The following pages serve to demystify the apparent complexity of counseling options available

Sasha Ginsburg (Westside DBT) interviewed on the CoachingThroughChaos podcast

Westside DBT – Building Lives Worth Living!

  Sasha Ginsburg, LCSW ~ the executive director and founder of WestsideDBT  talks about dialectical behavioral therapy, its applications and the programs offered by Learn more about these powerful tools to enhance emotional, interpersonal and behavioral regulation…     Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.2MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS […]


The Warning Signs of Depression

The above graphic was adapted for US conditions, the original comes from UK based StudentsAgainstDepression.orgIt is available  on a dark blue background (as seen above) or on a white background. Students Against Depression: A website by students for students One in four of us will experience some kind of mental health problem in our lifetime. […]

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Julie Golstein Grumet (Suicide Prevention Resource Center) interviewed on the CoachingThroughChaos podcast

Suicide Prevention is Necessary

  Julie Goldstein Grumet, Phd ~ Director of Prevention and Practice at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center speaks about the many programs and resources available via The Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 ( Veterans Crisis Line is also available 24/7  at     1-800-273-8255 Press 1 ( Podcast: Play in new […]

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San Diego Counselor Zander Keig is a Gender Therapist – What is that?

By: Zander Keig, LCSW The Gender Therapist A Gender Therapist is a licensed professional behavioral health practitioner who specializes in working with individuals, couples and families navigating a Gender Transition. A Gender Transition consists of medical, social and/or legal steps taken by an individual. A medical transition consists of taking cross-sex hormones for the purpose […]



What is depression? We all go through “emotional rough patches” in life. Sometimes it’s a full depressive episode and sometimes its’ not. We usually distinguish one from the other by the length of time the emotional state lasts. People with depression usually feel: lack of energy, sadness – many times for no reason, difficulty concentrating, […]