Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Quit Smoking with Accelerated Healing Methods

Are you trying to quit smoking, but struggling with anxiety, irritation or anger? We can help!  Please visit our site at or call us at 941-907-0525 for a free phone consultation.

Friday, August 1, 2014

What is Anorexia Nervosa?

The pattern typically starts during adolescence as a normal attempt to diet, but gradually leads to more and more weight loss. 

A person who weighs at least 15 percent less than the ideal weight for her age and height may be diagnosed as anorexic. There would be an intense preoccupation with food and body size, and this may also lead to compulsive exercise habits. Sometimes the victims of anorexia use laxatives and they may also force themselves to vomit.

Anorexia and other eating disorders can be treated.

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Learning to Self-Soothe in the Face of Conflicts in Your Relationship

We blame our partners when we feel discomfort, and this tends to create distance within an emotionally committed relationship. The distance, then, creates a feeling of further discomfort. The clue to dealing with this dilemma is to learn how to soothe your own emotional pain. This can open the way to more passion and closeness in your relationship. Schnarch offers several suggestions for helping people learn the art of self-soothing.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

In order to make permanent changes in your eating habits and the way in which you live your life, involves having to access the subconscious part of your brain. How do you do that? We teach you how to conceptualize your goals, identify your desires and visualize them (both on an emotional and sensory level). By working to deactivate certain emotional stressors, it becomes easier for you to make lasting changes.

Give us a call to find out more. Dr. Quintal & Associates highly trained and skilled therapists are ready to help. Make an appointment or schedule a free phone consultation today. (941) 907-0525

Friday, March 28, 2014

Marriage, Couples & Relationship Counseling

The most exciting way to live is in true connection with your partner.

 If you're in need of relationship, marriage or couples counseling, we can help.  Please visit our site at or call us at 941-907-0525 for a free phone consultation.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Personality Disorder? There Is Hope!

When therapists attempt to achieve behavior changes in their clients, they usually assume the absence of a personality disorder. 

It is, after all, a major task to work with clients in making significant life changes without going through the hurdle of addressing a personality disorder as well. People with personality disorders often lack the feeling of distress that motivates major changes within the therapeutic setting.

However, when the focus is on specific behaviors that can be changed to bring about smoother life adjustments, therapists can have great success in working with people who have personality disorders. People can recognize when they have a recurrent pattern of difficulty in their lives – and this recognition can serve as the motivator for change in therapy. A trained professional therapist is able to find those areas that help a client recognize the need for change.  For example, people with dependent personality disorder may come to understand that they may well lose their significant relationship unless some changes occur in their need to be taken care of. While the person’s internal needs for dependency may persist even after the therapeutic intervention, changes in the person’s overt behavior can go a long way in resolving the situation. When the outer behaviors are changed, the internal needs may then undergo adjustments in a healthier direction.

People with paranoid personality disorder, for example, can activate their sensitivity so that they become attuned to the needs of other people in a productive way. People with schizotypal personality disorder can transform a pattern of odd beliefs into a more creative and socially approved set of responses. Those with borderline personalities can use their tendency toward rapidly shifting moods to being more spontaneous (and sensible) in their responses toward others. Negative symptoms associated with these disorders can be turned into positive qualities which help the person in adapting to life’s demands.

A trained professional therapist is able to provide a setting in which seemingly intractable problems can be addressed. A feeling of safety and trust is built between the therapist and client – and this opens the door to trying new behaviors, with support, which have seemed impossible until now. A whole new world awaits those who give it a try.

Do you think you or someone you love suffers with a personality disorder? We can help. Please visit our site at or call us at 941-907-0525 for a free phone consultation.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Struggling with Low Self-Esteem?

If you struggle with low self-esteem, we can help!  Please visit our site at or call us at 941-907-0525 for a free phone consultation.