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Surviving Separations and Reunions That Promote Healthy Relationships

By | September 13th, 2022|Breakups and Separation, Insecurity Counseling, Parenting Counseling, Separation and Loss, separation counseling, Uncategorized|

Surviving separations may conjure up major milestones like the loss of a loved one who has moved away or passed on – in other words, a physical separation. But it’s usually the micro separations from the moment one is born that have massive emotional impacts and determine how well you will adapt to and [...]

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Brain Fog Anxiety – What it is and How to Mange it.

By | March 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Brain Fog Anxiety - What it is and How to Manage it. Brain fog anxiety is scary, debilitating and takes away your sense of control. Brain fog anxiety makes you doubt and mistrust yourself. It’s as if you are new in the world and don’t know what to expect or how to navigate what [...]

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Managing Parental Frustration When Your Child Cannot Make Choices

By | September 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

 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 [...]

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

By | August 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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How are You Wired For Love?

By | July 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Understanding and Tracking Relational Trauma in the Body

By | June 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Trauma in the Body

By | May 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

 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 [...]

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

By | April 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Spouses With Depression Have a History of Childhood Trauma and Emotional Abuse

By | April 15th, 2019|Anxiety Treatment, Couples Counseling, Depression Counseling, Insecurity Counseling, Uncategorized|

Spouses with depression suffer intense marital problems due to a history of childhood trauma and emotional abuse Spouses with depression face insecure and rocky marital relations. When one spouse has depression, it’s hard for the non-depressed spouse to feel connected and alive in the relationship. But when both spouses are depressed, the stakes go through [...]

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Why Men Who Fear Women Become Raging Bulls

By | June 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Are you a man who is an obedient, loyal, dependable guy with your female partner? Do you give her the authority to make decisions, take the lead and initiative on parenting, spending money and organizing your social life? Then you may be very conficted about having no power yourself just so you can ensure that you are loved and cared for. Maybe you just don't know which part of you to go with? What will the consequences be if you take on a more authoritative role? How will it be if you continue to avoid asserting yourself? You know that inside you there is a raging bull ready to smash everything that smacks of needing to depend on your female partner for care.

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