Travel Anxiety

Travel Anxiety

Holiday season is one of the busiest times to travel. Whether you are visiting family or going on vacation pre-trip anxiety can affect event the healthiest of us. Common Reasons: Taking time off work Boarding Pets Scheduling transportation and accommodations Fear of...
Private Practice Psychotherapy Interview

Private Practice Psychotherapy Interview

Every semester I have a student who emails me with a request to interview me about what it’s like to have a private practice. I thought I would publish my answers in hopes to help others who are considering interview this field. 1. How many hours per week are...
Let’s focus on how food affects our mood

Let’s focus on how food affects our mood

On January 30, 2017, the journal BMC Medicine published Felice Jacka PhD’s new randomized controlled study called The SMILES Trial. This groundbreaking research for the the first time demonstrates that people with moderate to severe depression can improve their...
Free Therapy

Free Therapy

Our community has undergone so much and I along with my associates would like to give back by offering all Woolsey fire and Borderline shooting victims a complimentary session to help them cope with the trauma they experienced. I have been contacted by Ventura County...
Top reasons to try therapy at least once

Top reasons to try therapy at least once

Create self awareness – aren’t you curious about how people perceive you No Judgment – feel free to express yourself without censorship and discover hidden issues Unbiased advice Learn self regulation and new ways of thinking Yoga for your...
5 Common phobias

5 Common phobias

For people who suffer from phobias, Halloween can be an extremely anxiety producing day. List of common phobias: Acrophobia – Fear of Heights Arachnophobia – Fear of Spiders Ophidiophobia – Fear of Snakes Agoraphobia – Fear of being in a public situation from which it...
The Conversation Hijacker

The Conversation Hijacker

Definition:  when one person seizes or takes over a conversation that belongs to someone else. Are you one?! Once you spot it you can navigate around it. Identify if you would like to give the floor to the other person because they have a greater need than you. If...
Gossip, go ahead and do it!

Gossip, go ahead and do it!

What do we all have in common? That we secretly love gossip. We love hearing it and passing it on. We spend millions to read gossip even when we know it’s not true. So why do we gossip, read Stanford research: Hidden benefits of gossip, ostracism. Top 5 Benefits...