Treating Health Anxiety With CBT for Panic Disorder

Treating Health Anxiety With CBT for Panic Disorder

During my time as a staff psychologist at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services, I treated a number of students with … Continued

Common Bookkeeping Mistakes to Avoid

“I’m drowning.” That’s what one of my clients said right before doing one of the hardest things a human can … Continued

Power Mapping: Using Your Therapy Superpower for Good

Power is a tricky thing to talk about. Typically, when I bring up the notion of power, I unintentionally raise … Continued

Pain is a Teacher. Listen to It.

Sometimes people forget that I’m human. An imperfect, sometimes anxious, often tired, accidentally invalidating, blind-spot driven, limited human being. As … Continued

Treating Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Requires a Wide Lens

I wasn’t going to be a therapist. In fact, psychology wasn’t even on my radar in my young adulthood. I … Continued

Therapists Are Just Like Detectives

Discovering clues, checking facts against sources, and evaluating evidence are crucial in solving crimes. They’re also critical skills for treatment … Continued

Learning to Love Contradictions

Like every other human walking this earth, I’ve struggled to step outside of the narrow one-sided view my brain presents … Continued

What It Takes to Be a Culturally Responsive Therapist

The events of the past year have heightened our awareness of problems in our society that can’t remain unacknowledged anymore. … Continued

Navigating Your Way Out of Trauma

At its core, human nature is pretty simple. It’s an animal instinct—we move toward what feels good and matters to … Continued

What We’re Reading — October 2020

“Normal” is a word we’ve been hearing a lot of in the past few months. Early in the spring, people … Continued