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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.

The Emotions of Living Through a Pandemic

By Alicia del Prado Ph.D. So much of my work as a counseling psychologist is validating my clients' emotions because what they say and feel is important. This core ideal that runs through the thread of therapy is crucial to emphasize when living through a pandemic. As you navigate day after day... whether it's working, watching ...
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Stop Striving, Start Stopping: How to Enjoy Life More

By Jadine Lydia “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” ~Andy Rooney Three months ago, I was blessed with an awesome opportunity—a free weekend break to Snowdonia, Wales. Having experienced chronic health conditions for the past six years of my life, ...
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Learning to Let Go

Posted Aug 08, 2020 By Nick Joyce Ph.D. In the grand scheme of therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is new on the scene. Often mistaken for coming from the Buddhist tradition, ACT is actually based on the modern science of Relational Frame Theory (RFT). RFT explores how human language creates associations made ...
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The Importance of Offering Yourself and Others Compassion

January 7, 2020 • By Cedar Barstow, MEd, CHT ditor’s Note: To preserve client confidentiality, the names and details in this article have been changed. Offer yourself and others care and compassion. It sounds easy, doesn’t it? However, providing compassion to yourself can be challenging. Some years ago, I opened my door to a ...
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5 Simple Mindfulness Practices for Daily Life

BY PARNEET PAL, CARLEY HAUCK, ELISHA GOLDSTEIN, KYRA BOBINET, AND CARA BRADLEY  AUGUST 27, 2018 DAILY PRACTICES How often have you rushed out the door and into your day without even thinking about how you’d like things to go? Before you know it, something or someone has rubbed you the wrong way, and you’ve reacted automatically ...
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When Things Have to Change: How to Find the Willpower to Achieve Your Goals

By Timothy James “When it is obvious the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” ~Confucius Do you want to know my biggest fear? I’ve just come out of the closet, my parents have rejected me, and I am terrified, really, really terrified, because I’m ...
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11 Tips for a Morning Routine That Supports Mental Health

October 22, 2019 • By Courtney Telloian, GoodTherapy Editor In a time when novelty and variety may be especially fashionable, it’s not surprising many people could view the idea of sticking to a routine as passé. However, consistently performing healthy behaviors might be the key not only to a calmer morning, but ...
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When You Feel Stuck, Try This

October 23, 2019 • By Danielle Matthew, LMFT It can be an awful feeling to feel stuck. You may feel like you can’t forge ahead, or you might not know how to move forward. When you feel stuck, it may seem that others have their lives together while you don’t. ...
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How to Take Good Care of Yourself During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Suzanne Falter EDITOR’S NOTE: You can find a number of helpful coronavirus resources and all related Tiny Buddha articles here. “Self-care is how you take your power back.” ~Lalah Delia For more than a week now, I’ve been immersed in how to handle the pandemic that is unfolding all around us. By ...
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The Power of Compassion: How to Make Do in an Unfair World

By Feryal Dollie “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” ~Nelson Mandela Ever thought, “Life is so unfair!” Is it, really? Has life given you circumstances that keep you in ...
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