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Depressed young black couple sitting on couch and thinking
Jada Foote, LMSW

Is it worth it to communicate your needs to your therapist?

Scenario 1 So It’s session 1 with your therapist, you sit in the waiting room about fifteen minutes before your appointment time. You’re a little nervous, but you know it’s finally time to sort through all your issues. Everyone on TikTok says that therapy is the holy grail of solving your problems, and you’re ready

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Smile, its free therapy. Shot of a happy couple at a therapy session.
Couples Therapy
Lana Banegas, LMFT

Myths about Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is not easy and we often hesitate when we hear it. Generally, there are still many misunderstandings in our culture about the therapeutic environment. I’m hoping to dispel a few common myths & make approaching couples therapy a little less daunting. Myth 1 – Couples therapy is only for folks on the brink

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The pressure is really pushing up my anxiety
Gabriella Stogner, MFT

How do you know it’s time to go to therapy?

Even after a few Google searches, podcasts, and TikTok suggestions (which may have convinced you that you have a terminal illness when trying to determine symptoms of anxiety), “How do you know it’s time to go to therapy?” can be a tricky question to navigate.  It can be overwhelming to find a therapist, explore insurance

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Cozy winter atmosphere banner. Christmas decorations. Family holidays interior
Leanne Jimenez, APC

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly, and Avoid Holiday Family Conflicts.

It’s the holidays, it’s the best time of the year. Or at least, it’s supposed to be. Often the joy of the holiday season can be overshadowed by family drama, conflict, and disagreements. Some of this may come in waves of anticipation, making it difficult to commit happily to family gatherings. Other times it happens

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Lana Banegas, LMFT

Healing From Toxic Relationships

Time Remaining Until Group Starts Days Hours Minutes Seconds About the Group   This 8-week women’s only interpersonal process group is designed for women who want to process and heal the pain of toxic relationships. This group provides members with a safe space to process their pain, to learn the difference between healthy and toxic

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Loving Senior Couple Standing In Garden At Home After Retirement
Lana Banegas, LMFT

Mindfulness for Healthy Relationships

In reading Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book, “Wherever You Go, There You Are,” we learn the valuable way to stay present with our partner, to learn new things everyday about ourselves and our loved ones, through the practice of presence. Mindfulness is a simple concept. Its power lies in its practice and its applications. Mindfulness means paying

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