The Negative Impact of Cyberbullying

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 [...]

Childhood Obesity and Its Negative Implications

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. [...]

Anxiety and Adjustment to College – Part 2

Part 2 of 2 part series

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD

When a child leaves for college, or even just moves out for the first time, it is a big adjustment for the entire family. Here we explore two more things to help you through the transition.

2. Resist the urge to micromanage [...]

Anxiety and Adjustment to College – Part 1

Part 1 of 2 part series

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD

It’s that time of year. You can’t escape the back-to-school advertisements and sales no matter how hard you try. Normally, this time merely signified the start of yet another school year for your child and you having to procure the supplies [...]

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    San Diego Therapy: Men and Therapy – Talking about Emotions

San Diego Therapy: Men and Therapy – Talking about Emotions

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 [...]

Treatment and Strategies when dealing with Anxiety

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD

Anxiety. We all get it, some of us much more than others. Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, and unease, typically regarding an upcoming event that has an uncertain outcome. Anxiety is accompanied by many unwanted physiological symptoms which include sweating, increased heart rate, a [...]

San Diego’s Therapy: Owning a Pet

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: 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, [...]

Advice for Caregivers: Don’t Forget Yourself!

By: Sarah Zucker, PsyD

With more people now living well past the age of 70 in the United States, adult children are caregiving for their parents in more ways than ever before. Frequently, it is one child who ends up doing the majority of the caregiving1 – either due to [...]

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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?

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 [...]