20 Pieces of Advice for 20 Somethings

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1. You don’t have to love it, just get out there I use to work at John Wayne Airport for a specialty cargo company shipping mostly exotic fish, dead bodies, and cigarettes – no joke. I took the job when I was 16 years old after thumbing through a website called monster.com (now something comparable […]

Why Do I Feel Anxious When Things are Calm?


Why does anxiety sometimes ramp up when things are calm?  In times of calm, we are more reflective, and more in touch with ourselves. We have a moment to take stock of the way we are living and compare that against the way we wish we were living. If they don’t match, we can experience […]

8 Ways to Build Self Awareness

8 Ways to Build Self Awareness

Set the intention. Just like you won’t lose weight or build muscle without setting the intention to go to the gym or diet, you won’t build self-awareness without making it a mission. Setting the intention is the real first step in developing self-awareness. Start by assuming you are a mystery to yourself. There is a […]

You Are Not Your Diagnosis


Diagnosis and Symptoms: How helpful are they? Our culture has really done an amazing job at reducing social stigma around psychological issues. Unfortunately, in that process, we have somehow traded out stigma for a medicalized, symptom-focused, shallow understanding of ourselves and our mental health. On the positive side, you won’t get a scarlet letter for […]

Anxiety Disorders: What You Need to Know

Anxiety Disorders: What You Need to Know

When you hear the word “anxiety” most people almost immediately think of “stress.” While not totally wrong, this pairing is also incomplete. Unlike stress, anxiety disorders do not need to be based in reality or on some objective level of stress. Anyone can understand why someone might be stressed, but it’s not always easy to […]

Therapy for Teens: What to Expect


Our goal is to create a real relationship with you from our very first therapy session – one in which you feel safe to open up, express yourself, explore issues, and begin healing.It helps some to have a framework of what you might be getting into by starting therapy.

What Is Normal Grieving? What Are the Stages of Grief?

What Is Normal Grieving, and What Are the Stages of Grief?

The term “grief” can even seem sub-par for what you are going through. We are so sorry and just know there are therapists, counselors, and psychologists out there who can help. On this page, we are going to attempt to tackle, with words, the unbearable feelings you may be going through and provide some ideas […]

Anxiety Treatment for Anxiety and Panic Attacks


What is an anxiety attack? Is it the same thing as a panic attack? A Panic Attack is a sudden episode of intense fear or anxiety with accompanying physical and psychological symptoms. Episodes are triggered by a perceived threat (internal or external) rather than imminent danger. Accompanying symptoms include feelings of losing control, “going crazy”, heart palpitations, chest pain, […]

How to Reach out to Someone with Depression or Anxiety

How to Reach out to Someone with Depression or Anxiety

We get a lot of calls from people who are seeking to find a therapist for their struggling loved one showing signs and symptoms of depression or an anxiety disorder. Desperate to help, they spend a whole afternoon looking online for the perfect person to be their psychologist. The intentions behind the search are beautiful […]