Mental Health in the Covid-19 Pandemic

by Dr. Diana Samardzic The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging on many different levels – mental health is one area that has been drastically impacted for many individuals. Nearly a third of Americans experienced signs of anxiety and depression in 2020, which is almost double the rate of the year before.  Studies over the past...

Creative ways to help your child understand their worries 

By Jenna Del Valle, Ph.D. Having a child struggle with anxiety can be hard to watch. And finding ways to help them cope and express their needs can be frustrating. What is anxiety? Anxiety is actually an important emotion as it alerts the brain and body to a possible threat to our survival and can...

Understanding Grief and Loss

by Russell Floyd, Psy.D.   Throughout our lives, it is inevitable we will experience loss in some way that will lead to us going through a grieving process. The common misconception is that grief is only experienced in the face of extreme, life-altering losses, i.e., the death of a loved one or a traumatic experience,...

Dr. Shereen Mohsen

I earned a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited graduate program at the American School of Professional Psychology in Orange, CA, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University.

Stress Management Tips

by Chi Nguyen, Ph.D.   Stress is a natural reaction to life experiences, but when not managed it can become a significant factor in many mental health and physical health concerns, including: anxiety, depression, heart disease, insomnia, and compromised immune system. Both your mind and body can get exhausted by the chronic stress that you...

Dr. Anuja Patel

I earned a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited graduate program at the American School of Professional Psychology in Orange County, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton.

What Are the Most Common Types of Trauma?

Did you know there are different types of trauma including acute, chronic, and complex? Find out more about common types of trauma types below. Approximately 70 percent of Americans have experienced trauma within their lifetime. That’s about 224 million American people who have experienced trauma. Trauma comes in many shapes and forms. There is no one...

Dr. Chi Nguyen

I received my doctorate in counseling psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. I completed my pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral training at Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)...

Depression vs. Sadness: The Differences Explained

It can be challenging to understand the differences between depression vs. sadness. Find out more about the similarities and differences below. Depression is one of the most common mental health issues in the world. According to data from the World Health Organization, depression affects roughly 264 million people. And though it’s common to feel down from...

Dr. Jenna Del Valle

I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited graduate program at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University. I also completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Santa Clara University.