Articles by: Carmen Isais

Clinical Supervision

Clinical supervision is an important process for clinicians to receive feedback and support in their work with clients. Supervision can help clinicians to reflect on their clinical practice, learn new skills, and improve their work with clients. As a licensed psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in California, I offer clinical supervision to associate therapists (AMFTs, APCCs, and ACSW). If you are looking for a supervisor who can provide oversite and help you grow, I would be happy to […]

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Forgiving and Letting Go

We have all been hurt by another person at some time or another — we were treated badly, trust was broken, maybe our hearts were broken too. And while pain is normal, sometimes it lingers for too long. We relive the pain over and over, even marry it to anger and have a hard time letting go. An inability to let go can cause distress, distract us from work and family. It can also hinder future relationships, […]

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Mind-Body Therapy (Integrative Psychotherapy)

Integrative psychotherapy is an approach to emotional regulation and healing by way of increasing one’s resilience and personal resources. It incorporates the fundamental principles of traditional psychotherapy and integral medicine to promote healing on all levels: emotional physical, mental and spiritual. Integrative psychotherapy aims to create a healthy alliance between mind and body to enable clients to manage stress and create a healthy lifestyle. In addition to counseling services, some of the tools available through […]

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What is Positive Psychology?

What is Positive Psychology?Traditionally, the study of psychology includes a deep analysis of psychopathology, behaviors that deviate from the “norm” and the negative feelings that are associated with them. The focus in this form of study and this approach to therapy best serves that portion of the population that is in crisis, not functional, or in acute emotional pain. But what about the even larger portion of the population that are functional, not in crisis yet […]

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Individual Psychotherapy

Individual Psychotherapy: Becoming a Self-HealerI offer individual psychotherapy services that focus on healing, empowerment, and ultimately, gaining the skills to be your own best therapist. “Self-Healing” & overcoming challenges from my own early childhood were instrumental in leading me into the field of coaching & counseling. After spending nearly a decade living abroad, I found a home in California and earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. I’m a […]

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Be the Change

  Be the Change We rise by lifting others. When you support others through their challenges, your life starts to have more meaning. If you want to access abundance, give to others. If you want to feel more compassion in your life, be empathetic. If want more forgiveness in the world, help someone on their road to redemption. Be the thing you are in want of— In helping others, you are given great opportunities – […]

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Coaching Versus Counseling

Coaching Versus Counseling In simplistic terms, a therapist’s role is to heal the wounds of the past, while coaching supports you in moving your life forward. Coaching does not focus on “why” but “what’s next?” It shifts the client from an origin-focused to solution-based approached. Coaching is well suited to a goal-oriented person who prefers to make choices focused on creating a specific future and outcome. Coaching as an Option Coaching is a refreshing approach […]

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Relationship Conflict

In a relationship or marriage, one key ingredient that keeps a couple together is the practice of resolving conflicts. Love goes far, but it only goes so far. It is difficult to keep good feelings alive in the midst of strife. Eventually, something has to give, and too often it is the commitment to making things work. A couple, like an individual, typically has the instinct to try to solve one’s own problems. However, a […]

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Radical Acceptance

Disappointments and frustrations are part of our everyday lives. The grace and resiliency with which we move through these moments not only help make up the character of who we are, but also are an indicator of how happy we are or are not. Many of us have a hard time dealing with disappointments due to an inability to accept the hand we have been dealt. Instead, we fight against “what is” making ourselves, and oftentimes […]

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Post with Gallery

This is some dummy copy. You’re not really supposed to read this dummy copy, it is just a place holder for people who need some type to visualize what the actual copy might look like if it were real content. Mosaic Gallery If you want to read, I might suggest a good book, perhaps Hemingway or Melville. That’s why they call it, the dummy copy. This, of course, is not the real copy for this […]

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