1. How to Have a Good Self Image While You are Aging

    In a society so focused on youth and appearance, it can be hard to maintain a good self image while aging.  People, especially women, are expected to stay eternally thin and youthful. This means having the smooth skin and tight body of a fit 20 something way past a woman’s twenties. Realistic Expectations The first step to maintaining a positive self image is to have realistic expectations. Tha…Read More

  2. 5 Practical Ways to Keep Your House Organized

    Remember how nice and organized your home was when you first moved in and neatly arranged all of your furniture and decorations before the clutter encroached? It can be that way again if you decide to get your house organized. Here are some tips to get started. Accept The Space You Have A common misconception among those with clutter in their homes is that if they just had more room, they could …Read More

  3. A Brief Guide to Plan Ahead to Balance Your Time

    The pressures of life cause people to lose sight of the big picture plan for their lives in favor of the day-to-day.  In order to find balance in your life and push towards the goals that matter, you must organize and balance your time.  With a simple plan for the future, you can start getting closer to where you want to be. 1.  Outline Your Goals The very first step is knowing exactly what you…Read More

  4. What is Individual Counseling and Couples Counseling Like?

    Licensed marriage family therapists provide individual counseling as well as couples counseling and family counseling.  Often new clients wonder what individual counseling is like.  Sometimes clients will come in with a prior counseling experience.  I will explore with new clients if their experiences were positive or negative.  I will assess and evaluate what created either a positive or nega…Read More

  5. Psychotherapist in Simi Valley Examines List of Excuses

    We all make excuses from time to time, without even realizing it.  We often have a false sense of what is truly important to us by our priority list.  Much of how we can evaluate this list is to look at how much time and money we are expending upon those priorities.  We can also look at our priorities by the things we think about and invest our emotions towards.  So our false sense of prioriti…Read More

  6. How Can I Stop Being So Depressed?

    Struggling with depression is difficult and not something anyone should have to deal with alone. Unfortunately, the very nature of depression can make it difficult for those suffering to reach out and get help. That is just what needs to be done though. People recover from depression everyday, reclaiming their joy and peace of mind. In order to do so, it is important to address all possible causes…Read More

  7. How Do I Stop Being Anxious?

    Anxiety affects men and women of all ages from all different walks of life. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and can be debilitating, affecting a person's ability to work and engage in many day-to-day activities. It can often be undiagnosed, and the person may be unaware that he or she is suffering from anxiety. Symptoms can range from physical: Shortness of breath, pounding heart, even che…Read More

  8. Can I Save my Marriage?

    Saving your marriage takes commitment and sacrifice from both people involved. If you both don’t want to make real changes and come together to create a healthy relationship, your chances aren’t great. But the good news is that all it takes is a willingness to try in order to make some headway. Here are some of the things you’ll have to face if you want to save your marriage: Taking a Close …Read More

  9. 5 Helpful Ways to Raise Step Children

    Anyone who has ever been a step parent, or a step child, knows that this can be very tricky and challenging territory. Although it can go quite smoothly for some families, in many cases, blended families can really struggle. Each family and individual is different, but there are some universal techniques that can truly help these relationships go more smoothly, and even flourish. Build a relatio…Read More

  10. How do I Make Myself Happy? Take Ownership of Your Life.

    How do I make myself happy? It is more than a simple question that one may ask when standing in front of a mirror.  It actually can be the beginning of a new exciting adventure into reflecting on many of the triggers that governs good moods or bad moods.  But happiness is more than moods as much as it is also a life pattern of actions that one takes in dealing with people and how positive  inte…Read More