how to be more vulnerable

How to be more vulnerable (when shame is holding you back)

Here's how shame is inhibiting your ability to be more vulnerable and live life authentically - full of life, curiosity, love and desires for connection. In this post, we talk about the impact of shame - how it's holding you back - but also what it means to break free and be more vulnerable. By Athina Danilo, a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist based in Sierra Madre and Burbank.   Do you struggle with feelings of shame and perfectionism; do you struggle with feeling worthy - especially in expressing what you feel towards and around others? Would...

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What do therapists actually do

What do therapists actually do for you? 15 Things they can do (and 6 Things they Can’t)

As a therapist in Sierra Madre, I often get asked “What do therapists actually do”? For a clearer picture of how therapy can help, I've listed 15 things therapists can do for you and 6 things they can't.     In this post: Sierra Madre Therapist Rachel Engels will answer the question “what do therapists actually do for you.” In this post, she lists 15 things therapists can help with and 6 things they can't.   By Rachel Engels, MA, Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Sierra Madre)   How do you really know whether therapy is...

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How to find the right therapist in the Los Angeles Area (Free Checklist)

In this post you can download a FREE Checklist to help you in order to decide on the right therapist in the Los Angeles area for you. Finding a therapist in the Los Angeles area is hard. Finding the right therapist for YOU is even harder.  That’s why our community of therapists and counselors created this Best-Fit Checklist.   We know you’re not just looking for someone, because you’re looking for someone YOU feel good about. You want someone YOU can trust with the full weight of your worries.   This PDF should help you decide on the...

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How to find Motivation: what REALLY works (according to a Psychologist)

Wondering how to find motivation that lasts? Here's how to get it and what most people get wrong about motivation according to this Downtown Los Angeles Psychologist.     In this post: we explore how to get motivation that lasts, why the techniques that most of us use don't work and what practical steps make it easier to work towards sustainable motivation.   By Jeff Creely, PhD (Psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Downtown Los Angeles Psychologist)     The secret on how to get motivation is actually very simple. However, most of us have been taught to use techniques that work in the...

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can couples counseling help

Can couples counseling help with these 3 most common issues?

How can couples counseling help solve 3 of the most issues long-term couples struggle with? A downtown Los Angeles therapist explains. In this post: we break down the most common 3 ruts couples fall into and we also consider, "can couples counseling help" with each of these issues.  By Lisa Tannehill, a Family and Marriage Therapist who offers Downtown Los Angeles Couples Counseling Hardly anything beats the feeling of living life alongside your best friend when you’re feeling completely seen and completely loved. Unfortunately, nothing compares to the pain of living life alongside that someone, feeling...

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