Self-Care Tips for after a Break-up

The time after a break-up can be a really raw time. It’s incredibly normal - whether you were the one "being broken up with" or "did the breaking up" - to feel utterly abandoned afterwords.  This is because the unconscious doesn’t know direction - it just knows that the person you call/text/sleep with/come home to [...]

By |2019-04-16T07:35:37-07:00April 16th, 2019|Tags: , |

Coping With Panic Attacks: A Guide

Whether they are triggered by a stressful situation or the thought of a scary imagined scenario, all panic attacks share three key traits: they arise suddenly, instill a sense of intense fear, and trigger strong physical reactions. Although there may be no real danger present, it often feels very much like the opposite to the person [...]

By |2019-03-11T18:53:01-07:00March 5th, 2019|Tags: , |

How to Deal with Anxiety and Be More Assertive in Your Relationships

In the simplest terms, to assert oneself is to be able to identify and express one’s needs to another person. And while this quality may come naturally to some people, many find it much more difficult to practice and deal with anxiety around it.  This often comes up during relationship counseling sessions in our office. [...]

By |2019-03-05T10:16:16-07:00January 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

How to Practice Gratitude

Practicing gratitude can have many positive effects on your overall health and wellbeing.  It can help you be more present, improve your mood, decrease anxiety, and allow you to have a more positive balanced perspective. Gratitude helps you realize what you have instead of what you are missing. It can help you feel more peaceful [...]

By |2018-12-03T13:19:31-07:00December 3rd, 2018|Tags: , |

Using Mindfulness as a Couple

Your partner says something that pushes your buttons, and before you know it, a minor disagreement quickly escalates into a heated argument with blood pressure rising, stomach churning, and fists clenching. How can you avoid this vicious cycle as a couple? One word—mindfulness. Mindfulness is the non-judgmental awareness that enables you to shift out of [...]

By |2018-09-26T04:59:26-07:00September 26th, 2018|