Limited or Limitless? Sep 23, 2022

 

“The soul becomes dyed by the color of its thoughts.”
— Marcus Aurelius

 

Often the one thing that prevents you from getting what you want is your mind. 

If you believe there is only one way to do things, you are limiting yourself. If you look at everything in...

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Looking for Pushy Angels May 17, 2022

I have shared my story many times, so you may already know that at a very young age, I had experienced a few lifetime’s worth of heartache and trauma. Then people came into my life and took an interest in me. I refer to them as Pushy Angels; they pushed me to achieve more…but they...

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OCC Success Stories Apr 05, 2022

At Ortega Counseling Center, we thrive on hearing and sharing good news. You may sometimes wonder what happened to a client after he or she was referred to our center.  Take a look at our most recent success stories.

 A client who worked at a mechanic shop completed an educational...

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The call that changed Andrew's life! Nov 30, 2021

OCC client, Andrew was injured on the job and was referred to OCC for counseling. Hear him tell his inspiring story!

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Learning a New Lesson Mar 30, 2020

Through my work with injured workers, I was introduced to Neuroworx, a nonprofit, community-based, outpatient physical therapy clinic focusing on neurological rehabilitation for individuals experiencing paralysis from spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, stroke, and other neurological...

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Did you Know? The Return to Work Supplement Fund check for $5,000 does not have to be applied to school expenses. Nov 05, 2019

The Return to Work Supplement Fund check for $5,000 does not have to be applied to school expenses.

The $5,000 check from the Return-To-Work Fund is a wage loss benefit, and injured workers are entitled to it because they have a job loss. Sometimes people are confused because the Supplemental Job...

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Did you know? Insurance carriers are responsible for obtaining the signed return-to-work from physicians. Oct 29, 2019

The physician’s return-to-work form is a requirement and it triggers the Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit to be issued by the insurance carrier. The law says the voucher is due to the injured worker 60 days from receipt of the signed physician’s return-to-work form. However, many...

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Supporting Gender Equality Jul 26, 2019

“The first thing you need to do about gender norms is forget them.” - Amy Poehler 

I recently attended an event and donated clothing and copies of my book to Gals Starting Over and Clothes the Deal, two organizations that provide support to low income, injured, ex-felons, and...

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