Author Archives: Kelly Anderson, Ph.D.

Column Image Learning to Manage Impulses Effectively

Many people have difficulty controlling their impulses. At one time or another, we may act on urges to stay home from work on a rainy day or raise an angry voice in disagreement. Such impulses arise daily. For some, they come throughout the day; for others, such feelings come out … Continue reading >

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Column Image Mindful Eating for a Successful Holiday Season

Winter has finally made its way to San Diego! Along with the cooler weather and shorter nights, many Americans are finding themselves in the middle of the holiday season. Whether or not this time of year holds significance for celebrating holidays, winter is a time that begs for comfort food … Continue reading >

Posted in Holidays, Mindfulness, Personal Improvement |

Column Image The Importance of Physical Health for Psychological Wellbeing

Numerous research studies have found an association between physical health and mental health. When such studies have found a correlation, or link, between physical and mental health, several themes have emerged consistently: Those with mental health concerns are at a higher risk of developing chronic health issues Poor mental health … Continue reading >

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Personal Improvement, Sleep/Relaxation |

Column Image Better Boundaries for Better Relationships

No matter who you are, you’re likely to have quite a few relationships in your life. You may have a partner, family members, coworkers and friends to name a few. Additionally, most people have more casual relationships in their lives such as with babysitters, your children’s teachers, or even the … Continue reading >

Posted in Personal Improvement, Relationships |

Column Image How Does Psychotherapy Work?

Not surprisingly, the first time I meet someone, I am often asked “how does therapy work?” Most people I meet with both professionally and personally have either gone to therapy themselves or know someone who has. Generally, when I ask a therapy novice what they know about the process, the … Continue reading >

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Therapy |

Column Image Relaxation Exercises for Your Body and Mind

Stress! It’s a feeling that most people can relate to and it happens more often than we would like. Not only does stress cause us to think negatively, but it can make us feel physically uncomfortable too. Coping with stress effectively, before you feel overwhelmed, can help to prevent longer-term negative … Continue reading >

Posted in Mindfulness, Sleep/Relaxation, Stress |

Column Image The Importance of Self-Care

Like many people, I find that I wear different hats throughout my week. In addition to being a psychologist, I am also a mother, wife, friend, sister and so on. Each and every role I fill is important to me and deserves my attention, time and consideration. However, like many … Continue reading >

Posted in Mindfulness, Personal Improvement, Stress |

Column Image Am I Just Feeling Sad or is this Depression?

Is what I am experiencing normal? This is a question that I am often asked when meeting with a new client for the first time. This is particularly true when a person is wondering if they are suffering from depression. Feeling sad, down, or blue is not only a normal … Continue reading >

Posted in Depression |

Column Image Getting the Most from a New Year’s Resolution

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is almost upon us! This time of year often prompts people to reflect on the past twelve months and think about goals for the New Year. In fact, almost 50% of all American adults set a New Year’s resolution every year. However, research has … Continue reading >

Posted in Family, Holidays |

Column Image Mindfulness Practice

In today’s fast paced world, we are often tasked with managing many different situations at once. As humans we have the ability to hold multiple thoughts in our mind at one time and process information about one activity while actively involved in another. Although this amazing ability is often quite … Continue reading >

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