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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Negative Impact of Cyberbullying

By |September 9th, 2014|

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD

Next month marks the anniversary of something tragic that did not have to happen. On October 10th of 2012, 15-year-old Amanda Todd, from British Columbia, was driven to suicide by years of online abuse, extortion, and cyberbullying. Todd’s YouTube video, which she created about a month [...]

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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 [...]

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    If Your Child Suffers From Anxiety, Counseling in San Diego is Available

If Your Child Suffers From Anxiety, Counseling in San Diego is Available

By |March 17th, 2014|

When it comes to children and teens, there can be a million reasons for high anxiety levels.  Everything from school, peers and parents to seeing a scary movie can cause stress.  Sometimes it truly is just a phase.   However, when children consistently demonstrate symptoms of anxiety, it may, in [...]

A Simple Breathing Technique to Decrease Anxiety

By |March 11th, 2014|

Everyone experiences anxiety. There are many ways to appropriately manage symptoms related to anxiety. One way to quickly “feel better” is to stop and focus on your breathing.  The following is a simple and straightforward method for focusing on how your breath may be increasing your anxiety.


For this exercise, [...]

Managing Holiday Stress

By |November 8th, 2013|

The holiday season is upon us! Meaning that we will soon be “swamped” with cooking, standing in crazy long lines to buy gifts, planning for family members to visit, managing children on winter break, and many more “fun filled” holiday activities.

But, let’s face it—the holidays can be stressful! Therefore, [...]

Neurofeedback as a Treatment for ADD/ADHD

By |October 24th, 2013|

San Diego Center for Neurofeedback can help individuals with ADD/ADHD who are looking to benefit from a long-lasting, healthy change with their daily life.  Neurofeedback can help train your brain to become stabilized and function more efficiently.  Brains with ADD/ADHD may tend to hyper-focus, become easily distracted, and run [...]

When to practice patience?

By |October 24th, 2013|

Todays class left me pondering the following statement…

“True leaders are men and women who know when to stand, when to wait, and when to walk on.” -Dr. Vince Pieranunzi

This morning my Psychology 101 class finished watching the movie “The Dead Poets Society,” as part of the course curriculum. The [...]