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 [...]

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 [...]

Adult ADHD: How is it different than childhood ADHD?

By |October 23rd, 2013|

As mentioned in a previous news post, Recognizing the Signs of ADHD in Your Child, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may “look” different in adults when compared to children. We know that ADHD persists into adulthood; however, it tends to affect adults differently than children. When we think of childhood [...]