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  • 2020
    • December
      • License Verification
        12/23/20
        You can verify any license of any clinician by going to the following website:

        https://vo.licensing.hpc.texas.gov/datamart/selSearchType.do

    • February
      • REFERRAL FORM
        02/06/20
        Please use this form to refer a patient to us. If you would prefer a fillable PDF please call the office and request it.

        Here is the form[Right click on this image and select "save image as.."]:

        Right click on this image and select "save image as.."

  • 2017
    • March
      • Job Opportunities with VPS
        03/10/17
        Valley Psychological Services, a collaborative psychology practice is seeking therapists (LPC's, LMFT's, and LCSW's) and Psychologists who are already Medicaid providers to join an expanding practice either fulltime or part time. If you are a Licensed Psychologist who has or has yet t

    • January
  • 2015
    • April
      • Seminars: Exposure Therapy and Ethics
        04/14/15
        Exposure Therapy and Ethics

        April 24th, 2015 at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce

        What: (6) CEUs Approved for LPC's and Social Workers (likely will be for Psychologists, LPA's, PLP's)

        When: Friday April 24th, 2015

        Time: 9am to 12noon an

      • HELP FOR THOSE WITH ANXIETY AND/OR CHRONIC PAIN!!!
        04/04/15
        There is no panacea for chronic pain. Many things can help. Mindset matters. I found a blog by a lady who has a "glass is half-full" mindset named Sue Falkner-Wood. There are tools that are helpful such as relaxation techniques. Having someone direct you on how to appropriately use th

  • 2014
  • 2012
    • December
      • Helping All of Us Deal with Trauma
        12/17/12
        In light of recent events we at VPS make the following resources available to you:

        VARIOUS RESOURCES ON TALKING TO CHILDREN AND OTHERS ABOUT TRAUMA

        Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
        http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx

    • January
      • Mental Exercise Good For ADHD, Alheimer's, Brain Injury, Learning Disorders
        01/30/12
        In this day of financial uncertainty and need for a mental edge in order to pay the bills, consider 10 minutes a day of challenging your brain. This is good for all whether you have a type of brain related problem or you are wanting to stave off normal memory loss. If you can help someone who is

  • 2011
    • October
      • TRANSLATE THIS PAGE
        10/07/11
        To translate this page from English to Spanish (or any other language) click here!!

        ¡Para traducir esta página lengua inglés-español (o otra lengua) clic aquí!

        Then copy the URL for the page you want to translate and paste it in the appropriate section of the Yahoo web pa

    • February
      • MENTAL HEALTH COALITION MEETING!!!!!!!
        02/13/11
        Mental Health Coalition
        Of The Rio Grande Valley
        NEXT MEETING ON
        THURSDAY, September 22nd, 2011

        6pm at Tropical Texas, 2nd Floor

        Barriers to Mental Health Treatment in the Latino-American Family


        Dr. Iran Barrera, PhD, LC

  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
    • December
      • PEACE: MAY YOUR HOLIDAY BE FILLED WITH IT
        12/21/08
        Many people find peace hard to obtain during the holidays. There are many painful things that come to mind, often having to do with family. If there isn't peace in your family,these things are often on your mind. Your mind often thinks about things you wish you can do to create peace.

    • September
      • Levity in the Work Place Increases Productivity
        09/17/08
        Laughter linked to increased productivity
        - September 17, 2008
        A researcher has discovered that positive humour in the workplace can lead to greater job satisfaction.

        Psychologist Maren Rawlings from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne surveyed 300 workers from 20

    • August
      • HURRICANE PREPARDNESS AND COPING WITH AFTERMATH
        08/30/08
        As many may be fearing the approach of new storms or dealing with the aftermath of the ones we've had so far know that there is much help available. First, make sure you are out of harms way and prepared far in advance of the arival of any severe weather. Once that is taken care of you may ha

  • 2007
    • January
      • TV watching can harm relationships
        01/13/07
        WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Jan 23, 2007 (UPI via COMTEX) -- A Purdue University professor in West Lafayette, Ind., says chronic television watching can be harmful to the development of a relationship.

        "Some forms of technology, such as cell phones or e-mail, can help relationships surviv

  • 2006
    • November
      • Test this
        11/29/06
        Sometimes it's good just to try something new, just to break the monotony of life.

    • August
      • Humor Is A Powerful Emotional Medicine
        08/17/06
        Humor is a powerful emotional medicine that can lower stress, dissolve anger and unite families in troubled times. Mood is elevated by striving to find humor in difficult and frustrating situations. Laughing at ourselves and the situation helps reveal that small things are not the earth-shaking even

  • 2005
    • December
      • Factors That Lead To Heart Disease
        12/12/05
        Did you know that being CYNICAL/ANGRY/NEGATIVE can lead to heart disease? A recent study shows that those in their 20's and 30's who are viewed by others with these characteristics have a great deal more fatty deposits in their HEART than do those who are not viewed this way. So it's