September 15th, 2017

At first glance, the idea of Halloween seems counter-intuitive. After all, most people would agree that fear is a negative emotion – so why do we dress up as ghouls and goblins, tell scary stories, watch scary movies, and generally seek frights for a thrill? As a psychologist serving the Hermosa Beach area, I work […]

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September 5th, 2017

Coffee makes the world go round – or that’s what they say, at least. Some 83% of US adults drink coffee on a regular basis, and it’s become such a cultural staple that shirts saying “Don’t talk to me before I’ve had my coffee” are a common occurrence. And for the most part, there’s nothing […]

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August 15th, 2017

If you’re searching for reasons to convince your family, or yourself, that a pet is a good idea, then look no further. Recent studies have shown that having a pet can result in many psychological benefits and actually improve your health! As a therapist in the Hermosa Beach, CA area, I strive to promote the […]

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August 1st, 2017

Going back to school can be exciting for most children, but it can also bring feelings of anxiety. This is completely normal, even for children who typically thrive in social situations. Anxious feelings are normal and are an expected response to transition or change. However, this doesn’t mean that you or your child has to […]

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July 17th, 2017

Whether you love soaking up the sun while lounging by the pool, or bundling up in layers by a warm, toasty fire, your favorite season can reveal more than just your preferred weather. Your favorite time of year can actually reveal a lot about your personality! As your trusted choice for therapy in the Manhattan […]

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July 5th, 2017

Everyone needs a break now and then and with the arrival of summer there is no better time to take some time off. As a therapist in the Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach area, I frequently encourage my clients to travel so that they can feel refreshed, relaxed, and inspired. Studies have shown that traveling […]

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June 2nd, 2017

With the convenience and availability of technology and other gadgets in our current society, the way we raise children has changed drastically. Old parenting methods that ensured respectable, ethical, and successful children, frequently face new challenges in our constantly changing world. As a therapist in Manhattan Beach, I frequently work with parents who are looking […]

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May 15th, 2017

At some point in our lives, we have all experienced the unpleasantness of anxiety. Based on our own personal experiences with anxiety, we also know how difficult it can be to effectively manage anxiety. This is especially true when it comes to children. If you are a parent or caregiver of an anxious child, you […]

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May 2nd, 2017

Many of us have looked back at some of our past decisions and wondered why, or wished we hadn’t acted in a certain way. Most likely those times that we look back on with regret we were not acting from the best in us, or put another way, we weren’t using our emotional intelligence. In […]

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April 17th, 2017

It’s common for people to seek guidance when they’re unsure of what action to take or when they have no idea what’s going to happen in their lives when they wake up the next day. For some people, this uncertainty makes them eager for some guidance that can help them get through what they’re facing […]

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