Behavioral Health

Sterile

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It’s become a predictable but all too common phenomenon: A beloved celebrity dies, and the social media blame games begin. As news of a celebrity death spreads across our screens, most people act, well, as decent human beings.

We experience the shared grief and sadness at a life lost too soon or celebrate a long life lived well. As the comments, tweets and remembrances roll in, most people express sadness, kindness, and loss with respect.

Nicole C Weiss LCSW

  • Phone: 619-318-5012
  • Email: nicolecard@gmail.com
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Helplessness – Then the Call to Action

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How do you feel when someone comes to you with pain…emotional or otherwise? What happens in your body? What do you want to do? What do you want to say? 

Now picture when you are in pain…emotional or otherwise, what is that you want? What is it that you most want people to say or do?

Nicole C Weiss LCSW

  • Phone: 619-318-5012
  • Email: nicolecard@gmail.com
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Do You Get Addicted to Your Bad Patterns?

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While your initial instinct may be to say, “no”, take a moment to really think about it.

A really sweet male client came into my office a few months ago.  For years he had been in bad relationships with women who didn’t treat him well. He was delighted to tell me that he had finally found a good match!  But he had booked an appointment with me because he found he was picking fights with her.  He was confused by his own behavior wondering why he was doing something that he ultimately felt was blocking his own happiness.

Nicole C Weiss LCSW

  • Phone: 619-318-5012
  • Email: nicolecard@gmail.com
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Get Used to People Liking YOU for YOU (and if they don’t let ‘em go)

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Do you struggle with intimacy? 

Do you wonder if someone is nuts because they seem to actually like YOU?

Do you find yourself in relationships where you feel undervalued?

Nicole C Weiss LCSW

  • Phone: 619-318-5012
  • Email: nicolecard@gmail.com
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Where Do You Plug In?

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Over the past 15 years my views on what it means to “have issues” have changed. Sure there are people who have serious mental illnesses – and that absolutely cannot be minimized. It’s important to act quickly and thoroughly when someone has acute health issues. Yet I have come to realize that most of us are just dealing with the human condition.

Nicole C Weiss LCSW

  • Phone: 619-318-5012
  • Email: nicolecard@gmail.com
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Who’s Knocking (The Classroom of My Mind)

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Many clients come into my office asking if it’s possible to remove troubling aspects of their personalities.  Often I might hear:

Can you help me to get rid of my anxiety?

Is it possible to completely eliminate my depression?

How exactly do I totally let go of my anger?

Nicole C Weiss LCSW

  • Phone: 619-318-5012
  • Email: nicolecard@gmail.com
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How to Help a Loved One Weather a Depressive Storm

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We all know someone who has been down.

When you get the call or arrive to see someone who is depressed it can feel overwhelming. You may want to help but you may not exactly know how. You may feel at a loss for words, unsure of what direction to take or feel downright helpless.  And as a therapist I have noticed that feeling helpless is one of the emotions that humans dislike most.

Nicole C Weiss LCSW

  • Phone: 619-318-5012
  • Email: nicolecard@gmail.com
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What to do When Change Isn’t Happening (Otherwise known as contacting your inner rebel.)

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I work with bright clients. Most people that come to see me could pick up any number of self help books how to fix whatever issue they have. Yet sometimes all that knowledge doesn’t work. 

My clients already know all the current wisdom, like:

  1. When you are angry count to ten before speaking
  2. Keep a calorie counter and go to the gym before work
  3. Don’t drink when you feel sad as alcohol is a depressant
  4. Don’t text her if she/him hasn’t texted you back.
  5. Don’t argue when your heart is racing. It is a formula for a blow up.

Nicole C Weiss LCSW

  • Phone: 619-318-5012
  • Email: nicolecard@gmail.com
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Go Ahead and Be Jealous

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A client came in and told me that she felt terrible. “Why?” I asked.

“Well, I was with a friend and she told me that she landed her dream job. Making four times as much as me. I wanted to be happy for her, but I just felt jealous. I felt like we weren’t in the same league. All I could think was that I could never have what she has.”

Nicole C Weiss LCSW

  • Phone: 619-318-5012
  • Email: nicolecard@gmail.com
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