Signs of Co-Dependency and How Therapy Can Help

By |September 29th, 2016|

By: Norell McCaw, PsyD

*Becky came to see me as a patient to address feelings of unhappiness in many of her relationships. In the beginning of treatment, she would often choose to use the session time to talk about her brother’s impulsive decisions, her partner’s alcohol abuse, or her son-in-law’s [...]

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    Grieving the Loss of a Pet and When to Seek Mental Health Therapy

Grieving the Loss of a Pet and When to Seek Mental Health Therapy

By |June 29th, 2016|

By Norell McCaw, PsyD

 

Losing a pet can be one of the hardest, most painful life experiences. For many of us, our pets are our family. They play a very special, unique role in our lives. They can be a consistent source of comfort, joy, and unconditional love. I talk [...]

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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, [...]

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    Recognizing Abuse in Relationships: Should I Seek Counseling for my Relationship?

Recognizing Abuse in Relationships: Should I Seek Counseling for my Relationship?

By |February 3rd, 2015|

By: Sarah Zucker, Psy.D.

Romantic relationships can be very rewarding, but they can also be quite challenging at times. Sometimes when we’re in the midst of an argument, it’s hard to know what differentiates normal, healthy discord from abusive behavior. According to one survey, one in three teens has been [...]

Premarital Therapy in San Diego

By |November 7th, 2014|

By: Sarah Zucker, Psy.D.

One of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make is who you choose to marry. Although plenty of people are not interested in marriage or do not get married for various reasons, 86% of women and 81% of men will be married before the age of 40 [...]

Time Management Tune-Up Techniques

By |September 25th, 2014|

By Sarah Zucker, Psy.D.

Time management is something we all talk about, but does anybody really know what it means? If it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, one of two things is possible: You’re over-committed and need to cut something out, or your time management skills [...]

Thoughts for Couples

By |June 13th, 2014|

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD

When we’ve been with our partner for so long, we get that ease and comfort that only comes from logging a lot of hours with someone. However, with that, things can get a little stale and commonplace. We tend to get into the same behavior patterns, [...]

Advice for Caregivers: Don’t Forget Yourself!

By |June 4th, 2014|

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD

With more people now living well past the age of 70 in the United States, adult children are caregiving for their parents in more ways than ever before. Frequently, it is one child who ends up doing the majority of the caregiving1 – either due to [...]

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    5 Symptoms of Depression: When is Counseling in San Diego Recommended?

5 Symptoms of Depression: When is Counseling in San Diego Recommended?

By |May 19th, 2014|

Every adult experiences highs and lows in life, but when those lows get to be overwhelming, this is when it might be time for counseling in San Diego (or in any location for that matter).   Those who truly suffer from depression can’t always get better on their own or [...]

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    The Pain of Breaking Up: When Do You Need Counseling in San Diego

The Pain of Breaking Up: When Do You Need Counseling in San Diego

By |April 16th, 2014|

What Does Healthy Recovery Look Like?

There are a variety of healthy ways to recover from a breakup.  The most effective path will vary from one person to the next, but basically, it will include any or all of the following.

Talking at length to friends about the relationship. 

Instead of remaining [...]