Author Archives: Jan Rakoff

How to Deal with Difficult Family Members

How to Deal with Difficult Family Members  Let’s be honest; you meet a lot of difficult people in everyday life. Whether it’s a colleague at work or a friend turned toxic, you can walk away most of the time. But […]

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What Anorexia And How Is It Treated

In just about every direction in San Diego, California, beautiful people are walking around. That goes without mentioning the images that are plastered all over magazine covers, television, and on social media. With unrealistic body expectations being displayed everywhere, more […]

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Battling PTSD With Therapy

History of PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition associated with a traumatic event. What is considered a traumatic event? Military combat, school shootings, workplace violence, sexual assault, abusive relationships, an accident, fire, plane crash, and many […]

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Eating Disorder Signs & Symptoms

How Do I Recognize the Symptoms of an Eating Disorder? Most of you might know that teenage girls and young women have a higher chance of developing an eating disorder than most other people. However, this doesn’t mean that teenage […]

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Therapy for Trauma/PTSD: What To Expect?

Do you have a traumatic past? Are you thinking about getting some help through therapy? Learn more about some signs that you might have PTSD and how Jan Rakoff can help you through your past traumatic experiences. Signs of PTSD […]

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Anxiety Management Techniques

Frequent anxiety attacks can impact your ability to function on a daily basis. It can cause you to avoid certain situations, turn down opportunities, and can even affect your relationships with others. It’s important to identify the triggers that cause […]

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Benefits of Couples Therapy

What to Expect in Couples Therapy If you don’t seek some type of couples therapy, then you might end up losing your significant other sooner than you think. Don’t waste time thinking it over! You might be wondering: What happens […]

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Surviving the Loss of a Loved One with Grief Counseling

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult events in the human experience. Everyone goes through it at one time or another, but not everyone grieves the same. Some cling to anger, some to guilt, and others to […]

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Why It’s Important to Seek Help for Depression and Anxiety

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At some point, everyone experiences down moods and extreme stress in their life. Nowadays it seems we hear of a new loss to suicide every time we turn on the TV or look through news sites. A combination of factors […]

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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

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Are you having trouble sleeping, eating or enjoying everyday activities? Do you have unexplained feelings of dread, anxiety or fear? Do you suffer from a phobia of a commonplace item or situation that is causing you to become isolated and […]

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