cannabis dispensaries, or any related and/or ancillary healthcare services, manufacturers and suppliers. Healthcare operations does not include fitness and exercise gyms and similar facilities.


Telehealth is a recognized method of offering treatment services via information and communication technologies, such as videoconferencing or telephone. If you work in a hospital, clinic, or other setting, check with your employer to see if telehealth is an option. If you work for your own practice, you may consider telehealth as an alternative method of rendering services. Read CAMFT’s article on California’s laws and regulations for telehealth. If you take insurance, it is recommended that you check with the patient’s plans and your managed care contracts on reimbursement policies for telehealth services.


TIM IS OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS DURING THIS TIME IF POTENTIAL OR CURRENT CLIENTS WOULD LIKE. A TELE-THERAPY FORM MUST BE SIGNED PRIOR TO THE SESSION

CLUSTER  A

Paranoid, Schizoid, and Schizotypal Personality Disorders.

Cluster A is called the odd, eccentric cluster. It includes Paranoid Personality Disorder, Schizoid Personality Disorder, and Schizotypal Personality Disorders. The common features of the personality disorders in this cluster are social awkwardness and social withdrawal. These disorders are dominated by distorted thinking.

PARANOID

Paranoid Personality Disorder

The Paranoid Personality Disorder* is characterized by a pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of other people.

People with this disorder assume that others are out to harm them, take advantage of them, or humiliate them in some way.

They put a lot of effort into protecting themselves and keeping their distance from others.

They are known to preemptively attack others whom they feel threatened by.

They tend to hold grudges, are litigious, and display pathological jealously.

Distorted thinking is evident. Their perception of the environment includes reading malevolent intentions into genuinely harmless, innocuous comments or behavior, and dwelling on past slights.

For these reasons, they do not confide in others and do not allow themselves to develop close relationships.

Their emotional life tends to be dominated by distrust and hostility.

SCHIZOID

Schizoid Personality Disorder

The Schizoid Personality Disorder* is characterized by a pervasive pattern of social detachment and a restricted range of emotional expression. For these reasons, people with this disorder tend to be socially isolated. They don't seem to seek out or enjoy close relationships.

They almost always chose solitary activities, and seem to take little pleasure in life.

These "loners" often prefer mechanical or abstract activities that involve little human interaction and appear indifferent to both criticism and praise.

Emotionally, they seem aloof, detached, and cold.

They may be oblivious to social nuance and social cues causing them to appear socially inept and superficial.

Their restricted emotional range and failure to reciprocate gestures or facial expressions (such a smiles or nods of agreement) cause them to appear rather dull, bland, or inattentive.

The Schizoid Personality Disorder appears to be rather rare.

Schizotypal

Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Persons with Schizotypal Personality Disorder* are characterized by a pervasive pattern of social and interpersonal limitations. They experience acute discomfort in social settings and have a reduced capacity for close relationships. For these reasons they tend to be socially isolated, reserved, and distant.

Unlike the Schizoid Personality Disorder, they also experience perceptual and cognitive distortions and/or eccentric behavior.

These perceptual abnormalities may include noticing flashes of light no one else can see, or seeing objects or shadows in the corner of their eyes and then realizing that nothing is there.

People with Schizotypal Personality Disorder have odd beliefs, for instance, they may believe they can read other people's thoughts, or that that their own thoughts have been stolen from their heads.

These odd or superstitious beliefs and fantasies are inconsistent with cultural norms.

Schizotypal Personality Disorder tends to be found more frequently in families where someone has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia; a severe mental disorder with the defining feature of psychosis (the loss of reality testing). There is some indication that these two distinct disorders share genetic commonalities (Coccaro & Siever, 2005).