July 15th, 2019

Getting engaged is a huge step in your relationship. It’s part of a meaningful progression from finding someone, falling in love, and making it last forever. You’re probably familiar with pre-marital counseling, but have you considered getting counseling before you even get engaged? While pre-engagement couples therapy is less common than pre-marital therapy, it offers […]

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July 1st, 2019

Social Media has become one of the most dominant aspects of many people’s lives in the past decade. Not only young teens, but adults as well often have their heads down and eyes locked to their phone screens. Scrolling has evolved into the new walking. As common and easy as scrolling through your news feed […]

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June 15th, 2019

Do you often feel worried and panicked in social situations? Social Anxiety Disorder, also known as Social Phobia, is extremely common. Social anxiety can cause someone extreme stress when thinking about or being in social situations. In order to determine if you have social anxiety, answer the questions below in your head, then read the […]

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May 30th, 2019

Orthorexia Nervosa (more commonly known as Orthorexia) is, very simply put, an eating disorder. Unlike other eating disorders that are more regularly discussed such as Anorexia or Bulimia, this eating disorder focuses on consuming healthy foods to the point of cutting certain food groups or ingredients completely out of your diet. The main characteristic that […]

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May 15th, 2019

Firstly, let’s begin with what postpartum depression is—it is a type of depression that occurs within four weeks after having given birth to a child. Depression is depression. However, when it occurs after a significant event coupled with physical and hormonal trauma that your body has experienced, its effects can be significant for both mother […]

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April 30th, 2019

Tips From Your Hermosa Beach Psychologist While most people occasionally deal with some form of anxiety or fear, others experience these emotions much more frequently and intensely. Sometimes, anxiety and fear can take the form of a panic attack—where your heart is racing, you feel out of control, and you struggle to breathe. Panic attacks […]

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April 15th, 2019

Helpful Habits For Managing Adult ADHD If you’re an adult with ADHD, you already know the struggles it can cause in your daily life—problems with distraction, forgetfulness, follow through, and so much more. You may miss appointments, frequently lose track of time, and put off important tasks, like chores or cleaning, because you simply don’t […]

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March 30th, 2019

For many, the changing of the seasons is often a happy time — a breath of fresh air bringing on a new season with new characteristics. A new season is commonly seen as a fresh start. Indeed, a seasonal change can be a pleasant break from what has become the mundane over the last 3-4 […]

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March 15th, 2019

If you’re like many Americans, you might feel like it’s becoming more and more difficult to come home and unwind at the end of your day. Unfinished tasks, events replaying from earlier in the day, and worrying about what needs to be done tomorrow can quickly begin to weigh on our minds and make it […]

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February 28th, 2019

What Is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a topic of increasing interest in the psychological and everyday world. Mindfulness is the state you achieve when directing all of your attention and awareness to the present moment. Mindfulness is a key to stress-relief and relaxation, both of which help improve your overall quality of life. In addition to […]

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