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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… Continue Reading »

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… Continue Reading »

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

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

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… Continue Reading »

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

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

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… Continue Reading »

Smartphones Part 2: 3 Ways to Stop Your Smartphone from Ruining your Relationship

Smartphones Part 2: 3 Ways to Stop Your Smartphone from Ruining your Relationship

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at how smartphone use was affecting your relationship. In Part 2, we’ll give you three ways you can stop your smartphone from ruining your relationship. These are techniques we encourage in our couple’s therapy sessions and you can try them for yourself or seek the help of… Continue Reading »

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… Continue Reading »