Category Archives: Therapy

Imaging Shows Bipolar Link to Risk-taking

Jennifer’s Take: Although I find this research fascinating and invaluable in understanding the brain of  individuals suffering from Bipolar Disorder on a neurological level, the ultimate findings of this research replicates what psychotherapists and other mental health clinicians have always … Continue reading

How Childhood Trauma leads to Depression, Anxiety and Alcoholism in Adults

Childhood trauma and emotional loss is the universal template for many of the ills experienced in adulthood, such as addiction, depression, and even a shorted lifespan.  This correlation has been overwhelmingly proven through The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, which … Continue reading

Can Anxiety Be Good for You?

Rising to the Challenge For most of us, anxiety can hardly be imagined to be a positive thing- we often are overloaded with work, family, financial, social and relationship obligations  to the point that we never feel relaxed. Many of us … Continue reading

How to Stop a Temper Tantrum

Nothing brings dread and helplessness into the heart of a toddler’s parent quite like a tantrum: they seem to happen at the most inopportune moments (like in public), and parents feel powerless to stop these outbursts that seem to be … Continue reading

What is Ego Psychology?

Newport Beach, Orange County- With the publication of The Ego and The Id (1932), Freud introduced his structural model of the mind consisting of three parts- the Ego, the Superego, and the Id.  Years later, theorists began examining the processes … Continue reading