My Office is a Safe Space

June 1, 2017anxiety, depression, santa barbara therapist

Last week I had a client come in for her session, and talk about something that I felt must have been difficult to discuss.  Toward the end of the session, I asked her how she was feeling, and if she had any regrets in bringing this subject up.  Without any hesitation, she told me that … Read More

Thanksgiving and Our Many Blessings

November 24, 2015blessings, connections, depression, holidays, santa barbara therapist, self-talk, sorrow, stress management

We shouldn’t need a special day  to think about our blessings, but Thanksgiving does tend to turn our thoughts toward being grateful.  It’s easy to do that when things are going well.  But what about when we’re overwhelmed with struggles? I think that’s when remembering to count our blessings is more important than ever!  Our … 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