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

A Harsh Sense of Self

November 12, 2014anxiety, compassion, depression, emotional pain, relationship issues, santa barbara therapist, self-image, self-talk

As a Santa Barbara therapist, I often find myself sitting across the room from clients who are so hard on themselves.  They have come to see me because they’re unhappy in some way.  They may be struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or a myriad of other “problems.” Their issues may be situational, or in … Read More