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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April 4th, 2017

All of us want our lives to matter and to be happy and successful in all that we do. Many people think that they must fully immerse themselves in their careers in order to find the happiness and success they want. While working to earn money is important, spending most of your time and energy […]

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March 16th, 2017

As a counselor in Hermosa Beach, I deal with plenty of clients who have a variety of needs when it comes to our therapy sessions. No matter how different their particular conditions are, there is always one type of intervention that is beneficial for all my clients: positive thinking and a positive attitude. One of […]

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March 2nd, 2017

As a therapist in Hermosa Beach, clients often come see me to address a variety of issues around motivation, or in many cases, a lack thereof. Motivation is a critical factor in how we deal with everyday life and it gives us the energy that we need to accomplish what we want to. However, not […]

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February 15th, 2017

Raising a child is never black and white. There are so many opinions, books, and studies done that will try to tell you how to best parent your child. There is a lot of good information out there, but at the same time, it can be a bit overwhelming. Many of my clients have children […]

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February 2nd, 2017

Gambling can quickly become more than a source of entertainment for many people, as it is often extremely addictive and irresistible. People who have addictive tendencies are more prone to experiencing problems with gambling. People who gamble have a vested interest in betting on the (mostly random) outcome of an event. Whether it is betting […]

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January 21st, 2017

One of the many complexities of intimate relationships is understanding the difference between being vulnerable and being needy. One of these helps promote connection and strengthens a relationship while the other can lead to its demise. My hope is that after reading this you will not only have greater clarity about what each of these […]

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January 17th, 2017

Those of us who live by the ocean are very lucky, for more reasons than simply the physical beauty of it.  As a Manhattan Beach and South Bay therapist, as well as an ocean enthusiast, I have put time into thinking and reading about the ocean and the positive effects it has on our mental […]

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