Category Archives: Grief

Column Image Loss of a Role Model

Emotions are what drive humans through their everyday lives. They come together as the art on the canvas of what we feel. They collect as the mosaic of instincts our minds produce following the circumstances of situations we face. When a positive event occurs, happiness is the default reaction of … Continue reading >




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Column Image Reflections on Loss and Moving Forward

The blogs for Therapy Changes tend to be of a more informative nature. Yet today as I prepare my August blog I am drawn to something a bit more personal, and at the same time universal to us all. In May of this year I lost my husband to cancer. … Continue reading >




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Column Image Cognitive Behavior Therapy 101

As a therapist who provides Cognitive Behavior Therapy, I often meet with new clients who have heard a thing or two about CBT work, but have never experienced it. As a new client, you may be intimidated by the idea of undergoing CBT or believe it is the answer to … Continue reading >




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Column Image Dr. Perper Contributes to the Cover Story in the San Diego Reader!

The cover story of the San Diego Reader, titled We Shared this Bond discusses the importance of group support for children who have lost a mother.  The article features a San Diego-based program, Chula’s Mission. Chula’s Mission was founded in 2010 by Lyndsey Ruiz after the loss of her mother … Continue reading >




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Column Image Therapy Changes Welcomes Dr. Asal Azizi

Greetings! I am thrilled to introduce myself to you as the newest addition to the Therapy Changes team. I will be offering therapy services on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Rancho Bernardo location. I grew up in Los Angeles then had an opportunity to live in beautiful San Diego while … Continue reading >




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Column Image Worden’s Four Tasks of Grieving

Over the years I have had both the privilege and pleasure of working with many clients and their families who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Many of my client’s will ask, “Will this pain ever go away?” Recognizing the grieving is a unique and challenging process, there … Continue reading >




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Column Image Finding Perspective

I recently came back from a dirtbiking trip to Death Valley and the surrounding area refreshed and refocused. There are many things that I love about dirtbiking like the opportunity to explore new places and be physically challenged. However, the aspect of the sport that appeals to me the most … Continue reading >




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Column Image Emotional First Aid

Most people experience some emotionally traumatic events, ranging from the manageable to the overwhelming, over the course of their lifetimes. Yet, few people know how to help with the emotional aftermath of traumatic events. Both victims and witnesses of trauma may experience feelings of confusion, fear, sadness, and isolation, and … Continue reading >




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Column Image The Personal Impact of the Death of a Public Figure

Like many of you I found myself shocked and dismayed with the recent death of Robin Williams. He was a public figure who made us laugh, showed us that humor and silliness is an acceptable way to understand the world, and he helped us reflect on critical social issues like … Continue reading >




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Column Image Hope Loves Company

The phrase “Hope Loves Company” has been used by Dr. Ken Druck at the Jenna Druck Center. The meaning behind this phrase is that by coming together in times of loss, grieving individuals can gain strength and find hope from one another. For many, the experience of a loss by … Continue reading >




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