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Column Image A Mind Game

Mindfulness, meaning focused awareness, is a concept of increasing popularity among mental health professionals. Mindfulness training for clients focuses on internal and external experiences in the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness interventions can be beneficial in everyday life. Not only adults stand to benefit from focusing awareness on the present … Continue reading >




Posted in Children, Mindfulness, Sleep/Relaxation, Stress |

Column Image Taking the First Step: Seeking Therapy Following a Loss

Reaching out to a therapist is not always easy. It takes tremendous courage to ask for and receive help. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, taking the first step can be even more challenging. When you lose a loved one, whether a parent, spouse, child, a … Continue reading >




Posted in Grief, Therapy |

Column Image Protecting Our LGBTQ+ Youth

Growing up is hard to do! For all of us, especially adolescents and young adults, exploring who we are, what we want in life, and our friendships and intimate relationships are especially important. It’s not always easy navigating our independence with what our parents and family members may expect or … Continue reading >




Posted in Bullying, Depression, Parenting, Relationships, Teens |

Column Image Therapy Changes Welcomes Dr. Anke Reineke

I am excited to join the Therapy Changes family and look forward to providing quality balanced care to our clients. I will provide services at the Point Loma location for teens, children, and adults. I earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a Health emphasis from Alliant International University, after … Continue reading >




Posted in Anxiety, Personal Improvement, Stress, Therapy |

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 |