Somatic Experiencing-The Body Remembers

If you haven't heard of Dr. Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing take a moment to read this post.  If you've tried everything else and are still struggling Somatic Experiencing might be exactly what you need. Past trauma can mean not feeling fully alive in the present. Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.  Trauma may [...]

By | May 1st, 2016|Educational, Somatic Experiencing|0 Comments

Five Losing Behaviors That Are Ruining Your Relationship

Young Retro Style Couple Having Relationship Problems Today, I'm going to share with you the five losing behaviors that are ruining your relationship. Let's face it, relationships are complicated. Love just isn't enough for any relationship to survive, let alone, thrive. To have a great relationship you must commit to building it, thoughtfully [...]

By | August 31st, 2015|Educational, Marriage and Counseling|0 Comments

Your Healing Depends On How You Tell Your Story

I believe your healing depends on how you tell your story. We can re-write our stories of struggle and pain from a place of shame and blame or from a place of compassion and love. How we choose to write our story will have a profound effect on our ability to heal from our pain [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|Educational, Things I Find Inspirational|0 Comments

Taking Control Of Your Emotions

Taking control of your emotions can help us in living a more positive, fulfilling life. There are three factors that determine what you feel. These factors are your Physiology, Language and Focus. Together, they create any—and every—emotional state. Learning how each factor plays a role in how we feel, we can learn to take control [...]

By | May 18th, 2015|Educational, Things I Find Inspirational|0 Comments

The Importance Of Self-Care

Most of us take for granted the importance of self-care and the role it plays in helping us get through painful times. What exactly is self-care? Self-care is any intentional action(s) you take to care for your physical, mental, and emotional health. In times of stress, trauma, or crisis, practicing self-care can help manage your [...]

By | May 11th, 2015|Educational|0 Comments

Finding Your Passion

I work with many individuals who come to me because the don't know what their passion or purpose is. They report feeling "stuck" or "lost" in their careers, jobs and lives resulting in feeling uninspired and unfulfilled and turning to unhealthy ways to cope. So how do we find our purpose or our passion? Would [...]

By | April 27th, 2015|Educational, Things I Find Inspirational|0 Comments

Lessons To Building Resilience

I'd like to share with you three lessons to building resilience. The three lessons I learned about joy and light come from people I’ve worked with who have spent time in sorrow and darkness. My hope is that if you are in darkness that one of these lessons may help you to make your way [...]

By | April 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Offering Psychotherapy in Newport Beach, CA

I'm excited be offering psychotherapy at my office in Newport Beach, CA located at 1151 Dove St. Suite 100 Newport Beach, CA 92660. I've been thinking about branching out to another location for quite some time. So, I finally decided to take the leap and I started looking for space. When I found this office [...]

By | March 31st, 2015|Educational|0 Comments

What Is Co-Dependency?

What is co-dependency? I can't count how many times I get asked this question. Well, let me break it down for you. Co-dependency is a learned behavior that can be passed down from one generation to another. It is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying [...]

By | March 23rd, 2015|Educational|0 Comments

The Secret To A Happy Brain

We all strive for happiness. But what if I told you that the answer to happiness is really quite easy. Dr. Amit Sood shares the secret to a happy brain in this short video based on his research. Mind you, Dr. Amit Sood is not a self-help author or a salesman of snake oil or [...]