The Tragedy of Hatred!

June 13, 2016anxiety, change, fears, grief, sadness, sorrow, violence

The senseless tragedy in Orlando has left us all with heavy hearts.  It’s hard to imagine a hatred so strong, that it could lead a human being to take the lives of so many totally unknown, innocent people.  My mind wants to push away the thought.  I don’t want that kind of hatred to even … Read More

Fear of Change!

May 15, 2016anxiety, change, empowerment, fears, stress

So many people want to stay with what’s familiar to them.  No matter how unsatisfying and even frustrating something might be, familiarity conveys a certain sense of safety for most of us.  As humans, staying with what we know can have an almost magnetic pull.  And the thought of stepping off that cliff, into the … Read More

Understanding What M.S.W. and L.C.S.W. Means

October 19, 2015anxiety, depression, fears, grief, relationship issues, santa barbara therapist, self-image, therapists

When you’re tired of struggling with a problem on your own, and you’re ready to reach out to a professional, where do you begin?  A personal recommendation is wonderful, but that doesn’t always happen.  Many people choose a therapist by searching online, and many begin with directories such as Psychology Today and Good Therapy. Once … Read More