Sharing a close bond with your family can be one of the greatest parts of your life. And seeing your partner have closeness with their family is often a good indicator about how your future family might operate. Still, can someone be too close with their family… even obsessed? It is one thing to be family oriented, but if your partner is family obsessed it can actually turn into a wedge in your relationship.Read More
Counseling isn't "one size fits all," and every therapist may not be a good fit for you.
Searching for the best marriage counselor in San Diego is a very important part of your therapy process – before you can begin to make progress you need to find the right therapist. I believe you should find a therapist that will best fit your needs and your particular situation.Read More
We love getting the most bang for our buck, so we want you to have to have the same in your counseling. Going to counseling in San Diego takes courage. It can be difficult to address the problems you are struggling with and open up to a therapist. It costs you time, energy, and money. It is important to maximize what you get out of the therapy, so you get maximum reward. This means not only the time you are with the therapist, but the time in between sessions.Read More
Sometimes it can be hard to identify what you're feeling. You can tell something is up but you don't quite know why. This can lead us into a heightened state, and sometimes with no resolution. Emotions are strongly connected to physical sensations and learning to be able to listen to your body will help you better name and understand your emotions, and ultimately better understand yourself.
How to combat tech habits from taking over your well-being
We live in a time where the world is at our fingertips thanks to smartphones, tablets, and wifi available everywhere. There are, of course, benefits to this, but often it can feel like technology is taking over our lives or our loved ones. Have you ever been to dinner with a friend who can't seem to put down their phone? Or picked up your phone and next thing you know an hour as gone by? Has your device usage left you feeling down?Read More
Self care sounds like an easy concept - take care of yourself, do something kind for yourself, treat yourself to something you usually don’t… so why don’t we implement more of it in our daily lives?Read More
Eat your GRAPES
Self-care is incredibly beneficial to our well-being, yet with the hustle and bustle of life, it's easy to put it on the back burner. When "eating your GRAPES", or doing anything, is the last thing we want, it is usually when we need it the most.Read More
3 Things to incorporate into your daily routine
Sometimes we put our own well being on the back burner, which is the last place it should be. Make it a habit to set aside time each day for self-care. This is especially important if you are facing a depression. Make these things are a daily habit; like brushing your teeth everyday - you just do it.Read More
Learning to set boundaries is tough
It is common to worry that setting boundaries will cause a relationship to suffer and hurt the feelings of the other person. Knowing the purpose of asserting your limits is essential: setting boundaries brings clarity and safety to relationships.Read More
Ask yourself, ARE you....?
Based on the work of Dr. Sue Johnson - the founder of EFT, the basis of a lasting, loving relationship lays in this question. We need to be present and accessible with ourselves and our partners in order to obtain that deep, meaningful connection.Read More
Use technology to help build your self-esteem
Self-esteem is something we've all struggled with at times. Sometimes you feel like you're in a rut and need some help getting back into believing in yourself. Sometimes you just feel like you need a boost in confidence but aren't sure how to get it. With high self-esteem we are more inclined to make better decisions, take better care of ourselves, and explore our full potential.
Our phones have become an essential part of our day, so why not use them to help us build our self-esteem?
"The tyranny of suffering last only as long as it takes for compassion to show up on the scene” - James Finley
This workshop is for anyone who desires to make spirituality a greater resource in their own healing or who hopes to make spirituality a resource in their work being with others on their healing journey.
It might seem impossible, but you can learn to trust again when your partner has been unfaithful.
Facing the consequences of your actions and learning to rebuild trust after infidelity may feel never-ending, but hang tight -- it doesn't have to be like this forever. Simply because the relationship is in a tragic storm now doesn't mean that you won’t make it through to sunlight again.Read More