Preparing for an Evaluation

By |May 6th, 2016|

By: Kirstin Filizetti, PhD
Preparing for an Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) evaluation or a Specific Learning Disability (SLD) evaluation
As part of our practice in San Diego, we provide ADHD and/or Learning Disability evaluations. These types of evaluations are often sought after by adults who are curious if they meet [...]

The Misunderstood Emotion of Anger

By |May 6th, 2016|

By Norell McCaw, PsyD

I find myself providing education to many patients about the function of emotions.  Many people are insightful about the fact that emotions are what connect us to others.  Without emotions, our relationships would be unsatisfying, to say the least.  Can you imagine having a therapist who [...]

Passive Aggressive Behavior

By |January 12th, 2016|

By: Sarah Zucker, Psy.D.

Being on the receiving end of passive aggressive behavior can make a normally patient partner, friend, coworker, or family member lose their cool. Even the most self-aware among us can act passively aggressively every once in a while, although we’d usually rather not admit it (GUILTY!). [...]

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    Comprehensive Assessment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Comprehensive Assessment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

By |January 5th, 2016|

By: Kirstin Filizetti, Ph.D.

As part of my practice, I receive phone calls and inquiries about comprehensive ADHD evaluations for children and adults. Most often, people ask why a comprehensive approach is important when diagnosing ADHD. Often times, symptoms of ADHD such as inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity may result from life [...]

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    Recognizing the signs of a Sexual Addiction and When to Seek Treatment

Recognizing the signs of a Sexual Addiction and When to Seek Treatment

By |December 11th, 2015|

By Norell McCaw, PsyD

The Sexual Addiction Controversy-Does Sexual Addiction actually exist?

The term addiction stems from the Latin word “addicere” meaning “bound to” or “enslaved by”. The term sexual addiction is controversial. No universally accepted definition or criteria for sexual addiction exists within the mental health or medical community, [...]

Holiday Stress

By |November 20th, 2015|

It is that time again-“the most wonderful time of the year” (or so they say)! The holidays are supposed to be a time of enjoying family, seeing friends, enjoying good food, and creating lasting memories. But lets face it—the holidays can also be VERY stressful! Not only is stress [...]

Understanding Teens’ Emotions

By |July 28th, 2015|

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD.

Cutting is a form of self-harm that some teens use as a coping skill. It is often done out of desperation, when nothing else seems to work. Parents frequently have a very difficult time understanding why their child would choose to injure themselves, and parents play [...]

Inside Out

By |June 24th, 2015|

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD.

Pixar, known for their heartfelt and funny movies which tap into themes most Americans can relate to, has apparently outdone itself this time. And we’re so excited because their new movie, Inside Out, is about emotions! If critics are to be believed, this move captures the [...]

Children and ADHD

By |April 28th, 2015|

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD.

As children develop, it’s normal for parents to have some anxiety over what is “normal” and what is not. With so much information available, it’s easy to get carried away searching for answers on the Internet. The best advice I can give as a professional, which [...]

Intuitive Eating

By |February 24th, 2015|

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD.

The diet industry makes a considerable amount of its money off of our chronic displeasure with our bodies. It can count on us to return to diets over and over again, even though they don’t work for 95% of people.  Although it is more likely that [...]