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Column Image Marrying Young…Can We Do It?

I married at a young age, and people often wonder why. Was it because I got pregnant? Or was it because we were in a rush? My husband and I married after knowing each other for little more than a year and a half. Marrying at 21 was scary, but … Continue reading >




Posted in Relationships, Uncategorized |

Column Image Getting Unstuck: Living with Purpose

Are you stuck in a place you do not want to be?  Are you disheartened to find a great distance between who you are and the person you would like to be?  Are you stuck in old patterns, habits, or autopilot behaviors?  Do you experience thoughts that discourage change or … Continue reading >




Posted in Mindfulness, Personal Improvement |

Column Image Talking to Children About Divorce

Introduction by Rochelle Perper, Ph.D. Main article title: Parent-Child Talk by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., New Ways for Families One of the first questions asked by parents who are beginning the divorce process is, “What should we tell the children, and how should we tell them?” Most parents, understandably, have … Continue reading >




Posted in Anxiety, Children, Family, Parenting, Stress |

Column Image Therapy Changes Welcomes Dr. Joy Francisco

I am delighted to be a part of Therapy Changes and look forward to the opportunity to continue helping others. Since high school, I have had great interest in discovering what drives human behavior and motivation. Once discovered, these findings can lead to the development of interventions that can improve … Continue reading >




Posted in Introduction, Personal Improvement, Therapy |

Column Image How to Be Gentle with Yourself

Life is hard. Yet, many of us make it worse by being hard on ourselves. We waste precious time beating ourselves up, wallowing in guilt, or chastising ourselves for mistakes we feel we’ve made. We live in a “Get Over It and Move On” society where we are implicitly or … Continue reading >




Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Personal Improvement, Stress, Therapy |

Column Image Do Your Kids Have Spring Fever?

Are your children bouncing off the walls lately? Are they getting sassier or fighting with one another? Have you noticed they are having difficulty concentrating or completing their homework? They may have a classic case of spring fever! Every year during the spring, I commonly observe an increase in energy … Continue reading >




Posted in Children, Parenting |

Column Image Therapy Changes Welcomes Dr. Paul Paris

I am excited to join the team at Therapy Changes, and I look forward to providing high-quality care to our clients. Because we continually change and grow in our life journey, there are times when all of us need help. I consider it an honor and privilege for the opportunity … Continue reading >




Posted in Introduction, Personal Improvement, Therapy |

Column Image I Graduated…What next?

As a senior undergraduate student at the University of San Diego, I find myself counting the months until graduation. As excitement escalates, the nerves set in and the question “What next?” keeps coming up. That question comes also from family, friends — even strangers — on a weekly basis. Should … Continue reading >




Posted in Education, Personal Improvement, Uncategorized |

Column Image Learning 101: How We Take In and Retain Information

People have been trying to understand how individuals process and take in information for the past 2000 years. As far back as the Greek philosophers, Socrates (469 –399 B.C.), Plato (427 – 347 B.C.), and Aristotle (384 – 322 B.C), learning theorists debated about how people learn. Needless to say, … Continue reading >




Posted in Personal Improvement, Uncategorized |

Column Image The Mindful Parent

Take a moment to pause and reflect on the word “parent”.  If you are a parent, you might be thinking about the daily challenges you face: alone-time is probably non-existent, and despite feeling successful at work or in other areas, you might feel ineffective as a parent (particularly when trying … Continue reading >




Posted in Children, Mindfulness, Parenting |