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Is there Affordable Counseling in Downtown Los Angeles?

Dr. David Sack states that, “Contrary to popular misconception, you don’t have to be crazy, desperate or on the brink of a meltdown to go to therapy. At the same time, therapy isn’t usually necessary for every little struggle life throws your way, especially if you have a strong support system of friends and family…” but he goes on to share that “most people can benefit from therapy at least some point in their lives.” (Sack, D., M.D., May 18, 2013, “5 Signs It’s Time to Seek Therapy”)   Therapy helps with...

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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.

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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Couples Counseling in Downtown Los Angeles: 3 Obstacles That Keep You From Getting Help

by Connor McClenahan

 

couples counselingIt’s Sunday, and that familiar fight comes up again, leaving you exhausted. You know you aren’t in a good place, and maybe you feel hopeless.  Here’s the complaints I often hear from couples:

 

  • “We just don’t understand each other – we’re fundamentally different.”
  • “We always argue about the same problems.”
  • “I don’t know how else to talk about our problems. We need help.”

 

Many couples in downtown Los Angeles want to overcome their problems and know they need help, but don’t seek out couples counseling. And it’s often for a good reason. Here’s 3 reasons couples don’t go to counseling.