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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    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 [...]

The Negative Impact of Cyberbullying

By |September 9th, 2014|

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 [...]

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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, [...]

Advice for Caregivers: Don’t Forget Yourself!

By |June 4th, 2014|

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?

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, [...]