Tips for Women to Combat Loneliness 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”

Counseling for Women: Coping with the Trauma of a Major Breakup or Divorce

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”

Counseling for Women in College: Issues and Anxiety in 2021

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”

Couples Therapy: Coping with Anxiety About Becoming Foster or Adpotive Parents

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”

Counseling for Women: Healing From Postpartum Depression

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”

Trauma in LGBTQIA+ Folks

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”

Counseling for Women: Overcoming Codependency and Setting Boundaries

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”

Counseling For Women: The Anxiety, Burnout, and Overwhelm of the “Mental Load”

You are doing it all. All. Of. The. Time. You are balancing your home, kids, and work. There are doctor’s appointments, sports events, and laundry that needs to get done. What needs to be defrosted for dinner? You still need to get birthday gifts too… And the list goes on and on.   Have youContinue reading “Counseling For Women: The Anxiety, Burnout, and Overwhelm of the “Mental Load””

Counseling for Women- Concerns Facing LGBTQIA+ Women

So here you are, reading a blog about being an LGBTQIA+ woman. Do you already identify as a part of the LGBTQIA+ community? Or are you considering the idea of “maybe I’m not straight?” Wherever you’re at on the spectrum of identifying, we’re glad you’re here. Did you know that LGBTQIA+ folx are three timesContinue reading “Counseling for Women- Concerns Facing LGBTQIA+ Women”

Political Divide: How to Manage Anxiety Surrounding Political Differences in Families

Think about the last time you had a heated political disagreement with a relative. Maybe you butted heads over a hot-button issue. Or maybe you’ve always voted differently, and in recent years, the divide between you has deepened. Dealing with political disagreements can be difficult, especially when you and your relatives have strong opinions andContinue reading “Political Divide: How to Manage Anxiety Surrounding Political Differences in Families”