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Defense Mechanism of the Week: Denial

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Denial

We all use defense mechanisms to protect ourselves psychologically from uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Some defense mechanisms are more…
Want to Improve Your Personality? You Might Want to Quit Smoking.

Want to Improve Your Personality? You Might Want to Quit Smoking.

A new study from the University of Missouri has discovered that smoking triggers the personality traits of neuroticism (being emotionally…
Women Have Better Sex When in Love

Women Have Better Sex When in Love

Women and men contrast each other in many ways – they can be especially different when it comes to physical…
Couples Therapist: Is Your Personality Type Healthy for Your Relationship?

Couples Therapist: Is Your Personality Type Healthy for Your Relationship?

Personality traits vary person-to-person; they are what make individuals unique and different. However, certain characteristics can actually determine an individual’s…
Stress, Relationships, and Couples Counseling Services

Stress, Relationships, and Couples Counseling Services

Stress is a normal part of life, which means that it’s also a normal part of relationships. All couples deal…
Addressing Gender-Specific Issues Can Improve Co-Parenting After Divorce

Addressing Gender-Specific Issues Can Improve Co-Parenting After Divorce

Although most agree that co-parenting after divorce provides the best environment for kids, successful co-parenting is often challenged by a…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Denial

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Denial

We all use defense mechanisms to protect ourselves psychologically from uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Some defense mechanisms are more…
Want to Improve Your Personality? You Might Want to Quit Smoking.

Want to Improve Your Personality? You Might Want to Quit Smoking.

A new study from the University of Missouri has discovered that smoking triggers the personality traits of neuroticism (being emotionally…
Women Have Better Sex When in Love

Women Have Better Sex When in Love

Women and men contrast each other in many ways – they can be especially different when it comes to physical…
Couples Therapist: Is Your Personality Type Healthy for Your Relationship?

Couples Therapist: Is Your Personality Type Healthy for Your Relationship?

Personality traits vary person-to-person; they are what make individuals unique and different. However, certain characteristics can actually determine an individual’s…
Stress, Relationships, and Couples Counseling Services

Stress, Relationships, and Couples Counseling Services

Stress is a normal part of life, which means that it’s also a normal part of relationships. All couples deal…
Addressing Gender-Specific Issues Can Improve Co-Parenting After Divorce

Addressing Gender-Specific Issues Can Improve Co-Parenting After Divorce

Although most agree that co-parenting after divorce provides the best environment for kids, successful co-parenting is often challenged by a…
Married vs. Single: What's True and What's Not

Married vs. Single: What's True and What's Not

It's commonly believed that single people are less happy than married couples, but this isn't always the case.
4 Ways to Complete Your New Year Resolutions

4 Ways to Complete Your New Year Resolutions

It’s that time again. The new year is upon us and we look back at all the things we set…
How to Identify Sources of Stress

How to Identify Sources of Stress

Managing your stress begins with identifying the sources of stress in your life. Easier said than done, right? Finding out…
Understanding the Fear of Success and Self-Sabotage

Understanding the Fear of Success and Self-Sabotage

The fear of failure is an almost universal human anxiety in the modern world. We all, at one point or…
The Aftermath of Penn State: How to Talk to Your Children about Sex and Sexual Abuse

The Aftermath of Penn State: How to Talk to Your Children about Sex and Sexual Abuse

How do you talk to your children about sex and avoiding dangerous people that might hurt them? At what age?…
The Misconceptions about Marriage and about Being Single

The Misconceptions about Marriage and about Being Single

There can be a lot of stigma to single life, especially in Orange County, with its family-oriented values and norms.…
Women Have Better Sex When in Love

Women Have Better Sex When in Love

Women and men contrast each other in many ways – they can be especially different when it comes to physical…
Couples Therapist: Is Your Personality Type Healthy for Your Relationship?

Couples Therapist: Is Your Personality Type Healthy for Your Relationship?

Personality traits vary person-to-person; they are what make individuals unique and different. However, certain characteristics can actually determine an individual’s…
Stress, Relationships, and Couples Counseling Services

Stress, Relationships, and Couples Counseling Services

Stress is a normal part of life, which means that it’s also a normal part of relationships. All couples deal…
Addressing Gender-Specific Issues Can Improve Co-Parenting After Divorce

Addressing Gender-Specific Issues Can Improve Co-Parenting After Divorce

Although most agree that co-parenting after divorce provides the best environment for kids, successful co-parenting is often challenged by a…
Strong Relationships May Reduce Risk of Military Suicides

Strong Relationships May Reduce Risk of Military Suicides

Involvement in a strong committed relationship can reduce the risk of suicide among members of the military. According to investigators…
Parental Arguments in Front of Kids Can be Beneficial if Constructive

Parental Arguments in Front of Kids Can be Beneficial if Constructive

It’s clear that children are affected by their parent’s emotions. In fact, studies show that even in the womb, developing…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Denial

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Denial

We all use defense mechanisms to protect ourselves psychologically from uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Some defense mechanisms are more…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Intellectualization

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Intellectualization

Intellectualization occurs when reasoning and logic are used unconsciously to control internal conflict and emotional anxiety. People who rely on…
Introjection: How This Defense Mechanism Affects Our Identity

Introjection: How This Defense Mechanism Affects Our Identity

Introjection is something most people learn to do from a fairly early age in order to be accepted and maintain…
The Sublimation Defense Mechanism

The Sublimation Defense Mechanism

It’s common to experience unwanted urges and negative impulses, even in happy relationships. The truly important thing is how we…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Projection

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Projection

Newport Beach, Orange County– What is projection?  What does it mean for someone to project his or her feelings onto…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Repression

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Repression

What is Repression?  In essence, it is motivated ignoring or forgetting for protection of the Ego.  This is the defense…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Denial

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Denial

We all use defense mechanisms to protect ourselves psychologically from uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Some defense mechanisms are more…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Intellectualization

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Intellectualization

Intellectualization occurs when reasoning and logic are used unconsciously to control internal conflict and emotional anxiety. People who rely on…
Introjection: How This Defense Mechanism Affects Our Identity

Introjection: How This Defense Mechanism Affects Our Identity

Introjection is something most people learn to do from a fairly early age in order to be accepted and maintain…
The Sublimation Defense Mechanism

The Sublimation Defense Mechanism

It’s common to experience unwanted urges and negative impulses, even in happy relationships. The truly important thing is how we…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Projection

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Projection

Newport Beach, Orange County– What is projection?  What does it mean for someone to project his or her feelings onto…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Repression

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Repression

What is Repression?  In essence, it is motivated ignoring or forgetting for protection of the Ego.  This is the defense…