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April 24, 2024

April 24, 2024

Is Therapy Right For Me?

by Tina Marie Del Rosario

by Tina Marie Del Rosario

2 min read

Emoji stickers of California and a person on virtual therapy online appointment
Emoji stickers of California and a person on virtual therapy online appointment
Emoji stickers of California and a person on virtual therapy online appointment

• Consider emotions, life events, relationships

• Weigh feelings, experiences, attachments

• Assess temperament, circumstances, social ties

Am I Ready for Therapy?

Therapy can be a big commitment, so it's important to assess if you're in a place emotionally where therapy could help. Signs that therapy may be right for you include feeling persistently unhappy or anxious, dealing with a difficult life event like loss or trauma, struggling with personal relationships, or having difficulty connecting with your authentic self. Therapy provides a confidential space to work through challenges with a professional.

What Can I Expect From Therapy?

Every therapist and therapeutic approach is different, but most therapy involves regularly meeting one-on-one or in a small group with a licensed therapist. Discussing your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, relationships and life experiences openly is encouraged. Your therapist will work with you to better understand yourself and your challenges, and develop practical coping strategies for improved wellbeing and relationships. Progress happens gradually over multiple sessions through building self-awareness and skills.

Is Now a Good Time?

If you've considered the signs that therapy could help and feel ready to focus on personal growth, then making that first appointment is a great step. Discussing concerns with loved ones may also help determine if now is the right time commitment-wise. The therapist can help determine if they're the best fit for you. Taking that brave step shows self-care and getting help is a strength, not a weakness.

Feel free to contact us anytime with questions about what we do and how we can help.

April 11, 2024

April 11, 2024

Corporate Wellness Workshops: Boosting Employee Health and Productivity in 2024
Corporate Wellness Workshops: Boosting Employee Health and Productivity in 2024
Corporate Wellness Workshops: Boosting Employee Health and Productivity in 2024

• The workshops provide tools for better stress management, lifestyle balance, and proactive health care.

• Integration into company culture is crucial, highlighting the importance of employee participation and feedback.

• The outcome includes a healthier workforce, reduced job turnover, and a more supportive workplace environment.

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• In the wake of a tragedy, leaders must communicate effectively, balancing professionalism with empathy.

• Providing access to mental health resources and flexible working options can support employees in their recovery.

• Continuous open communication, respecting confidentiality, helps build trust and supports the emotional health of the workforce.

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• Mothers and daughters can improve their relationship by engaging in shared activities and making time for each other.

• Developing a best friend mentality with trust and open communication can deepen the bond.

• Handling conflicts wisely and fostering forgiveness are crucial for a resilient connection.

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• Pressures from everyday interactions may cause unhelpful behaviors and conflicts within families.

• Through family therapy, members can learn to express themselves better and listen more effectively.

• Engaging in activities such as open communication sessions and art therapy allows for emotional expression and bonding.

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• Family therapy models vary greatly, making it essential to choose one that aligns with your family's dynamics.

• Techniques such as narrative therapy and systemic therapy help families understand and resolve their issues.

• Engaging in the right type of family therapy can enhance communication and problem-solving within the family.

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March 3, 2023

March 3, 2023

by Tina Marie Del Rosario

by Tina Marie Del Rosario

sings of untrustworthy partners both boyfriend and girlfriend
sings of untrustworthy partners both boyfriend and girlfriend
sings of untrustworthy partners both boyfriend and girlfriend

• In any close relationship, trust is crucial and must be actively developed and tested over time.

• Signs of a lack of trust include a partner's failure to admit errors, inconsistency in keeping promises, and a closed-off demeanor.

• Relationships thrive on safety and security, which are fostered by honest communication and mutual respect.

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• Schedule an appointment individually or with your partner.

• Expect introductory questions about your relationship history.

• Be ready to discuss what you both hope to achieve through therapy.

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October 27, 2022

October 27, 2022

how to communicate better in a relationship
how to communicate better in a relationship
how to communicate better in a relationship

• Relationship communication quotes highlight the power of conversation in building genuine connections.

• Humor, trust, and common goals are essential elements in maintaining a successful relationship.

• Effective communication involves understanding nonverbal cues and avoiding one-sided conversations.

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• Engaging in therapy is an essential step for personal growth, yet many struggle with opening up about sensitive topics.

• Over 80% of people report some level of dishonesty in sessions, affecting the positive outcomes of therapy.

• People benefit from writing their thoughts, choosing a relaxing time to meet, and gradually discussing deeper issues.

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September 27, 2022

September 27, 2022

Emoji representation holding envelope speak to therapist
Emoji representation holding envelope speak to therapist
Emoji representation holding envelope speak to therapist

• Essential elements of the first email to a therapist, such as self-introduction and stating the reason for reaching out.

• Advice on researching therapy types before contacting a therapist to ensure a suitable match.

• Procedures on how to ask about therapist's availability, fees, and possible referrals.

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• Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) helps couples rebuild trust and secure attachment after infidelity.

• EFT techniques include identifying emotional response patterns, embracing discomfort, and stopping past projections.

• If EFT is unsuccessful, it may be healthier to consider letting go of the relationship.

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July 26, 2022

July 26, 2022

two people learning How To Validate Someone's Feelings
two people learning How To Validate Someone's Feelings
two people learning How To Validate Someone's Feelings

• Emotional invalidation, such as telling someone they are overreacting, can undermine self-confidence and relationship security.

• Validating emotions with empathy builds relationships and supports emotional well-being.

• Practical methods for validation include making eye contact, actively listening, and consensual physical touch.

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June 14, 2022

June 14, 2022

how to have more self-compassion
how to have more self-compassion
how to have more self-compassion

• Many people suffer from a lack of self-compassion, influenced by negative feedback during childhood.
• Self-criticism and shame are often reinforced by negative societal and cultural norms.
• Mindfulness and daily practice can help shift from self-criticism to self-compassion.

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Self-criticism is often a response to feeling threatened, with the brain activating fight or flight, as if facing real danger.

Self-compassion can deactivate stress responses, fostering calm and a more self-love.

• Exercises in self-compassion include rephrasing internal dialogue and practicing kindness and understanding toward oneself.

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April 15, 2024

April 15, 2024

by Tina Marie Del Rosario

by Tina Marie Del Rosario

healing collective therapy logo news blog
healing collective therapy logo news blog
healing collective therapy logo news blog

• A woman-owned business with a diverse range of clinicians

• Our culture is built on empathy, expertise, and inclusivity

• Our practice works with everyone from celebrities and Fortune 500 CEOs to students and people just finding their way in the world

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