November 14th, 2017

As the holidays get closer, many of us get excited for big meals, gift sharing, and more. However, for others, the holidays may bring increased anxiety or added stress due to family conflicts, large gatherings, and uncomfortable situations. There are ways to avoid, or at least lessen some of these sources of stress. As a […]

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November 2nd, 2017

Holidays can be a difficult time when dealing with personal struggles, especially during Thanksgiving. It is a time to give thanks and appreciate the important things in your life, but that is easier said than done. In the South Bay and Hermosa Beach, I frequently work with clients who struggle this time of year. Some […]

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October 18th, 2017

Deciding to start therapy can often be a difficult decision to make. As much as we may need it, seeking help from a therapist may mean overcoming personal, familial, or societal stigmas associated with therapy. Unfortunately, sometimes this means people come to the conclusion that therapy is not right for them. The truth is, however, […]

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October 2nd, 2017

It is always good to be prepared for whatever life may throw your way, especially if what gets thrown your way is a natural disaster. As a trusted counselor in the Hermosa Beach, CA area, I frequently work with clients on how to remain calm in stressful situations. I understand that when a serious situation […]

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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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