Monday, January 25, 2016

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

Houston Valentine's Day Restaurant Reservations
Sunday, February 14 is around the corner – we're here to help you plan.
Find restaurants with specials, set-menus and other Valentine's Day treats for the occasion.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Is Psychoanalysis Right for Me?

If you have ever considered the question, here is some quick insight as to whether or not psychoanalysis is the right approach for you or someone you are concerned about.  Basically, psychoanalysis can benefit almost ANYONE suffering from psychological symptoms. However it does take time, energy, interest, and patience.

It requires the person in question to be able to tolerate sometimes intense and difficult feelings, and then be willing to face and discuss them. The changes that may result from this type of understanding may affect many different aspects, not only of their own lives, but the lives of the people that they touch.  Psychoanalysis has fewer side effects than medicine or surgery, and can improve a life more than either. It is the only form of psychotherapy that can change personality traits.

It may not be a simple decision, but if you are considering psychoanalysis please call Dr. Penelope Hooks at (713) 521-9087 and arrange for a consultation at her office located at 3311 Richmond Ave. Suite 330 in Houston Texas.  It could be one of the best decisions that you will make.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Aging and the Loss of Independence

Now that the New Year is upon us here is a difficult issue worth addressing.  Let’s discuss how the older people in your life are faring with their ability to function as they used to.  When you gathered together over the holidays, did you feel that someone you loved has seemed to become less independent these days, because of advancing years?  Now may be a good time to confront that issue.

Seek the guidance of someone outside of the family, a professional who has had years of experience talking to seniors and their families about the challenges of aging.  In some cases there may be signs of dementia.  However, in many other cases it is a realistic concern about how mom, dad, or both are handling the day-to-day task of living life to the fullest.

When you are ready to discuss these issues, rely on the input of Penelope J. Hooks, M.D.  Dr. Hooks specializes in relationship issues between you and your aging parents.  You may want to help them, but maybe you may not know where to begin.  If you live in the Houston area call Dr. Hooks today and discuss your particular situation.  You may reach her anytime at (713) 521-9087.