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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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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Depression and Suicide

by Bekke Abe

 

depression and suicide

Depression is real. We have all experienced the pain, the burden, and the hopelessness. We have all been in that valley of darkness. Depression is not selective, it hits all different people from all walks of life; the poor, the middle class, the rich, the famous (i.e., Robin Williams, Avicii, Kate Spade, etc.), the spiritual (i.e, Rick Warren’s son Matthew), and the list goes on.