Not the Usual Thanksgiving

By Tina Engel, LMFT, Executive Director, CCC San Jose This year has been a wild ride.  We have had to navigate safety threats with our health, our ethnicity, and our …

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Ambiguous Loss in the Age of COVID-19

As you begin to embrace the losses felt by this pandemic, know you are not alone. By sharing our experiences, we become vulnerable to each other and together we can find new meaning from the losses we have endured.

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Cross-Cultural Couples

When two people meet and marry, they must navigate differences in communication patterns, family-of-origin dynamics, and gender roles. Partners may also come from different socioeconomic backgrounds or religions. So, in many ways, all marriages may be considered intercultural.

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Getting Grounded

Have you ever tried to relax, only to find yourself feeling more stressed or even triggered in the process? If this happens to you, you may want to try grounding instead.

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The Art of Self-Care

It’s tough to navigate self-care because of its multidimensional and idiosyncratic nature. The good news is, there is no one right answer. The bad news is the same—you’ve got to …

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Kids Need Sleep

By: Archibald D. Hart, Ph.D., FPPR Is there any issue more troublesome for parents than getting kids to bed? From the moment offspring discover they have a will of their …

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Embracing Change

By: Archibald D. Hart, Ph.D., FPPR. There are really only two types of people – those who accept the need for change and those who don’t. The former grow; the …

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Coping with Conflict

By: Gary R. Collins It’s a part of life. It divides nations and splits churches. It disrupts families and creates chaos for all of us at times. It can lead …

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What is Codependency?

By: Gary R. Collins I once attended a church where we prayed repeatedly for a family with an alcoholic father and husband. We rejoiced when the man turned from his …

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Anorexia

By: Gary R. Collins Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by a preoccupation with food and physical appearance, fear of gaining weight, and a prolonged refusal to eat. The result …