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Sasha Ginsburg and Erin Lotz were born and raised in Los Angeles. They met working together in 2010 as therapists at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, teaching Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and using it to treat patients struggling with many different diagnoses. After sometime, they discovered that was a huge gap in the field of Mental Health and they decided to launch a clinic in West Los Angeles dedicated to teaching DBT individually and in group settings.

5 Ways to Increase Happiness in Daily Life

BY ELISHA GOLDSTEIN AUGUST 4, 2016 WELL-BEING We all want to be happy, undeniably. For some people happiness comes easier than others, but what we’re starting to understand is that happiness—that sense of connection and ease of appreciating the good moments and being more graceful and resilient during the difficult ones—is a skill and ...
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We are More Adaptive than We Think

Posted Nov 10, 2020 By David DiSalvo While stressful events throw us off our game, our “psychological immune system” has the power to bounce back much faster than previously thought. That’s the finding of a recent study that began tracking a group of employees in mid-March, just as stay-at-home orders started going into effect ...
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5 Keys to Begin a Positive Shift in Your Life Now

By Ilene Berns-Zare PsyD A lot of us have been anxious and worried about the elections, the pandemic, and all the upheaval around us. Are you ready to create a positive shift in your life? Each day is a new opportunity.  Where do we find the answers to our questions?  We each face ...
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No Time for Self-Care? Try These 31 Snack-Size Habits

Doing something small every day has a cumulative effect on your resilience. Posted Oct 28, 2020 By Deborah Grayson Riegel MSW “The new normal.” “Tremendous uncertainty.” “Unprecedented times.” These are three phrases most of us rarely heard (or said) before March 2020, but now we are flooded with them. And every ...
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Feeling Dull? How to Add Color Back to Your Life

February 5, 2020 • Contributed by Jacqueline Pearce, MSEd, LMHC Have you ever come across someone who complains all the time? Have you ever spent time with such a person? Have you observed that spending time with a pessimistic person makes you feel dull too? Have you felt the negative energy emanating from such people? ...
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How to Be Happy

By Tara Parker-Pope Illustrations by Esther Aarts Behavioral scientists have spent a lot of time studying what makes us happy (and what doesn’t). We know happiness can predict health and longevity, and happiness scales can be used to measure social progress and the success of public policies. But happiness isn’t something ...
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How Is Your Mental Health These Days?

A student opinion in the New York Times How have you been coping with the extraordinary challenges that 2020 has presented? What strategies have you used to “stay steady in the turmoil” of this year? By Shannon Doyne Oct. 5, 2020 Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to ...
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21 Ways to Help Yourself Get Unstuck Today

By Ilene Berns-Zare PsyD In these uncertain times, a lot of us are feeling stuck. There’s a simple habit that can help you feel less stuck, taking a simple mindfulness pause. Without pausing to embrace the present moment—the one we are experiencing right now—we are not as self-aware, interpersonally-aware, or effective as ...
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What You Need to Do If You Feel Overwhelmed

By Kelly Ramsdell “You are worth the quiet moment, you are worth the deeper breath. You are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest.” ~ Morgan Harper Nichols I want to talk about overwhelm, which is something I suspect I’m not alone in dealing with, especially given our ...
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How To Love Yourself Through COVID-19 Isolation

September 21, 2020 • Contributed by Elizabeth Milano Nine Ways to Enhance Self-Love: Because You Can’t Socially Distance From Yourself STEP 1: CHALLENGE NEGATIVE SELF-TALK: It can be very helpful to become aware of your inner critic and actively challenge self-critical thoughts. You can begin this process by just noticing the voice in ...
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