Category Archives: Relationships

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 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 Introverts and Extroverts: The Brain Chemistry Behind Their Differences

I’m standing in a crowd of people at a conference after the last session. My colleagues – all extroverts – are across the room engaging others in conversation and laughing loudly. I was engaged for a while, but now I’m ready to head home and call it a day. The … Continue reading >




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Column Image Building Blocks for Emotional Resilience

Changes, stress, and obstacles seem to be an inevitable part of life. Part of effectively coping with these challenges is learning how to be flexible and adapt to the pain that enters our lives. Pain can take the form of many things, including intense emotion, loss, health problems, or relationship … Continue reading >




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Column Image How to Avoid Divorce: Effectively Managing Conflict in a Relationship

Recently, I participated in a discussion on ESPN AM 1700 Real Talk Radio on the topic of “Avoiding Divorce: Conversations you Should Have Before Getting Married, and the Anatomy of a Healthy Relationship.” To listen to the show in its entirety, click the link here: Real Talk San Diego Podcast During … Continue reading >




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Column Image Therapy Changes Welcomes Dr. Jen McWaters

I am excited to be joining the Therapy Changes family and look forward to contributing to an already thriving multi-specialty practice. I will be providing services at the Point Loma location for teens, children, families and adults. I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and completed … Continue reading >




Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Introduction, Personal Improvement, Relationships, Therapy |

Column Image Emotional Abuse in Relationships

Many of us have encountered situations, in which we feel that someone, maybe one of our family members or a friend, is constantly devaluing us, making fun of us, degrading our beliefs, shrinking our confidence or restraining our freedom and rights. If emotional abuse is not something you have directly … Continue reading >




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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 >




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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 The Value in Perspective Taking

Perspective taking is the ability to see things from another person’s view and to better understand what he or she is thinking and feeling. It also comprises of the ability to experience and convey empathy for the other person. It is a life skill that is essential in our social … Continue reading >




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