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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.

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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Mindful Communication

By Dr. Patty and The Sacred Treehouse Faculty “We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility for how we behave, think, and feel.”                                                   ...
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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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