In this post, Heather Inouye will help you identify ineffective coping strategies and implement more effective alternatives to cope better with stress.   This article will help you: Identify your current approach to stress management (typical coping strategies) Acquire practical tools to cope better with your immediate stress symptoms Learn and practice effective coping strategies to manage your long-term stress   Heather Inouye is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#110232) based in Sierra Madre, California. Heather is currently under the supervision of Annie Miller, LMFT (#52595). To learn more about Heather and...

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What Are The Early Signs And Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s Disease?

In this blog post, Dr. Philip Spradling, Ph.D., MFT, MSG, MA, Gerontologist, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, reveals some of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease.    Some Facts About Aging And Dementia   Did you know that 10,000 people are turning 65 every day in the United States?  This is because the baby boomers are moving into their retirement years rapidly. According to the World Health Organization, roughly 50 million people have dementia, and 10 million new diagnoses are made every year.    Dementia is a condition which primarily affects older persons, and it shows...

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overwhelming feelings

A Clinical Psychologist explains how overwhelming feelings like Anxiety or Fear work

In this post, Clinical Psychologist Christopher Nahumck explains the natural mechanics behind overwhelming feelings like Anxiety or Fear, how these emotions often hijack us, and what you can do to take control.  Christopher Nahumck is a licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Sierra Madre. You can learn more about the work Christopher does here.   All of us have experienced overwhelming feeling at some point in our lives.   Some emotions are good. Like when you accomplish an important task (graduating from college, your first big bonus, getting married or having a child).   Other times feelings are overwhelming and filled with negativity....

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How to manage your anger better (practical tips from a therapist)

In this post, Bekke Abe will help you manage your anger better by helping you: Identify the type of anger, you or your loved one may be experiencing; Practice physical ways to reduce the symptoms of your anger; Learn more effective ways to engage in conflict; And by helping you acquire the right support and skills to manage your anger better long-term.   Bekke Abe is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist based in Sierra Madre, Downtown LA and Burbank. Bekke is currently working under the supervision of Dr Curtis Miller....

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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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