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How Insecurity and Rumination Become Team Players in Romantic Breakups

How Rumination and Insecurity Become Team Players in Romantic Breakups   Rumination and insecurity go hand in hand. Insecurity is a destabilizing experience. It takes the ground from under you. There is nothing to hold onto because you feel lost, wobbly and untethered. Along comes a rope to cling to – a mental strategy [...]

Spotting Insecurities and Addressing it to Strengthen Relationships

Spotting Insecurities and Addressing Them to Strengthen Relationships Spotting insecurities in yourself can be scary and shameful as a client recently told me about being stuck in a relationship where he felt demeaned and devalued. He wanted to learn how to become more secure inside of himself to withstand the put downs, let downs [...]

By | October 27th, 2021|Anxiety Treatment, Breakups and Separation, Communication Issues, Couples Counseling, Family of Origin Counseling, Fear and Pani, Insecurity Counseling, relationship issues, Separation and Loss, separation counseling|Comments Off on Spotting Insecurities and Addressing it to Strengthen Relationships

Managing Parental Frustration When Your Child Cannot Make Choices

 Managing Parental Frustration When Your Child Can’t Choose and Wants Everything Parental frustration is an hourly and daily experience for most moms and dads who are trying to play nice to their kids by offering them food and or play choices only to get no reaction, or one of wanting everything. Parents want to [...]

By | September 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Managing Parental Frustration When Your Child Cannot Make Choices

Substance Abuse Acts as Self Medication for Loneliness, Anxiety and Depression

Substance Abuse acts as Self-Medication to Manage Loneliness, Anxiety and Depression Substance abuse acts as self-medication for millions of young people who are persistently depressed from the ages of ten to twenty four. According to the Journal of the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, (2021), chronic depression in these formative years is the [...]

By | August 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Substance Abuse Acts as Self Medication for Loneliness, Anxiety and Depression

How are You Wired For Love?

https://losangeleswestsidetherapy.com/couples-counseling/How are you wired for love? Wired for love – alternating power plays Cole, a 36 year-old painter and decorator adored his wife Mona, a 38-year-old city administrator had been through grueling breakups with their previous partners and come together to fill the holes and soothe each other. But as the wounds of loss [...]

By | July 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How are You Wired For Love?

Understanding and Tracking Relational Trauma in the Body

Understanding and Tracking Relational Trauma in the Body Tracking relational trauma is essential, because it gets activated when you least expect it. Trauma survivors may not realize that they have been emotionally traumatized; and so are oblivious to their reactions to others during a bout of activation. Their reactions are prescribed and they are not [...]

By | June 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding and Tracking Relational Trauma in the Body

Trauma in the Body

 Trauma in the Body Trauma in the body shows up in a variety of ways, often combined with one another, for example insomnia and back pain. Trauma in the body is a sign that some parts of your natural development were disturbed and twisted, causing unbearable shock to the system.  You were helpless to respond [...]

By | May 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Trauma in the Body

Parenting an Angry Child – The Three ‘A’s” of Success

Parenting an Angry Child – The Three ‘A’s of success Parenting an angry child who can be unpredictable, explosive and overwhelming is one of the toughest jobs ever. To be scared of your own child who seems threatening,  sets up a massive rush of adrenaline in you the parent – just as your child is [...]

By | April 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Parenting an Angry Child – The Three ‘A’s” of Success

Five Ways to Mange Post-pandemic Anxiety About Changes in Family Life

Five Ways to Mange Post-pandemic Anxiety About Changes in Family Life A great deal of attention is being focused on adjusting to a post-pandemic world as vaccinations make it safer to do so. A bunch of recent articles talk about post-pandemic social anxiety of being in crowded places and having rusty social skills in general. [...]

By | March 24th, 2021|Anxiety Treatment, Separation and Loss, stress|Comments Off on Five Ways to Mange Post-pandemic Anxiety About Changes in Family Life

Signs of Depression -Origins and Purpose

Feeling Depressed? What are the Signs of Depression? Signs of depression seem obvious at first, right? – you feel low, or down; lack energy and motivation, and also ‘don’t care.’ But are these actual signs of depression or just reactions to life not going your way? How do you know whether you are just feeling [...]

By | February 15th, 2021|Depression Counseling, Family of Origin Counseling, Insecurity Counseling|Comments Off on Signs of Depression -Origins and Purpose