Psychotherapy |

oakland therapists

Despite your best efforts, maintaining your well-being in this busy world can be challenging. But, you are not stuck in bad behavior forever. You have the power to create the life you want to live. Good habits happen when you set yourself up for success…

Depression Therapy |

Depression Therapists

Everyone experiences shame from time to time. It involves negatively judging yourself and believing that you failed to live up to your standards or the standards of others. It’s an intense discomfort that comes from feelings of inadequacy…

Anxiety and Stress Therapy |

Individual Counselor

How are you really feeling? By regularly recording your thoughts, you will gain insight into your moods and behaviors. Deciding to journal is a great way to improve your wellbeing. Having time to reflect can do wonders for your psyche….

Psychotherapy |

individual counseling

When a relationship that you devoted so much time and emotion to ends, it can feel like there is no hope. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can think of it as an adventure to rediscover yourself…

Psychotherapy |

Individual therapy

You have a nagging feeling that you’re not good enough. You don’t belong. There must have been some mistake. Soon everyone will know that you’re a fraud. Imposter syndrome is a psychological phenomenon…

Depression Therapy |

depression counselors

Major depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the world. People tend to withdraw when they are depressed, so reaching out to a friend in need is an important first step. You can’t cure them, but social support can remind them that they are not alone…

Anxiety and Stress Therapy |

Anxiety Counselors

Most of us have an increase in anxiety about getting sick from COVID-19. Then there are people who have previously been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The pandemic has the potential to lead to worsening OCD symptoms. You may be wondering how to cope…

Depression Therapy 

Depression Therapists

Isolation is a major cause of depression. The health consequences of feeling lonely are dramatic. It can also disrupt your sleep, elevate your blood pressure, increase stress and lower your overall well-being…

Psychotherapy 

psychologists

Uncertainty has become our new normal. Between financial worries, fears about the virus, and concern for your loved ones, there are plenty of things that may be keeping you up past your bedtime…

Anxiety and Stress Therapy 

Psychotherapists

Boundaries are an essential part of coping with anxiety. You need a healthy sense of personal space. Boundaries help you maintain your identity in your personal and professional relationships…

Couples Therapy 

couples therapists

Human nature dictates that we speak our minds. Progress is usually the result of someone raising an opinion. Everyone has needs and getting them in the context of your relationship is important…

Trauma and PTSD Therapy |

PTSD

It is normal to experience traumatic stress following a disturbing event. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other forms of traumatic stress can be incredibly difficult and unpredictable…

Couples Therapy |

Online Couples Therapy

Virtual therapy has become more popular over the past decade. In many cases, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become the only way to gain access to the services of the couples therapist of your choice…

Psychotherapy |

online therapy

Cabin fever is not a psychological disorder, but it is the very real feeling of claustrophobia when you are forced to remain in one place for an extended period of time…

Oakland Therapy |

Oakland psychologist

We’re in unsettling times. It’s challenging and difficult. Resilience is a set of habits, skills and behaviors that can be cultivated and practiced. It will help you cope and bounce back after challenges and setbacks…

Grief Therapy |

grief counseling

Bereavement is a painful, stressful and difficult journey at the best of times. Mourning the loss of a loved one is hard and the COVID-19 crisis makes it more difficult. Grieving during a pandemic is complicated…

Couples Therapy |

Couples Counselor

Not all relationships can handle the tension of indefinite and close proximity. This time of isolation can be a period of great growth or great struggle in your relationship…

Psychotherapy |

oakland therapist

Not all relationships can handle the tension of indefinite and close proximity. This time of isolation can be a period of great growth or great struggle in your relationship…

Psychotherapy |

teletherapy

Social contact is a fundamental human need. Without it, you may find yourself spiraling into negative thoughts and feeling very closed in. The goal of social distancing is to be alone, but not lonely…

Psychotherapy |

Online Therapy

Unfortunately, social distancing guidelines mean that you can’t just go to a therapist’s office. This is why access to teletherapy is more important than ever…

Anxiety and Stress Therapy |

anxiety counseling

During the COVID-19 pandemic you may feel unsafe, have trouble sleeping and experience distressing emotions. It is normal to feel some anxiety when a global infectious disease impacts every area of your life. Here are some ways to cope…

