Paulette Sears Counseling

Therapy for Individuals, Couples, Children & Families


I take your confidentiality very seriously. Particularly residing in a very small rural area; I am very aware of the importance of maintaining the strictest confidentiality. Rest assured that whatever is shared with me never leaves my office. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue; please feel free to bring it up…

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Chronic Pain and CBD Oil

How long have you been suffering with chronic pain? Unfortunately, with the recent epidemic of misuse of opiods; more and more pain clinics are limiting how much they will prescribe to individuals who actually need it and are not misusing it. Another option to opiod use is CBD oil which has recently been legalized in…

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Problem Gambling Self-Assesment

Gamblers Anonymous offers the following questions to anyone who may have a gambling problem. These questions are provided to help the individual decide if he or she is a compulsive gambler and wants to stop gambling. TWENTY QUESTIONS ABOUT GAMBLING Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling? Has gambling ever…

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EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

What is Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)?

By Paulette Sears Brief History of EMDR EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. EMDR is a technique for processing an individual’s traumatic or disturbing memories. The technique was discovered accidentally in 1987 by a psychologist who developed a way to eliminate her own disturbing emotions. The process by which this occurred is known as…

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Gambling Problem

Understanding Problem Gambling

By Paulette Sears No one knows for certain why some people can engage in recreational gambling without it becoming a problem in their lives, while others’ gambling behavior becomes a problem that can develop into a destructive addiction in their life.  But what is clear is that gambling does become a significant problem in many…

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