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Welcome to DearShrink.com™, an Internet Mental Health Center hosted by Ron Sterling, M.D.   Dr. Sterling is a General and Geriatric Psychiatrist who alsospecializes in Adolescent, Relationship and Family Therapy. This page is updated daily. If today’s date does not appear above, please Refresh your View.

Yes, DearShrink has been called the “Dear Abby” of Internet psychiatry. This site is filled with mental health care information, answers to questions, and rapid ways for obtaining services.

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Other Advice destinations at DearShrink include:  PsychAnswers.net, where Dr. Sterling posts answers and links about mental health, medications, psychiatry, and counseling; ElderCareMD.com, where Dr. Sterling provides comprehensive answers and information about senior mental health and caregiver support;DateGuru.com, where you can find links and answers to questions about dating and developing relationships as a single person; MateGuru.com, for links and advice about partner, parenting, and family matters; and, ErosGuru.com, for links and answers to questions about sex, sexuality, and sensuality.

Please check our Mental Health Activist Web site for links to the latest national and local news about mental health parity, reduction of medication costs, tort reform (consumer protection), universal health insurance, and much more.

To find the very latest changes and additions to DearShrink, go to our What’s Newpage. To get an index of pages at DearShrink, please go to our Site Index.

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 Personal Growth, Deeper Understanding.

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 27 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.