Life’s Tragedy Isn’t Always Seen

August 26, 2016change, choices, empowerment, self-image, self-talk

As a Santa Barbara counselor, I often sit with people who have settled for “what is,” instead of “what could be.” They’re unhappy.  They’ve lost their zest for life.  There’s no sparkle of enthusiasm in their eyes.  At some point they’ve turned away from their passions, away from their hopes and dreams. There are lots … Read More

A New You!

January 26, 2016change, choices, depression, empowerment, happiness, resiliency, self-image

“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” George Elliot Do you feel dissatisfied with the way your life is going?  Do you wish you had made different choices in your past? You can’t undo what’s already happened, but you can go forward in a way that’s more true to who you … 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