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”
The experience of becoming a mother is so expansive and multifaceted. Though counseling, I’ve found no mothers experience is the same as another. Throughout our lives, we dream of what motherhood will be like. What will it be like when we get to carry a child, give birth, and bring a baby home? We craftContinue reading “Counseling for Women: Healing From Postpartum Depression”
There are many reasons folks in the LGBTQIA+ community seek therapy. American society was built on patriarchal values. These values have elevated heteronormativity throughout history and still today. Heteronormativity refers to the idea that being cis-gendered is the “right” way to be. It also promotes the idea that identities outside of cis-gender and heterosexual areContinue reading “Trauma in LGBTQIA+ Folks”
You’ve been here too many times before. Lying awake staring at the ceiling. You scroll on Instagram and make to-do lists in the dead of night because your brain won’t run a million miles a minute. Anxiety has kept you up late at night for years now. Or, ever since the intense stress of theContinue reading “What To Do if Anxiety is Affecting Your Sleep”
To answer the question, yes therapists have therapists of their own. And even more important, therapists should have therapists of their own. You encounter so many challenging things in your work. Clients share their deepest wounds with you in sessions. Coworkers and supervisors can create a toxic workplace, making your job harder than it shouldContinue reading “Do Therapists Have Therapists?”
As beautiful as being a woman is, we do face some unique challenges. The way we are raised, socialized, and treated in society can have some negative impacts on us. Unfortunately, it’s up to us to learn about these oppressive systems. Only then can we work to rid ourselves of internalized narratives. Traumatic Experiences ofContinue reading “Counseling for Women: Processing Trauma”
You’ve tried getting the courage to use your voice. To hold boundaries. To speak up for your needs. But it’s not working. People continue dismissing you and treading past your comfort zone. You’re tired of this kind of treatment, but it feels like a lost cause. You feel like you’re at a loss. At thisContinue reading “Counseling for Women: Overcoming Codependency and Setting Boundaries”
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