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RON STERLING M.D. - PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOTHERAPY - BELLEVUE & SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
-- Updated March 20, 2016 --
We invite you to take a quick tour of DearShrink by clicking on the buttons to your left to view items available in each subject area. This page contains a summary of what can be found at DearShrink.
The main Advice destination at DearShrink is PsychAnswers.net, where Dr. Sterling provides links to his award-winning articles on mental health and social commentary. Most of Dr. Sterling's articles are responses to reader questions.
Our Mental Wellness Web site contains articles, information, and resources for understanding the factors in mental wellness -- self-appreciation, resilience, affiliation, negotiation, curiosity, exercise and leisure activities.
Click on the Services button to get more details about Dr. Sterling's services or call him at 206-784-7842. You will often reach him directly.
We all have personal puzzles to solve and discoveries to be made. Sometimes, our emotional and behavioral issues can be very difficult to sort out. Occasionally, we are simply overwhelmed with problems we have created for ourselves or circumstances related to loved ones. Frequently, we just need some help to put the pieces back together after a stressful experience. Often, we wish to take the next step in our personal development and gain a deeper understanding of others and ourselves.
Dr. Sterling's 39-plus years of psychiatric knowledge allows him to offer you a wealth of skill, maturity and understanding while providing a supportive environment in which you can identify the pieces of your personal puzzles, figure out what to do with them, and move further toward the life that you desire.
Whether your life contains troublesome, unfinished, psychological business or you have taken care of just about everything, Dr. Sterling can provide you with the opportunity to give yourself or your loved ones the gift of continued personal growth.
To read more about Dr. Sterling, please go to his Biography Page.
The mission of DearShrink.com was to not only furnish visitors, potential clients, and clients with information about Dr. Sterling and his private practice of psychiatry, but to also provide a Web site experience which is highly educational and which will assist in reducing the stigma attached to many aspects of the mental health treatment environment.
However, since 2009, Dr. Sterling's mission has been to intensely focus on reading primary research literature and becoming comprehensively informed on the huge amount of knowledge that has been gained about the downside and upside of the attention deficit disorder brain since 2008. He has read in excess of 20,000 pages of primary literature since 2009 and published two editions of his book Adult ADD Factbook -- The Truth About Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Updated 2011 and 2013. They are available on Amazon.com.
The scope of Dr. Sterling's reading and writing has made it impossible to continue the former mission of DearShrink.com, which was to provide readers with a broader collection of and links to mental health and wellness information. The many outdated pages still contain original writing by Dr. Sterling that has stood the test of recent time. However, over the next few months, Dr. Sterling will be dismantling and remodeling most of the DearShrink.com website.
Please go to Dr. Sterling's Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Statement for more information about Dr. Sterling's potential biases.
Dr. Sterling's Adult ADD Factbook is Out!
Accepting New Clients.
Give Dr. Sterling a call at 206-784-7842. He will be happy to answer your questions and speak with you about your concerns. Dr. Sterling is the only person who answers his phone or listens to voice messages.
To read more about Dr. Sterling's uncompromised confidential, thoughtful, directly accessible and personalized counseling services, please go to his office Web site at BellevuePsychiatry.com.
Telephone Appointments can be scheduled at selected times any time of the week. Please go to our Online Counseling page to learn more.
E-Mail Counseling: If the E-mail Order pages are available, you can order e-mail mental health care information and counseling seven days a week. Please go to our Online Counseling page to learn more about E-Mail Counseling.
Humor and a Sense of Perspective.
Significant doses of humor can be found at DearShrink.com, since we believe that viewing life's roller-coaster ride with a sense of perspective is a healthy thing. To provide additional resources for those seeking a balanced view, DearShrink.com provides Web columns about the word "shrink", about Freud (and others), and pages devoted to reflections on life, consisting of poetry, essays, and photographs.
Even though humor appears to be good for the central nervous system and general physical health, DearShrink.com also believes, if you are not careful, that humor can be a distraction and an opiate of the masses. We have our serious, mental health activist side. Dr. Sterling was Chair of the King County Mental Health Advisory Board (KCMHAB) from 2004-2006. He is a strong advocate for better mental health care in the Washington State and is a member and contributes to Seattle-area chapters of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Resources for Support.
At our Support Resources page, you will find links to in-person and online support resources. In times of trouble and when we feel very alone, all the support we can get can make a big difference in our lives.
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