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Cope Ahead: The Power of Planning How to Cope in Advance

Cope Ahead: The Power of Planning How to Cope in Advance

Have you ever found yourself doing the same thing over and over? The very same thing you swore you wouldn’t do next time? This is a common theme we see in our San Francisco therapy practice. One way to interrupt the cycle of repeating behaviors is to use a DBT skill called Cope Ahead. Cope…

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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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Dealing with Emotions that Scare You

Dealing with Emotions that Scare You

How to Deal with Emotions that Scare You  When we are overwhelmed by emotions, the best thing we can do is… feel them. What? Wait a minute. That advice seems counterintuitive. The obvious answer is that if you want to stop experiencing something, you should do everything you can to avoid it. Right? It turns…

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