a doctor explaining to a patient the importance of Health Anxiety and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Anxiety and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Health Anxiety and the Coronavirus Pandemic by Damien Gonsalves, LMFT Health Anxiety is a very real phenomenon wherein regular body sensations are misinterpreted as being life threatening.  Much like the coronavirus, health anxiety can manifest in our bodies undetected like a virus and is amplified by stress. With so much information (and misinformation) around about…

woman working with nutritionist in therapy learning about nutrition and mental health

Nutrition and Mental Health

If you suffer from anxiety or other mental health disorders, you may benefit from the services available at the Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles. Besides talk therapies, our counselors and staff use education and self-help techniques to guide you on your way to peace of mind and restored mental wellbeing. This includes learning about…

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National Suicide Prevention Month

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), PTSD and suicide rates have continued to climb by 30% in the United States since 1999. More than 40,000 people commit suicide annually. This epidemic leaves families to pick up the pieces and somehow work through their loss. For this reason, National Suicide Prevention Month is an essential time…