What I Am Feeling Now Is Exactly What I Choose To Be Feeling ©1991

Focus One is a Holistic Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program located in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Focus One was established in 1989 by Dr. Patricia Noll who is an expert in self-esteem. She specializes in helping others discover how to feel good about themselves 'just because' so they can enjoy a lifetime of happiness.

Televised self-esteem expert, author, and speaker, Dr. Patricia Noll, is an Acupuncture Physician, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional, U.S. Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Substance Abuse Expert, and holds a National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Diplomate in Acupuncture.

She has developed a unique treatment by applying what she learned to herself first and then her clients. She focuses on they dynamic relationship between thinking, the role of self-esteem versus the role of other-dependent-esteem, the four attachments which are to worry about the opinions of others, the need to look good, the need to be right, and the need to control the way things turn out, and the role of each in what it takes to be happy for a lifetime. She has received thousands of clients testimonials sharing the transformational results that have occurred in their lives.

She has received endorsements from internationally renowned authors and lecturers Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Larry Dossey, Dr. Jack Kornfield, and Jacquelyn Small, M.S.S.W., among others for her work.

During her 25 years of interacting with her clients from all walks of life, she became aware of a common thread among all of them. The lack of self-esteem.

She recognized that almost everyone has been taught to be
She realized that society unknowingly promotes
other-dependent-esteem instead of self-esteem!

She found that at the root of all addictive behavior is the need to feel good. She sees firsthand how the need to feel good is so powerful that good everyday people put their reputations and even their lives at risk in the pursuit of feeling better.

Few have been taught how to feel good without being other-dependent -- without needing someone or something outside of themselves to do it for them.

Feeling better is only temporary when it is dependent upon someone or something outside of ourselves. As a result, we are always in need of more.

Her new book titled

Good With Me: A Simple Approach to Real Happiness from the Inside Out

shows individuals how to feel good about themselves and their lives without being other-dependent. It is available online at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com and all online Indie Book Stores.

Dr. Noll currently provides effective and affordable treatment in her Focus One Program.

She addresses all dimensions of recovery: the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual and believes that recovery is not only possible, it is the goal of treatment. She believes that addiction to alcohol and drugs is a symptom of the real problem.


  • shows individuals how to feel good without alcohol, drugs, overeating, undereating, gambling, sex, shopping, the accumulation of material possessions, the right relationship, or anything else they depend upon to make them feel better.
  • focuses on developing real self-esteem instead of other-dependent-esteem.
  • explores the root of other-dependent happiness.

To feel good for real, we must discover how to feel good about ourselves, how to positive-up about ourselves and others by changing out thinking, and how to socialize and have fun without being dependent upon someone or something outside of ourselves to do it.