The Power of Validation

Validation is an important, yet often misunderstood concept and practice in any interpersonal relationship. It communicates recognition and acceptance of an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviors. People often believe validation is synonymous with agreement or approval, but it actually communicates support, care, and concern for an individual, even if you do not entirely agree with them.

What is Psychological Testing and could it help me?

Have you ever had a question about yourself that you wish could be answered? This could include thoughts like “why can’t I sit still” or “why is it hard to be around other people”, to even something as big as “what makes me who I am”.

Mental health care for the postpartum period

One of the biggest life transitions that one may experience is parenthood. For women, the mind and body undergo so many changes during pregnancy, such as changes in hormone levels and weight gain.

Helping kids grow their Emotional Intelligence – Is it really important?

It’s important that our children learn that having various emotions is not a bad or scary thing. Even experiencing anger. It’s how one responds to the emotion that is noticed and evaluated. We need to show our children that when we experience an emotion, whether positive or negative, we have to acknowledge the emotion, accept it, and then decide how we want to respond.

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.

Dismantling Anti-Black Attitudes

George Floyd’s death has ignited yet another movement and uprising for equality. We are again faced with the ugly truth of racism and discrimination. Along with protesting, it’s important that we educate our communities, including people of color, in order to dismantle anti-Black behavior and attitudes.

Maintaining Your Child’s Peer Connection

Dealing with life change or transition is sometimes difficult to manage because it means that the original plans that were set in motion didn’t pan out. Strong emotions are inevitable responses to these transitions,

Anxious and Depressed and Reaching For ALL the Snacks?

Dealing with life change or transition is sometimes difficult to manage because it means that the original plans that were set in motion didn’t pan out. Strong emotions are inevitable responses to these transitions,