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Emotional Fitness Update
June 2014

What's not brought to consciousness lures one as fate.

CG Jung
About Charlyne Gelt
Charlyne Gelt, PhD, CGP a licensed clinical psychologist,
and registered group psychotherapist, is an  Charlyne Gelt advocate who works with "strong" women struggling with issues of submissive dependency and emotional intimacy in relationships.

As a psychologist, Dr. Gelt is familiar with life crisis, the struggle to define oneself, and the transformative change that can occur with a "corrective emotional experience." 


New Women's Empowerment Group Now Forming 
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm
For Details, Contact Dr. Gelt





Men's Group to start on

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Call for info:  818.501.4123


 Click Here for 


Hades' Angels


Women in the general popula-tion can learn a great deal from this unique population of women because their stories replicate those of strong, outwardly successful women in relationships outside prison. 


Hades' Angels 
demystifies the "magnetic draw" toward destructive relationships and suffering, and offers readers the opportunity to look into their own lives and begin to confront the true source of their pain. There are universal lessons for women on the outside who have similar kinds of wounding.

Hades' Angels


Hades Angels is also available on 

in paperback and Kindle 


Listen to Dr. Gelt's
Creativity and Madness
Conference Presentation

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 and view a summary at the 
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New Psych Assistant:
Stephanie Haibloom, Ph.D.


Stephanie Haibloom, Ph.D. has clinical experience treating adolescent to seniors in substance abuse, anxiety, domestic violence, depression, assertiveness, and anger management. She uses cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused modalities. She is available on sliding scale fee and Medicare.

Services Offered

by Dr. Gelt


Individual, couple relation-ships, adolescent and family therapy. Dr. Gelt is available for private consultations, lecture presentations, training, workshops, and interviews. 


Charlyne Gelt, Ph.D., CGP

(PSY22909); MFT29972


16055 Ventura Blvd. #1129

Encino, CA 91436  

Dear charlyne,


Search for Our Core Self  


"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

Marcel Proust          


All spiritual traditions use awareness as a healing power. As told below, this awareness may come in the form of a disturbing dream, and at other times as a crisis.


"I suddenly stand up screaming, 'Take me back; I lost my ring!' I am anxious, driven, determined to return and retrieve what I know I lost: my precious ruby red ring. But I am trapped, lodged in my seat on a big yellow bus going I know not where. The driver hears my ear-piercing screams, hears my urgent demands, my unease, but ignores me. He refuses to turn the bus around, he refuses my demand to turn back to get my ring. Firmly, his hands hold the wheel on the road. He is steadfast! My ring is lost; I am lost! I am helpless." Carla's words refer to a dream that greatly disturbed her. It turned out to be her powerful wake-up call, telling her that she must sit with her anxiety and continue her journey into the unknown: an inner search for Self----her core.


In our culture we are taught to view life and death as opposites. We strive for life, and fear death that is final, the end. So, endings can be terrifying. In fairy tales, a ring may symbolize wholeness, or centeredness. Carla's dream shouts out her ambivalence, her fear change, of being pulled off center, and losing a valuable part of herself. She is conflicted: torn by a need to move deeply into her knowing self and duty-bound to return to a time of innocence when her ring symbolized her identity. The bus, a powerful container, "holds her." The wheel, circular like her ruby ring, indicates another centered, competent aspect of herself driven by a firm, steady hand. Carla need no longer bounce about in a sea of uncertainty and pain. Driven by an inner authority, she knows that something must be left behind; something must die. Carrying her identity within, she continues her internal journey in search of wholeness, Self. 

Read more . . . 


To schedule an appointment call:  

Charlyne Gelt, Ph.D.




MEN ONLY Workshop #5


The setting for our 5th Men Only Workshop (May 10) was a beautiful day on the cusp of summer. The room was filled with the energy and wisdom of men continuing a quest of self-discovery and empowerment. Participants shared stories, strength, and a determination to move forward, to "know thyself," and toward healthier relationships. There is an undeniable kinship among the participants, and a felt need for more. 


A Men's Group is now forming and I am rolling out the red carpet for a few new participants. It is scheduled for June 21, 2014For details please contact Dr. Charlyne Gelt at or call 818.501.4123.


New Women's Empowerment Group 
Now Forming


I am currently interviewing participants for a new Wednesday evening Women's Empowerment Group. If you are interested in learning new tools for healthier relationship skills, in a group setting, this is an opportunity.


For details please contact Dr. Charlyne Gelt at or call 818.501.4123. 


Change the Story
To change the future, change the story. We live and build our lives by stories, including those handed down over multi-generations. Some are silently incorporated into the ways we treat the self, others, and color our perspective, how we view the world. We need not be held captive to the ways of our own, our family's or even our cultural creation. 
Therapy is a catalyst, starts a new story, for a transformative journey. Yes, change occurs for those who get up the courage to learn new tools, use them to take charge and embrace authority for one's own life. 


The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

Friedrich Nietzsche


The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

Henry Miller 


A person does not have to be behind bars to be a prisoner. People can be prisoners of their own concepts and ideas. They can be slaves to their own selves. 




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