Anxiety and Stress Therapy |

Oakland Anxiety Therapist

Your brain will try to convince you that worrying and ruminating is helpful. Actually, you’re just making things worse. Negative thinking will kill your joy. You need practical tools to help you reduce worry…

Couples Therapy |

marriage counselor

You can be a great talker, but you have to be an equally good listener to be a great communicator. It’s about expressing yourself in a healthy way and allowing your partner to do the same…

Psychotherapy |

Walnut Creek Therapist

You have heard that meditation is good for you. However, it may seem like just another thing you don’t have time to learn. Here are some tips that will make it more appealing and less daunting…

Depression Therapy |

Oakland Depression Therapy

Sometimes you underestimate the power of your thoughts. That’s why it’s important to monitor the negative ones. You don’t need to be a slave to your thoughts. Here are some ways to let go…

Couples Therapy |

relationship therapist

Relationships can be fun, but they may also be challenging and require work. Maintaining a relationship is not easy. You need to invest time and energy. Here are some ways a relationship therapist can help you…

Psychotherapy |

berkeley therapist

Admitting that you need help is a brave step. Once you’ve made the decision to reach out, it’s important to take time to find the right professional for you. You will need someone you feel you can connect with…

Psychotherapy |

oakland psychologists

Willpower is a combination of courage, mental stamina and determination. It makes all the difference in the world and stands behind most success stories. The good news is that willpower can be learned and strengthened..

Couples Therapy |

marriage therapist

With the holiday season comes a lot of fun, but also some stress. The holidays can cause friction in even the strongest relationships – established and new. This is especially true if your relationship is already on shaky ground…

Psychotherapy |

oakland psychotherapy

Psychotherapy can benefit you if you are struggling with emotional difficulties, life challenges and mental health concerns. In therapy you will learn to cope with the symptoms that don’t respond to treatment right away…

Depression Therapy |

depression counselor

When you suffer from depression many of your coping strategies can actually make your problem worse. Are you hindering your recovery? Only when you overcome these 5 common mistakes will you start making progress…

Couples Therapy 

couples therapist

The silent treatment is a way to inflict pain without physical violence or visible wounds. It actually activates the part of your brain that is responsible for registering physical pain. It can present itself as taking the “high road”, but it’s not…

Couples Therapy 

relationship therapist

A healthy relationship needs a solid foundation. You need to be willing to make some changes and become better together in order to improve the quality of your relationship and your life. Evaluate your own contribution…

Depression Therapy 

depression counselor

A lot of people feel a little more melancholy or tired with the reduced light and warmth of the fall into winter. However, if you have the same symptoms each year and it affects your quality of life until winter turns to spring, you may have SAD…

Couples Therapy 

marriage therapist

In marriage, what you don’t know can really hurt you. Many couples don’t discuss the difficult things that can actually build a strong foundation. If you don’t deal with an issue before marriage, you will be dealing with it while you’re married…

Anxiety Therapy 

anxiety counselor

Take a deep breath. Don’t you already feel better?
Breathing is such an ordinary and mundane thing that its true significance can be easily overlooked. It is the most direct way to bring the mind together with the body…

Oakland Therapy 

oakland counseling

Why do some people succeed and others don’t? Emotional Intelligence(EQ), is the ability to identify and manage your emotions. Your EQ is what you use to empathize. It allows you to connect with others, understand yourself better and live a more authentic, happy life…

Couples Therapy 

relationship counselor

When you are not focusing your emotional energy on your partner, where is it going? Emotional affairs are non-sexual relationships that usually start out as friendships. It may seem harmless, but more than 70% of these seemingly innocent flirtations…

Couples Therapy 

Relationship Therapist

No one likes to hear bad news, but the truth is that the consequences of refusing to talk about issues can be far more damaging. Breaking down barriers and opening the lines of communication is a real skill. Here are 5 ways you can help your partner share…

Couples Therapy 

marriage counselor

Your relationship has a magic formula for success. Renowned relationship expert, Dr. John Gottman of The Gottman Institute found that for every negative interaction during a conflict, a stable relationship needs at least 5 positive interactions…

