Paying For Therapy: Why Leave Insurance Out Of It?

By Jeff Creely   Therapy is an investment; an investment in yourself. It can help you find peace, motivation, and healing from pain. It is also transformational. There’s magic in that “aha” moment when you finally discover how to have the life you want. One of the best things about talk therapy is that it can help you gain control over symptoms like insomnia, anxiety, and more. And, therapy can be as effective as medications for anxiety and depression, but without the side effects.    Therapy can benefit everyone. It can help you learn to...

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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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how to find a good therapist in Sierra

How to find a therapist in Sierra Madre (3 practical steps)

Finding the right therapist in Pasadena or Sierra Madre can be tough, simply because there are SO many. Here are a few tips to help when trying to figuring out who to contact.   In this post, we talk about 3 practical steps you can follow in order to take that next step in connecting with a good therapist in Sierra Madre. By Annie Miller, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Sierra Madre. Finding the best therapist for YOU can be challenging. Even more so when there’s an overwhelming number of therapists in...

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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 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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