Self-Care

As an individual and couples therapist in San Francisco, I provide tools and resources that can be used for self-care.  Topics covered in this blog include mindfulness, meditation, stress management, relationship problems and other self-care content.

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I’m ready to heal my childhood trauma

I don’t want my bad childhood to define me anymore.  Yes, I did experience trauma. Yes, it was painful. But I’m ready to move forward with my life.   These are sentiments shared by many trauma survivors at a certain point in their healing journey.  Often times people will come into therapy discouraged or disappointed…

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Improve your self-esteem as a gay man in San Francisco, therapy for gay men 94102

How to improve your self-esteem as a gay man

Many people struggle with self-esteem issues, especially those of us in the LGBTQ community.  That’s a generalization, of course, however there are mental health statistics that back up our struggle. As Andrew Tobias pointed out in his memoir The Best Little Boy in the World and Alan Downs explored in The Velvet Rage, being gay…

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mindfulness tools for gay men

Mindfulness tools for gay men

Mindfulness is a way of staying present, both in our bodies and with our emotions.  For those of us in the LGBTQ community, it can be helpful to have mindfulness strategies to use when things get overwhelming.   How can mindfulness be useful for gay men? As gay men, we often do everything we can…

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ending the year with gratitude, authenticity and hope

How to end the year with gratitude, authenticity and hope

The end of the year can be a challenging time for many people. Anytime you mix family, alcohol and expectations you’re bound to have some disappointment. Chances are you’re reading this because you want some inspiration and you have an intention to move through the holiday season in a different way this year.  A better…

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