Couples Therapy 

relationship therapy

To love is to be vulnerable. That’s why it’s easy to get hurt. It may feel like the whole world is caving in on you right now. To stop loving is not an option. How can you get beyond the pain? Here are some tips to help you move on…

Anxiety & Stress Therapy 

anxiety counselor

You can never truly be fearless and you shouldn’t aspire to be. Courage is not the absence of fear. Your fear has a purpose. It warns and protects you. Without it you wouldn’t last long. But, it should never prevent you from living your life…

Couples Therapy 

relationship therapy

If you have a partner in recovery you may want to know what you can do to help. While you can’t change the addict, there are things you can do to improve the chances of their recovery. Making changes in the way that you interact with the addicted person will put an end to enabling…

Couples Therapy 

couples counseling

Mindfulness is a skill anyone can acquire. It increases your awareness of what you are experiencing and provides enough space to decide how you want to respond in every situation. It’s an easy, always available way to calm yourself…

Berkeley Therapy 

berkeley therapy

You are not alone. We have all repeated some of our mistakes from one time to another. If we don’t learn from our mistakes, we inflict unnecessary stress on ourselves and others. How do we do that, rather than just repeating them…

Marriage Therapy 

marriage therapy

It’s decadent and selfish. It’s inaccessible to me. It’s just a fad.
There are many misconceptions about what self care really means. The truth is that self care is so much more important than treating yourself to something expensive…

Psychotherapy 

psychotherapy

Information overload leads to overstimulation of your brain. It occurs when we’re exposed to too much irrelevant information. A stressed brain is at greater risk of neurodegenerative disorders…

Couples Therapy 

relationship counseling

The butterflies are gone. Now what? Research shows that the Honeymoon Phase is a very real phenomenon that can last anywhere from days to a couple of years. It takes so much energy that it can not possible last forever…

Psychotherapy 

psychotherapy

The butterflies are gone. Now what? Research shows that the Honeymoon Phase is a very real phenomenon that can last anywhere from days to a couple of years. It takes so much energy that it can not possible last forever…

Depression Therapy 

Depression Counseling

It is normal to feel lonely sometimes, but it’s hard to cope when those feelings won’t go away. You may begin to think that this is how you will always feel. Perhaps you have tried to overcome your loneliness and failed…

Couples Therapy 

Depression Counseling

Your partner is an addict. Statistics show that 1 in 10 people who enter a therapy office or clinic have an addictive disorder, yet only about 10% receive treatment. Addiction is one of the greatest challenges a relationship will face…

Psychotherapy

teletherapy

Online therapy, or e-therapy, e-counseling, teletherapy or cyber-counseling, is a development in mental health in which your therapist or counselor provides psychological advice and support over the internet…

Couples Therapy

relationship counseling

You can be in a codependent relationship with anyone. In a romantic relationship it means that you come to rely on your partner for happiness and approval…

Psychotherapy

psychotherapy
Psychological abuse involves attempts to frighten, control or isolate the victim. A relationship is abusive if there is a consistent pattern of bullying behavior and words that wear down the victim’s self-esteem and mental health…

Couples Therapy

couples therapt

Infidelity puts a serious strain on a relationship. It can leave the cheated partner with a sense of betrayal and confusion. Unfortunately, some relationships will not survive…

Couples Therapy

couples counselor

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?…

Psychotherapy 

psychotherapist

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…

Depression Therapy

depression counseling

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…

Depression Therapy

depression therapist

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…

Anxiety Therapy

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…

Couples Counseling

couples therapy

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

depression counseling

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

anxiety counseling

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…

Marriage Counseling

marriage counseling

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…

Couples Therapy

couples counseling

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

berkeley therapy

According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine more physical activity and specifically walking was shown to dramatically improve the quality of life of participants who reported symptoms of depression…

Oakland Therapy

oakland therapy

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 anxiety…

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…

Depression Therapy

couples 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…

Anxiety and Stress Therapy

anxiety therapy

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…

Anxiety and Stress Therapy

counseling anxiety

What if I told you that you can effectively deal with anxiety and panic attacks in just 30 seconds? Well, you can…