Unlike Haunted Houses, Mental Health Therapy isn’t Scary

Don’t look over your shoulder, but Halloween is creeping up on us. Homes and streets are being decorated to be scary and suspenseful. Costumes are being imagined and created— some to be fun and whimsical, but most to be shocking…

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KUSI Talking to Children About Tragic Events & The Las Vegas Shooting

Kristin Moorehead-Malley, Licensed Mental Health Therapist & Owner of SAGE Therapy Center provided KUSI viewers some tips on communicating with children about tragic events and the Las Vegas shooting this morning.  For those who missed the interview this morning, please…

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abc Channel 10 Interview Communicating About the Las Vegas Shooting

abc Channel 10 San Diego invited Kristin Moorehead-Malley, licensed therapist and owner of S.A.G.E. Therapy in to discuss communicating with your children about the Las Vegas shooting.  Here’s a snippet of the morning interview shown at mid-day Channel 10 Interview Mid-Day...
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Getting Your Teen to Talk Openly with You. Yeah, Right!

Your child’s teen years bring on some of life’s biggest challenges — for them and for you as parents. During this transition to adulthood, so much is going on mentally, physically, academically and socially, it can be very difficult to…

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Talking to Your Kids About the Election

Words do matter, and many of us have been unsettled by not only the language used but also behavior exhibited throughout this election process. Parents have struggled to explain what is going on in our culture to children and teens….

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Talking About Depression – Infographic

According to the World Health Organization, depression affects 350 million people worldwide. Depressed people lose interest in the things they usually like to do and often feel sluggish, irritable, or fatigued. Waves of sadness and feelings of worthlessness or excessive…

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Tips to Help with Back to School Anxiety in Children

The first day of school for our kids is hard for the whole family and should be addressed. So what can we as parents do to help with the transition?

1. Stick to a Routine – from when the kids wake up to most importantly a REGULAR BEDTIME

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Dear Diary I Think my Wife is Cheating on me, Carlsbad Therapy

Dear Diary, I think my wife is cheating on me… You decide to get married and life seems perfect. You think to yourself, everything is great and all is going well… but lately something seems different. Recently your wife’s behavior seems off and your instincts are telling you something is not right.

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Dear Diary I Think am Addicted, Carlsbad Therapy

Addictions never start out as addictions… addictions can take on many forms including an addiction to drugs or alcohol, exercise, food, love, gambling, shopping, work and so on. Having an addiction is like having a craving that can’t be satisfied no matter how much you try… so you do more to chase the high or euphoria. Addiction is compulsive and addicts will stop at nothing to get what they want or need to fulfill their addiction. Admitting you are an addict can be extremely difficult and hard to recognize which is why would like to offer you some insight.

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Emotional Clutter and Mental Health, Carlsbad Therapy

Emotional clutter affects your mental health as well as the relationship you have with yourself. If your emotions are getting the best of you, it is highly likely the messages you are sharing with yourself are ones that bring you down. Case in point, when you are presented with a challenge and in that moment, you tell yourself, “I am not good enough” the inevitable outcome will be that you simply are not.

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