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Jean Fitzpatrick, LP, MA

Jean Fitzpatrick has worked with couples and individuals in the New York area for over fifteen years. Busy New Yorkers tell her that in the midst of their hectic week, the sessions offer a peaceful, nurturing place to get in touch with their best self and find a new balance in life. Fitzpatrick has appeared on CNN, and in USA Today, the NY Daily News, and other media outlets discussing relationships, marriage and family life. Her articles have appeared in many national magazines, including Parents,...

Craig Boyd Garner

Craig is an attorney and health care consultant, specializing in issues surrounding modern American health care and the ways it should be managed in its current climate of reform. Between 2002 and 2011, Craig was the Chief Executive Officer at Coast Plaza Hospital in Norwalk, California. He currently serves on the advisory board for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences, on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Opera, and the Board of Visitors of Seaver...

First Deployment

Let me say at the outset that it’s my wife of 17 years, Katie, who is going to Afghanistan.  She joined the Navy Reserves right out of high school in 1985 and other than a few years during Law School, she’s been in the whole time.  Last year she was promoted to Chief Petty Officer which I have since learned is no small achievement.  Somewhere in the back of my mind I knew there was a chance she might get mobilized but when it actually happened I was

Just Doing What We Do

Stating, “Behind our brave service men and women, there are family members and loved

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“I could care less if you love or hate me. I’m way past that. I’m asking that you respect me as a human being, anyway.”

Many Acquaintances, Few True Friends

I’m challenging myself to let my guard down and be open to new friendships.

Andrea Mathews, LPC, NCC

Andrea Mathews is an author, psychotherapist, corporate trainer, and motivational and inspirational speaker. She has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field, the last 14 of those in a thriving private practice, providing Transpersonal Therapy and Cognitive Therapy to individuals and couples on a variety of issues. Cognitive Therapy is an approach in which one works with thoughts, self-talk and beliefs to change patterns that are not working and develop new ways of interacting with self and others. Transpersonal Therapy assists...

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