Dr. Puff – Helping Orange County Residents Overcome Depression

Dr. Robert Puff, a highly respected psychologist and therapist, is available to help residents of Orange County overcome depression. He has been successfully counseling the individuals, families, organizations and businesses for many years.

Online PR News – 22-June-2012 – Newport Beach, CA – Newport Beach, CA, 19 June 2012: Dr. Robert Puff, one of the most highly respected clinical therapists in Orange County, is available to help people who suffer from depression. For those afflicted with this illness, depression creates a sensation of drowning in a feeling of hopelessness. This sensation can be caused by two very strong emotions, either anger and sadness or even both. Dr. Puff counsels people to recall and return to the happier times in their lives.

In speaking of depression, Dr. Puff said, “It occurs when you get into a downward spiral, or in a rut of negative thinking. It is a sensation of drowning in feelings of hopelessness. Depression hurts and destroys. After an episode of depression, you do not feel any better. It does not cleanse you. In fact, you are likely to feel worse because of decisions you make while you were depressed.”

Depression starts with dwelling on the negative experiences of the life. It is characterized by negative self-talk, including guilt-laden and hopelessness messages. People in a period of depression always find it difficult to even attempt to come out of such a state. Depression is a thought disorder that acts as a defense against real feelings. Dr. Puff advises people to be careful before exploring negative experiences of their life.

Discussing this illness further, Dr. Puff said, “Depression can keep a person stuck in the same place for years without any progress. Unfortunately, many people find the line between sadness and depression to be blurred, and they often vacillate between the two. Remember that, like addictions, depression can serve to distract you from your true feelings.”

In addition to treating clients who suffer from depression, Doctor Puff also counsels people with various other problems like parenting, stress and anger management, healing from trauma and work relationships, meditation, and workplace stress management.

About Dr. Puff:

Dr. Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D. is an Orange County therapist, clinical psychologist, mental health expert, author, motivational speaker, and contributor to the media, who has been successfully counseling individuals, families, organizations, and businesses for over twenty years.

Dr. Puff treats those who suffer from any one of a variety of behavioral issues, including personal and work relationships, depression, parenting, stress and anger management, workplace stress management, meditation, and healing from trauma.

A regular contributor to Psychology Today with a private practice in the Orange County area, he is recognized as one of California’s leading therapists and mental health management experts. His approach to life and to therapy is holistic, encompassing thoughts, emotions, physical health, nutrition, and relationships. He teaches people to let go of their negative thinking patterns, manage their stress, heal from traumatic experiences, develop their spirituality, and succeed in life beyond their expectations.

Dr. Puff holds a master’s degree from Princeton and a second master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He taught as an adjunct professor at the Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology of Biola University, and has worked as staff psychologist at the Trenton (N.J.) Psychiatric Hospital, the Sepulveda V.A. Ambulatory Care Center, the La Puente Mental Health Center, and St. Jude’s Medical Center. He has been happily married for fifteen years and has two children.

Dr. Puff has given thousands of media interviews and frequently appears on national TV and radio talk shows. His books have been on the bestseller lists at Amazon.com. “How to Live a Positive Life: The Art of Living Well” has been the #1 bestseller at iTunes books in the Self-Improvement category. He co-hosted the weekly international Web-TV program, “The Holistic Success Show”, which is viewed in over a 200 countries. He also hosts The Meditation for Health Podcast, with weekly lessons on meditation, and The Happiness Podcast, and maintains a website called The Happiness and Meditation Blog.

"I teach people how to be holistically successful. When you learn to take care of and love all areas of your life, you enrich not only yourself, but all the people around you."
~ Dr. Robert Puff

Contact Information:

Dr. Robert Puff

2436 West Coast Highway, Suite 103
Newport Beach, CA 92663-4771
747 South Brea Boulevard, Suite 33
Brea, CA 92821-5379
Phone (714) 337-4889
Email DrPuff@DoctorPuff.com
Website: http://www.doctorpuff.com/