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Treating Anxiety and Depression with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

If you’re struggling with anxiety or depression and cannot manage your symptoms on your own, cognitive behavioral therapy may be the best option for you. Working with a trained professional therapist in San Diego is vital to the process. Cognitive […]

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder – GAD

3 Ways GAD Sufferers Can Reduce Anxiety GAD, or Generalized Anxiety Disorder, can be difficult to manage. Everyone experiences anxiety to some degree each day, but those with GAD feel a heightened sense of fear and, in some cases, panic. […]

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Is Pride Destroying Your Marriage?

Couples Counseling

Is your marriage a power struggle over who is right and who is wrong? Are you constantly trying to “win” every argument? Do you feel as if your spouse is dismissing your feelings or misunderstanding you? Most couples who walk […]

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Premarital Counseling Tips

Premarital Counseling San Diego

San Diego Premarital Counseling Tips By Jan Rakoff Premarital counseling is very a healthy step for couples to take before they engage in their life long commitment to each other. Quite often couples without critical issues engage in premarital counseling […]

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San Diego Family Therapy

San Deigo Family Therapy

What is Family Therapy? Family Therapy is focused around the idea that the family unit is its own social structure of unique patterns and communication formulated around a set of relationships. These patterns are formed through general sociological influence funneled […]

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Couples Counseling – Effective Communication

San Diego Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling, You Are Not Alone So often couples fight the need to approach a couples counselor, thinking that they can do it on their own or that if their relationship needs a therapist they probably shouldn’t be in one […]

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Do You Need Marriage Counseling?

San Diego Marriage Counseling

Is Marriage Counseling For Me? Have you ever wondered to yourself how healthy is my marriage? Are my husband/wife and I where we should be emotionally, mentally and physically? Is marriage counseling something we need? Or maybe you are thinking […]

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What to do when your addicted partner won’t seek help

By: Jan Rakoff If you are in a relationship where your mate is abusing alcohol and/or drugs and will not seek help, you may feel that your own life is out of control and hopeless. Maybe you have tried everything […]

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Fair Fighting Guide for Couples

By:Jan Rakoff Quite often when I see new couples in my practice, conflict exists because they have not established basic ground rules for handling disagreements. If the two parties can agree on some basic (yet essential) boundaries to be respected […]

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I just caught my spouse cheating. What do I do?

By: Jan Rakoff There are simply too many variables to consider to prescribe a “one size fits all” response to such a devastating turn of events. But I can offer some thoughts which may help you in the moment. What is […]

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