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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

I Am Broken Leg

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • If you had a broken leg how would you tell someone? Would it be “I AM broken leg” or “I HAVE a broken leg”? Unless you are a caveman it would likely be the ...

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Grinch Prevention: Self-care during the holidays

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • There is so much pressure this time of year. You are supposed to buy presents, be cheerful and look forward to family gatherings. How many people feel pure ...

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Transforming your pain into a gift for others

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • A woman I’ll call “Sasha” was referred to me by her primary care physician after her 12-year-old daughter died suddenly of unknown causes. This doctor ...

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Balancing Work and Family

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • Being a mom feels like I’m riding a see-saw sometimes. There is family on one side and work on the other. Very rarely has this see-saw been horizontal and ...

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What can you do to lower your kids’ future therapy bills?

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • “You’re right, I’m the worst mom ever, this will give you another thing to tell your future therapist,” you say to your daughter. While kidding – at least ...

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Resentment Part 2

  • By: Dr. Paula Bloom
  • In last week’s post “The toxic (and intoxicating) effects of resentment” I introduced the idea that resentments can be difficult to let go of because they ...

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