All the time she kept saying, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…” Up, up, up. The little engine climbed and climbed. At last, she reached the top of the mountain. ~ The Little Engine That Could (American Folklore) Self-efficacy is a term coined by Albert Bandura (one of my…

As a psychotherapist specializing in couples counseling in Glendale, CA area and a Couples and Family Counseling professor at Pepperdine University , lying is a topic that is brought to the table more days than none. I found that when couples bring this topic into a therapy with grace session they are searching for two…

“My mother always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, ‘just wait.’” ~ J. TenutaAround 20% of Americans (more men than women & many young people) struggle with chronic procrastination. There are several negative side-effects (e.g., health issues, decreased self-esteem, negative consequences etc.) and truly – most people who procrastinate…

Have you ever felt held back by something intangible, yet powerful? That’s the grip of a limiting belief, a subtle force that shapes our lives more than we realize. But fear not, for understanding and conquering these beliefs is within your grasp. Let’s delve into how you can identify and transcend these barriers, unlocking your…

In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining a positive mindset can often feel like an uphill battle. However, with the right tools and techniques, it is possible to overcome negativity and embrace a more optimistic outlook on life.  As a therapist practicing in-person and online in Victoria, BC, I have had the privilege of assisting countless individuals…

“I’ll see your passive-aggressiveness and raise you a sweet-genuine”. ~ Unknown To talk about Passive-Aggressiveness we need to start with a simple definition of the 3 primary ways people behave and/or communicate. I’ve always thought of these as a clock (I hope this metaphor makes sense to you): • Passive behavior/communication (which shares many similarities…

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