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It is common for couples to seek counseling when communication issues start dominating the relationship. Are you having the same old arguments, over and over again? Do you feel like your partner just does not “get you” anymore? Better communication will only benefit your relationship…

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Stigma is a disgrace. It’s a label. It means judging a person before you’ve had the chance to get to know them. Stigma will make you distrust, fear or avoid a person based on the single aspect of their personality you focus on. There is also stigma surrounding the efforts people make to handle their mental health issues…

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Helping a loved one struggling through depression is not ever going to be easy. But, your support may be the key to their recovery. Here are some things that may help…

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Stress is part of life. No-one is immune. It has become so normalized that you often don’t even notice the excessive stress you are coping with. If these feelings are having a negative impact on your life to the point that you are finding it hard to function normally, it may be time to ask yourself if you need to see a therapist…

Anxiety Therapist

Anxiety is hard. Loving someone with an anxiety disorder can seem impossible. It can be a confusing situation. Here are 5 things you need to think about when your loved one suffers from anxiety…

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The new year can be a hopeful time for you and your partner. It brings a chance for reinvention and reinvigoration. Making resolutions together will mean that you will be far more likely to keep each other focused…

Depression Counseling

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High expectations, money woes, and other holiday hazards can spell trouble for those prone to depression. For many people who have clinical depression, the holidays aren’t just hard to get through—they’re unbearable…

Anxiety Counseling

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The festive season is meant to be a time of joy, but for many people it can be a time for stress, anxiety, sadness, frustration, hurry, loneliness, disappointment, overworking, overeating, over drinking, and overspending…

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Relationship counselors report an increase in couples seeking their services following the holiday season. One reason for this is that many people expect that more time together might renew their love and solve all their problems…

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Often couples put the idea of getting help on the back burner. Often they wait until it’s too late. We’ve outlined some of the most common indicators that a couple could potentially benefit from seeing a professional…

Oakland Therapy

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Walking was shown to dramatically improve the quality of life of participants who reported symptoms of depression. Women who averaged 200 minutes of walking every week had more energy, socialized more, felt better emotionally, and weren’t as limited by their depression when researchers followed up after three years…

Oakland Therapy

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Journaling is often recommended as a stress management tool. It can help you clear your mind and make connections between your thoughts, feelings and actions. It can even help improve the symptoms of depression and anxietyIn a previous post, we discussed the advantages of labeling your emotions when dealing with your anxiety. This is a natural outcome of journaling…

Anxiety Therapy

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Snap out of it. If you suffer from anxiety, you’ve probably heard these words before. Anxiety disorders are often misunderstood and people often think that you can overcome anxiety by willpower alone. While this is not possible and it is very important to seek proffesional help, here are a few tricks you can try to help manage your symptoms…

Couples Therapy

couples therapy

Often couples struggle for years trying to mend their broken relationships on their own. Or they spend those years avoiding and running away from their problems. Congratulations! Being brave enough to commit to couples therapy is the first giant step toward making it better. Here we have collected some ways in which you can set yourself up for success…

Depression Therapy

Sadness is part of life. No-one is upbeat all of the time. However, it becomes a problem when it starts controlling you and leaves you feeling helpless and hopeless. When sadness turns into depression, it’s time to take action. Here are some tricks you should try to get relief from your symptoms….

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Do you prioritize good sleep? A recent study found a dramatic decrease in paranoia after just six weeks of sleep training through online cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). We’re used to thinking that anxiety and depression disrupt sleep – but it turns out that improved sleep will disrupt anxiety and depression…

Anxiety and Stress Therapy

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What if I told you that you can effectively deal with anxiety and panic attacks in just 30 seconds? Well, you can. A brain imaging study by UCLA psychologist, Matthew Lieberman, revealed why naming our feelings decreases our anxiety. Lieberman calls the process “affect labeling”…

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