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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    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, [...]

Finding Who You Are

By |December 9th, 2014|

By: Sarah Zucker, Psy.D.

When I was younger, I didn’t really understand what people meant when they said, “I don’t know who I am yet.” It turns out I didn’t know who I was yet either, but at the time I thought I knew everything so I didn’t really care. [...]

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 [...]

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    San Diego Therapy: Men and Therapy – Talking about Emotions

San Diego Therapy: Men and Therapy – Talking about Emotions

By |July 23rd, 2014|

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD

As a woman, most of my closest friends and confidantes are women, but I love the men in my life dearly. My father is a man, my grandfathers are men, and my husband is a man. If you have any solid men in your life, you [...]

San Diego’s Therapy: Owning a Pet

By |June 26th, 2014|

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD

The phrase “Man’s best friend” exists to describe our beloved furry companions for a reason. Pets and animals, especially dogs and felines, have been meaningful to humans since they came into existence long ago. As a major dog lover (love is kind of an understatement), I’m [...]

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, [...]

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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 [...]

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, [...]