Located at 2525 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 313, San Diego, California, 92108

Stress Management

Man in Florida exercising on asphalt in a gym's yard, hopping between squares on the ground and using healthy coping mechanisms for stress like exercise to feel better.

Knowing the Difference Between Unhealthy and Healthy Coping Mechanisms for Stress

It can sometimes be unclear whether something is a healthy versus unhealthy coping mechanism for stress.  For instance, is distracting oneself from a stressful and overwhelming situation an example of a healthy or unhealthy coping mechanism?  In this blog, we will review some of the most notable forms of healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms, as […]

Knowing the Difference Between Unhealthy and Healthy Coping Mechanisms for Stress Read More »

Understanding How to Harness Short-Term Stress for Your Benefit

We are taught that stress is a bad thing, something we must avoid at all costs.  We are bombarded with messages like, “Stress causes Cancer”, “Stress impairs the immune response”, and, as a result, we are instructed to strive for a stress-free, peaceful life.  The reality of stress, though, is quite different and far more

Understanding How to Harness Short-Term Stress for Your Benefit Read More »

A man sitting back in a chair taking a break from reading a book to pause and breath and enjoy the time he has made for himself to do something that is relaxing.

Taking Time For Yourself: Why Men Should Prioritize Self-Care

Modern professional men are very busy and have many responsibilities on their shoulders: providing for their families, paying bills, working, maintaining friendships, etc. With all these responsibilities being juggled on a daily basis, it’s easy to forget that even men need to prioritize their self-care.  To start things off—self-care is real, even for men. Self-care

Taking Time For Yourself: Why Men Should Prioritize Self-Care Read More »

checking the time as a busy professional checking themselves for signs of stress.

The Surprising Signs of Stress for Busy Professionals

It’s Monday—you’re up all night stewing on a project. Tuesday—your to-do list grows longer and longer no matter how hard you work. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Before you know it, that Sunday night anxiety is settling in again and the week has passed in a blur. Thus begins the story of many busy professionals as stress creeps in from every angle.

The Surprising Signs of Stress for Busy Professionals Read More »

Portrait of sad and depressed man looking at himself in the mirror wondering how depression in men looks different than in women and if online therapy is the answer.

How Do Men Typically Experience Depression as Compared to Women?

When discussing depression, attention often focuses on our female friends, family members, and acquaintances who have been affected. In recent years, the women in our lives have become more vocal, sharing their experiences of depression and advocating for their needs as well. While this is an empowering feat, it has also fed into the popular

How Do Men Typically Experience Depression as Compared to Women? Read More »

4 Key Tips for Decision Making from an Online Therapist

You’re at a critical place in your life. You don’t know which decision to make. You believe you must choose correctly and the sooner the do it, the sooner you’ll feel relief from confusion, overwhelm, and fear. You know once you decide which path to take, you’ll feel clarity and confidence because you’ll know that you’re living a life that aligns with your values. In this blog, we’ll explore how to accomplish this goal.

4 Key Tips for Decision Making from an Online Therapist Read More »

Image of a man covering his head with work papers. Showing the type of situations that stress management can help with. A therapist can help you cope with stress through therapy in San Diego, CA

When Meditation Stops Helping With Stress Management

Does stigma, stress, or a sense of personal responsibility keep you from reaching out to get the stress support you need? Have you tried things like prioritizing your schedule or meditation, but still left with an impending sense of doom about things going on at work or home? Here’s how to take the next step when your stress relief tips stop working.

When Meditation Stops Helping With Stress Management Read More »