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What Is Rest? – More Than Time Off from Work

What Is Rest? – More Than Time Off from Work

When was the last time you took a true vacation? One where you turned your phone off and completely unplugged from work. Can’t remember? If so, you are not alone. Here in our San Francisco therapy practice, we work with a lot of people who struggle to take time off from work. You may personally…

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10 Common Myths About Emotions (and the Truth)

10 Common Myths About Emotions (and the Truth)

Emotions can be confusing and overwhelming at times – and common myths about emotions can make things worse. Some myths imply that you should be in control of your emotions at all times. Other myths equate emotions with the truth of who you are. Growing up, you may have learned that certain emotions mean you…

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Fog and Depression: How to Survive Summer in San Francisco

fog and depression: how to survive summer in san francisco

June Gloom. Fogust (for our lovely August). If you’ve lived in San Francisco for any length of time, you’ve heard these phrases. And of course, the most famous, “The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco.” Although this last one is attributed to Mark Twain, there’s some debate about who actually said…

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Why Do We Have Emotions?

Why Do We Have Emotions?

In our San Francisco therapy practice, we see many people who struggle to understand their emotions. Some experience emotions as overwhelming and wish they didn’t feel things so strongly.  Others experience emotions as confusing or scary and wish they didn’t have to feel them at all. No matter where you fall on this continuum, you…

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Self-Criticism Part 2: Finding Your Way Out of Self-Criticism

How to find your way out of self-criticism and self-judgment | San Francisco therapy practice

In the first post of this series, we looked at How Self-Criticism is Hurting You. It’s something we see in our San Francisco therapy practice with a great many people. Which means we have a lot of experience helping our clients navigate their way out of the hurtful path of self-criticism and self-judgment. In part…

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Self-Criticism Part 1: How Self-Criticism is Hurting You

How self-criticism is hurting you and why you likely started engaging in this hurtful activity | San Francisco therapists

Do you often judge yourself harshly? Self-criticism and self-judgment are the most common underlying issues we see in our San Francisco therapy practice. Under the outward struggles people are dealing with – work stress, relationship problems, depression, or addictive behavior – there is very often a deep sense of feeling flawed. This sense of feeling…

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Smartphones Part 1: How Your Smartphone Is Affecting Your Relationship

Smartphones Part 1: How Your Smartphone Is Affecting Your Relationship

In our San Francisco therapy practice, we help many couples whose relationships have been negatively affected by their use of (and addiction to) smartphones. It’s crazy to think how much one little super-helpful device can actually be the cause of so many problems in your life. Relationships today look vastly different than they did only…

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