Timeline

February 2019
Are you struggling with Empty Nest Syndrome??

Are you struggling with Empty Nest Syndrome??

Empty Nest syndrome is defined as sadness or emotional distress that will affect parents whose children have grown up and left home. This usually happens when children leave home to go to college, get married, and the very last one

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January 2019
THE ONE THING A MARRIAGE THERAPIST WILL NOT DO

THE ONE THING A MARRIAGE THERAPIST WILL NOT DO

When I went back to school to get my masters I was married with two small children. Part of my training involved reflecting on my family of origin and my nuclear family. My parents and step parents were very eager

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December 2018
Unique ideas to celebrate the holidays with friends

Unique ideas to celebrate the holidays with friends

Friendsgiving has become a staple and so has white elephant, but how else can you celebrate winter holidays with friends? Here are some examples of what people around the world do to share the joy with their friends. Hold a

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Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Make things happen! Seize the day! You’ve heard the pep talk before. How do you motivate yourself to get up Monday morning and be productive? The weekend allowed you to relax and regroup, so that you may return to work

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

I live in sunny California, but even here when the days get shorter I notice people’s energy level, mood and productivity goes down. Therapy Helps! According to Mayo Clinic ‘Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to

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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

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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

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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 mood by altering

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