Of the many socioeconomic impacts that communities of color are experiencing in the face of COVID-19, I’ll discuss five of these impacts and share my thoughts as a mental health counselor. Continue reading COVID-19 and Communities of Color
Why do we get hooked on social media? What makes drugs addictive? Can sugar really change our brain chemistry? Let’s explore the science behind pleasure, reward, and addiction. Continue reading Neuroscience of Addiction: Simplified
What’s actually going on in the brain when one experiences depression? Let’s explore the brain chemistry behind depression, related symptoms, and how antidepressant medications actually work. While depression is a complex condition that we still don’t know everything about, there are certain neuroscience concepts that I’ve broken down to help better explain what we do know about this mental illness. Continue reading Neuroscience of Depression: Simplified
How do dogs make us feel better about ourselves? What sorcery do they possess? Our relationships with dogs affect our brain chemistry, psychology, and sense of well-being. Continue reading How Canines Drive Emotional Well-being
Your attachment style doesn’t explain everything about your relationships, but it may help explain why your relationships have succeeded or failed in the way that they did, why you’re attracted to certain people, and why certain relationship problems keep coming up. Continue reading What Does Your Attachment Style Say About You?
This post explores ethnic identity in the context of psychotherapy, worldview similarity, and the human desire to be understood. Using social psychology as a guide, it discusses the assumptions we make about others in our pursuit to feel seen. Continue reading “I Want a Therapist of Color”: Exploring the Desire to be Understood
My name is Sana and I’m a passionate psychotherapist who strives to empower individuals to consciously know themselves and live satisfying lives. I’ll celebrate untold stories, unheard voices, and unseen narratives using psychology, mental health, and psychotherapy to broaden our … Continue reading Who Am I?