Category Archives: Therapy

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 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 Psychology-Based Study Tips

For students starting the spring semester at school, the New Year represents a fresh start for academics. Many students use this transition time to renew their focus on studying and setting goals for higher grades through better study habits. These are noble pursuits, yet without the skills to achieve them, … 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 >




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Column Image Seasons Are Changing

We’ve all heard of the “winter blues”, those times when we just begin to feel down for now explainable reason. Our mood shifts and we can become lethargic, more sentimental and can have this overwhelming feeling of sadness. Adding to the frustration of the mood shift is recognizing that you … Continue reading >




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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 >




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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 Mental Health – Let’s Talk About It

As a Psychologist I am often subjected to a variety of jokes or comments regarding my field of work when others discover what I do for a living. There is misguided humor about “those crazy people”, awkward moments when someone tells me they once saw a “shrink”, but “it didn’t work”, … Continue reading >




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