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: , |

Get the most out of social media

The holidays are rife with opportunities to engage with social media. For many, Instagram and Facebook offer a fun way to share the events of our lives with friends and relatives. But for people who struggle with depression or social isolation, they can also contribute to mental health challenges. In a recent Huffington Post article, [...]

By |2017-12-15T16:15:07-07:00December 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

How to Manage the “Winter Blues”

Do you ever feel an overall melancholy as soon as the days become darker? Tis the season when the nights get longer, the temperature drops, and the sun retreats. This change in daylight and weather can leave you feeling down, having less energy, and craving carbohydrates more than usual. Some people refer to this shift [...]