Category Archives: Personal Improvement

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 >




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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 >




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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 >




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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 >




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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 >




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Column Image Fear and Mental Health: Managing Reactions and Responses

Happiness, Sadness, Anger, Surprise, Disgust, and Fear: These are universal emotions that we all share, and they rank as the six most cited emotions in the literature. Images come to mind when we think about these emotions in our own lives — those recollections of the times, settings, or events … Continue reading >




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Column Image What Stage of Life are You In?

Our lifespan is comprised of a progression of stages during which we face new dilemmas and experience new accomplishments. From early childhood thru the retirement years we all endure similar phases of life: childhood, adolescence and various stages in adulthood. We also tend to connect with others who are living … Continue reading >




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Column Image Therapy Changes Welcomes Dr. Mike Campbell

It is such a pleasure to join Therapy Changes where I will be supporting clients with neuropsychological assessments. This partnership was several years in the making, and I am thrilled to become a member of the team. I have a passion for the field of neuropsychology. This fascinating area of … Continue reading >




Posted in Anxiety, Introduction, Parenting, Personal Improvement |

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 >




Posted in Grief, Personal Improvement, Relationships |

Column Image Eating to Feel Good

Three times a day we get to choose what we want to eat to quiet our hunger. Science has progressed the ability to measure the impact of these choices on our bodies. Recently, research has uncovered fascinating links between diet and our moods. Integrative treatments for mental health have gained … Continue reading >




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