How to Manage Your Social Anxiety During Summer Pool Parties

A group of four young friends are having a pool party. They are all jumping in the pool together at the same time. There are two floaties in the pool.

Summer pool parties can be a source of great fun and relaxation, but for those with social anxiety, they can also be a significant source of stress. The impending summer season of pool parties and BBQs is something that comes up a lot at the time of year in our Woodland Hills social anxiety therapy […]

3 Healthy & Flexible Boundaries To Have With Your Teen During The Summer Break

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Summer break is a time that many teenagers eagerly anticipate—months without school, in which long daylight hours provide plenty of opportunities for fun and relaxation. However, the summer can present a unique set of challenges for parents. Without the structure of school, teens might push limits and test the patience of even the most understanding […]

What is “HangAnxiety”? Three Ways to Manage Alcohol and Anxiety

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Have you ever felt like your anxiety gets worse before or after alcohol use? Dealing with anxiety can lead to a myriad of attempted coping strategies, alcohol among them. No matter when you first start consuming alcohol, you may find that you have experienced periods of your life where your relationship with drinking causes you […]

What is Relationship OCD? Three Ways to Overcome Relationship OCD

  Relationships can be complex, and for those struggling with Relationship OCD, doubts and fears can overshadow the joy of love. ROCD can significantly impact relationship satisfaction and personal well-being if left unaddressed. Relationship OCD can be a challenging condition that affects the quality of our relationships and emotional well-being.  What is Relationship OCD? Relationship […]

May is for Mental Wellness! 3 Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health

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As we step into May, we also step into Mental Health Awareness Month—a time dedicated to recognizing and prioritizing our mental well-being. This annual observance aims to raise awareness about mental health issues, reduce stigma, and promote the importance of self-care and seeking support. In the midst of our busy lives, taking time to focus […]

The Link Between ADHD and Analysis Paralysis

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Living with ADHD can present unique challenges that extend beyond the commonly known symptoms of impulsivity and hyperactivity. One lesser-discussed struggle for individuals with ADHD is what’s known as “analysis paralysis.” This phenomenon can significantly impact daily life, hindering decision-making and productivity. Because of the way ADHD impacts the brain, the feeling of having “too […]

Healthy and Authentic Ways to Set Boundaries with Your Mother

A biracial mother and daughter are standing outside together. The daughter is hugging her mother from the back as she nuzzles her face onto her mothers. They are both smiling.

Navigating relationships with our mothers can be both rewarding and challenging. While mothers play a significant role in our lives, it’s common to encounter situations where boundaries become necessary for maintaining a healthy relationship. Setting boundaries with your mother is not about creating distance or disrespect; instead, it’s a crucial step toward establishing mutual respect […]

5 Best Date Ideas For Better Connection In Your Couple’s Relationship

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In the hustle and bustle of daily life, finding quality time to connect with your partner can sometimes feel like a challenge. However, investing in regular date nights is essential for maintaining a strong and healthy relationship. Whether you’re in the honeymoon phase or have been together for years, prioritizing date nights can reignite the […]

Do I Have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder?

A young woman is laying in her bed in the dark. She has her hands covering her face, as her alarm clock displays 3:41 am.

Sleep, an essential component of our lives, often falls prey to the hustle and bustle of modern living. For some, the struggle to fall asleep at a reasonable hour is more than just an occasional inconvenience—it’s a nightly battle. If you find yourself constantly unable to sleep at a conventional time, you might be grappling […]