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San Diego-based, California-licensed psychotherapist, assisting clients in achieving their goals and becoming the men and women they want to be.
San Diego Therapist, California-licensed psychotherapist,
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How To Retire Happy (The R-M-O Method)

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What does it mean to retire? Let’s expand the definition beyond “to stop working”. After all, maybe our grandparents wanted to stop working entirely, and they could. Do we? Some of my clients have retired at 45, 50 or 55. Some left the military with…

Too Much Texting; Not Enough Love

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As a psychotherapist, I’ve been noticing more-and-more relationships end by texting. In all too many situations, texting is winning out over love. It’s not hard to see the appeal of texting. In an effort not to feel lonely, we text, email or call on our…

Why Do I Drink?

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It’s popular in psychological/treatment circles to focus on how much (alcohol) we drink, how much is too much, what to do about it, etc. In this column, let’s look at WHY we drink? What’s our motivation in throwing down those beers, mojitos or stolis? Is…

Codependence: When friendship goes bad

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Dear Michael,  For several years I was friends with someone. He ended it abruptly and refuses to talk to me. It’s no problem with me that he ended the friendship, but it’s been almost a year now and he’s still angry and hateful to me….

Making major life changes

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Dear Michael: I am a 19-year-old, newly-out lesbian who is moving to NYC for college, and I am scared shitless.  I?ve lived in SD all my life.  I am so nervous I?m sick to my stomach a lot now.  I leave in a month to…

Porn Detox

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To detox is to eliminate poisons from our system. Too much “junk sex”, like too much junk food, can also poison our system. From talking to my clients, it seems like there is an awful lot of porn-focused sex going on in the LGBT community….

Living Your Sexual Ethics

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Have you ever wondered how to live a life that is both sexually ethical and free of outdated notions about sex? I find the topic quite interesting: it comes up quite often in my psychotherapy office as I help my clients – both single and…

Questions To Ask Before Marriage

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This has been one of the most interesting columns I’ve ever written: I got to ask lots of happily- and formerly-married couples what questions they wish they had asked their future husband/wife before they got married. Boy, I got some really interesting answers! I also…