How to Talk to Your Child About Their Adoption: Five Tips From an Adoption Counselor in Orange County, CA
Your child came to you with questions about their adoption. Or, you may know this conversation needs to happen and you’re not sure how to bring it up. You know there are a lot of emotions your child is dealing with, and you want to be there to support them. They might feel confused, differentContinue reading “How to Talk to Your Child About Their Adoption: Five Tips From an Adoption Counselor in Orange County, CA”
You and your partner don’t get out much, if at all Life is busy and stressful. And, amid the craziness, you forget about taking time to connect as a couple. You know that you both need to re-connect and spend time together. But, you’re too overwhelmed right now to think of creative date night ideas.Continue reading “Date Night Ideas From A Couples Therapist in Orange County, CA”
Returning to work after giving birth is very hard for any mom. But, if you have postpartum anxiety returning to work gets extra complicated. In some cases, it can feel almost unbearable. Let’s Be Honest, Bringing Home Your Baby Was a Major Life Change In fact, you’re likely still adjusting to it. You may haveContinue reading “Postpartum Anxiety and Returning to Work After Maternity Leave”
Well, it’s happened. Your little girl is now a teen. This change in your family can be so difficult for everyone involved. You may feel like you no longer know how to relate to your daughter. It feels like you are not important in her life now. She doesn’t even want to spend time withContinue reading “How to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter”
Did you know that this November marks the first-ever National Adoption Month signed into effect by President Biden? As a bit of background, I specialize in working with adoptees and adoptive parents. I am an adoption counselor in Orange County, CA. So, I couldn’t be more thrilled that this subject is getting the recognition itContinue reading “An Adoption Counselor Shares How to Support your Child During the Holidays”
“At this point in my life, it’s got to be incredible. Otherwise, I’m not interested.” This is a pretty powerful statement, huh? I heard this from a woman who was in her 50’s, about reconnecting with a long-lost love. She’d lived some life since seeing this man. She had been married with grown kids, divorced,Continue reading “Empowerment for Women in Orange County, CA”
All-day long, you’re busy, occupied, and/or focused (aka: distracted). Then, night falls, loneliness creeps in, and the phone goes quiet. You imagine your coworkers and coupled-up friends snuggled up with their partners, watching a movie or TV show. They must be enjoying a romantic, intimate and comfortable evening. You even imagine your single friends inContinue reading “Tips for Women to Combat Loneliness in Orange County, CA”
Ending a relationship of any kind is very hard. Even if this is what you wanted. It still doesn’t mean that you want anyone to feel bad! In fact, you may have stayed longer than is healthy to avoid the inevitable pain and loneliness. A friend once said, “I can tell you over and overContinue reading “Counseling for Women: Coping with the Trauma of a Major Breakup or Divorce”
This year. Wow. When we thought things would feel a bit more “normal” in the world, new variants of COVID-19 pop-up. Breakthrough and new cases have surged and college students are left not sure exactly how to handle it all. As a college student, you are also navigating the “normal” concerns college students in CaliforniaContinue reading “Counseling for Women in College: Issues and Anxiety in 2021”
Look at you go! You’ve made the decision to bring a foster child into your home. How beautiful is that! While this is a very exciting change for your family and partnership, there are likely lots of concerns coming up, too. Perhaps you and/or your partner have wanted to become a foster parent for years,Continue reading “Couples Therapy: Coping with Anxiety About Becoming Foster or Adpotive Parents”
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