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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.

2 Reasons Why Growth, Not Results Should Always Be Your Goal

By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. Ours is a very results-oriented culture wherein we constantly compare our status and accomplishments to others. “Keeping up with the Joneses” feels like it’s written into our DNA, especially in the arena of social media. Yet a focus on attaining specific results, whether landing a particular ...
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Gratitude and Its Impact on the Brain and Body

By Najma Khorrami M.P.H. Scientific studies reveal that the effects of gratitude on the brain and body are complex but calming, mentally strengthening, and motivating. With the rise of positive psychology in the 2000s, the study of gratitude has tremendously expanded. Here is a look at three effects of gratitude on the brain and body based ...
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How To Love Yourself Through COVID-19 Isolation

September 21, 2020 • Contributed by Elizabeth Milano 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 your head and recognizing that your thoughts are NOT necessarily facts. One ...
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6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today

By: Alfred Jamesabout / contact In this busy world of ours, the mind is constantly pulled from pillar to post, scattering our thoughts and emotions and leaving us feeling stressed, highly-strung and at times quite anxious. Most of us don’t have five minutes to sit down and relax, let alone 30 minutes ...
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How to Set Goals for Personal Change

By Jeremy Shapiro Ph.D. We could all do better. Self-improvement, though, is easier said than done. Attempts to change can feel like battling our own nature—lots of pain and little gain. This post explains how to be smart, strategic, and gentle about self-directed change, so this intriguing project produces real ...
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6 Ways to Develop a More Positive Mindset

November 26, 2019 • Contributed by Jacqueline Pearce, MSEd, LMHC When you look around yourself closely, you may observe that a lot of negativity is prevailing. Whether it is towards the leadership of the country, bosses at work, the weather, or your favorite team losing a game, it’s not uncommon for people to ...
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Five Common Work Challenges Mindfulness Can Improve

BY JEREMY HUNTER OCTOBER 29, 2019 Mindfulness can easily be thought of as a retreat from the outsized challenges leaders often face. But when things get tough, that’s when your mindfulness practice actually shines. Here’s how taking the time to ask yourself what’s actually happening can make or break your work day. 1) ...
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If You Feel Stuck and Tired of Waiting for Things to Get Better

By Rachel Laura White “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” ~Stephen Covey In August 2019, I was sitting in my therapist’s office with my head in my hands. I was heartbroken over a recently ended relationship, stuck working a job I wasn’t ...
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How to be Mindful About Consuming Coronavirus News

BY JILL SUTTIE APRIL 9, 2020 My inbox is flooded with news about the coronavirus outbreak. Every hour, I’m hearing about how many people are infected and dying, how woefully unprepared we are for this pandemic, and how the economy is tanking. It’s enough to make my head explode with panic and dread. Of ...
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Six Daily Questions to Ask Yourself While Social Distancing

BY BROOKE ANDERSON APRIL 13, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, and efforts to “flatten the curve” through physical distancing intensify, many of us find ourselves quarantined at home. The physical isolation and sudden departure from familiar routines can be jarring and disorienting. Settling in for the possibility of an extended shelter-in-place order, I ...
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