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  1. Georgia psychological license
  2. Doctoral degrees

Dr. Paula Bloom

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Dr. Bloom, is a practicing clinical psychologist, speaker, and frequent contributor to CNN. Through her training and work on suicide hotlines, community mental health centers, and medical and psychiatric units, Dr. Bloom quickly realized that she knew far more about mental illness than mental health. Her focus has now shifted to helping individuals struggling with psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder to go beyond their diagnosis and find a greater sense of productivity, purpose, and meaning in their lives. Dr. Bloom believes that all of us have a limited amount of mental health “capital,” and often very little emotional “overdraft” protection. She challenges us to consider which thoughts and behaviors we can afford, and to abandon those old patterns that drain us.

Dr. Bloom earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University and lives in Atlanta with her husband and children.

Dr. Paula Bloom's Content

How Can Facebook Help the Bereaved?

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • As a psychologist I'm often asked about what I think of social media. I've discussed the harm that can be done by the lack of accountability that can ...

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How is Simon Cowell the Key to Better Relationships?

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • Hi, my name is Paula and I like American Idol. I am ready to admit this which I guess is the first step in my recovery. (Though I don’t think I have a ...

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5 Lessons I Learned From My Vacuum Cleaner

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • Wisdom comes to us in many different ways. Sometimes a friend will ask you for advice and you find yourself saying what you yourself most need to hear. ...

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What Others Think of You Is None of Your Business

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • How much time have you spent wondering, or even worrying, what others think of you? What else could you be doing with that mental energy and space? Focusing ...

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Just do it: insight, motivation and action

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • As I write this my father is in the ICU. He is very sick with a multitude of issues and struggling to breathe. I feel so sad and powerless and am resisting ...

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Evangelical Pessimism

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • There is a natural tendency in all of us to want to be validated. Feeling connected to others is a key to physical and emotional well being. We all want to ...

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