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Oakland Therapy: How to Overcome Your Perfectionism

If you identify as a perfectionist, you may very well function at a higher level than the rest of us. But,it comes at a hefty cost. You may experience stress, anxiety and even burn-out. You may have left burned bridges and shattered relationships in your wake. Perfectionism is the endless search for something you will never find. This is an imperfect world. Nothing here will ever be perfect. Chasing after perfection is just a crippling disease. Here are 7 ways to break...


5 Daily Actions to Build Your Self-Confidence

Everyone struggles with confidence from time to time. The way we feel about ourselves greatly influences the way we live. A lack of self-confidence will only limit you. Confidence will help you realize that...

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Couples Therapy: 7 Signs of Trust Issues

Trust is very important for a committed relationship. Your partner should be your closest friend and confidant. Your partner should be able to open up to you about anything also. If you’re reading this,...

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Oakland Therapy: Social Media and Your Mental Health

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat. The era of social media has connected the global population more than ever before. However, the average American checks their phone as much as 80 times a day, and some...


Fighting for The Relationship

Here’s a really simple question that you can train yourself to ask, whenever you’re in a fight with your partner, “Am I fighting to win? Or am I fighting for the relationship?” Because if...

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You Need A Relationship Coach

Another way of putting it is “couples therapy is not Wimbledon” The couples therapist is not there to go, “what do you think you should do?” Couples therapy is more like if you were...

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Tools For a Happy Relationship

Back when I was getting into all this stuff in the late 60s and 70s, we thought the thing to do was to sit down. We thought that a really happy relationship was where...


Four Ways to Damage a Relationship

I always tell couples to look up John Gottman on the internet. We have links on our website. John Gottman has revolutionized couples therapy by studying thousands of couples. Basically, when couples damage a...

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Crazy Busy? Did You Know That We Offer Skype Appointments?

A lot of our clients are, how to put it, pressed for time. They often use terms like, “Hectic,” “Stressed,” and, “Crazy busy.” If Crazy Busy was a real diagnosis, we could say there’s...

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Factors that predict successful therapy.

It’s Better If You Go For It. We know a ton about what makes therapy successful. For example, research has repeatedly found that, of all the factors that predict a successful therapy (like various...