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Crazy-Makers: Dealing with Passive-Aggressive People

Why Are People Mean? Don't Take It Personally!

When You Have Been Betrayed

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Happy Habits: 50 Suggestions

The Secret of Happiness: Let It Find You (But Make the Effort)

Excellence vs. Perfection

Depression is Not Sadness

20 Steps to Better Self-Esteem

7 Rules and 8 Methods for Responding to Passive-aggressive People

What to Do When Your Jealousy Threatens to Destroy Your Marriage

Happiness is An Attitude

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Welcome to Excel At Life!

The purpose of this website is to provide to the public research-based psychological information in a usable format to assist with each individual's pursuit of understanding and personal growth.  Psychology has a wealth of untapped information that can be used for self-improvement.

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About Monica A. Frank, Ph.D.

Dr. Monica A. Frank Dr. Monica Frank, a clinical psychologist who has provided services to individuals with anxiety, depressive, and stress-related disorders for over 25 years in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is the founder of Excel At Life, LLC. Previously, Dr. Frank developed and operated Behavioral Consultants, P.C., an intensive day treatment program for severe anxiety disorders in addition to an outpatient clinical practice.

Her current work through Excel At Life focuses on providing the public with tools and materials from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which can aid in the pursuit of personal growth as well as an adjunct to treatment for anxiety, depression, and other disorders. She draws on her clinical experience, scientific research, and training in the martial arts to create these tools and other materials which include articles, audios, and Android apps.

In addition to her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from St. Louis University she has extensive graduate level coursework from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in the area of sport psychology. Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Dr. Frank's strong interest in Eastern philosophies and Buddhist psychology has led her to train in various forms of Tai Chi/Qi Gong as well as other mindfulness methods for over 15 years. She is a third degree black belt in American Kenpo.

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