Dr. John Chavez

Clinical Psychology
Duarte, CA
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Duarte, CA

Address

1227 Buena Vista, Suite C, Duarte, CA
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Blue Shield of California

CIGNA Health Care

About

Bio

Specialing in private custody evaluations, immigration evaluations, therapy from a Catholic perspective., I also treat anxiety disorder, depression, and interpersonal issue. I am Spanish-speaking.

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Clinical Psychology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

78 Answers
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
STD Support: Yes, there are many support groups. I would begin with a referral from your primary care doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Find support: I would recommend that you have a strong support group consisting of either friends, relatives, etc. They need to be with you when and if you do decid... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Memory problems: Common memory problems are forgetting where you put something (like your keys), or forgetting to do something (like calling a friend). We all have the... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Delusions of great: Delusions of grandeur is not a medical condition but part of a psychiatric condition associated with personality disorders. Simply put, this condition... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Boss with low esteem: First, you can trying talking with your boss about this issue. If this does not solve the problem you need to explore how the chain of command works a... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Misery: First, we need to know why, when, and under what circumstances you feel this way. Misery is another way of saying "i'm depressed.". I recommend speaki... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
PTSD: Many psychiatric disorders impair judgment and reasoning. It would be incorrect for you to think that ptsd would automatically cause a violent act. Ma... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
So so: Online counseling is frowned upon and in some states not permitted. Advice over the phone computer is fine. In fact, i'm giving some right now! howeve... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
No stunting: No. Believe it or not there are plenty of teens out there who are sexually abstinent and growing quite well.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Emotions affect body: Our emotional functioning is directly related to our physical health. For example, high levels of stress affect physical outcomes such as high blood p... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Very meaningful: Level of motivation and dedication to introspection can make therapy very meaningful.
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A member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Symptoms of depressi: Most common symptoms are daily sadness, lack of energy or motivation, possible crying for no apparent reason, low esteem or low self-worth, and social... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Help for reading: Yes, you can first try and find out what kind of reading problem you have. Second, outside help such as tutoring services and coaching can be helpful.... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Appetite loss: Anxiety would not be my first guess. Your loss of appetite could be due some normal depression, or age, or your current health. I recommend a general ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Obsesses ions: I do not know what you mean by a "true" obsession. Obsessive behaviors can be treated psychiatrically and via therapy.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Sad at work: Many people are not happy with the work they do and are not depressed. I'd you are unhappy in many other situations such as at home, with family and f... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Get a full med exam: If you suspect that you were drugged and raped, please undergo a full medical exam immediately.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Morality: It sounds like you think it is wrong for your gf to feel badly after losing her virginity. Many cultures and religions place a high value on virginity... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Patience and support: Be patient and do not try to force the person with this phobia. Realize that with time and the right help they can get better. Yor patience and suppor... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Help for suicide: There are suicide hotlines if you are with actual ideation. It is important to speak with someone who is supportive of your anguish. If the thoughts a... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
ADD: Add & adhd are not usually diagnosed until a child is of school age. A proper diagnosis requires ruling out possible medical conditions, developmental... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Shy for hugs: I think you partially answered your own question. It probably means the person is shy and not necessarily scared. Start with a sincere handshake and t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Anxiety and fatigue: Yes! anxiety causes us to expend physical and mental energy. People with severe anxiety often report physical fatigue.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Identity crisis: All this depends on your age, health, mental health and whatever else is going on in your life. I strongly recommend you seek professional help by fin... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Yes, have children: There is no reason why anybody's dyslexia should influence them to not have children. First, the genetic link between dyslexic parents and biological... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Memory loss: The brain is one of our most resilient organs. Yes, you could experience improvement. My advice is that you have periodic check us with a neurologist.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Ending a relationshi: Sounds like you were really committed to this relationship. I would recommend you speak with a therapist. The support you would receive would help you... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Gender identity: Different professionals have different opinions. Some suggest that there are problems with sex-role identification in early childhood usually with an ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Meds for memory: There really is no medication specifically for memory. There are medications that can help improve concentration. Some holistic stores sell natural su... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Use other outlets: There is no best way. However, finding other outlets such as exercise, or simply taking a walk are very effective. In addition to these, it is helpful... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Stress & Reading: A reading disorder is categorically a specific deficit that would exist even without stress. However, high levels of stress interfere with concentrati... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Being enclosed: Claustraphobia is a fear of being enclosed usually is small places. Classical conditioning theory helps explain. It is likely you had a prior experien... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Talk to Dad: It would be helpful to speak worth someone. At some point it will come up. If your dad is a good listener that would help. If he is not you might want... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Gender identity: Different professionals may have different opinions. First, it depends a lot on your own background, values, and beliefs. From my orientation (see my ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Less interest in sex: I see you are 36 years old. You need to figure out if your disinterest in sex is due to physical/medical reasons, emotional reasons, personal choice r... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Coping: Most psychologist truly love what they do and get a sense of great satisfaction and accomplishment helping others with mental illness. This helps a lo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Seeking CBT: Seeking any kind of therapy depends on many factors. The most important is how you are coping right now. Cbt is designed to help with irrational thoug... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Stop the porn: It is possible that your boyfriend has an addiction to porn and that it has become a conditioned stimulus that he needs to achieve sexual climax. Assu... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
PTSD: If you were raped and are having flashbacks of that experience it could be that you are experiencing post traumatic stress syndrome. Seek help.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Healthy outlets: Sorry about your situation. My advice is to seek out positive social outlets including a social club, church organization, sports, or any other readil... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Porn: As you can see, different professionals may have different opinions. From my experience and orientation (see my profile) use of porn is counterproduct... Read More
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Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Community mental: Most community mental health centers operate with very low budgets and cannot afford to hire a full time psychiatrist. The next best thing is to hire ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Treat panic attacks: First, let us make sure that what you are experiencing are actually panic attacks and not something else. Have a medical evaluation, preferably with a... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Premarital Debates: I personally do not know of any debates. I would say that premarital counseling is highly recommended and can help clarify or address any major or min... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Anxiety: The anxiety you are experiencing with exercise sounds like more is going on. You need to see an experienced therapists who can work directly on contro... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Sexual abstinence: This is okay and it is not abnormal or damaging.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Personality & eating: A person with obsessive-compulsive personality would likely have more issues with food. However, i would recommend caution with making generalization... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Depression: Can be caused by many factors including a difficult life situation, health problems, use of alcohol or drugs, chemical imbalance, head trauma, etc. Al... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Dementia: Dementia is more common i. The elderly who are also more likely to have other medical problems.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chavez
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Treat panic attacks: First, let us make sure that what you are experiencing are actually panic attacks and not something else. Have a medical evaluation, preferably with a... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chavez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chavez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! i suffer from ag
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Thanks si much i just think he is super spoiled!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Claremont Graduate University
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Haynes Fellowship
National Science Foundatio

Affiliations

american psychological association
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