NOW OFFERING ONLINE THERAPY SERVICES

19712 MacArthur Blvd Suite 110 Irvine, CA 92612
contact@mariamalotherapy.com | (415) 912-8055

Managing Work-Life Balance

Blog

Managing Work-Life Balance

Do you have trouble balancing work and your personal life? If so, you’re not alone. According to Mental Health America (MHA), almost 40% of U.S. adults employed full-time reported working 50+ hours a week, and 18% work 60+ hours.Despite how common it is for people to work long hours, having a healthy work-life balance is critical. Working too many hours—especially...[ read more ]

How to Deal with Loneliness Around Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner for many people, which means celebrating with their spouse or partner and showing them extra love and attention. But for others, Valentine’s Day is a sad reminder that they are single or are perhaps grieving the recent loss of their significant other.If you celebrate it alone this year, here are a few ways...[ read more ]

Understanding Panic Disorder

If you've had at least four panic attacks and you regularly worry that you'll experience another one, you may have panic disorder. In some cases, this type of anxiety can make it difficult for people to leave their homes since they may worry about when and where their next panic attack will occur.What Does a Panic Attack Feel Like?Panic attacks...[ read more ]

9 Daily Habits That Can Boost Happiness

Are you struggling to find joy in your everyday life? If so, you’re not alone. Many people have a difficult time achieving happiness. Yet, it’s critical for our health and well-being—happiness can reduce stress, lower our blood pressure, improve our cardiovascular health, strengthen our immune systems, and help us sleep better. Some studies show that being happy can even make...[ read more ]

How to Support a Loved One With OCD

Has one of your friends or family members been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Below, I explain what OCD is, and also offer tips for what you can do to support your loved one as they deal with this condition.What Is OCD?Obsessive-compulsive disorder causes someone to have recurring, unwanted thoughts and urges (obsessions) and/or perform repetitive actions (compulsions), often to...[ read more ]

The Problem With Perfectionism: How to Embrace Imperfection

Perfectionism—the tendency to demand flawlessness from yourself or others—can often be a positive quality. Perfectionists tend to be highly motivated and ambitious, and thanks to their close attention to detail and willingness to work long hours, they often excel at school and in the workplace.However, perfectionism also has a downside. In some cases, perfectionists can be overly critical, taking an...[ read more ]

Coping With Grief After Losing a Loved One

Have you recently lost a spouse, partner, child, parent, sibling, extended family member, friend, or pet? Grief after losing a loved one (also known as “bereavement”) can be one of the most challenging experiences that a person can go through. To help you get through this difficult time, we’ve compiled the following tips for coping with the loss of someone...[ read more ]

Managing Anxiety in the Workplace

Anxiety can affect every aspect of our lives, including our employment. And if workplace anxiety isn’t properly managed, it has the potential to impact our careers negatively.For example, if a promotion would require you to interact more with clients, give more presentations, or take more business trips—and you feel stressed at the prospect of having to take on those tasks—you...[ read more ]

Understanding Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Symptoms & Causes

Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is a type of impulse control disorder that causes someone to frequently experience impulsive angry outbursts that are disproportionate to the event or situation that triggered them. For example, when someone with this condition becomes frustrated—even about something relatively minor—they may throw a tantrum, argue, damage property, instigate a physical fight, or act aggressively. Below, we...[ read more ]

Debunking 3 Myths About Introverts

Are you an introvert? People with this personality type tend to feel more comfortable focusing on their inner thoughts and feelings rather than what’s going on around them, and they often feel re-energized after spending time on their own.Society often paints introverts as being shy, submissive individuals, but is this really true? Below, we debunk three common myths about introverts.Myth...[ read more ]