Seeking Help: Finding a Therapist for Anxiety and Depression in Los Angeles

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Seeking Help: Finding a Therapist for Anxiety and Depression in Los Angeles “Every human being dwells intimately close to a door of revelation they are afraid to pass through.” – David Whyte Introduction In the United States, anxiety and depression are widespread. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders affect 40 […]

Overcoming Social Anxiety: How Therapy in Los Angeles Can Make a Difference

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Overcoming Social Anxiety: How Therapy in Los Angeles Can Make a Difference “Every human being dwells intimately close to a door of revelation they are afraid to pass through.” – David Whyte Introduction Social anxiety is a common yet often misunderstood mental health disorder. It extends far beyond mere shyness, manifesting as an intense fear […]

What We Most Desire and Most Fear

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What We Most Desire and Most Fear “Every human being dwells intimately close to a door of revelation they are afraid to pass through.” – David Whyte The paradox of desire and fear One of the many paradoxes we encounter as human beings is that what we most desire is also what we most fear. […]

How to Get Your Soul Back

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How to Get Your Soul Back “When you can’t remember what to do, and you can’t remember what to say, and you can’t remember what the deeper teachings are, and all else escapes you, just remember this: Feed what needs feeding. Always make beauty.” – Martin Prechtel What does it mean to live soulfully?  In […]

The Power of Self-Love

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The Power of Self-Love “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde A series of unfortunate events… In so many ways, throughout years of personal discovery, I have reclaimed a greater sense of sovereignty, strength, and resilience. But recently I went through a series of traumatic events that shook me […]

What is Indestructible in Us

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What is Indestructible in Us “Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.” – Pema Chödrön The art of surrender Self-transcendence is the art of radical responsibility: assuming ultimate ownership of our experience regardless of what our external lives may hold. […]

What is self-commodification?

My LA Therapy | What is self-commodification?

What is self-commodification? The struggle to accept our bodies is real Living in LA, as in most places in this country, the struggle to accept our own bodies is real. Our culture tells us our status and desirability are dictated by how we measure up to a conventional standard of attractiveness: some ideal of how […]

Who do you want to be?

My LA Therapy | Who do you want to be?

Who do you want to be? “Admit your distant love affair is with yourself.” – David Whyte Who do you want to be? It’s deeply ingrained in us to dream about what we want to have, do, and achieve.  But this future-oriented, external focus often distracts us from our most important inner values. Our fixation […]

Intuition or intellect?

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Intuition or intellect? “Surrendering to our inner knowing, which is not always logical, yields fruit that is easeful, joyful, and beautiful even in the face of circumstances not lining up the way we want.” – Brooke Sprowl Rethinking rationality In our culture, we put a major premium on logic.  We tell ourselves to “be rational” […]

What is true spirituality?

My LA Therapy | What is true spirituality?

What is true spirituality? “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate” – Carl Jung It’s trendy to be “spiritual.” Let’s face it. It’s trendy to be “spiritual.” And while I’m glad we’re experiencing a cultural renaissance surrounding new and non-dogmatic ways to relate to the […]

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