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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.

Research: Why Breathing Is So Effective at Reducing Stress

by Emma Seppälä, Christina Bradley, Michael R. Goldstein When U.S. Marine Corp Officer Jake D.’s vehicle drove over an explosive device in Afghanistan, he looked down to see his legs almost completely severed below the knee. At that moment, he remembered a breathing exercise he had learned in a book for young ...
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How to Ease Back Into Social Contact

You will be able to socialize soon, but do you want to? By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. Posted Mar 28, 2021 |  Reviewed by Kaja Perina KEY POINTS You may have become comfortable with not socializing during the pandemic.Workplaces are asking employees to return to the office in the next few months.Socializing ...
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How to Make Everything Easier by Accepting the Present Moment

By Ella “The power of now can only be realized now. It requires no time and effort. Effort means you’re trying hard to get somewhere and so you are not present, welcoming this moment as it is.” ~Eckhart Tolle Eight years ago, I was very depressed. I wanted nothing more than ...
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7 Simple Practices for Greater Well-Being in 2021

February 26, 2021 • By Angela Bisignano, PhD, Psychologist 7 Simple Practices for Greater Well-Being in 2021 Many people start the year with the best intentions for new goals and resolutions. January is a great month to reflect, refresh and reset. Did you make space for your well-being in your goals for this new year? ...
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Climb and Maintain: Tyler Perry Talks Psychology and Resiliency

April 16, 2021 • By Jocelyn Markowicz, PhD, Psychologist Tyler Perry, the infamous producer and actor, within the full breadth of his creative fortitude, delivered the best simplification of the concept of resilience. In his guest talk at a church in Texas, he provided a powerfully simple way to inspire resilience. In his ...
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Woman shares her therapist’s surprisingly helpful mental health tip: ‘Run the dishwasher twice’

By Annie Reneau "Run the dishwasher twice" might sound like strange mental health advice, but a viral post is proving that it's actually quite helpful. Danielle Wunker, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, shared a story on her Facebook page that is resonating with people who struggle with mental health ...
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Practicing Self-Compassion in Uncertain Times

by Chareessa Chee, Licensed Professional Counselor Practicing Self-Compassion in Uncertain Times  Self-compassion is an important tool to learn in these uncertain times of being in a global pandemic, but it’s also helpful for just being human. Self-compassion is simply applying compassion to yourself. Compassion is the sensitivity toward the suffering of yourself ...
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How 10 Minutes of Daily Meditation Can Calm Your Mind and Relax Your Body

By Dr. Lise Deguire “Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of these things and still be calm in your heart.” ~Unknown I began the morning with a meditation. After taking my ...
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How Being More Productive Starts With Doing Nothing

By Annemarie Dooling March 16, 2021 12:26 pm EST One secret to achieving more: Finding time to do nothing. In our efforts to squeeze every second from the day, it seems counterintuitive to watch a pot of coffee boil or gaze out the window. But your brain uses those free periods ...
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3 Ways to Find Calm in the Holiday Rush

When things start to feel out of control, it's important to take care of ourselves. Here are some of our tips for emotional wellness during the holidays. BY OYINDA LAGUNJU DECEMBER 24, 2020 You’re a force of nature, and like nature, things can get out of hand. The mind can feel ...
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