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The Courage of Therapy

I recently wrote an article for Therapy Today on the vulnerability of going to therapy and the incredible growth you can achieve by attending sessions:

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”  – David Richo One of the most courageous acts a human can make is to accept their flaws and look within themselves to take the appropriate steps to develop as a healthy individual. I work with brave people on a daily basis. Every time I meet a new client in my Los Angeles office, I am enlightened by their motivation and strength to make change in their life. Walking into a therapy office can be terrifying, as it requires a person to be vulnerable and expose their imperfections with a perfect stranger. For most, talking about our most inner fears is not an easy task. I have worked with many different people over the years and there is one constant about the people who make change in their life, being vulnerable is the recipe for growth.  It is not easy to…

Resolutions for the New Year

Every year people are energized with the motivation to make change in their life especially at the start of a new year. New Years resolutions typically come and go without real change. It is not easy to make long lasting change without true commitment and hard work. Here are a few tips to help in achieving attainable goals for the new year:

Small Steps: Create visions and goals that you can keep. Rather than make a resolution to exercise every day, pin point a few days a week in which you will workout. Instead of overhauling your entire diet, take small steps to replace sugary treats with healthier options, like fruit.Take a development approach: Making serious and long-term change is a process. Don't expect miracles overnight. Try replacing one unhealthy behavior at a time.Give yourself a break: No matter how hard people try, no one achieves perfection. Don't give up on your resolutions if you make a mistake or have a setback. Move beyond your slip-up and get back on track.
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