Do you find yourself repeatedly thinking about events of the days or the past? Do you find these thoughts get in the way, I can help.
Psychologist in Pacifica, CA
When we feel boxed in and we don't know where to turn, finding someone to talk to, focusing on a solution to the problem(s) at hand can be the best course of action. If you want someone on your side who has years of experience helping clients with different types of problems, reach out to me to see how we can work together.
Often the stories we tell ourselves, or others tell about us, frame who we are. Sometimes these stories also find ways of binding us to behaviors that might not be the best for us. Working with these stories and finding new ways of looking at them can be a useful way of starting to change how we view ourselves and the ways others view us as well.
I really like CBT as a modality as it supports the concept that everyone can learn new skills and adapt to their situations. Through conversations, experiments, and acquiring new skills, we can find solutions to many different problems.
At times we try so hard, and it seems like no matter what, it is not good enough. Even those others say we do a great job, there is still a nagging feeling like we should have done more. Or you are at work or in school and feel everyone else is so impressive that you don't have the right to be there. These are just two of the many ways anxiety can express it self in our lives. If you are tired of this and want a change I'm here to help you find a new path forward.
Is the last request just too much? Do you find that you have a shorter and shorter fuse, perhaps leading to an unexpected emotional response? Do you find that something that never used to not bother you at all is now pushing you over the edge? These are a few signs of burnout. Setting boundaries with work, family, or friends is just one of the ways we can find a way back to being your happier and productive self.
There are many different levels of depression. Some make it seemingly impossible to get out of bed, while others go to work and participate in daily life without as much joy as they once had. Finding a way forward to happiness or back to a happier place is hard work. Having a professionally trained person on your side at times can be the key to moving towards being happier.
All romantic relationships go through ups and downs, and they all take work, commitment, and a willingness to adapt and change as your partners grow and each of your needs change. But whether your relationship is just starting out or you’ve been together for years, there are steps you can take to build a healthy relationship.
Mindfulness-based is designed for people who suffer from repeated bouts of depression or chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. Recent research has shown that people who have been clinically depressed three or more times in their life find that learning mindfulness-based skills help to considerably reduce their chances of depression returning.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from different treatment approaches.
Couples counseling provides the opportunity for couples at all stages of marriage to deepen their commitment, enhance communication, and strengthen positive behaviors that will help partners cope with issues that frequently impact marriage. Most couples are in some distress by the time they make the call for an appointment. In fact, couples wait an average of seven years after they realize that there are problems in their relationship. You don't have to wait that long.