Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, held captive by your own mind’s relentless barrage of panic signals? The racing heart, the constricted chest, the shallow breaths – it’s a suffocating experience, leaving you desperate for relief. Experience hypnotherapy – a powerful tool for communicating with the subconscious mind, the control center of our…

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…

Stress is a familiar yet complex phenomenon that affects our lives in myriad ways. Our bodies perceive stress through a network of brain receptors which react to external and internal stimuli. When stressed, our brain’s hypothalamus signals adrenal glands to release cortisol and adrenaline—hormones that prepare our body to respond to the perceived threat. This…

“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…

“Diligence is the mother of good luck”. (Proverb) When something happens to you, how much control do you feel you had over it? Your answer to this question is shaped by many factors (childhood experiences, parenting styles, abilities, trauma etc.) and causes you to fall somewhere on the spectrum of high internal to high external…

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