Affordable_Counseling in Downtown Los Angeles

Is there Affordable Counseling in downtown Los Angeles?

Short answer? Yes, there is affordable counseling in downtown Los Angeles. I know it's challenging to find affordable counseling in Downtown Los Angeles. It's even harder making room in your budget for therapy when you live in Downtown Los Angeles. EVERYTHING is expensive: rent, food, and parking. These high costs are often the reason why many therapists in the downtown Los Angeles area charge so much more compared to other areas. Don't worry if the cost is the biggest factor standing between you and connecting with a therapist in LA. The cost of...

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Work Stress Solutions and Symptoms

Your Survival Guide to Work Stress: Symptoms and Simple Solutions

Excessive work stress might feel like a natural, yet unfortunate, part of being a working adult. However, studies suggest it's not natural, or something you're built to deal with. It's something you should actively reduce. In this Survival Guide our Associate Marriage and Family Therapist,Bekke Abe, will show: what is work stress and how can it affect your health; how can you identify whether you're suffering from work stress; which small steps you can take today toward reducing work stress.   What is Work Stress and how can Work Stress affect my life There's...

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5 Steps to Understanding Your Anger and Handling It Effectively

by Crystal Clements, Psychological Assistant, PhD

 

anger counselingAnger can be a normal and healthy emotion. So why is it often so problematic? Here are a few signs that your anger may be harmful rather than helpful:

 

  • I’m often told I have a “bad temper”
  • Others distance themselves from me when I’m angry
  • Expressing anger leads to fighting
  • I don’t feel understood when I’m angry

 

Let’s take some time to understand anger in a different way.

Borderline Personality Disorder: Finding Empowerment for Change

by Bekke Abe   Have you ever experienced the internal feelings of “falling apart,” “shattered,” “beside yourself,” and/or “abandoned?” Have you experienced symptoms and behavior of inability to mask reactive mood, chronic feelings of emptiness, fear of abandonment, pattern of unstable interpersonal relationships, marked and persistent unstable self-image or sense of self, and impulsivity that are potentially self-damaging?   Dr. James A. Chu states that “this dissociative sense of fracturing results in psychic distress and a paralysis of functioning in which associative capacity – access to thoughts, feelings, normal abilities, and judgment –...

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5 Steps to Effective Conflict Resolution

by Crystal Clements, Psychological Assistant, PhD   Conflict resolution can be difficult for most couples. Often we fear that our partner won’t be open to what we have to say. We may think our partner doesn’t care about how we feel, or that they just don’t have the capacity to understand. This often results in a patter of forcing our perspective on each other or avoiding conflict resolution altogether.   Couples who struggle with conflict resolution have trouble getting back to normal. Instead, they tend to feel isolated, even when they're together.   Whether you find that...

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