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Do I Have the Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

Join others in the Postpartum Group today. Women are vulnerable to mood disorders – specifically depression – during the postpartum period. Also known as PPD, this disorder is often confused with the ‘baby blues’, which are a normal, but mild feeling of general weepiness and stress experienced in the first few days following delivery. However, postpartum depression is […]


Moderate Drinking vs. Alcohol Dependence: Understanding the Difference

Join our Moderation Management Group or Recovery Choices Group! A drink is defined as: Definitively, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services considers moderate drinking to be no more than one drink per day in women and two drinks per day in men. This definition applies to day-to-day consumption – not an average of drinking overall. Therefore […]


April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Every April for the past 29 years, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has put the spotlight on alcohol abuse, raising awareness of its dangers and effects in national, state and community campaigns. The goal of Alcohol Awareness Month is to educate the public about the dangers and accessibility of alcohol, as well as encourage those […]


Depression Vaccine on the Horizon?

By Donna Balancia Depression may not be genetic or a result of poor nutrition, obesity or other causes, a new study indicates. Rather, major depressive disorder may be caused by parasites and bacteria, and one psychology professor wants the disorder re-classified as an infectious disease and suggests research for a vaccination. With an estimated 15 […]


When Loving is Too Much: What Codependency is and What it is Not

Many people live in codependency for many years or even decades with realizing the unhealthy nature of their relationships. In its simplest form, codependency is a behavioral pattern in which a person becomes reliant upon the approval of others. People in codependent relations typically have a low sense of self-worth and find their identity in […]


Living in the Moment: Don’t Let Your Past or Future Hinder Your Present

Buddha once said, “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” Unfortunately, most people do not live in the moment – they live in their heads, directly affecting the way […]


Creating and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

New Year’s Day is a time to turn over a new leaf and resolve to do the things we wish we would have been doing all along. Americans love making New Year’s resolutions, perhaps because January 1st signifies the beginning of a clean slate. But after the ball drops and the confetti has fallen, the […]


A New Addition to Recovery NOW, Therapist Jamie Hayworth-Chin

Jamie Hayworth-Chin, LMFT San Pedro Psychotherapist Individual, Family, and Relationship Therapy Jamie Hayworth-Chin uses an integrative approach grounded in family systems therapy to help clients see how relational issues impact their mental health by looking at all aspects of the self: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Jamie is experienced in treating a variety of age […]


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Drug and Alcohol Use during the Holidays

It’s that time of year again when stockings line the chimneys, holiday music fills the air and shoppers begin searching for the perfect gifts. For many, the season is a time of joy; but it isn’t all holiday cheer. In fact, as the holiday season comes to a peak, so does drug and alcohol use. […]


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At our office, we work together as a team, bringing the feeling of family into the treatment experience. Our team utilizes multiple services and for some multiple providers in our group to help clients and their families achieve success. Individual, family/couples and group therapy are at the foundation of our practice and help us lay the groundwork for a positive path to realizing one's full potential.

Most importantly, the Recovery NOW family is made up of some of the premier therapists and practitioners in the entire San Pedro and Hermosa Beach area. When you choose Recovery NOW, you are getting more than a group of general therapists – you are receiving exceptional care from a team of extraordinary individuals.

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