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Author Archives: Anastacia Martinez

Internet addiction

August 11th, 2012 | Posted by Anastacia Martinez in Internet - (1 Comments)

If you wondering whether or not you have a problem with your internet use or, if you are obsessed with porn use? There is any easy and very accessible self-test available – ironically enough- on the internet. I have used this test in my practice, and I also recommend it to people who are considering taking that first step in taking the effects of their internet use more seriously but are too ashamed to disclose their concerns to others.  It is also useful to those who are not quiet ready to go full force into treatment, but may be considering it. The test is brief, easy, accessible and valid.

You may be able to access this test at

Personal Relationships- important resources

August 4th, 2012 | Posted by Anastacia Martinez in Couples - (2 Comments)

Please take a minute to read this article – very interesting material.

What is communication?

September 24th, 2011 | Posted by Anastacia Martinez in Couples - (0 Comments)

Dan and Grace (fictitious names), sat on the couch in my office, looking straight at me and not quite acknowledging each other. It seemed that anger and hurt feelings were getting in the way of their relationship. But when I asked what had brought them in for couples therapy, Grace quickly replied “We don’t communicate”— in a tone that reflected the feelings I intuitively perceived coming from them. Dan did not bother to look in the direction of his wife — he only sat stone-faced staring at the floor. If I could had read his mind — which I cannot, by the way — I would have probably heard him saying. “Bear and grind, bear and grind,” as if it were a mantra. (more…)