How to reduce stress at work: Tips from a Psychologist in Downtown Los Angeles

 

Reducing stress at work is both simpler and harder than it seems at first glance. As a psychologist who specializes in anxiety and works in Downtown Los Angeles, I want to give you a few tips to reduce your stress at work… and be more productive.

 

Meet Ian. Ian just accepted a new job at a law firm in Downtown Los Angeles. Ian’s excited, and willing to put in whatever work is required to prove his value as a lawyer. The first 2 weeks go well, and while he’s tired, he also gets a bit excited when he gets an email from a client on a weekend – he doesn’t mind replying, after all, it seems to be expected of people at his firm.

Tips for Using Your Insurance in Therapy

by Marijane DiCandia

 

tips for using your insurance in therapyJanuary is right around the corner and you may want to make some changes in your insurance plan to give you the flexibility to choose a therapist who you feel is your best fit.  Choosing the best therapist for your individual needs and with whom you feel an easy rapport from the get go can make a very big difference in how successful your therapeutic gains are.  Trusting your therapist is the door to how safe you feel to be yourself, show your issues and feel your deepest feelings.  Connection to your therapist is the gateway to creating deeper connections and closer relationships with the people in your life.

What to Talk About in Therapy: A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Your Sessions

 

what to talk about in therapyWhat are people supposed to talk about in therapy, anyway?  The past? The happenings of the week?  Their deepest, darkest fears?  What topics are considered “therapy-worthy”?

 

Many clients, especially at the beginning of therapy, feel uncertain about which details of their life are worth sharing.  Should I talk about my stress at work or about the dream I had last night?  How much should I talk about my feelings? How much background do I need to share for this story to make sense? Is my therapist expecting me to talk about something in particular?