1. Cutting Through the Stigma

    Going to see a therapist has long been stigmatized in our culture. Over and over again those who go to a therapist are portrayed as “crazies”. They go every week and have dark thoughts or are extreme germaphobes, but that just isn’t the case. Some clients do have the more major needs that a weekly session benefits but the majority have smaller problems that are much easier to deal with in th…Read More

  2. How To Help Someone Who Is Suffering From Depression

    When a family member or friend suffers from depression, your support and encouragement can play an important role in his or her recovery. However, depression can also wear you down if you neglect your own needs. Today, as your trusted Simi Valley counselors, we're giving you a few guidelines that can help you support a depressed person while maintaining your own emotional equilibrium. One of the …Read More

  3. Negotiations, Communication and Time in Relationships

    The power to negotiate is very useful.  Negotiations take place in business and in relationships.  I think most of us understand this concept of negotiating from an imagined attorneys view or business model, however, what I am pointing out is how we have the opportunity to participate in negotiations in our personal relationships.  This begins with getting to know another person and what they n…Read More