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, [...]

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 [...]

New Year’s Goals

By |January 15th, 2015|

By: Sarah Zucker, Psy.D.
Happy New Year! It’s the NEW YEAR! Doesn’t that make you excited!? No? You mean at the stroke of midnight you didn’t instantly feel like a new and improved version of yourself? If you didn’t go to the gym, learn French, cut out gluten, finish [...]

Reflection on Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

By |November 14th, 2014|

By: Sarah Zucker, Psy.D.

As Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh lays in critical condition in the hospital, I decided to take a little while to reflect on his life and what he has meant to me and so many others. He may have passed away already by the time this [...]

Childhood Obesity and Its Negative Implications

By |August 25th, 2014|

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD

 

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness month. Besides having potentially devastating consequences for physical health, childhood obesity has well-documented negative implications on children’s mental health as well.

According to the Center for Disease Control, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese in 2012. [...]

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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 [...]