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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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    10 Quick and Easy Ways to Feel More Relaxed At Work Right Now

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Feel More Relaxed At Work Right Now

By |October 16th, 2014|

By: Sarah Zucker, Psy.D.
While you may already be aware of these strategies, how many do you actually utilize? Make it a point to try some of these techniques in the upcoming work week and see which ones work best for you. Merely knowing about stress-relieving strategies will not [...]

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 [...]

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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, [...]