trauma

5 Tips to Avoid the Social Comparison Trap – Ingrid Corrales, AMFT

Ingrid Corrales, Therapist in Fullerton, CA

It is human nature to compare ourselves to others. We do this at work, in our friendship circles, with family members, in our intimate relationships, and with social media. Comparison in itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It can motivate or inspire us to make positive changes, but it can also create a feeling of…

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What is Inner Child Work?

Adult hand and child's hand

Inner Child Work is a trauma-informed approach to working with people who have experienced various forms of trauma, abuse, and neglect (either within the family or outside the family) earlier on in life. If you clicked to read this article, chances are, there is a part of you that is yearning for some care. Inner…

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What is Sex Therapy and How Can It Help You? – Jennifer Walker, LMFT

Sex therapy has both physical and psychological benefits

I want to give a brief background about myself before answering what sex therapy is and how it can benefit you. I’m Jennifer Walker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). My MFT traineeship started at the LGBTQ Center in Long Beach, California in which I worked with both teens and adults to explore a range…

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PMA and The Self Fulfilling Prophecy – Rikk Cavin, AMFT

Rikk Cavin, Therapist in Fullerton, CA

Introduction – This entry attempts to bring together two worlds that I have spent much of my teen and adult life in; the world of straight edge punk music and the world of positive psychology. My goal is to explain how a positive attitude can help perpetuate positive life experiences and interactions. We will take…

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Quarantine Reflections – Pt. 2

Welcome to week…WHO KNOWS!?…of Quarantine. Join Afnan Elmaghrabi and Ashleigh Sorenson as they discuss in a 3-part series some Covid-19 reflections, how the pandemic may be effecting our nervous systems, and some tools for grounding during uncertain times. You can follow along by subscribing to our YouTube channel, visiting our blog, or Facebook page! We…

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Quarantine Reflections – Pt. 1

Welcome to week…WHO KNOWS!?…of Quarantine. Join Afnan Elmaghrabi and Ashleigh Sorenson as they discuss in a 3-part series some Covid-19 reflections, how the pandemic may be effecting our nervous systems, and some tools for grounding during uncertain times. You can follow along by subscribing to our YouTube channel, visiting our blog, or Facebook page! We…

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Maternal Mental Health Matters

Photo of pregnant woman in black clothing

We are currently in Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week with World Maternal Mental Health Day on May 6th, 2020. Organizations around the world are fighting to lift stigma and shame and it is well-needed. Did you know that maternal mental health disorders like postpartum depression are the #1 complications of childbirth? Yet, it is so…

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Mindfulness – A Grounding Exercise for Reconnection

Ashleigh Sorenson, LMFT walks us through a mindfulness grounding exercise to help reconnect to our bodies during this scary, unstable, and ever-changing time. How are you doing? Join us as we connect to our five senses (sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch) as a way to stay present and increase mindfulness surrounding what we’re experiencing…

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Music + Mental Health : Anxiety

music + mental health

In this episode, we discuss anxiety and music related to this well-known topic. We invite your input in our discussion on this ever-present experience of the human psyche!

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