Self-esteem is in essence a measurement.  We rate ourselves against a variety of criteria to come up with a value of our worth. The big problem is that we often rate ourselves against impossible criteria and judge ourselves too harshly and produce an inaccurate picture. I have been offering online therapy for over 10 years. During that…

“I used to love running, but I gave it up when my depression got too bad.”. Such a sad statement, and one I hear often from psychotherapy clients: its often just at the moment #fitness would do someone the most good that its most difficult to start or continue. Fitness really does boost your mood…

As we all know, puberty is a very stressful time. It’s a time of change in multiple facets of adolescent lives: physiological, physical, psychological and social as well. It takes some time to get used to all the turmoil. Some of the most shocking physical changes are the growth spurts, new growth of hair and…

Remaining a traditionalist into adulthood is your choice. Many young Latinas get pregnant quickly and the rest of their lives are delayed. Perhaps they never learned that education was equally important as marriage and family. A job and education will prepare you for a financial loss or the death of the primary breadwinner. When you…

When considering therapy, ask yourself what you are looking for. Why are you doing this? Do you want to improve your confidence, relationships, change a behavior or learn something? Where you are in therapy for weeks, months or years you’ll learn something. But if you are short on time or money. Then brief therapy focused…

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