Overcoming Guilt: Learning to Spend Money Without Shame

Feeling guilty about spending money even when you know you have enough is a common issue many people face. This guilt can be frustrating and confusing, especially when you know logically that your finances are in good shape. In this blog we will explore why this happens, cover practical strategies to overcome this guilt, and […]

How To Navigate Emotional Communication Challenges With Your Partner

Relationships are like delicate ecosystems, requiring nourishment, understanding, and communication to thrive. However, sometimes we encounter obstacles that disrupt this harmony. One common challenge is when a partner begins to shut the other out emotionally. This behavior can leave the other feeling confused, hurt, and unsure of how to proceed. In this blog post, we’ll […]

The Power of Self-Kindness: Unlocking Productivity and Well-Being

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, we often find ourselves caught in a whirlwind of tasks, obligations, and responsibilities. From school assignments to extracurricular activities, from household chores to personal goals, the list seems endless. In this chaos, it’s easy to lose sight of an essential ingredient for success and well-being: self-kindness. How […]

Perfectionism: The Fine Line Between Excellence and Obsession

Perfectionism — a trait often hailed as a double-edged sword. On one hand, it can drive us to strive for excellence and push the boundaries of our capabilities. On the other hand, it can lead to unrelenting self-criticism, anxiety, and an insatiable quest for flawlessness. But what if you find yourself in the camp of […]

A Guide to Difficult Conversations During the Holidays

As the festive lights twinkle and the smell of gingerbread fills the air, the holiday season is upon us. However, for many, it also means navigating through the delicate dance of difficult conversations. Whether it’s addressing family tensions or discussing personal challenges, the anxiety specialty mental health clinic is here with a guide to help […]

Holiday Slump? ACT Your Way to Meaning!

Ho, ho, ho, my festive friends! It’s that time of the year again – the season of joy, laughter, and endless holiday cheer. Or is it?!? What if, instead of feeling like Buddy the Elf on a sugar high, you find yourself stuck in a tinsel-covered slump? Fear not! We’re here to unwrap the magic […]

Anxiety and Depression Treatment

Worried it’s hopeless? Sounds like anxiety and depression are buddying up on you. You might find yourself wondering what it means when you’re struggling with both anxiety and depression, and the short answer is this: it means that you’re like 41% of people who’ve struggled with depression or anxiety in the same 12-month period (check […]

Ummm… Are We Gonna Talk About This???

Truth be told, being a therapist is not the easiest gig. People all respond differently when I disclose my profession; generally, people are either open and closed in their responses. I’ve heard, “Oh, I can’t get my brain to shut off, should I come see you?” and, “Oh cool,” and then never talk to me […]

Perfectionism: Helpful or Hinderance?

In the pursuit of personal growth and success, we often strive for perfection. The quest for flawlessness can drive ambitious achievements, but it can also trigger a multitude of mental health challenges, particularly in anxiety-prone individuals. As we navigate the complex world of mental health, the West Coast Anxiety Clinic seeks to address one significant […]

A Brief History of Anxiety

Mental health is a hot topic in the media right now, especially given the increases in anxiety that we’ve seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, The New York Times has an entire section devoted to Mental Health and Disorders like anxiety, which is kind of bananas considering there are entire towns and cultures that […]