October 22, 2019

For starters, your teenager isn’t broken. A “bad attitude” to some extent, is developmentally appropriate; however unfortunate that may be for the rest of the household. I can often be heard telling caregivers/parents in the initial interview, “If you feel like your teenager hates you, you’re doing something right”. Pushing back against rules, and testing boundaries is part of developing a sense of self and discovering who...

October 15, 2019

Intern is a commonly misunderstood label in the world of therapy, so let's start there. In the field of therapy, a marriage and family therapy registered intern at minimum is someone who has completed a masters degree in counseling psychology or social work (or the equivalent thereof), has completed a practicum placement at an approved site, and has passed a thorough background check by the California Board of Behavioral S...

Violence against women is an ongoing significant problem facing society as a whole, and is seen as a global crisis impacting millions and costing billions. In the US alone, the cost of intimate partner violence was estimated at $5.8 billion in 2003 (UN Women, 2014). In the United States, 83% of girls ages 12-16 have experienced some form of sexual harassment in public schools, with 25% of 8th and 9th graders reporting havi...