Tips, Tricks, & Mental Health News

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Hi, I’m Lee. I’m a mother, wife, and marriage & family therapist living in San Diego, CA. I write because I am a creative at heart & I love to share stories, insights, and helpful information about mental health related topics. Truly everything can be tied back to the way we think, feel, and interact with the world around us.

When in Crisis, Call 9-8-8

On July 16th, 2022, the National Mental Health Crisis line will be active across the United States. 9-8-8. The previous number, 1-800-273-TALK(8255), will remain available, so either number will work. Established in 2005, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline helped reduce the incidence of suicidality and depression in callers over the past 15+ years. Call centers…

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Why Therapists Don’t Return Your Voicemails

You’d be surprised how often I hear, “You’re the only therapist that called me back,”. Therapist’s voicemails are often full of appointment requests. It’s a common complaint amongst therapy seekers that therapists just are not responsive to calls or emails. There’s a very common reason for this…we’re busy. Therapists in private practice are often a…

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Using a Therapy Journal and How to Maximize It

If you are participating in therapy, how are you tracking your progress? Do you have a therapy journal you are using to write down key questions, track your mood, or practice gratitude? If not, how do you even know if therapy is working for you? Journal therapy is very much a thing, but even if…

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