July 2015 archive

Human Slavery

Freedom From Addiction Oceanside Malibu

Human Slavery and the Bondage of the Human Mind by Dr. Ericha Scott I can remember the first time I heard about human slavery. It was in 1987 when I was working as a new counselor in Park Cities near Highland Park, a Dallas community I call “The Malibu of Texas.” An extremely bright, middle …

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Oceanside’s Dr. Ericha Scott: Healing Through Art Therapy


Dr. Ericha Scott On Healing Through Art Therapy Doctor Ericha Scott was reading at a college level in fifth grade. But until that point in her life, she was considered “retarded” and almost failed fourth grade twice. It was private art lessons that changed everything. Today, Scott has a doctorate in psychology with an emphasis …

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Oceanside Malibu Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine Therapy Oceanside Malibu

At Oceanside Malibu, clients are afforded the opportunity to attend weekly sessions of equine assisted therapy with lead therapist Mark Frankle, M.A., LMFT.  Equine assisted therapy is said to be both metaphorical and experiential.  According to Mark, “the horses become metaphors for whatever the client is working on.”  All of the client interactions with the …

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Feelings Are Not Facts…Or Are They?

Feelings Are Facts

As we transition through the phases of recovery, one thing is certain: we will experience feelings that have been stuffed or repressed, perhaps for years.  This is supposed to be a good thing, even though it doesn’t always feel good.  In fact, as we progress in our treatment or therapy, we are encouraged to pay …

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